Bryson DeChambeau reveals he has a ‘SECRET’ weapon in his bag for the Masters, insisting it is ‘a few years in the making … and has some great perks’ as the ‘Mad Scientist’ green coat wants to win
- A lot of eyes will be on Bryson DeChambeau during the Masters this week
- He was the favorite last year, but finished in a tie for 34th place at Augusta National
- DeChambeau insists he will maintain his unique approach to tackling Augusta
- The American revealed he has a ‘secret’ club in store to help him this week
Bryson DeChambeau has admitted he has a ‘secret’ new club in his bag this week, while insisting that he will keep his unique approach to tackling Augusta National.
Once again, the long-hitting American will have plenty of eyes on this week as he strives to make the ever-troublesome and iconic Augusta obsolete thanks to his incredible power.
DeChambeau started last year’s November Masters as a favorite after working his way to a six-shot win in the US Open, but suffered giddiness during the second round on his way to a draw for 34th.
Bryson DeChambeau admitted he has a ‘secret’ new club in store for the Masters
But once again he enters this year’s Masters as one of the front runners, and DeChambeau – nicknamed the ‘Mad Scientist’ – has admitted he has a secret weapon to aid in his attempt to put on the Green Jacket for the first time. Pull. the time comes Sunday evening.
“ It is clear that there is something in the bag this week that is very useful, ” said the world’s number five after ultimately choosing not to use a 48-inch driver – the longest allowed – last November. the Masters after experimenting with it on the range.
‘I will not go into detail. But know this has been a few years in the making and I’m really excited about it. I am not sure if it will help me perform at a higher level because it is golf and you never know what will happen.
‘Certainly what I’ve seen on the driving range and what I’ve seen in practice over the past week has some great advantages.
DeChambeau will try to make Augusta obsolete thanks to its incredible power
‘I still go down countless rabbit holes and I will never stop, not just to win golf tournaments, but to definitely win this tournament.
“This has been on my radar since I was a kid, and now that I’ve won the US Open, this is the next goal for me.”
Last year, the list of clubs the 27-year-old hit every hole in practice – the longest an iron six to the par-five eighth – raised many eyebrows, as did his claim that he considered Augusta a par 67. because of its length from the tee.
And while his best finish in four Masters appearances remains a draw for 21st in 2016, while still an amateur, DeChambeau remains committed to doing everything possible to claim a coveted Green Jacket.
“I think I’m trying to see how far I can go to the right the first time, over the trees,” DeChambeau said. ‘That’s the line I want to take.
DeChambeau pictured during a practice round with Kevin Na at Augusta on Monday
“Number 11, I can squeeze it pretty far down the right side. Number nine, I can take it over the left trees and get into that big expanse of grass, which is cool.
‘At five o’clock I hit him over the bunkers into the wind. Try to ride the green on three this year. It’s a bit firmer this year, so you can.
“I think this is a place where I set expectations that, yes, I think I have a good chance of playing well here.”
DeChambeau also admitted he was surprised to hear Rory McIlroy reveal that he had damaged his swing by trying to distance himself from the tee after the US Open, with the Northern Irishman turning to coach Pete Cowen trying to get his top form. to rediscover.
“From my perspective, I wasn’t trying to change anyone else’s game – I was just trying to play golf the best I could,” he said. ‘I knew there would be people to be influenced. I didn’t think it would be Rory.
Rory McIlroy recently revealed that he damaged his swing by trying to distance himself from the tee
‘I think he’s a pretty smart, talented person who might know how to play the game better than I do. It is a tribute and humbling to hear him say it is a difficult task.
“I don’t think much can be gained over time on the technological side of golf club production. There are little things we can do, but where the huge gains will be is athletes.
Once you have someone here who is a six foot human who is able to swing a golf club effortlessly at 145 miles an hour, then things get a little interesting. That’s when I may even become obsolete. ‘