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Bryson’s big hitting scientific approach help seal his first major honours & prove doubters wrong.

The new big swinging bomb show that has swept the sport of golf in recent months had its first MAJOR validation at Winged Foot. On the eve of the tournament starting Dechambeau teased ‘Even if i hit it in the rough, I still feel like i can make birdies out there.’ Fast Forward 4 days and we have a new US Open champion who did exactly what he set out to do.

Congratulations Bryson Dechambeau. (You can win the same Driver Bryson uses here.)

Was it just bombs all week?

Most people think Bryson just bombed his way around Wing Foot, as that’s easy to assume right? However if we look closer at the stats he picked up 5.38 shots off the tee (3rd in the field). But he really took it to the next level where he backed it up with shots gained on the approach and around the green. He was 6.98 (3rd) approach and 5.43 (2nd) around the green.

So should we be reducing Bryson’s performance to just his driving distances? Absolutely not. He is the complete package and was the only player to shoot under par on Sunday while doing it.

So, whats in his bag?

Driver: Cobra King Speedzone, 5.5°, with LA Golf BAD Prototype 60 X shaft (You can win it here – dare you to go for the 7.5° – 5.5° set up)

3 wood: Cobra King Speedzone Tour 11.5°, with LA Golf BAD Prototype 70 TX shaft

5 wood: Cobra King Speedzone Tour 13.5°, with LA Golf BAD Prototype 80 TX shaft

Irons (4-5): Cobra King Speedzone One Length with LA Golf Shafts B.A.D Prototype Rebar shafts

Irons (6-PW): Cobra King Forged Tour One Length 37.5″, with LA Golf Shafts B.A.D Prototype Rebar shafts

Wedges: Artisan Prototype (47, 52, 58 degrees) with LA Golf Shafts B.A.D Prototype Rebar shafts

Putter: Sik blade prototype

Ball: Bridgestone Tour BX

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Better 3 months late than never. It’s Us Open week. EEEk!

The wait is finally over as the 120th US Open gets underway this week. Played across four days between 17-20 September, the tournament was originally scheduled for 18–21 June at Winged Foot Golf Club in New York. However, it was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but now we’re all set to go, and we cannot wait.

We’re hoping that Winged Foot provides us with a classic US Open and the fans are treated to seeing the players facing a stern test. In recent tournaments the have had things their own way, but perhaps not here where it is expected to be a real a challenge. Who doesn’t love seeing the pros get punished every now and then?

Winged Foot has undergone a full redesign in recent years but the renowned greens at the venue are sure to remain a big talking point. The pros will have to show pinpoint accuracy to combat the sloping greens and expected firm conditions, which is going to be a real leveller. Big hitting, which has really started to dominate the sport, is going to be important again, but this US Open will need finesse too.  

So who is in with a shot?

An in-form Dustin Johnson is the justifiable favourite going into the competition. The World Number One also thrives in a tough US Open and it’s hard not to see him being in the picture come the end of the tournament.

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Jon Rahm has a big chance too. He is in great nick and has won at two of the toughest tour courses already this year. The Spaniard won the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village, and the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields. He looks a good chance at a nice price.  

Despite a relatively short career, Xander Schauffele has become somewhat of a major specialist without actually winning one. Having said that he has finished in the top 10 5 times out of his 11 starts. Impressive. Schauffele ranks 6th in strokes gained from the tee, and this could come in very handy this week around Winged Foot.

In fact, the USA supply most of the other dangers, namely Justin Thomas, Webb Simpson, and Colin Morikawa. Whilst Rory McIlroy is still trying to end his major drought.  

Elsewhere, Adam Scott could well take the title back to Australia. Scott has a win to his name this season and can boast three top ten finishes in his last six US Open tournaments. A light schedule might also be in his favour having played just three times since the sport was able to restart.

It’s going to be another fascinating competition. The firm, sloping greens could wreak havoc and give the best players in the world some real headaches. We’re expecting an open tournament and some brilliant putting – it’ll be needed to clinch the title.

The best thing to do is sit back, tune in and enjoy every dramatic twist.  

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FedEx Cup 2020 – Who is going to take home the $15m prize?

We’re all set for the final event of a truncated 2019/20 PGA Tour season as Golf’s elite gather for the thrilling FedEx Cup decider. The tournament gets underway TOMORROW at the 7,346-yard, Par 70, East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia.

The prize? Firstly, just a cool $15m dollars. In addition to all the plaudits.

The Tour Championship now consists of three events, played over three weeks. The top-125 players in the world standings played in the Northern Trust tournament two weeks ago, with the top 70 from that competition progressing to the BMW Championship. There, they were whittled down to the top 30 players, who will compete in the FedEx Cup playoff decider this weekend.  

Since 2019 the final event has been changed to a handicap competition, teeing up a thrilling finish to Fed Ex Cup. This year, Dustin Johnson, who sits at number one in the FedEx Cup standings, will begin the event on -10. After that, Jon Rahm, second in the standings, beginning on -8. Oooosh are we in for a weekend.

Justin Thomas starts on -7, Webb Simpson -6, and Collin Morikawa -5. After that, those players ranked sixth to 10th will begin the FedEx Cup on -4, with 11th to 15th starting on -3. Those ranked 16th to 20th begin on -2, and 21st to 25th beginning on -1. The remaining five players starting on level-par.

Some critics think the handicap system makes it unfair, especially to those starting 10 shots off the lead before even striking a ball. However others believe it makes the event even more interesting.

What do we think? We love the format for two reasons. Firstly, If you’re 10 shots of the pace, then you haven’t been good enough. Secondly, it sets up for a blockbuster weekend of golf.

DJ who begins with a two-stroke lead, is the short-priced favourite to win the FedEx Cup, but the American found himself in a similar position last year, only to finish in a tie for third. GASP.

Jon Rahm came from behind to win the BMW Championship last week, therefore will be in the mix. However, the main threat could come from off the pace, as Rory McIlroy showed last year. The Northern Irishman started the event in fifth place, five shots off the lead, but an excellent four days saw him finish -18 to win his second FedEx Cup with a four-shot advantage over Xander Schauffele.

So, a quick start, from the likes of Bryson DeChambeau or Harris English, coupled with a slow start from the leaders, will pile the pressure on and a fascinating few days will follow. Above all, it should be a great finale to what has been a difficult year for Golf, and we for one have the beers cooling in the fridge.  

Previous FedEx Cup Winners

2007 – Tiger Woods
2008 – Vijay Singh
2009 – Tiger Woods
2010 – Jim Furyk
2011 – Bill Haas
2012 – Brandt Snedeker
2013 – Henrik Stenson
2014 – Billy Horschel
2015 – Jordan Spieth
2016 – Rory McIlroy
2017 – Justin Thomas
2018 – Justin Rose
2019 – Rory McIlroy