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Bryson DeChambeau biography: 13 things about golfer born in Modesto, California


Bryson James Aldrich DeChambeau is a professional golfer currently based in Dallas, Texas, United States. He was born in Modesto, California, USA to John Howard Aldrich DeChambeau and Janet Louise Druffel.

A painting of golfer Ben Hogan is hanging up in the house of Bryson’s parents in Clovis, California. Among Bryson’s golf coaches are Mike Schy and Chris Como.


While in high school, Bryson borrowed a 180-page physics textbook from the library and rewrote everything from it into a three-ring binder. He told Golf Digest, “My parents could have bought one for me but they had done so much for me in golf that I didn’t want to bother them in asking for a $200 book.”

Nicknamed The Scientist, Bryson has mastered stippling, the creation of a pattern simulating varying degrees of solidity or shading by using small dots. He is trained by biomechanics specialist Greg Roskopf.

Bryson is 6’1″ tall. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. In 1999, he already had an understanding of algebra. In 2000, he moved from Modesto to Clovis and attended Clovis East High School.
  2. In 2008, Schy gave him a copy of Homer Kelley‘s book “The Golfing Machine,” which breaks down the motions of the golf swing into a series of equations and formulas.
  3. In 2010, he won the California State Junior Championship.
  4. In 2012, he accepted a scholarship to Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where he majored in physics.
  5. In June 2015, he became the first Southern Methodist University student to win the National Collegiate Athletic Association individual championship. In August 2015, he won the U.S. Amateur title.
  6. In 2016, he made his professional golf debut and signed a long-term agreement with Cobra-Puma Golf. On September 11, 2016, he became the inaugural winner of the DAP Championship, which was held at the Canterbury Golf Club in the Cleveland suburb of Beachwood, Ohio, USA.
  7. On July 16, 2017, he won the John Deere Classic in Illinois, USA, which was his first PGA Tour victory.
  8. He won the Memorial Tournament on June 3, 2018, The Northern Trust on August 26, 2018, the Dell Technologies Championship on September 3, 2018 and the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on November 4, 2018.
  9. On January 27, 2019, he won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in the United Arab Emirates.
  10. In April 2020, he tied for 34th at the 2020 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, USA. On July 5, 2020, he won the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Michigan, USA. In August 2020, he tied for fourth at the 2020 PGA Championship. On September 20, 2020, he won the 2020 U.S. Open in Mamaroneck, Westchester County, New York.
  11. In 2021, he tied for 26th in the U.S. Open, tied for 33rd in The Open Championship, tied for 38th in the PGA Championship and tied for 46th in the Masters Tournament.
  12. In 2022, he tied for eighth in The Open Championship and tied for 56th in the U.S. Open.
  13. He was 29 years old when he tied for fourth at the 2023 PGA Championship, which was held in Pittsford, Monroe County, New York from May 18-21, 2023.

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