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By : BGA Proshop
Bryson DeChambeau came on the scene with his unique style of play. Not only was his swing distinctive but he uses a set of irons which are all the same length as his 6 iron.
DeChambeau was one of the best amateurs in the world before he decided to turn professional. The reason for playing one length in his irons, help promote consistency. By having one length you don’t have various setups, motions and ball positions which means having a single length you can have one swing. It all makes sense in theory but hard to put into practice.
DeChambeau put all the doubters behind him yesterday when he won his second PGA Tour tournament by winning the Memorial in a three-man playoff. All this at the age of 24 which is really impressive and a validator that he belongs. DeChambeau held off two young guns on the PGA Tour, Byeong Hun An a former amateur champion and Kyle Stanley who was the best college golfer in 2009, with a birdie on the third playoff hole.
"I can't believe I did it," DeChambeau said after the round.
Tiger Woods played the weekend but faded when it counted. He had a chance to show the world that he was back but once again his putting let him down. He started Sunday 5 strokes back but pulled within three shots early then missed a 3-foot par putt on hole 10 which derailed his round. He finished with a 72 in a six-way tie for 23rd.
"If I just putt normally, I probably would be right there with those guys and up there in the last couple of groups," Wood said. "If I just keep building on this, with how I'm hitting it right now, I'm in good shape for two weeks from now."
All eyes now turn to the U.S Open at Shinnecock Hills this week.