A number of months in the past, Bryson DeChambeau entered the world of aggressive lengthy drive, one that’s at the moment dominated by top-ranked Kyle Berkshire. On Thursday, Berkshire took a crack at DeChambeau’s career.
Berkshire performed his first tee-to-green event in about six years on Thursday in Lake Wales, Florida. The 25-year-old Berkshire, who competed collegiately for 2 seasons at North Texas earlier than transitioning to lengthy drive, tied for forty third in a one-day, 50-player Minor League Golf Tour occasion after capturing 5-over 76 on The Fountains Nation Membership’s West Course, 12 pictures worse than winner Ben Silverman.
“Didn’t lose my pictures from something main, simply hit just a few method pictures that have been proper on the pin however have been lengthy or brief and couldn’t rise up and down,” mentioned Berkshire, who went out in even-par 35 however closed with a back-nine 41. “I’ve been working my butt off the previous few months and getting this primary aggressive spherical underneath my belt was a giant step for me, as a result of whereas I’m used to being within the public eye as an extended driver, I’m not used to that as a golfer, and I undoubtedly felt loads of strain to carry out to a sure commonplace which made it robust to really feel relaxed on the market. As I proceed to get extra aggressive rounds underneath my belt, I do know I’ll begin studying the best way to deal with issues higher and that ought to result in decrease scores.”
Berkshire, whose pace numbers are eye-popping (over 150 mph of clubhead pace, over 230 mph of ball pace), is effectively embellished within the sport of lengthy drive, most not too long ago successful the PLDA World Championship’s open-division title final October with an extended drive of 422 yards within the ultimate towards Justin James.
Transferring ahead, his objective is to remain on prime of the long-drive rankings whereas charting a second profession on the standard golf course.
“Skilled golf is difficult, and these guys are good, and I’m very motivated to proceed growing my recreation as a lot as I can,” Berkshire added. “Greater than something I’m grateful to lastly be at a spot in my life the place I can do each lengthy drive and golf at a aggressive degree. It’ll be an extended journey, however it’s one I’m grateful to be on.”