Bryson DeChambeau is back in action for the first time since his U.S. Open triumph at Winged Foot. We all were witness to how his astronomical length and steady putting allowed him to be the only one under par at one of golf’s toughest test, let alone reaching 6-under.
Speaking of wins, beefy Bryson’s also got one here at TPC Summerlin. He wasn’t the hulking presence then, but he still had enough in 2018 to muscle past Patrick Cantlay among other contenders.
Rounds of 66-66-65-66 were good for a one-shot win.
“I love it. It’s dry air. It’s kind of what I grew up. Fresno, California is not really humid. Kind of the same vibe and feel and conditions. There is a little elevation; that’s just a change,” DeChambeau was quoted by ASAP Sports in 2018. “But I love this time of environment. Heat is always good for me.”
Stylistically, TPC Summerlin is a good fit as it’s fairly wide open and lacks tall rough. Imagine how Las Vegas’ will inflate those driving numbers even more. There are some desert areas and wildlife that can lead to some trouble off the tee, but more times than not DeChambeau should be able to recover just fine from off the fairway.
He nearly won back-to-back in Las Vegas when scores of 66-68-67-63 led to T-4th. He tied for low round on Sunday to nearly come all the way back, finishing three out of a playoff.
DeChambeau was T-36th here in 2016 and T-7th in 2017.
His form since June on the PGA Tour shows a win at the Rocket Mortgage Classic highlighting six top-10s in 11 starts with only two missed cuts.
Another win this week will only add to the hype DeChambeau will bring to Augusta next month.