April 12, 2016
Bryson DeChambeau: From Masters to Pro Debut
What a way to end an amateur career.
Following Sunday’s final round of the Masters, Clovis resident and NCGA member Bryson DeChambeau received the Silver Cup as the low amateur at Augusta National. Other amateur crowns within the last year include an NCAA title and a victory at the U.S. Amateur Championship.
“Words cannot describe what I have done,” DeChambeau said. “All I can say is that I’m extremely honored. It’s a lot of hard work and accumulation from everyone on this team. It’s not just me. It’s everybody that’s working with me to make me who I am today. Certainly without my family and my friends and my wise council, there’s no way I could be here right now.”
Just five years ago, DeChambeau was the Boys’ Player of the Year on the Junior Tour of Northern California. This week, he’s make his professional debut at the RBC Heritage.
Is he ready to make the big leap?
“I’ve had six or seven months to prepare to be professional,” said DeChambeau, who at one point during the second round was only a shot out of holding the Masters lead. “I’ve played in numerous professional events and traveled across the world trying to gain experience and to end it here at the Masters is special, so yes.”
Still, DeChambeau understands he has a lot more to learn.
“There were a few things that I need to do a little better to take care of on my end,” DeChambeau said. “I’ve just got to keep placing myself there. This happens at every level for me. It happened at junior, amateur golf, collegiate golf. And it’s just going to keep getting to better and better levels.”