Bryson DeChambeau has a straightforward commute this week.
“It’s 27 minutes with no traffic on the toll roads, so not too bad,” DeChambeau stated Wednesday of his route from his Dallas house to TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas, home to this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson.
Sure beats final week’s commute. Thinking he had missed the minimize within the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina, DeChambeau flew home some 1,000 miles to start prep work for this week. Turned out he made the minimize on the quantity and at 2:45 a.m. CT Saturday, he was on a personal jet once more for the 1,000-mile journey again to North Carolina and rushed to make his 8:10 a.m. ET tee time.
DeChambeau shot 68-68 on the weekend and his tie for ninth netted him $228,825 to blunt his costly mistake of leaving early.
He has caught his breath and is ready to navigate his approach round TPC Craig Ranch, which is making its PGA Tour debut. DeChambeau is accustomed to the Tom Weiskopf monitor, having performed it a dozen occasions throughout his days at Southern Methodist University.
From the sounds of issues, the course is true up DeChambeau’s alley.
Check the yardage book: TPC Craig Ranch for the AT&T Byron Nelson
“I like the golf course because the greens are in such great conditions. They’re bent. I love bent greens. They rolled pure today. They rolled so good. Made a lot of putts out there in the pro-am,” he stated. “The golf course is for the most part wide open. There are areas you have got to be precise, but for the most part it’s a bomber’s paradise. Hopefully that plays into my hands. If I can hit it somewhat straight and have 190 ball speed, it’s going to be pretty helpful on par-5s.
“It was wet and rainy out here today and I had driver 7-iron and then driver 4-iron into 12 and 18 (both par 5s.) So if I can just get my irons good and driver good, little bit better than last week, I feel like I can be in contention.”
DeChambeau is definitely a bomber – he leads the Tour in Strokes Gained: Off-The-Tee, SG: Tee-to-Green and in driving distance (322.1 yards). Other components of his sport are working simply high-quality, too, because the No. 4-ranked participant on this planet is one in every of simply two gamers – Stewart Cink being the opposite – to have a number of victories this season. DeChambeau received the U.S. Open at rugged Winged Foot within the fall and captured the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March.
Through all of it, he’s continued to chase velocity and achieve power. He stated his calorie consumption is all the way down to between 4,500-5,000 per day – “It’s nothing crazy,” he stated – and he’s down from 240 kilos to 230 kilos.
“I’m just sustaining that right now and trying to get stronger,” he stated. “Just want my muscles to be firing a lot faster and more stable.”
DeChambeau additionally has his eyes on subsequent week’s PGA Championship on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. He’s by no means performed the course and solely seen it on TV when he watched Rory McIlroy win the 2012 PGA Championship there in 2012.
“I feel like I’m ramping up,” he stated. “Every time I’ve (played) a few weeks in a row, that third or fourth week I seem to play pretty well. Hopefully this week kind of solidifies it, and maybe I play well and win this week and I am feeling really good going into next week.
“(McIlroy) played really well out there, and I think his game, his length, is a tremendous advantage, as well as mine hopefully will be next week. I think it’s one of the longest championships we’ve ever played. And I’m excited for that, because any time it’s a super long golf course I think it fits into my hand quite nicely.”