AUGUSTA, Georgia — Bryson DeChambeau said he was tested for COVID-19 on Friday evening after experiencing spells of dizziness and stomach pain. DeChambeau’s test result was negative, and he completed his second round Saturday morning.
DeChambeau said the dizziness began Thursday evening and continued into his round Saturday. He shot 70, 74 in his first two rounds, and will likely enter the third round nine shots behind leaders Abraham Ancer, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Cameron Smith and Dustin Johnson.
DeChambeau led the field in the opening round with an average drive of 334.6 yards, but he was often crooked, pulling drives into the tree at Nos. 11 and 14. His day best could be summarized by his travails at No. 13, the 510-yard par-5 that he bragged he could reach in two with a flip wedge, possibly by driving into the 14th fairway.
Only problem? After three opening pars starting on the back nine, his tee shot at 13 landed in the Georgia pines and the ball settled in the pine straw with a tree in front of him limiting his options to the green.
“I just didn’t draw it around the corner enough, and I got greedy,” DeChambeau said after the opening round.