The past few weeks have been a whirlwind for the 22 year old from Texas. Just last week, Bryson DeChambeau finished T-21st at The Masters and won the award for low amateur. Earlier this week, Bryson Dechambeau announced he would be turning professional and would be playing at the RBC Heritage Classic in Hilton Head, SC. This past Tuesday, it was announced that he signed with Cobra/Puma for his equipment and apparel sponsors. He started out Thursday in first professional round and fired a one under par, 70. He followed that up with a 69 on Friday and found himself only three shots back of the lead. A one over par 72 on Saturday held Bryson back a bit and a final round of 68 moved him up into the top 5. All in all, it was a successful debut for DeChambeau who will begin a string of starts while trying to gain membership and full time status on Tour. As of now, it looks like DeChambeau will need to earn about $750,000 to earn full time membership for the PGA Tour in 2017. This finish in Hilton Head earned him roughly $244,000, a good start in earning his PGA Tour card.
I think that Bryson Dechambeau is going to a be one heck of a player. He has a great swing, a great attitude and is really smart. He has a physics degree from SMU and he loves golf and its history. He named each of his irons names of iconic players at The Masters and he wears the old school hat for each tournament round. All his irons are the same length so he can have a repeatable and consistent swing. Each iron is specially weighted to compensate for such. He hits the ball a long way and is very accurate with his irons. The thing I like most about Bryson though is he knows how to win. In 2015, Bryson not only won the NCAA individual championship but also the U.S. Amateur Championship. His uniqueness, talent and personality make him truly special. He has the potential to be one of the most popular players on Tour, a Rickie Fowler type.
Don’t be surprised to see his name on the leaderboard in the coming weeks, especially in his home state of Texas. He has the game and the attitude, it will only be a matter of time before he wins.