18 things you ought to know about Bryson DeChambeau

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1. He's a self-confessed 'golfing scientist' and has a major in physics from Southern Methodist University.


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2. He has a fascination with the cult instruction book - The Golfing Machine


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3. All of his irons and wedges are the same length (37.5 inches), lie and bounce angle - something which has never been seen before - and are made by Edel Golf


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4. He tests his golf balls in Epsom salts


2015 Australian Masters - Day 2

5. He's only the fifth golfer in history to win the NCAA and US Amateur titles in the same year (after Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Ryan Moore)...


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6. ...but he isn't able to defend his NCAA title this year after SMU were banned for 'recruiting violations and unethical conduct'


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7. So, it looks as though he's likely going to turn pro after the Masters


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8. In his spare time, he likes to do some tightrope walking...



Slacklining at the Plantation. Another quirky thing I love to do. #ponyup #anotherlevel #slackline

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9. ...and hang out with Mark Wahlberg...



Always great to see my friend Mark. He is such an inspiration and his story proves anything is possible. #ZeroShiftMeetsTed

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10. The 'legend' Justin Timberlake is another of his famous friends





11. He can sign his name backwards with his left hand



 

12. Jordan Spieth is only 50 days older than him


Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship - Day One

13. His father, Jon, was one of Northern California's top amateur golfers


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14. He made the cut on his PGA Tour debut at the FedEx St Jude Classic, finishing T45...


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15. ...but didn't make it to the weekend on his major championship debut at the US Open a week later


U.S. Open - Round One

16. He was the USA's only unbeaten player during last year's Walker Cup at Royal Lytham & St Annes


2015 Walker Cup - Day Two

17. He finished runner-up at the Australian Masters in November


2015 Australian Masters - Day 4

18. And he's already gained the utmost respect from the pros



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