The Professional Long Drive Association (PLDA) is hosting the Professional Long Drive World Championships in Mesquite, NV, September 27 – October 1, and the PGA Tour’s longest hitter, Bryson DeChambeau, is set to compete.  The 2020 US Open Champion will be hitting with the likes of Kyle Berkshire, Justin James and Scottie Pearman, currently the top 3 long drivers on the PLDA Tour. 

Bryson DeChambeau hitting in a mock Long Drive competition at the One Stop Power Shop in North Carolina with Long Drive coach and Professional Long Drive Association co-founder, Bobby Peterson, watching. Maggie Pirkl Photography.

In addition to dozens of the top US long drivers, the international competition will feature the best hitters from PLDA Affiliates around the world including Japan, Korea, Australia, South Africa, Europe and Canada.

DeChambeau, who averages 321-yard drives on the PGA tour, will face hitters who consistently win the competition with drives exceeding 400 yards. 

“This is tough!”  DeChambeau said in a video posted on social media showing him in a mock competition with Long Drivers Scottie Pearman, Reid Russel, David Kostyall II and Robbie Peterson.  In his writeup he added, “This is an amazing opportunity to grow the game and the sport [of Long Drive] in general!”  

Besides winning, of course, DeChambeau hopes to bring awareness to the level and skill required to compete in the sport. “I want to show the world how incredibly talented and hardworking these athletes are.”  

The World Championships will be held September 27 – October 1 at the Mesquite Sports and Events Complex in Mesquite, NV.

The PLDA was formed in 2020, and its mission is to provide world-class events for Long Drive athletes around the world to compete and hone their skills.