PGA attempts to ‘Bryson-proof’ TPC Sawgrass
The PGA Tour has introduced an internal out of bounds area at TPC Sawgrass ahead of the Players Championship.
This comes after Bryson DeChambeau – who obliterated his way to victory at the Arnold Plamer Invitational on Sunday – used his power to cut the dog-leg sixth hole at Bay Hill last week.
The American took on the water on the sixth over the weekend, blasting a 370-yard drive on Saturday and then a 377-yard bomb on Sunday, eventually earning a one-stroke victory over Lee Westwood.
Speaking to the press after the win and looking ahead to this week’s Players Championship, DeChambeau admitted he may take a short-cut on the 18th by hitting towards the ninth fairway.
“I’ll probably give it a try, but it’s most likely not going to happen,” said a cryptic DeChambeau.
“If there’s stands there, there’s really no reason to go for it, when I could just drive it 100 yards from the green if I get a good wind normally.”
However, the PGA Tour has nipped this potential short-cut in the bud.
“In the interest of safety for spectators and other personnel, the Players Championship Rules Committee has installed an internal out of bounds left of the lake for play of hole 18,” read their statement in part…
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