• He revealed he has nicknames for all the irons in his bag
• "You can't put a student in a box," coach Mike Schy told us.
BRYSON DECHAMBEAU | THE MASTERS
Bryson DeChambeau continued to live up to his growing reputation as one of golf’s most interesting characters by revealing that he has nicknames for all of the irons in his bag.
The reigning US Amateur champion is renowned for having all of his clubs the same length (37.5 inches), lie and bounce angle – something which has never been seen before – and the self-confessed ‘golfing scientist’ gave a unique insight into the names he has for the clubs and the reasons behind it.
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• 60 degree – King – In honour of Arnold Palmer’s 1960 Masters win;
• 55 degree – Mr Ward – In honour of Harvie Ward, 1955 Masters low amateur and former US Amateur champ;
• 50 degree – Jimmy – In honour of 1950 Masters champ Jimmy Demaret;
• 46 degree – Herman Keiser – 1946 Masters champ;
• 42 degree (9-iron) – Jackie;
• 38 degree (8-iron) – The 8-ball;
• 34 degree (7-iron) – Tin Cup;
• 6-iron – Juniper – In honour of the sixth hole at Augusta;
• 5-iron – Azalea – In honour of his favourite par-5 at Augusta;
• 3-iron – Gamma – The third letter of the Greek alphabet.
Pretty wacky, huh? He said he hasn’t got round to naming his woods yet, but he’ll get to them eventually!
Bryson ‘works very hard’
DeChambeau clearly puts a lot of faith in his coach, Mike Schy, who the young American referred to as his ‘second dad’ and ‘spiritual guidance’.
And speaking to bunkered.co.uk, Schy said that DeChambeau has been preparing for The Masters – his final event as an amateur before he plays his first event as a pro at the RBC Heritage – for some time.
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“We’ve been preparing for The Masters since December and Bryson has played Augusta 11 times in the build-up to the event, while he also played a practice round with Ben Crenshaw on Sunday.
“You have to be open minded with an approach such as Bryson’s. I believe that you can never put a student in a box. You must let them discover their abilities and weaknesses. Bryson is working very hard at the moment, especially with short game.”
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