Bryson DeChambeau does not intend to change his hard-hitting style this week at the second annual Rocket Mortgage Classic.
Teeing it up for the fourth consecutive week, and riding a streak of six consecutive top-10 finishes, the 26-year old star enters the Donald Ross-designed Detroit Golf Club as the prohibitive betting favorite.
While DeChambeau hasn’t yet played the full layout, the SMU product sounded confident he’d be able to overpower Ross’ signature hazards.
“I haven’t played both sides yet, so seems like it’s fairly tight, a lot of rough,” said DeChambeau who is riding a streak of .
“I think there’s a lot of bunkers that are around like 290 (yards), so hopefully I’ll be able to clear those and take those out of play. So, sorry, Mr. Ross, but, you know, it is what it is.”
Despite a game now that relies more on raw distance than pinpoint accuracy, DeChambeau says the classic country-club designs of yesteryear seem to fit his style of play.
“I like the style of courses. It just seems to fit me. They’re like country club style,” DeChambeau, who has moved up to No. 10 in the world rankings.
“I grew up on Belmont Country Club (Fresno, CA), which is very similar to that style of course, so I’m comfortable with it. I really enjoy those types of courses, and I feel like I thrive on them, so this course is no different.”