Name:Bryson James Aldrich DeChambeau
Born:Sept 16, 1993 in Modesto, California.
Original/Home Club:Clovis East H.S.
MAJORS (1): US Open (2020). US Amateur champion (2015). Ryder Cup player (2018, '21). Presidents Cup player (2019). Walker Cup player (2015). Multiple PGA Tour winner.
It's perhaps no surprise to discover that DeChambeau majored in physics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. His thorough and "scientific" analysis of the golf swing resulted in some "revolutionary" thinking about the mechanics of his swing ... much of which is now applied to his own game ... with very few other professionals following his lead. Clubs all cut to the same length, and all with the same lie and bounce, is one hallmark of the DeChambeau approach to golf. Another is not cocking his wrists, but keeping every swing on the same plane throughout the swing. And another is the use of super-Jumbo grips, which allows him to keep the grip in his palm rather than fingers.
All this "appliance of science", and plenty of natural ability, allowed DeChambeau to win the top prize in US men's collegiate golf in 2015 (the NCAA indvidual championship) and in the same year the coveted US Amateur Championship ... both these titles in the same year had only previously been achieved by Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Ryan Moore.
Turning professional in April 2016, DeChambeau tied for fourth place in his first ever professional event (the PGA Tour's Heritage tournament at Harbour Town) and pocketed £259,000 for his efforts. Later that year he gained his full 2017 PGA Tour card with a win on the second-tier Web.com Tour. One PGA Tour win in 2017 (John Deere Classic) was followed by three huge wins in 2018, prior to taking his place on the USA Ryder Cup team ... just over two years after turning pro!
Played as the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard (March 4-7). Second-placed Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Bryson DeChambeau (USA). [Bay Hill Club, Orlando, FL].
The US Open (120th) (Sept 17-20; postponed from June 18-21 due to world coronavirus pandemic). Second-placed Matthew Wolff (USA), playing in his first major championship, finished 6 shots behind 27-year-old Bryson DeChambeau (USA), who recorded his first major championship win. DeChambeau was the only player to finish under par. [West course, Winged Foot GC, Mamaroneck, NY].
Played as the Rocket Mortgage Classic (Jul 2-5; postponed from May 28-31 due to world coronavirus pandemic). Second-placed Matthew Wolff (USA) finished 3 shots behind Bryson DeChambeau (USA). [Detriot GC, Detroit, Mich.].
Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 24-27; European Tour event). Second-placed Matt Wallace (Eng) finished 7 shots behind 25-year-old Bryson DeChambeau (USA), who recorded his first European Tour win with a tournament record 264 (-24). [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].
Played as the Dell Technologies Championship (Aug 31-Sept 3; second of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed Justin Rose (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Bryson DeChambeau (USA), who recorded back-to-back wins in the season's first two FedEx Cup playoff events. [TPC Boston, Norton, Mass.].
Played as The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide (May 31-Jun 3). DeChambeau (USA) beat An Byeong-hun (S Kor) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-4 18th) to win his second PGA Tour title. Kyle Stanley (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].
Played as the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (Nov 1-4; PGA Tour 2018/19 season). Second-placed and defending champion Patrick Cantlay (USA) finished 1 shot behind DeChambeau (USA), who recorded his fourth win in his last 12 starts on the PGA Tour. [TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nev.].
Played as The Northern Trust (Aug 23-26; first of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed Tony Finau (USA) finished 4 shots behind DeChambeau (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win of 2018. [Ridgewood CC, Paramus, New Jersey].
Played as the John Deere Classic (July 13-16). Second-placed Patrick Rodgers (USA) finished 1 shot behind 23-year-old DeChambeau (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL].
The US Amateur Championship (115th) (Aug 17-23). Bryson DeChambeau (USA, Calif) beat Derek Bard (USA, NY) by 7 and 6 in the 36-hole final, to claim victory and the Havemeyer Trophy. DeChambeau also won the 2015 NCAA title. [North course, Olympia Fields CC, nr Chicago, IL].
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
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