DALLAS – In sports it`s always about the next big thing. For many golf fans that`s 22 year-old Dallas native Jordan Spieth who won 2 majors this season.
But meet the guy here in Dallas who might be on his way to becoming the next Spieth. His name is Bryson DeChambeau and he officially arrived on the scene this year by becoming only the fifth player to win both the NCAA and U.S. Amateur titles in the same year, “First off to be able to represent my school as well as my country, it`s quite an incredible honor. I don`t have all the words to describe it just right now” says DeChambeau.
And who can blame the 21 year-old for being speechless? It`s an exclusive list that includes golfers such as Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus; not even Spieth did that.
But don`t count on him going pro like Spieth anytime soon. He plans on finishing his degree at SMU, “I`m different than Jordan Spieth, he`s different than me so we all have our own individual ways that we get there, I`m going my route.”
His major is Physics, something that Bryson applies to his golf game in the form of custom irons that he cuts to be the same length. And even though he`s originally from California he says he`s thinking about making himself into a permanent Texan, “You can go 3 hours east, 3 hours west and be on both coasts so it makes it easy to travel and the taxes are a lot lower than California.”
So welcome our new Texan, he could be the next one to don the green jacket.