Last week Bryson DeChambeau took the lead in the FedEx Cup Playoffs with a win at The Northern Trust. This week, in winning the Dell Technologies Championship, DeChambeau solidified his lead, locked up a Ryder Cup berth and perhaps finally emerged as something more than a pretty good player who uses single-length irons.
Which isn’t to say the Cobra King One Utility irons and King Forged One Length and King wedges (all at 37.5 inches) aren’t a big part of the story. With each victory DeChambeau posts, it furthers the case that single-length clubs are a legitimate way to play.
DeChambeau and Cobra have espoused that everyday players can benefit from such a set, touting the consistency that can be had from only having to work on a setup and swing from long irons through wedges. By only having to do that, grooving a repeatable motion is easier to achieve. Additionally, the second iteration of single-length clubs from Cobra included in improvements in head design, face technology and even shaft type within the set to improve the distance gaps and trajectories needed to make shots more playable.
DeChambeau also uses Cobra’s F8+ driver with a TPT Model 14 MKP LT shaft. According to Cobra tour rep Ben Schomin, DeChambeau’s previous driver, the company’s LTD Pro model, had a flatter lie angle at 56 degrees. The F8+ has a 58-degree lie angle and DeChambeau felt more comfortable with that, which makes sense given that his typical miss is to the right and a more upright lie angle can help mitigate that. For the week DeChambeau ranked ninth in strokes gained/off the tee.
On the greens DeChambeau continued to his Sik Tour prototype 39-inch putter to great effect. After ranking 146th in strokes gained/putting last season, DeChambeau came to TPC Boston ranked 48th and by finishing sixth in that stat this week, will move up even more.
But for now, DeChambeau can’t move up any more on the FedEx Cup list. Two wins equal a solid No. 1.
What Bryson Dechambeau had in the bag at the Dell Technologies Championship:
Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X
Driver: KING F8+ Nardo (TPT Model 14 MKP LT), 8 degrees|
3-wood: Cobra King LTD, 14.5 degrees
5-wood: Cobra F8+ Baffler, 17.5 degrees
Wedges: Cobra King (50, 55, 60 degrees)
Putter: SIK Midsize