DeCham­beau has his own unique ap­proach to the game.

Golf World (UK) - - TYRRELL HATTON -

In 2015, DeCham­beau won the NCAA Cham­pi­onship and the US Ama­teur – the fifth to win both ti­tles in the same year, join­ing Jack Nick­laus (1961), Phil Mick­el­son (1990), Tiger Woods (1996), and Ryan Moore (2004).

DeCham­beau de­vel­oped his sin­gle-plane golf swing af­ter read­ing Homer Kel­ley’s fa­mous 1979 in­struc­tional book The Golf­ing Ma­chine. The book was given to him to read by his long-time coach Mike Schy.

DeCham­beau can sign his name back­wards with his op­po­site hand. He has signed au­to­graphs like that for fans since win­ning the 2015 US Ama­teur.

DeCham­beau de­vel­oped his first set of sin­gle-length irons when he was 17. Each iron and wedge is ex­actly the same length – 37.5 inches – and has the same lie an­gle of 72˚. To achieve a con­sis­tent swing weight, each head weighs 278g. Only the lofts are dif­fer­ent.

In the pur­suit of ex­treme ef­fi­ciency, he keeps the club on the same plane through­out his swing with each club in the bag and does not al­low his wrists to ro­tate at all.

He waited to in­tro­duce his sidesad­dle putting style be­cause he had al­ready re­ceived ex­ten­sive crit­i­cism of his sin­gle-length iron con­cept.

He has a unique way of read­ing greens, called ‘Vec­tor Putting’. He got the idea from a book, Vec­tor Putting, by H.A. Tem­ple­ton

He has worn the Ben Ho­gan-style cap since he was 13 years old.

In his first ap­pear­ance at the Masters in 2016, DeCham­beau fin­ished as the low ama­teur.

He made six con­sec­u­tive birdies over the clos­ing holes of the 2017 John Deere Clas­sic to beat Patrick Rodgers by one stroke. The vic­tory got him into the Open at Royal Birk­dale.

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