Bryson DeChambeau made his major break through on Sunday at famed Winged Foot. Take an in-depth look at the equipment he used to beat his nearest competitor, Matthew Wolff, by six at the US Open.
WINNING SCORE: 6 under, 274.
DRIVER: Cobra King SpeedZone with 7.5˚ loft (at 5.5˚), fitted with LA Golf BAD Prototype 60 TX shaft.
3-WOOD: Cobra King SZ Tour with 14.5˚ loft (at 11.5˚), with LA Golf BAD Prototype 70 TX shaft.
3-WOOD: Cobra King SZ Tour with 14.5˚ loft (at 13.5˚), with LA Golf BAD Prototype 80 TX shaft.
IRONS: Cobra King SZ One Length (4- & 5-iron) and Cobra King Forged Tour One Length (6-iron to pitching wedge), with LA Golf Rebar Proto shafts (all at 37.5 inches).
WEDGES: Artisan Prototype (50˚, 55˚ & 60˚), with LA Golf Rebar Proto shafts (all at 37.5 inches).
PUTTER: SIK Prototype.
BALL: Bridgestone Tour B X.
- Starting the day two shots back of playing partner Matthew Wolff, DeChambeau clinched his maiden major in style. The American relied on his power off the tee, his relatively inaccurate driving, a rarity for a US Open champion. DeChambeau averaged 325 yards off the tee for the week, while only hitting 41 percent of fairways, his search to hit the ball even longer not complete with a US Open title, with experimentation with a 48 inch driver to come in the next week. DeChambeau’s current driver measures 45.5” and carries a true loft of just 5.5˚.
- The seven-time PGA Tour winner has made drastic changes to his setup following his much discussed body transformation. The 27-year-old carrying two 3-woods with varied lofts and shaft lengths to appropriately fill his distance gaps, while he has also switched to extremely stiff graphite shafts in his trademark single length irons. DeChambeau’s unique irons perhaps giving him an advantage from the rough this week, with higher clubhead speeds possible with his short irons and wedges that are longer than standard.
- Although his power was of significant assistance this week, DeChambeau had his best day with the putter on Sunday, the only player to finish under par for the week continuing to employ an Armlock method of putting that helped him join Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only winners of the NCAA Individual title, the US Amateur and US Open.
DeChambeau’s victory with a Bridgestone Tour B X golf ball means that the last four men’s majors have been won with four different brands of golf balls.
QUOTE: “I'm not going to stop. Next week I'm going to be trying a 48-inch driver. We're going to be messing with some head designs and do some amazing with things with Cobra to make it feasible to hit these drives maybe 360, 370, maybe even farther. I don't know.” – Bryson DeChambeau.