KORN FERRY TOUR FINALS
Winner's bag: Bryson DeChambeau, DAP Championship
September 11, 2016
By Adam Stanley, PGATOUR.COM
- Bryson DeChambeau was dialed-in with his Cobra King wedges in his victory at historic Canterbury GC. (Kevin Prise/PGA TOUR)
The clubs Bryson DeChambeau uses have always been a hot topic of conversation in the world of golf.
His irons are all the same length as a standard 7-iron, and his single-plane swing has been noteworthy since DeChambeau began to have some success on golf’s biggest stages as a youngster.
And now, those clubs – and that swing – have taken its user to the winner’s circle on the Web.com Tour, as DeChambeau captured the DAP Championship in a playoff over Andres Gonzales, Nicholas Lindheim and Julian Etulain at Canterbury Golf Club just outside Cleveland, Ohio.
DeChambeau got a new driver this week – his previous one broke last week – and it clearly benefited him. He hit 16 fairways Sunday, counting the two playoff holes. He admitted Sunday that he could “go play again tomorrow” as he still had a lot of energy. Conserving that energy was part of some advice he received from Phil Mickelson earlier in the year about how to approach a tournament.
“The strategy is the strategy. Once I become comfortable with a golf course, that’s all I need. I learned I don’t need to be there Sunday before the tournament and play three or four practice rounds. That’s one thing I learned from Phil,” DeChambeau said.
Bryson DeChambeau wins in playoff at DAP Championship
The DAP Championship winner is off to the PGA TOUR next season, and his clubs will be coming with him to golf’s biggest stage. Clubs he had a hand in designing.
“To be this involved in the process, it’s what I’ve always dreamed of,” DeChambeau told PGA TOUR Digital at the RBC Canadian Open earlier this year of his role in the iron design process.
Although DeChambeau may not have the most orthodox swing or club makeup, the fact of the matter is the 22-year-old (he turns 23 on September 16) is a Web.com Tour champion.
And here are the clubs he used to capture his first Web.com Tour victory.
Driver: Cobra King LTD Pro, 8 degrees
3-wood: Cobra King LTD, 12.2 degrees
Driving Iron: Cobra King Utility, 18.5 degrees
4-iron: Cobra King Forged One Length (bent to a 3-iron)
5-PW: Cobra King Forged One-Length
Wedges: Cobra King; 50-degree, 55-degree, 60-degree
Putter: Edel, ‘The Brick’
Note: Each of Bryson DeChambeau’s irons (from 4-iron to lob wedge) is the same length as a standard 7-iron