The Incredible Bulk Goes Low, Low In Opening Round

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The Incredible Bulk Bryson DeChambeau IS BACK, and if you thought there would be some rust on the protein-shake infused frame of his, you’d be wrong. The U.S. Open winner went out and posted a scalding hot 9-under 62 Thursday at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

“It was a great day to play well,” DeChambeau said. “There’s no wind out here for the most part, and you feel like you can bomb it everywhere and hit wedges close. And I was lucky enough to make a lot of putts to start off my day.”

“I’m very pleased with how I played today. Didn’t hit it my best, but I put it in the right spots a lot of the times today. A lot of one-handed finishes, something I’m going to go work on, on the range.”

The big news during today’s round is that DeChambeau is tinkering with a 48-inch driver, up from his current 45 1/2 incher that’s been great for blasting balls. The plan? To crush balls even further at the Masters.

The world’s no. 6 player won’t give reporters a yardage number with the 48-inch driver.

“I won’t disclose that right now,” he said. “I don’t want to ruffle any feathers.”


The plan, according to Bryson, is to play the Shriners and then get ready for Augusta. The golf scientist nerd just gave golf writers material for the next 30 days. The opening round at Augusta National will be November 12.

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.

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