Let it rip, Bryson
The par-5 sixth at Bay Hill is the subsequent cease in Bryson DeChambeau’s quest to break golf.
The Orlando course is the web site of this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, and DeChambeau has had this date circled on his calendar for a whereas now. Why? As a result of the distinctive structure of No. 6 presents him with the alternative to attain the inexperienced off the tee, a daring transfer that, if profitable, would go away him placing for an albatross.
The opening skirts the fringe of a giant pond, measuring 555 yards from tee to inexperienced. Properly, that’s if you happen to go round the water. The space from the tee, over the water and to the inexperienced is a measly 350 yards. Just one participant on tour is able to carrying that form of distance, and he’s fascinated by making an attempt it throughout this weekend’s match.
Throughout his Wednesday observe spherical, DeChambeau teed up at No. 6 as a gaggle of onlookers waited to see if he may really bomb it over the water.
“Everyone desires to see this,” he mentioned with a smile.
However he was hitting into the enamel of a stiff wind, and so he plunked each makes an attempt into the water.
DeChambeau has been speaking about trying this for a whereas now.
“If I play this 12 months I’ll undoubtedly do it,” he told Golf.com in January. “No. 6 at Bay Hill is a kind of I’ve been eyeing. I feel I can do some fairly cool issues on it.”
However he was much less sure about trying the shot after his observe run on Wednesday, tweeting that he “may” do it “if the circumstances are proper.”
The circumstances might very nicely be proper for him throughout the match. The wind throughout his observe spherical was blowing out of the west at 15–25 mph. On Friday and Saturday, although, the forecast requires northeasterly winds, which might put the breeze at his again.
If he does find yourself making an attempt to drive the inexperienced, he can be the first to give it a shot since John Daly in 1998. Daly ended up hitting six balls in the water and making an 18 on the gap.
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