Home |

Bryson DeChambeau Wins Memorial Tournament

5 June 2018
24-year-old Bryson DeChambeau won the Memorial Tournament at Jack Nicklaus’ Muirfield Village course on Sunday after a three-way playoff with Ben An and Kyle Stanley. Bryson birdied his second playoff hole to take his second PGA Tour victory following his breakthrough last summer at the John Deere Classic. The Memorial win earned him a #8 spot in U.S. standings for the Ryder Cup, as well as a #4 spot in the FedEx Cup standings. Bryson, known for his scientific approach to the game and emphasis on tracking data, has been a FlightScope user since he was sixteen. The technology was introduced to him by his coach, Mike Schy, who continues to use FlightScope today. Since becoming part of the FlightScope family, the team has worked with him every week, capturing data and tracking his progress on the range as well as the golf course. That data is discussed and analyzed by the FlightScope team and Bryson, leading to recommendations for improvement. The speed and acceleration profiles featured in the Video and VX Apps are a huge part of the data analysis. After winning the Memorial, Bryson was asked how he managed to overcome the nearly impossible roughs at Muirfield Village, and explained how he and his caddy used FlightScope to prepare for the tournament. “My caddy Tim and I did a lot of rough work before. We knew it was gonna be a difficult golf course if you didn’t hit the fairway, so we tried to prepare Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday...we use FlightScope to see how far the ball is actually going out of those types of lies and were just testing different lies in the rough. ‘Oh that’s a 20 yard jumper, ok that’s what that looks like. It’s deep down in the rough, it feels thick so it’s not gonna come out.’ So it was just being able to judge those lies and leave myself at the proper place on the green this week.” Watch the full press conference here. Bryson stands by his choice in golf tracking technology and believes that FlightScope is the best in the industry. “FlightScope has been an integral part of my success. The accuracy, dependability, and versatility is unparalleled. They have supported me from day one and continue to do so.”