The course at this year's Masters will be playing much different because the weather will be cooler and the course will be softer than when it is normally played in the spring. These are ideal conditions for long hitters.
Bryson DeChambeau will be one of the most scrutinized players this week because of his unusual approach to gaining distance. His distance gain has created great dividends as evidenced by his win at this year's US Open Championship. He has worked very hard to put on weight and work out to improve strength and flexibility in his golf specific muscles.
Recently Bryson played with 1988 Champion Sandy Lyles. Here is a recap on how he played approach shots on some of the holes:
*No. 1 (Par 4, 445 yds) Sand Wedge
*No. 2 (Par 5, 575 yds) 8 iron
*No. 3 (Par 4, 350 yds) Flew over the green 3 wood
*No. 8 (Par 5 570 yds uphill) 7 iron
*No. 9 (Par 4, 460 yds) Sand Wedge
*No. 10 (Par 4, 495 yds) Pitching Wedge
*No. 11 (Par 4, 505 yds) 9 iron
*No. 13 (Par 5, 530 yds)7 iron (3 wood off tee)
*No 15 (Par 5, 530 yds) 9 iron
*No 17 ( Par 4, 440 yds) Sand Wedge
Watching Bryson play this week should be extremely interesting. It reminds me of watching Tiger win the Masters in 1997.