BIG-HITTING Bryson DeChambeau has “wrecked” his hands as he prepares for a long drive contest and the Ryder Cup.
The American golfer, 28, will make his second appearance against Europe at Whistling Straits next week.
DeChambeau will then head to the Professional Long Drive World Champions in Nevada on September 27.
And the 2020 US Open Champ has revealed his hands are covered in calluses after testing his mettle in two consecutive swing speed training sessions.
He told Golf.com: “My hands are wrecked from it, people don’t realise how difficult long drive really is.
“I do it every week. Is it daunting? Hell yeah. At first, when I was trying to do it last year, it was very scary.
“But now that I’ve been through it and experienced the worst pains from it, and the most relaxed state of it where I’m not doing any speed training, I know how to kind of balance it for the most part. Why not go hard at life and do both?
“In golf, it’s the one thing where you can judge your accomplishments by a number.
“Not necessarily by going out and playing golf, because you can catch a sprinkler head or catch a bad break or bad wind.
“On FlightScope, you can see the ball speed number, and when you obtain a ball speed number, it’s so different and unique.
“It’s like a shot-putter shot-putting a new record number. You’re trying to find that full potential to break through.”
DeChambeau’s quest to hit the ball longer has been well documented over the past few seasons as he has bulked up.
He ranked first last season for longest drives with an average of 323.7 yards off the tee and is the first full-time PGA Tour professional to enter the long drive challenge.
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