Bryson DeChambeau will compete in the Professional Long Drivers Association World Championships next month.
DeChambeau posted the announcement on his Instagram account, saying he believes his appearance could to help grow the game of golf.
“I want to show the world how incredibly talented and hard working these athletes are,” DeChambeau said on Instagram. “I’ve been working hard to get my game up to their speeds so I have a chance but will still continue to play my best golf with my regular day job.”
DeChambeau leads the PGA Tour in driving distance, averaging 321.5 yards per drive. His longest drive of the 2020-21 season came in the second round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua, when he hit a 414-yard bomb on the 12th hole.
The Professional Long Drivers Association World Championships will be contested Sept. 28-Oct. 1 at Mesquite Sports Complex in Mesquite, Nevada, two days after the Ryder Cup, which will take place at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.