It is probably not the news that American golf fans wanted to hear a little over a week before the start of the data Ryder Cup . US Open 2020 Champion Bryson DeChambeau says he's scrambled hands in preparation for long driving competition. World No.7 to compete in Professional Long Drivers Association world championship in Mesquite, Nevada, from September 27 to October 1, becoming the first prPGA Tour official to do so. DeChambeau watches from 17 tee during the final round of the BMW Championship. However, before then, he will make his second appearance for the US team at the Ryder Cup in Whistling Straits, Wisconsin, September 24-26. But spending hours on the driving range, the 27-year-old admits to having damaged his hands. Read more People don 't realize how difficult long drives are. In golf, this is the only thing where you can judge your accomplishments by a number, il told Golf.com. Not necessarily when going out and playing golf because you can catch a sprinkler head or catch a bad break or bad wind. On Flightscope you can see the ball speed number. And when you get a b speed number.alle, it's so different and unique. It's like a shot putter setting a new record. You are trying to find all that potential to break through. During the forced golf break in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, DeChambeau added around 40 pounds of muscle that turned him into one of the greatest pilots on the PGA Tour. So far this season, due to the extra muscle and his focus on improving club speed, DeChambeau is average 323.7 yards off the tee, almost four yards more than Rory McIlroy in second. While his distance training has clearly impacted his body, juggling his preparation for the Ryder Cup is not an unusual experience. Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, features and videos DeChambeau hits a drop on the 15th hole in the first round of the Championship Tour. I do this every week, he said. Is that intimidating? Damn yeah. At first when I was trying to do it last year, it was very scary. But now that I've been through it and experienced the worst pain and the most relaxed state where I don't do any speed training, I know how to balance it out - for the most part. Why not go hard in life and do both?