The player of 31 years has always ranked among the players the longer the Tour off the tee, but even he has been impressed by the performance of Bryson DeChambeau last week at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
“He hit a few drives on Sunday [caddie Harry Diamond] and I just looked at it, and we’re like, fucking shit, that was incredible, ” said McIlroy, who has been associated with DeChambeau Sunday at Colonial. “It has hit a in the wind 11. I’ve struck a very good, and I’ve probably hit like 315, 320. He had to do to steal my ball from 40 metres. It struck him as 370, 375 in the wind. It was crazy. It was crazy. It is amazing. ”
DeChambeau finished second in driving distance last week after having gained 20 pounds during the quarantine, which, according to him, resulted in a ball speed of about 190 mph.
McIlroy said that the decision of DeChambeau of weight gain in search of longer routes would not be something that would be of interest – he said he did his best when he felt “lighter” – but he added that he respected the commitment of DeChambeau.
“C ‘is impressive. It is great, ” said McIlroy. “It sort of followed a path, it has a conviction and he follows it. He has always thought outside of the box and thought a little bit differently than most people. It has really decided to want to lie down, and it has definitely made. “