DeChambeau to compete in World Long Drive event

Big-hitting Bryson DeChambeau has announced via social media that he intends to compete in the Professional Long Drivers Association World Championship in Nevada late next month.

DeChambeau will be playing in the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits from the September 24th-26th while the Long Drive Championship will kick off from Sep 27th.

Bryson DeChambeau Bryson DeChambeau (Credit: PGA Tour)

The 27-year-old went live on Instagram to announce his appearance.

“This is an amazing opportunity to grow the game and the sport in general!”

“I want to show the world how incredibly talented and hard-working these athletes are. I’ve been working hard to get my game up to their speeds so I have a chance but will still continue to play my best golf with my regular day job.”

DeChambeau leads the PGA Tour’s driving distance stats, averaging 294 metres (321.5 yards) off the tee.

A share of 31st at Monday’s Northern Trust, saw DeChambeau dropping from 7th to 9th place on the FedExCup ladder but still safely inside the all-important top-30 for the Tour Championship.