Keeping Score

2020 Memorial: Bryson DeChambeau belts 423-yard drive but comes up short

PGA Tour’s leader in driving distance follows 407-yard drive with a 423-yard bomb and a flip birdie but manages only a 1-over 73 at Muirfield Village

423: Distance, in yards, that Bryson DeChambeau hit his tee shot Thursday at the par-4, 470-yard first hole, his 10th of the day, during the first round of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. The drive left DeChambeau with 46 yards to the hole. He pitched to 6 feet and holed the birdie putt. On the 17th hole, his eighth of the day, DeChambeau pounded a 407-yard drive but settled for par. The rest of the day didn’t go as well for DeChambeau, who leads the PGA Tour in driving distance, at 323 yards. He bogeyed two of his first five holes en route to a 1-over 73, seven strokes behind first-round leader Tony Finau (scores).

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