Bryson Dechambeau and his use of statistics
Bryson Dechambeau wins the PGA Tour’s memorial Tournament hosted by Jack Nicklaus.
25 Year old Bryson Dechambeau, who began the final round with a one-shot lead, bogeyed the par-4 18th to force a three-man playoff with Kyle Stanley and Byeong Hun An at 15 under. Stanley fell out on the first playoff hole with a bogey, and then DeChambeau birdied the second for victory.
On top of the prestigious title and $1.6 million purse, his second PGA Tour win in less than a year continued Bryson Dechambeau's rapid ascent up the Official World Golf Rankings vaulting him 16 spots to a career best 22nd in the World. ‘I can't even describe it right now. To be able to win Jack Nicklaus' event is such an honor. He's the greatest to ever play. I'm speechless" an emotional Dechambeau said after the round
Recently playing with the type of consistency we hadn’t yet seen from the young American, the Memorial is Dechambeau’s sixth top 10 of the season and just the 62nd event of his PGA Tour career. His other win came in the 2017 John Deere Classic. The win not only puts him in the top 25 but with The Ryder Cup in Paris less than 4 months away the chatter has already started. Noted for his unorthodox approach and forward thinking, when asked about his incorporation of new technologies like the RoboGolfPro precision training system Dechambeau said ‘RoboGolfPro has been essential to my success’.
Bryson is known to be analytical by nature. We read in a recent publication that Bryson often plays practice rounds with FlightScope technicians who measure and analyze each full swing. He has suggested he wants to nail down exactly how the wind on each hole might affect his shots during tournament play, and the technicians offer him a wide array of information that ranged from ball speed and carry distance to spin rate and vertical attack angles. Bryson also has a unique putting system, which is called Vector Putting which factors percentage of slope, the length of the putt, and green speed. You can often here him say things like, "four percent, 61, 32."
While there is much to celebrate as the Memorial is not quite a major, a WGC or a playoff, but it's about as big a win as you can notch otherwise. DeChambeau took down a loaded top 10 that included Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson this week and held off several other names, including Tiger Woods. This is a huge moment in his young career, and DeChambeau did it about as dramatically as possible giving him all kinds of momentum just two weeks ahead of The US Open. Learn more about RoboGolf Pro at Fairweather Golf here