BRYSON DECHAM­BEAU

Golf Australia - - 19TH HOLE -

DECHAM­BEAU’S HIGH­LIGHTS:

• DeCham­beau claimed The North­ern Trust and the Dell Tech­nolo­gies Cham­pi­onship in back-to-back weeks to start the FedExCup Play­offs. He be­came the first player to win the open­ing two play­off events since Vi­jay Singh achieved the feat in 2008.

• The Amer­i­can be­gan the year as No.94 on the World Rank­ings and his con­sec­u­tive wins el­e­vated him to a ca­reer high No.7.

• Hav­ing fin­ished ninth in the fi­nal Ry­der Cup stand­ings, miss­ing an au­to­matic se­lec­tion by one place, DeCham­beau’s burst of dom­i­nant play earned him one of Jim Furyk’s cap­tain’s picks along­side Phil Mick­el­son and reg­u­lar prac­tice round part­ner Tiger Woods.

• With the first of his play­off wins, the then 24-year-old joined one of the most ex­clu­sive clubs in golf. DeCham­beau be­came just the fourth player to have won an NCAA Cham­pi­onship, U.S. Ama­teur and at least three PGA Tour events be­fore their 25th birth­day. The other play­ers on that list are Jack Nick­laus, Tiger Woods and Phil Mick­el­son. • The for­mer South­ern Methodist Univer­sity stand­out’s third win of the sea­son took him past US$10mil­lion in PGA Tour ca­reer earn­ings – US$7,809,009 of that booty has come this sea­son alone.

• DeCham­beau be­comes just the fourth player to win three times on the PGA Tour this sea­son, join­ing ma­jor cham­pi­ons and fel­low US Ry­der Cup team mem­bers Dustin John­son, Bubba Watson and Justin Thomas.

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