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“I really believe this is something the world should see every year as it takes golf to a higher level in a really positive, fun and enjoyable way than no one has ever seen before”

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“Are you not having a good time?” – Bryson DeChambeau finished in the top eight of the World Long Drive Championship in Nevada.

“Are you not having a good time?” – Bryson DeChambeau finished in the top eight of the World Long Drive Championship in Nevada.

Bryson DeChambeau promised to return to a “bigger and better” Professional Long Driver’s Association World Championship after even surprising himself with seventh place on his debut.

DeChambeau headlined Las Vegas, but wasn’t expected to make it far in the competition, and he defied the doubters by making his way through the first three days and reaching the quarterfinals.

However, a drive of “only” 391 yards was not enough to make it to the last four and finished behind Justin James and Martin Borgmeier, with James taking on defending champion Kyle Berkshire in the final.

Berkshire, who has become DeChambeau’s long drive mentor and close friend, retained his title with a massive 422-yard hit, while DeChambeau was delighted with his performance in the competition.

DeChambeau was eliminated in his quarterfinal group

DeChambeau was eliminated in his quarterfinal group

“I’m definitely hungry to get back,” said the Ryder Cup star, who will now take some time off before returning to PGA Tour action at the ZOZO Championship.

“I hope it fits into the schedule and we can work it out with the Tour to make sure it works well. I think if we’re smart about it, this thing will be bigger, better and worse next year.

“I really believe this is something the world needs to see every year because it takes the game of golf to the next level in a really positive, fun and enjoyable way that no one has seen before. I mean, with four guys up there, then two guys who compete against each other in the final, I find such a format unbelievable.

Hopefully we can make fireworks and fireworks explode everywhere after who wins (next year). I am very curious what the future has in store. I’m not sure what it will be like, but we’re going to do our best to pump it up.”

DeChambeau’s accuracy proved to be a huge asset in the tournament, although he also managed to achieve a personal best ball speed of 219 mph.

“It was a dream come true to hit the ball speed of 219 mph here,” he added. “I never thought I’d hit such a speed. I broke the barrier at three miles per hour faster than I’ve ever gone in my entire life.

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“This week I learned that I can control the ball at these high speeds. Of course I think I hit the most balls on the grid this week and I used my golf skills for that. Yesterday I didn’t hit it well. , but I learned today to hit it better so I was able to get my swing back into tune and rhythm.

“It felt really good to be able to fix my golf swing at these fastest speeds because I’ve never done that before. I’ve always just been basing balls, I tried to go as hard as I could, I didn’t care what the swing was like “But hitting the grid at those speeds is a new level. I hope that translates (to the PGA Tour).”

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