25 Things You Didn’t Know About Bryson DeChambeau

Get to know the eight-time PGA Tour winner and LIV Golf player a little better

Bryson DeChambeau of Crushers GC reacts to his birdie on the 15th green during Day Three of the LIV Golf Invitational - Miami at Trump National Doral Miami on October 22, 2023 in Doral, Florida.
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Bryson DeChambeau is an eight-time winner on the PGA Tour, including his first Major title at the US Open in 2020. He is known as one of the longest hitters in the sport, averaging over 323 yards in his last full season on the PGA Tour in 2021. He joined LIV Golf in 2022 and is the captain of the Crushers GC team.

Get to know DeChambeau better with these facts...

Bryson DeChambeau facts:

1. Bryson DeChambeau was born on 16 September 1993 in Modesto, California.

2. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

3. He attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas and studied physics.

4. His middle names are James and Aldrich.

5. He is known as the 'Golfing Scientist' and 'Mad Scientist' due to his unique approach to the game.

6. All of his irons and wedges are 37.5 inches long, the same length a seven iron, and they all have the same lie and bounce angles. This is to help him with his one-plane swing.

7. He is only the third man in history to win an NCAA Division 1 title, the US Amateur Championship and the US Open after Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.

Bryson dechambeau with the US open trophy

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8. He is reportedly dating Lilia Schneider, a college golfer at Indianapolis' Marian University. The couple’s relationship became apparent when they were pictured together at LIV Golf's Chicago event in 2023.

9. Bryson was previously signed with Cobra Golf but split with the company in 2022. He also split with his ball sponsor Bridgestone in 2023. He now uses a mixed bag including a Krank driver, Ping irons and wedges, a SIK putter and a Titleist ball.

10. He uses JumboMax golf grips on his clubs, which are the largest on the market. They help him hold the club in his palms.

11. Cites his interests as physics, family, faith, fishing and cars.

12. He was low amateur at the 2016 Masters, finishing T21st.

Bryson DeChambeau receives the low amateur trophy at the 2016 Masters

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13. He won the 2010 California State Junior Championship aged 16.

14. As an amateur he would float his golf balls in water and epsom salts to check that the center of gravity is perfectly in the middle.

15. He is captain of the Crushers team in LIV Golf, which also features Anirban Lahiri, Charles Howell III and Paul Casey.

16. He has won over $34 million across his career, according to Sportrac. He has eight PGA Tour victories, including the US Open. He has also won twice on LIV Golf.

17. He became the first man to average over 350 yards and win on the PGA Tour at the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic.

18. Also at the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic, he became the first PGA Tour winner to lead the field in SG: Off The Tee and SG: Putting.

19. At the 2014 World Amateur Team Championships in Karuizawa, Japan, he shot a course record 10-under par 61 to help the USA win.

20. He occasionally streams on gaming site Twitch under the username 'thebadone23'. He chats to fans, shows off his swing and plays Fortnite. He also has a YouTube channel where he gives a behind-the-scenes look at his life as a pro, what's in his bag and plays challenge matches against other pros and influencers.

21. He once said he consumes around 3,500 calories per day including up to seven protein shakes.

22. He won his first Major title at the 2020 US Open, which was postponed three months due to the Covid-19 pandemic and was played without spectators. He turned a two-stroke deficit into a six-shot victory over runner-up Matthew Wolff.

23. Amid speculation in February 2022 that DeChambeau would be joining LIV Golf, he released a statement committing to the PGA Tour. Four months later, it was confirmed that he had joined LIV Golf, with his deal reportedly worth $125 million.

24. After several changes across his career, DeChambeau’s caddie is currently Greg Bodine, who has previously carried the bag for Tony Finau.

25. DeChambeau won his first tournament on LIV Golf in August 2023, which included a new tour record 58 in his third and final round. The round also tied the record for lowest ever round in an elite-level men’s pro event.

How far does Bryson DeChambeau hit the ball?

DeChambeau is one of the longest hitters in the history of the sport. During his last full season on the PGA Tour in 2021, he was first in driving distance with an average of 323.7 yards. He averaged 316.8 yards with his driver in the 2023 LIV Golf season.

Bryson DeChambeau career earnings

DeChambeau has won over $34 million across his career. He has eight PGA Tour victories, including the US Open, and two wins on LIV Golf. 

How much did LIV Golf pay Bryson DeChambeau?

DeChambeau signed a deal reportedly worth around $125 million when he joined LIV Golf in 2022. 

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Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a single-figure handicap. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Cobra LTDxLS (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Ping G430 Max (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 3/Cuater The Ringer
(For off the course he goes for Nike Jordan 1 Low G shoes as well)

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