June 03, 2018
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
Bryson DeChambeau's interview after Round 4 of the Memorial
Bryson DeChambeau hit only 5 of 14 fairways during the final round but still found a way to win the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide for his second PGA TOUR title.
DeChambeau leaned on a strong short game down the stretch, using his Cobra King wedge to get up-and-down from just off the green on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to keep his tournament hopes alive.
Unlike a traditional set that gets progressively shorter in length, DeChambeau's lob wedge remains a consistent 37.5 inches (6-iron length) from the 4-iron through the 60-degree wedge. According to DeChambeau, the set allows him to create a repeatable single plane motion with every club.
His third go-around on the 18th hole produced a birdie when DeChambeau's 169-yard approach shot landed 11 feet, 10 inches from the hole, setting up the winning birdie putt that was converted with a SIK C-Series blade.
The putter features SIK's Descending Loft Technology design on the face. According to the manufacturer, "each plane descends in loft by one-degree thereby neutralizing every golfers’ inability to achieve a consistent shaft angle at impact." The end result is a putter that optimizes launch for a more consistent roll.
DeChambeau outfitted the flat stick with a Matrix U11-PO prototype graphite shaft and 17-inch SuperStroke Flatso 17 (100 grams) that's preferred by players who rest the grip against their forearm during the stroke.
"It's stiff as a board," DeChambeau told PGATOUR.COM of the graphite putter shaft. "It's the most consistent producing deflection out there. If you change your rhythm it doesn't deflect differently. That's the important thing."
Here's a look at DeChambeau's entire equipment setup.
Driver: Cobra King LTD Pro (Project X HZRDUS T1100 75X shaft), 8.5 degrees
3-wood: Cobra King LTD 3/4 (Project X HZRDUS Black 85X shaft), 14.5 degrees
5-wood: Cobra King F8+ Baffler (Project X HZRDUS Black 85X shaft), 17.5 degrees
Utility irons: Cobra King One Length Utility (4-5; True Temper X7 shafts)
Irons: Cobra Cobra King Forged One Length (6-PW; True Temper X7 shafts)
Wedges: Cobra King V Grind (50 degrees; True Temper X7 shaft), Cobra King WideLow Grind (55 and 60 degrees; True Temper X7 shafts)
Putter: SIK C-Series
Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X