Watch Bryson DeChambeau nearly swing out of his shoes to drive the green on a par-4

January 25, 2020
Bryson DeChambeau hits driver on the par-4 17th hole during the 2020 Dubai Desert Classic

In case you haven’t heard, Bryson DeChambeau has put on a lot weight over the past few months, not in flab from overeating on the holidays, but in pure muscle. You probably have heard, though, since he talks about it every chance he gets.

The primary reason for his plan to bulk up was to gain speed, power and distance on the course, especially with his driver, and that was on full display Friday at the Dubai Desert Classic.

Playing in the second round at Emirates Golf Club, DeChambeau was fighting for the lead when he arrived at the 359-yard par-4 17th hole. Wanting a birdie, Bryson decided to hit driver and show the European Tour just how powerful he’s become.

As the TV broadcasters talked up his newfound strength, DeChambeau swung as hard as he could, nearly losing his balance on the follow-through. He steadied himself and watched as his ball bounded once at the front of the green, then rolled across the putting surface and sneaked into the rough 30 feet from the hole.

Check out Bryson’s monster blast below.

DeChambeau, who won the Dubai Desert Classic last year, got up-and-down for his birdie and eventually finished with five-under 67 in the second round and followed it up with a 70 on Saturday. That leaves him at nine under for the tournament, just two shots off the lead heading into the final round with a great chance to capture another win.

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