Bryson DeChambeau

Bryson DeChambeau
Personal information
Full name Bryson James Aldrich DeChambeau
Born (1993-09-16) September 16, 1993
Modesto, California
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Clovis, California
College SMU
Turned professional 2016
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Tour
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T21: 2016
U.S. Open T15: 2016
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 in history to win both the NCAA Division I championship and the U.S. Amateur in the same year.[1]

Amateur career

Born in Modesto, California to John Howard Aldrich DeChambeau and Janet Louise Druffel, DeChambeau moved to Clovis, northeast of Fresno, at age seven. He attended Clovis East High School and won the California State Junior Championship at age 16 in 2010. DeChambeau graduated in 2012 and accepted a scholarship to Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, majoring in physics.

In June 2015, he became the first SMU Mustang to win the NCAA individual championship, recording a score of 280 (−8) to win by one stroke.[2] In August, he won the U.S. Amateur title, defeating Derek Bard 7 & 6 in the 36-hole final. He became the fifth to win both the NCAA and U.S. Amateur titles in the same year, joining Jack Nicklaus (1961), Phil Mickelson (1990), Tiger Woods (1996), and Ryan Moore (2004).[1]

DeChambeau made his PGA Tour debut as an amateur in June 2015 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic near Memphis, Tennessee, and finished in 45th place. He played in his first major championship at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, but missed the cut by four strokes.[3] DeChambeau was unable to defend his NCAA title in 2016 after the SMU athletic department was handed a postseason ban by the NCAA.[4] He decided to forgo his senior season to play in a number of events before turning professional.[5] At the 2015 Australian Masters in November, Dechambeau was runner-up with John Senden and Andrew Evans, two shots behind the winner Peter Senior.[6] He was the low amateur at the Masters in 2016 and tied for 21st place.[7]

Professional career

Immediately after the Masters in mid-April 2016, DeChambeau turned professional and signed a long-term agreement with Cobra-Puma Golf.[8] He made his pro debut days later at the RBC Heritage in South Carolina and tied for fourth, earning over $259,000.[9][10] The decision to turn professional meant the forfeiture of his exemptions to the U.S. Open at Oakmont and Open Championship at Royal Troon; he qualified his way into the U.S. Open, tied for fifteenth place for over $152,000,[11] and improved his world ranking to 148.

Despite the strong start, DeChambeau did not earn enough to qualify for a PGA Tour card, but had enough to earn entry into the Tour Finals. His first professional win was the DAP Championship.

Unique clubs

Unusually, all of DeChambeau's irons and wedges are cut to exactly the same length, 37.5 inches (0.953 m) Their lie and bounce angle are also the same; only the lofts are different.[12] In addition, DeChambeau keeps the club on the same plane throughout his swing, and he also does not turn his wrists during his swing.[13]

Amateur wins (6)


Professional wins (1) Tour wins (1)

Legend Tour Finals event (1)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreTo parMargin of
1 Sep 11, 2016 DAP Championship 64-70-68-71=273 −7 Playoff United States Andres Gonzales, United States Nicholas Lindheim, Argentina Julian Etulain

Results in major championships

Tournament 2015 2016
Masters Tournament DNP T21LA
U.S. Open CUT T15
Open Championship DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP 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


See also


  1. 1 2 Lavner, Ryan (August 23, 2015). "DeChambeau tops Bard, 7 and 6, in U.S. Am final". Golf Channel.
  2. Romine, Brentley (June 2, 2015). "Positive attitude helps SMU's Bryson DeChambeau to NCAA individual title". Golfweek. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  3. "U.S. Open leaderboard". ESPN. June 20, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  4. Lavner, Ryan (September 29, 2015). "SMU gets postseason ban; DeChambeau can't defend". Golf Channel.
  5. Lavner, Ryan (October 13, 2015). "DeChambeau to delay sr. year, focus on Masters". Golf Channel.
  6. "Senior wins Australian Masters at age 56". PGA Tour. Associated Press. November 22, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  7. "Masters leaderboard". ESPN. April 10, 2016. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  8. Inglis, Martin (April 13, 2016). "Bryson DeChambeau's Big signing". bunkered.
  9. Lavner, Ryan (April 10, 2016). "DeChambeau earns low am at Masters; pro debut looms". Golf Channel. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  10. Blondin, Alan (April 11, 2016). "On Grand Strand Golf: Day, DeChambeau headline RBC Heritage field". MyrtleBeachOnline.
  11. "U.S. Open leaderboard". ESPN. June 17, 2016. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  12. Inglis, Martin (January 21, 2016). "18 things you ought to know about Bryson DeChambeau". bunkered.
  13. Kerr-Dineen, Luke (April 12, 2016). "How Bryson DeChambeau's fascinating swing could revolutionize golf". USA Today.
  14. "Bryson DeChambeau". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
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