The current world number-five is doing more than leaving pins in using protractors to calculate landing zones.
He is winning titles, and the California native is doing it at a record rate. DeChambeau has won four times in his last nine starts, including back-to-back wins at last year’s Dell Technologies Championship as well as the Northern Trust Open.
DeChambeau blew crowds away with an eight-under 64 at Emirates Golf Club to get to 24-under and finish seven strokes ahead of nearest challenger Matt Wallace.
He carded seven birdies and an eagle with a lone bogey to post the lowest 72-hole total in the tournament’s history and also register the largest winning margin in its 30-year history.
“Today I was happy with my game, I executed a lot of great shots,” DeChambeau said. “It was obviously a lot of fun to be able to finally hoist an international trophy, so happy about that. Trying to shoot 25 under today and missed it by one, but I’m happy with the results for sure.
DeChambeau had the just-released King F9 SPEEDBACK driver in his bag alongside his Cobra one-length irons.
On the other end of the spectrum, defending champion Li Hao Tong was frustrated with controversies revolving around the new golf rules – and it cost him $100,000 in prize money.
Li was penalized two strokes during the final round under a new rule that prohibits a caddie from standing behind while addressing to line up a shot.
The video shows Li’s caddie walking away before the player stands over the ball, but Li was deemed to already have been in his stance. The Chinese saw his birdie on the 18th turn into a bogey and dropped him from tied third to tied twelfth.Leave a comment