McIlroy first played with DeChambeau
four years ago, Rory McIlroy said he is not surprised at the great battle game Bryson DeChambeau has shown since the return of golf after lockdown. Tour winnings last week at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit.
He was an average of 300 meters from the tee and McIlroy said he had long been aware of the 26-year-old's potential.
"More power to him," said the world's number one.
"I've seen the videos Bryson has put on and it looks like he's turned his living room into a golf lab, but he's doing what he thinks is the right way for he is
"Length will always be an advantage in golf – that's just how it is. Even if some of the equipment or balls are changed, the longest will still be the longest.
"What Bryson is doing is very impressive. He always had speed. I remember playing with him back in 2016 in Abu Dhabi, when he had just turned pro and then had speed When he wanted to, he could hold on for a long time.
DeChambeau won by three shots to fellow countryman Matthew Wolff in Detroit. years in Portrush, when he was just in his infancy from this trip, I checked the tracker for the range and his ball speeds were exactly in the 190's.
"So he has always had the speed, although maybe the mass he put on it helped him a bit more, but he makes golf interesting, makes people talk about him and he has already won. "
McIlroy had no intention of winning anything from him The three tournaments he has played in since the return of golf after coronavirus blockage.
His position at the top of the world rankings could be compromised this week during the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield. Village, but the Northern Irish man said he just doesn't focus on the rankings.
He also revealed that he recently had the opportunity to work with coach Michael Bannon for the first time since. February and that it has given his game a boost. I feel a little better about my swing and my game going into this week and the next few months, "continued McIlroy.
" It may sound bad, but I covered the first three events the one I played by dipping my toe back into the water and seeing how things were and how it felt in terms of no crowds.
"I don't even think about the I played a little better with the Travelers and had a chance to finish better on Sunday than I do. If I play well, the rankings will be for themselves concerns. "
McIlroy is grouped with Tiger Woods and Brooks Koepka for the first two rounds at Muirfield.