WATCH – Bryson DeChambeau breaks his driver after leaning on it at …

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After hitting 4 of his first six drives over 325 yards within the opening spherical of the 2020 PGA Championship, Bryson DeChambeau’s driver eventually had enough. Following a power of a mere 296 yards at the par-four seventh hole, DeChambeau leaned on his driver shaft as he bent down to select up his tee and the driving force completely snapped at the neck, leaving him with the shaft in a single hand and the pinnacle of the driver within the other.

with his ball pace approaching (and on occasion topping) 200 mph, it is not troublesome to peer how the wear and tear and tear on his driver — he swings as laborious as his body will physically enable — would cause it to crack and wreck via in basic terms putting his physique weight on it. nonetheless, it used to be an unlucky time — midway via round 1 of the first major of 2020 — for it to take place.

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“i guess it’s all these … swings I put in,” mentioned DeChambeau as he walked off the 7th tee.

in keeping with an area rule for this experience, DeChambeau used to be allowed to get a brand new driver shaft and put the membership again together in time for his power on the meaty par-four 9th gap, however a backup driver is not the same as your gamer, and it’ll be fascinating to look how this impacts his chase for a primary main championship.

WATCH: Bryson DeChambeau breaks his driver after leaning on it at …

The local rule, said PGA pro and principles reliable Brad Gregory on the printed, is for a membership that is considerably broken. DeChambeau, consistent with CBS sports activities reporter Amanda Balionis, has three backup shafts and two backup drivers.

“because it happened with out abusing it, he could be allowed to switch it,” added Gregory. “they’ll convey him out only a shaft; that would be thought to be replacing it or a brand new club.”

that’s, if truth be told, what took place because the longest driver in the sport tries to overpower TPC Harding Park. he is accomplished a wonderful job of it as far as he is at present first in the container in driving distance and a couple of below through the first eight holes of his first spherical. 

there’s never a uninteresting moment with DeChambeau on the route — or there hasn’t been up to now for the reason that PGA Tour restarted — and Thursday in San Francisco was once in basic terms more proof of that as the man who has it appears won 30-forty kilos this year as a way to turn out to be probably the most great driver in the recreation used to be — as a minimum momentarily — without his finest weapon.

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