|Date:12-15 August Venue: Augusta Nationwide|
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A “smooth” Augusta Nationwide will drastically improve Bryson DeChambeau’s probabilities of successful his first Masters this week, says the US Open champion’s coach.
Cooler, probably wetter circumstances than normal at Augusta this week might see the course play longer than regular.
“The course goes to be tremendous smooth, so Bryson carrying it 320, 330 yards is a ginormous benefit,” stated Mike Schy.
“While you have a look at Matthew Wolff, runner-up on the US Open, he was hitting it fairly far, however the fairways have been arduous and quick, whereas Bryson was carrying it 50 yards previous him.
“The man who can carry it the farthest may have an enormous benefit.”
This will probably be DeChambeau’s fourth look on the Masters, his finest end coming in 2016 when he tied for twenty first because the low newbie.
Schy says the 27-year-old “is aware of and understands” Augusta and has tipped him to win a Inexperienced Jacket.
“Bryson loves that place,” he advised BBC Sport. “It is one factor to say ‘I like Augusta’, it is one other factor to say ‘I adore it a lot I need to know each sq. inch of it’.
“That is how Bryson prepares for Augusta. He is aware of the greens extraordinarily nicely, he is aware of the nuances of the golf course extraordinarily nicely. It is a spot he loves completely.
“I absolutely anticipate him to win a Masters someday, if no more, as a result of he’s simply made for that place and probably extra so now with the added size.”
DeChambeau leads the PGA Tour in common driving distance at 344.4 yards this season – world primary Dustin Johnson is 328.8 and Rory McIlroy 325.3 – and Schy says the absence of patrons and critical tough opens up the course to his benefit.
The world quantity six has hit a drive 403 yards in observe and should even look to clear the pines on the dog-leg par-five thirteenth to achieve the 14th fairway, giving himself a greater angle into the inexperienced.
“I feel it’s doable, as a result of no person is there to dam the ball and find yourself in a nasty spot,” added Schy. “It is going to be attention-grabbing if that is obtainable. If the ball is ready to roll by way of there then that’s undoubtedly in play.”
Nevertheless, Schy says DeChambeau has not develop into a significant winner on brute power alone, along with his added distance off the tee bettering his confidence and total recreation.
“The fact is, the explanation Bryson is doing what he’s doing is his placing has improved so dramatically previously yr and a half,” stated Schy. “What the size has finished and the very fact he’s hitting it to this point, it has given him extra confidence.
“Confidence interprets to strategy pictures and positively his placing and the way he approaches the sport. He’s hitting it far and straight too, it has elevated his confidence stage exponentially.
“He has develop into a fantastic putter, and with the intention to win at Augusta you need to be a fantastic putter. He’s a top-10 putter on the planet proper now, I’d say in all probability primary.”