Bryson DeChambeau's golf clubs possess Masters-themed nicknames

Bryson DeChambeau's golf clubs possess Masters-themed nicknames

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Bryson DeChambeau's golf clubs possess Masters-themed nicknames

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Think Bryson DeChambeau doesn’t know his Masters history? Think again.

DeChambeau, who is making his final start as an amateur this week at Augusta National, is well versed in much of the tournament’s storied past.

One example: the nicknames of his golf clubs.

Yes, DeChambeau’s irons and wedges are unique – equal-length shafts, clubs listed by degrees of loft, oversized grips, etc. – but each club has a name, and most of them are Masters-themed.

Let’s start with his wedges. DeChambeau’s 60-degree wedge is named “King,” after Arnold Palmer’s victory at the 1960 Masters. He calls his 55-degree wedge “Mr. Ward” after Harvey Ward, who was low amateur at the 1955 Masters. His 50-degree wedge goes by “Jimmy” in reference to Jimmy Demaret’s 1950 Masters triumph and his 46-degree club is named “Herman” after 1946 Masters champ Herman Keiser.

Now to the irons. His 6-iron is called “Juniper” after Augusta’s sixth hole and his 5-iron is named after his favorite par 5 at Augusta, “Azalea.”

Not all of DeChambeau’s clubs, though, are inspired by the Masters.

His 42-degree club (9-iron) goes by “Jackie,” after Jackie Robinson, who wore No. 42. His 8-iron is “8-ball,” because it “correlates quite nicely,” DeChambeau said. “Tin Cup” is the name of his 7-iron and “Gamma,” the third letter in the Greek alphabet is his 3-iron.

As for the woods?

“Haven’t gotten to the woods yet,” he said. “I’ll get to those eventually.”

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