Update 8:11 p.m. Bryson wins the last set of the day by a single yard, and that means he wins three of the five sets today, finishing second in two others.
DeChambeau finishes second overall in the group of 16, and we’ll see him back tomorrow attempting to make the Round of 16 in the Pro Long Drive Association World Championships.
Update 7:56 p.m. DeChambeau wins the fourth set and all but locks up his spot in the Round of 32 with a 347-yard poke. The last set of six balls will only be for the show and seeding. We’ll be back here tomorrow for the same thing.
Update 7:40 p.m. DeChambeau finished second in this set with a 351-yard drive.
Update 7:20 p.m. Bryson wins his first set of the day, going 354 to take the second of five sets. He’ll have three more chances to add points, but he looks very comfortable so far and in control of his swing.
Update 7:00 p.m. DeChambeau finished second in his first of five sets against three other competitors today. His drives were 344, 336, 327, 343, 351 and 335 yards, with only the 351-yard bomb counting. The wind isn’t quite as cooperative today as it was yesterday for the competitors.
There were plenty of doubts about how Bryson DeChambeau would fare against the longest golf ball hitters in the world at the 2021 Pro Long Drive Association World Championships.
No matter his results today, DeChambeau silenced many doubters with his performance on Tuesday that landed him second in a group of 16 competitors.
The 2020 US Open Champion hit plenty of balls over 400 yards yesterday, including his long of 412 later in his session. And he seems to be a strong favorite to reach Round of 32 after the action on Wednesday, September 29th Mesquite, Nevada.
The Mesquite Regional Sports and Event Complex plays host to the championship, about an hour outside of Las Vegas. DeChambeau is scheduled as a part of Group 4, which starts at 6:45 p.m. ET, 3:45 p.m. PT in Nevada.
If you want to watch DeChambeau and all the other competitors, you’ll need to watch on livestream here at the Youtube channel on the Professional Long Drivers Association, as there is no TV or broadcast coverage. We’ll follow Bryson’s progress and add any other times he’ll be competing if he advances past the opening rounds here as well.
There are a total of 64 golfers competing in four groups of 16, and DeChambeau will need to make the top eight to advance. Each competitor in his four-person pod will get 150 seconds to hit six balls, with only the longest ball that lands on the “grid” (the generously-sized fairway) will count. So any and all misses don’t count against competitors.
32 players will make it to Thursday, and just 16 will reach Friday, where they’ll play down to a winner beginning at 3:45 p.m. ET on October 1st.