Ever since Bryson DeChambeau made his mark on the golf landscape in 2015 with his U.S. Amateur and NCAA titles, he has been one of the most intriguing figures in golf.
Though he had struggled earlier this season, a final-round 65 capped by a birdie on the 72nd hole of the John Deere Classic gave the enigmatic 24-year-old his first PGA Tour victory.
What makes DeChambeau so interesting? Several things, actually. Let us count the ways.
Bryson developed his first set of single-length irons at 17
He and his long-time coach, Mike Schy, ground down a bunch of shaft flexes and clubs to build his first set of irons. This year, Cobra, which signed DeChambeau to an endorsement deal after he turned pro following the 2016 Masters, released a consumer product, Cobra King One-Length irons, along with Bryson’s input.
It’s not just the length of each iron shaft. Bryson’s clubs
Which are 37½ inches long, the length of a standard 6-iron, are set at 72-degree lie angles that are 10 degrees more upright than standard. To achieve a consistent swing weight, all the heads weigh 278 grams.
The Hogan cap also dates back to his teenage days
DeChambeau says he saw the cap in a pro shop when he was 13 years old and decided to pick one up, and it has become his signature look ever since.
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