DeChambeau pleased with Detroit start

03 July 2020 19:22:49 GMTPlus10

Bryson DeChambeau has warned his rivals there is much more to come after producing a first-round six-under par 66 to sit just one shot off the top of the Rocket Mortgage Classic leaderboard at the Detroit Golf Club.

Beefy Bryson is making mincemeat of courses due to his powerful driving, but he also led the field in putting too which makes him a dangerous customer over the final three days.

I still have to refine some things.

Bryson DeChambeau

It could have been even better for DeChambeau, who landed eight birdies and an eagle, but the round was blemished slightly by a dropped shot at the 18th hole which saw him surrender a place at the leaderboard summit.

DeChambeau admitted to being "agitated" by the late bogey but reckons it will "put a little fire in my belly" as he slipped just behind seven-under trio Doc Redman, Scott Stallings and Kevin Kisner.

Redman, who only qualified on Monday, is chasing his first PGA Tour success and has been in good form with 11th at the Travelers Championship and 21st at the Heritage, while Stallings also showed up well last week with a sixth-placed finish.

Afternoon conditions were tougher which made Kisner's bogey-free round all the more impressive but DeChambeau was also among the late finishers and is aiming to improve on his first-round effort.

"I'd really say it's B game right now," said DeChambeau. "It's not 100 per cent, but it's not bad, either.

"I'm still able to get it in, I'm able to score, which is great, but I still have to refine some things."

DeChambeau is 1.001 to win the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

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