The golfing world is already acquainted with DeChambeau, who made waves in amateur golf after a stellar junior and collegiate career. Upon receiving a scholarship to play golf at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, he became just the fifth player in history to win both the NCAA Division I Individual Golf Championship and the U.S. Amateur title in the same year.
DeChambeau continued that hot streak at this year's Masters, where he tied for 21st place, and earned top honors as the lowest scoring amateur golfer at the tournament. He will make the switch to professional golf at this week's RBC Heritage, which is being played at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
One of the more notable aspects of his golf game lies in the swing itself. In a rather unorthodox approach, he attempts to hit the golf ball with the exact same swing angle for every club in his bag, and all clubs are the same length. Both aspects are considered unconventional and not widely adopted in the game of golf.
DeChambeau has also carved a name for himself with what some call a signature look on the course. His outfits have been characterized as a mix of classic and contemporary, and have included trimmer fit shirts and pants of assorted colors and patterns, as well as an older style ivy, flat or newsboy cap which evokes images of Hall of Fame golfer Ben Hogan from the 1940s and 50s.