Bryson DeChambeau crushed an incredible 417-yard run as the United States tried to dominate Europe in the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.
DeChambeau took on the cheerleader role on the first tee after being left out of the morning foursome and saw his teammates take a 3-1 lead after Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia scored the first point on the board.
But with U.S. captain Steve Stricker sticking to his predetermined plan, DeChambeau had the chance to earn his first Ryder Cup point – after three losses on his Paris debut – alongside rookie Scottie Scheffler in the afternoon fourball.
A wandering drive on the first shot hit a spectator in the shin – it wasn’t clear if the traditional forward warning had been shouted – but DeChambeau still birdied to cut the hole in half against Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton.
A par on the fourth was enough to get ahead of the European pair before DeChambeau cut the turn on the fifth par five, triggering the monstrous downwind drive that left him just 72 yards from the green and set up a four-foot-to-one approach. Eagle.