Bryson DeChambeau snaps driver during PGA Championship opening round

(CNN)Is Bryson DeChambeau now simply too strong and powerful for his own good? And beware Tiger Woods at the season's first major.

DeChambeau may just have inadvertently answered that initial question after another show of brute force off the tee during the PGA Championship's opening round in San Francisco -- an event taking place in front of no fans in what is now the first major of 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
But this was no career-best drive distance-wise from the physically transformed, bulked-up US golfer. This was a broken club.
    So what exactly happened to the club DeChambeau calls 'The Kraken' on day one at TPC Harding Park on Thursday?
      Just seconds after crushing an ultimately errant drive on the seventh hole with his now trademark lightning-fast swing, DeChambeau -- who piled on an extra 40 pounds of muscle during golf's Covid-19 shutdown -- moved forward to pick up his tee.
        But that's when things started to fall apart. Quite literally.
        DeChambeau smiles after breaking his driver on the seventh tee during the first round of the 2020 PGA Championship.