'Obsolete': Bryson DeChambeau's brutal plan of attack for Masters glory

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·4-min read
Bryson DeChambeau (pictured) hitting a shot during a practice round at Augusta National.
Bryson DeChambeau (pictured) will be looking to blast his way to a Masters jacket. (Getty Images)

The golf world waits in anticipation for the 85th Masters and many are eager to see how golf superstar Bryson DeChambeau tackles the 'impossible' conditions at Augusta National this week.

Dechambeau used his unprecedented driving power to take out last year's US Open and had many in the golfing world looking at his approach as the future of the sport.

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Only five months ago, Dustin Johnson shattered the course record with a 20-under par 268 in rain-softened conditions at Augusta.

But golf's elite are expecting vastly different conditions with the Masters back in its typical April setting and serving up lightning-fast greens with firm fairways to roll balls into danger.

This has prompted many to predict DeChambeau could offer up a never-before-seen masterclass of the prestigious course.

And DeChambeau has has vowed to attempt a similar brute force tactic he used at the US Open for Augusta.

"I'm trying to see how far right I can go, over the trees, on the first," the World No.5 said.

"That is the line I want to take."

The famous hole one is a 455-yard Par 4.

Wind permitting, DeChambeau will be looking to do what know one has done and ignore the fairway.

The graphic below puts DeChambeau's plan of attack into perspective.

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He cleared the trees twice during practice.

DeChambeau will also look to obliterate the third hole, nicknamed the 'Flowering Peach', which is a 350-yard Par 4.

The 27-year-old had no luck at hole three in 2020 after he lost his ball, which resulted in a triple bogey.

But in 2021, DeChambeau is taking his fearless approach and is looking to reach the green in one shot.

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DeChambeau on the future of golf

DeChambeau's relentless pursuit for a Masters and to revolutionise his game has thrusted him into the spotlight.

Even other golfer's are in awe of his brutal driving, which was seen after a viral video this week.

But the American knows he will make mistakes in his all-or-nothing approach.

“I’m still going down numerous rabbit holes, and I will never stop, not only to win golf tournaments but to definitely win this tournament,” DeChambeau said.

“I will not stop my pursuit of knowledge of the game, knowledge of the body, knowledge of the golf swing to give myself the best opportunity to win.”

Most recently, Rory McIlroy admitted he had imperfections in his swing after trying to imitate DeChambeau's technique.

Bryson DeChambeau (pictured) catches a ball as he works on the range during a practice round.
Bryson DeChambeau (pictured) works on the range during a practice round prior to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 07, 2021 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

“I wasn’t trying to change anybody else’s game,” he added.

“I was just trying to play the best golf I could. I knew there would be people there to be influenced. 

I didn’t think it would be Rory. I think he’s a pretty smart, talented individual who knows how to play the game potentially better than me. It’s honouring and humbling hearing him say it’s a difficult task.”

For the most part, DeChambeau said golf is evolving and one day could make him 'obsolete'.

“There’s not much more to gain from the technology side of golf club manufacturing,” he said.

“Where the massive gains will be is in athletes. Once you get somebody out here that’s a 7-foot-tall human being and they are able to swing a golf club at 145 miles an hour effortlessly, that’s when things get a little interesting.

"That’s when I’m going to become obsolete, potentially.”

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