Bryson DeChambeau

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Bryson DeChambeau
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Bryson James Aldrich DeChambeau
Born (1993-09-16) September 16, 1993 (age 28)
Modesto, California
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Nationality  United States
Residence Clovis, California
Career
College SMU
Turned professional 2016
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T21: 2016
U.S. Open CUT: 2015
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP

Bryson James Aldrich DeChambeau (born September 16, 1993) is an American professional golfer. In 2015 he became the fifth golfer in history to win both the NCAA Division I championship and the U.S. Amateur in the same year.

Amateur career

DeChambeau was born in Modesto, California to John Howard Aldrich DeChambeau and Janet Louise Druffel. At age 7, he moved to Clovis, California and graduated from Clovis East High School. In 2010 he won the California State Junior Championship. DeChambeau accepted a scholarship to Southern Methodist University in 2012, majoring in physics. In June 2015, he became the first player from SMU to win the NCAA individual championship, recording a score of 280 (−8) to win by one stroke.[1] In August, he won the U.S. Amateur title, defeating Derek Bard 7 & 6 in the final. He became the fifth golfer to win both the NCAA and U.S. Amateur titles in the same year, joining Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Ryan Moore.[2]

DeChambeau made his PGA Tour debut in June 2015 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, making the cut and finishing in 45th place. He played in his first major championship at the 2015 U.S. Open, missing the cut.

DeChambeau will be unable to defend his title in 2015 after SMU was handed a postseason ban.[3] He decided to forgo his senior season to play in a number of events before turning professional.[4]

While still an amateur, DeChambeau finished runner-up in the 2015 Australian Masters. He shot a six-under 278 total to finish T2 with John Senden and Andrew Evans to finish two shots behind the winner Peter Senior. DeChambeau finished as low amateur at the 2016 Masters with a tie for 21st place.

Professional career

DeChambeau turned professional after the Masters and made his pro debut the following week at the RBC Heritage.[5][6] The decision to turn professional means he forfeited his exemptions to the 2016 U.S. Open and 2016 Open Championship. He finished T4 in his professional debut at the 2016 RBC Heritage.

He signed a long-term agreement with Cobra-Puma Golf[7]

Unusually, all of DeChambeau's irons and wedges are cut to exactly the same length, 37.5 inches. Their lie and bounce angle are also the same. Only the lofts are different.[8] In addition, DeChambeau keeps the club on the same plane throughout his swing, and he also does not turn his wrists during his swing.[9]

Amateur wins (6)

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Results in major championships

Tournament 2015 2016
Masters Tournament DNP T21LA
U.S. Open CUT
Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP

LA = Low amateur
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

U.S. national team appearances

Amateur

References

  1. Romine, Brentley (June 2, 2015). "Positive attitude helps DeChambeau to NCAA individual title". Golfweek.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Lavner, Ryan (August 23, 2015). "DeChambeau tops Bard, 7 and 6, in U.S. Am final". Golf Channel.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Lavner, Ryan (September 29, 2015). "SMU gets postseason ban; DeChambeau can't defend". Golf Channel.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Lavner, Ryan (October 13, 2015). "DeChambeau to delay sr. year, focus on Masters". Golf Channel.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Lavner, Ryan (April 10, 2016). "DeChambeau earns low am at Masters; pro debut looms". Golf Channel. Retrieved April 10, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Blondin, Alan (April 11, 2016). "On Grand Strand Golf: Day, DeChambeau headline RBC Heritage field". MyrtleBeachOnline.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Inglis, Martin (April 13, 2016). "Bryson DeChambeau's Big signing". bunkered.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Inglis, Martin (January 21, 2016). "18 things you ought to know about Bryson DeChambeau". bunkered.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Kerr-Dineen, Luke (April 12, 2016). "How Bryson DeChambeau's fascinating swing could revolutionize golf". USA Today.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Bryson DeChambeau". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved August 25, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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