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Bryson DeChambeau preview, tee time

Reigning US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau is cutting back his distance-above-all approach at this week’s PGA Championship, a nod to the treacherous winds of Kiawah Island.

The resort’s Ocean Course will be the longest venue in major golf history at 7,876 yards (7,201m), 135 more than the mark set by Erin Hills when it hosted the 2017 US Open.

But DeChambeau, who bulked up his body and tweaked his equipment to maximise distance above all else, realises the approach won’t work in such wind.

“In regards to the golf course and the wind, this is the most difficult test that I’ve been on since transforming my body,” DeChambeau said Wednesday. “It’s just to control it a little bit better. You can’t let it loose out here.” He also realises that distance isn’t going to improve other elements of his game no matter how great an advantage it can produce.

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