ST. LOUIS – Bryson DeChambeau on Tuesday won the PGA’s annual Long Drive Competition, after ripping a 331-yard drive at Bellerive Country Club.
DeChambeau’s big blast edged Peter Uihlein (328 yards) and Tony Finau (324 yards).
The top three finishers receive charitable donations of $25,000, $15,000 and $10,000, respectively, to a designated U.S.-based 501(c)(3) charity of their choice.
DeChambeau reportedly decided to donate his winnings to Jarrod Lyle’s family.
Lyle, who has endured a two-decade-long battle with leukemia, decided to end active treatment and enter palliative care at home in Australia. He has two young girls, Lusi and Gemma, and a GoFundMe account to provide for the family has already generated $80,000 of its $200,000 goal.
Bryson DeChambeau won the Long Drive Competition on Tuesday. He donated his $25,000 in charitable winnings to Jarrod Lyle’s family.@b_dechambeau #PGAChamp pic.twitter.com/p68PcawSSz
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