ORLANDO, Fla. — “Everyone desires to see this,” Bryson DeChambeau stated as he teed his ball up on the 555-yard sixth gap on the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill throughout his pro-am follow spherical on Wednesday.
DeChambeau gave it a go, making an attempt to drive the inexperienced on the par-5, which bends round a big lake. The direct-line carry over the water from tee to inexperienced is about 340 yards and DeChambeau’s tee shot, right into a 15-mph wind, landed about 30 yards in need of the inexperienced within the water. He tried it a second time and landed it a couple of yards shorter.
“”If it’s not into the wind, I can get there,” Dechambeau stated after his second try fell quick.
DeChambeau has indicated that, if the wind is favorable, he would possibly go for the inexperienced in match competitors. He stated earlier this yr that if the circumstances had been proper, he would “100 p.c” attempt to drive the inexperienced.
Starting Friday, the wind is meant to shift to a extra northeasterly course, which might be down-wind and tempt DeChambeau.
John Daly famously made an 18 on the sixth gap within the 1998 match after making an attempt to drive the inexperienced a number of instances and failing to hold the lake.