Bryson DeChambeau expects to break Tiger Woods’ record at Augusta
The sixth-ranked golfer in Bryson DeChambeau has been the talk of the town at this week’s Masters as he aims to break Tiger Woods’ record in Augusta. He has claimed that the Masters venue’s par of 72 doesn’t apply and will instead aim for 67.
“I’m looking at it as a par 67 because I can reach all the par fives in two, no problem,” Bryson DeChambeau insisted. “If the conditions stay the way they are, that’s what I feel like par is for me.”
With Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth sharing Augusta’s 72-hole record of 18 under (270 shots, set in 1997 and 2015 respectively), it would eventually etch DeChambeau into the record books.
Regardless of the outcome, the 27-year-old is confident that he gave his best effort to make an eventful stint and will aim for a better showing next year in the event that he loses this week.
“The attention I’ve gained has been awesome – I love it,” Bryson DeChambeau said during a wonderful Masters showing at Augusta. “I’m going to give it my all here. If I don’t play well, I miss the cut, I’m going to be gracious and walk off and go, ‘you know what, I’ve still had a great year’, and try to come back better next year.”
The 15-time major champion in Tiger Woods is among those drawn to start round one from the 10th tee, slated at 7:55am on Thursday. He will be pitted alongside Irish national Shane Lowry and amateur Andy Ogletree. Another veteran in Rory McIlroy, who is among the later day one starters, has Dustin Johnson and Patrick Cantlay for company.
Meanwhile, the 2020 U.S. Open champion in DeChambeau has been paired together with Louis Oosthuizen and Jon Rahm. With DeChambeau’s promise, golf fans can expect a good show as Woods will aim to go for the sixth Augusta victory of his career.