Bryson DeChambeau admitted to ‘feeling like a kid again’ after he stunned the crowd at the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a thunderous 370-yard drive over the water at the Bay Hill Club’s infamous par-5 sixth hole.
DeChambeau’s drive travelled across a wide lake and ended up in the rough 50 yards to the right of the green on the 555 yard hole – with no other player in the field matching DeChambeau’s range.
DeChambeau, last year’s US Open winner, completed the hole with a wedge shot from the rough before two-putting on the green for a birdie.
— Cam Rogers (@MrRogers99) March 6, 2021
“I felt like a kid again, for sure. It was exciting,” DeChambeau said after he completed the course with a total of 68, just one shot behind pacesetter Lee Westwood, who leads after 54 holes.
“Especially when you pull it off. It was almost like winning a tournament. I got the same chills and feeling when I saw it clear and there was no splash. I gave the fans what they wanted.”
The shot wowed even some of the sport’s most experienced players and social media favorites, with ex-pro turned model Paige Spiranac hailing Dechambeau’s achievement online.
Okay this was cool pic.twitter.com/8yKmQhyBVA
— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) March 6, 2021