The PLDA World Championships 2021 is back this year. This year, the event is taking place at the Mesquite Sports and Events Complex in Mesquite, NV. Like all other sports in the world, the COVID-19 pandemic also affected the PLDA World Championships.
However, the event is back and the highlight this year is PGA Tour star Bryson DeChambeau’s participation.
DeChambeau will be facing other players like Kyle Berkshire and Justin James, both of whom have won world championships.
Why is Bryson DeChambeau in a long drive contest?
The World Championship long drive contest dates back to 1976 when Evan Williams won with a 319-yard drive. DeChambeau averaged 321.5 yards with his driver on the PGA Tour this season. So, the length of drives has definitely expanded since the contest first began.
The participants are given 2 1/2 minutes to hit six balls as far as they can in the specified grid area. There are five groups in the Open Division containing around 16 people. DeChambeau will be featured in Group 3.
DeChambeau will be the first known PGA professional to compete in the event. When DeChambeau was asked why he decided to participate in this year’s long drive contest, his answer was simple: to grow the game of golf.
PLDA World Championships 2021 Schedule:
Open Division – Wednesday, 29th September
|Group 1 (16)||8:30 AM|
|Group 2 (16)||10:45 AM|
|Group 3 (16)||1:30 PM|
|Group 4 (16)||3:45 PM|
Open Division – Thursday, 30th September
|Group 1 (16)||1:30 PM|
|Group 2 (16)||3:45 PM|
Open Division – Friday, 1st October
|Final 16 Championship||3:45 PM|
How to Watch PLDA World Championships 2021 Live Stream Online?
The PLDA World Championships live stream is available on PLDA’s YouTube channel. Fans will not be able to watch the 2021 Professional Long Drivers Association’s World Championship on television.
How to Watch the world long drive championship on TV?
The 2021 Professional Long Drivers Association’s World Championship won’t be broadcast on cable television. If you want to watch DeChambeau and the rest of the field, it can be found online only through a PLDA YouTube Channel’s live stream. You can keep track of the leaderboard and live scores here.
Bryson DeChambeau’s longest drives:
- Longest drive: 480 yards
- Average drive: 321.5 yards
DeChambeau is ranked No. 1 on the PGA Tour for the longest average drive — 321.5 yards. His farthest drive this season came just over the weekend at the Ryder Cup when he drove 417 yards during Saturday’s fourball round. However, the longest recorded drive of his career happened during “The Match” when he played with Aaron Rodgers to compete against Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson. He drove 480 yards on a par-5 777-yard hole.
Read More: Ryder Cup 2021 Results