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Bryson DeChambeau Player Profile And What's In The Bag

By: | Mon 17 Jun 2024

Oh Rory! Just when it seemed that he was about to end his near-10-year major drought, Rory McIlroy handed the US Open on a plate to Bryson DeChambeau.

Having gone all season without missing a putt of three feet or less, the Northern Irishman contrived to do so twice at the death, allowing his American rival to win by a shot after producing a wonderful bunker shot at the 72nd hole.

In the years since McIlroy won the 2014 US PGA there have been many near-misses but none will hurt as much as this one.

He had overcome a three-shot overnight deficit to the American to lead by two strokes with five to play but missed tiddlers at the 16th and 18th.

DeChambeau, meanwhile, clinched his second major with a four-foot putt that was set up by a brilliant escape from a greenside bunker that he described as "the shot of my life".

"That was huge, to get up and down and win this prestigious championship - that will be the highlight of my life," added DeChambeau, who also won the title in 2020.

It is the fourth time McIlroy has finished second at a major since winning his fourth at the US PGA Championship in 2014. 

It was a thrilling denouement to a gruelling test over four days at Pinehurst. 

The first 14 holes of the final round belonged to McIlroy as he overhauled third-round leader DeChambeau thanks to some superb long-range birdie putts.

However, McIlroy's touch on the greens completely deserted him down the stretch as he missed from inside three feet on 16 then four feet on 18 to present DeChambeau, in the group behind, with the opportunity to seal victory.

"Rory is one of the best to ever play," said DeChambeau. "Being able to fight against a great like that is pretty special. For him to miss that putt [on 18], I'd never wish it on anybody. Luckily, things went my way."

The champion's own journey down the 18th was not without trouble, as he found a waste area off the tee then the bunker short of the green with his approach.

However, the 30-year-old continued the superb scrambling that had kept him in with a chance during a poor day of ball-striking by splashing out and holing a putt of a similar length McIlroy had missed moments earlier. 

As the popular American celebrated wildly amid raucous scenes around the 18th green, a dejected McIlroy watched on from the scoring room before quickly departing without talking to the media.

Player Profile

DeChambeau was born in Modesto, California on September 16, 1993, and has a unique approach to the sport. All his irons are the same length, his grips are extra-thick and he spent months putting on muscle in search of extra distance from the tee. He is known as The Scientist.

He enjoyed a fantastic amateur career and turned professional in 2016, finishing fourth at the RBC Heritage on his his pro debut. He earned his tour card through the Web.com Tour finals. In July 2017 he won the John Deere Classic on his 40th start on the PGA Tour. In June 2018 he won The Memorial and two months later he added the Northern Trust title and then added the Dell Technologies Championship the following week. In November 2018 he won the Shriners and climbed to fifth in the world rankings. During the winter of 2019 he added 20lb of muscle, changing his body shape as he went in search of distance.

In 2020 he won the Rocket Mortgage and the US Open and the following year saw him add the Arnold Palmer Invitational to his collection.

He was forced to withdraw from the 2020 Olympic Games after contracting Covid.

In 2021 he was involved in a season-long spat with fellow professional Brooks Koepka.

In February 2022 he ended months of speculation by announcing that he was joining LIV Golf.

He started the 2024 Masters in 210th place in the world rankings but finished in a tie for sixth and rose to 110th. He then finished second at the US PGA, which saw him climb to 35th. He is now 10th in the OWGR.

The US Open was his 147th PGA Tour start. He has made 105 cuts and won nine times, with six runner-up finishes.

Last 10 Major Championship Results

The 2024 US Open - 1st

The 2024 PGA Championship - 2nd

The 2024 Masters - T6th

The 2023 Open Championship - T60th

The 2023 US Open - T20th

The 2023 PGA Championship - T4th

The 2023 Masters - CUT

The 2022 Open Championship - T8th

The 2022 US Open - T56th

The 2022 Masters - CUT

Key Stats

Driving Distance - 320.9 Yards

Driving Accuracy - 52.08%

Greens in Regulation - 72.45%

Sand Saves - 30%

Putts Per Round - 28.62

Scoring Average - 69.4

What's In Bryson DeChambeau's Golf Bag?

Driver: Krank Formula Fire Pro (6 Degrees), With LA Golf Bryson Series Shaft

Fairway Woods: Krank Formula Fire (10, 13 Degrees), With LA Golf Bryson Series Shafts

Irons: Avoda Prototype (5-PW), With LA Golf Bryson Series Shafts

Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 (45, 50, 56 & 60 Degrees), With LA Golf Bryson Series Shafts

Putter: SIK Pro C-Series Armlock

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Left Dash

Grips: JumboMax UltraLight XL (Full Swing) / JumboMax JumboFlat 17 (Putter)

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