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Bryson DeChambeau’s Secret Weapon

October 9, 2023

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The new Formula FIRE Drivers and fairway woods have been receiving a lot of long-overdue media attention as a dominate driver with better control, more accurate ball flight, and maximum distance off the tee box.

“It’s a great driver,” said Bryson DeChambeau after posting a final round 58 for his first win on the LIV Tour, the Invitational at Greenbrier. “It’s probably performed the best I’ve ever had in the past five years in professional golf for me.”

As an amateur golfer at Southern Methodist University, DeChambeau had made his debut on the PGA Tour at the FedEx St. Jude Classic his junior year. Then in 2016, he brought his overly methodic approach to golf to the professional ranks after winning the U.S. Amateur and the NCAA Division I individual championship.

In similar fashion to John Daly who joined the PGA Tour in 1991, DeChambeau could grip it and rip it off the tee box. But unlike Big John, the flamboyant young golfer brought a scientific approach to his swing, his equipment, and his on-course game. So much so, golf fans could literally watch the gears in his brain doing the math for the magical launch angle and swing speed needed to take some hazard completely out of play.

A Roller Coaster Ride for “The Scientist”

When DeChambeau learned that SMU had received a sanction from the NCAA that would deny his defense of the national title, he made his pro debut at the RBC Heritage (South Carolina) and tied for fourth. However, despite the formidable start to his pro career, he failed to garner enough FedEx Cup points to earn his PGA Tour Card. By mid-summer, the longball hitter carded a final round 65 to win the John Deere Classic in his 40th Tour start.

Nicknamed “The Scientist”, he won three more PGA Tour events and entered the 2018 FedEx Championship as the top-seed with a 2,000-plus points lead over second place; but finished a disappointing third. After enduring a few more hard knocks, DeChambeau won the 120th US Open at Wing Foot. Along with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, he became only the third player to win the NCAA Individual Championship, the U.S. Amateur, and the U.S. Open.

COVID Pandemic Weight Gain

After his win at Wing Foot, DeChambeau commented that long-drive champions like Justin James and Kyle Berkshire had inspired him to break with some of golf’s traditions. Believing that his distance off the tee box might be limited by his body weight, he packed on weight by consuming a high-calorie diet. Before and during the PGA Tour break for the COVID Pandemic, DeChambeau purposefully added forty pounds of muscle mass in hopes of increasing his swing speed.

Excited about his new found friendships on the World Long Drive Tour, DeChambeau competed in several long drive events during the 2021 season and almost won the Professional Long Drivers Association World Championship losing to German Martin Borgmeier in the final pairing. Back on Tour, DeChambeau would break with long-time sponsor Cobra Golf when he openly complained about his driver after shooting over-par in defense of his U.S. Open Title.

Krank Formula Fire Driver for Distance & Accuracy

After several negative interactions with officials, sponsors and fellow golfers, DeChambeau flip-flopped and joined the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Tour. Following a paradigm shift, the big hitter started to shed the extra weight via speed training in hopes of renewing a faltering relationship with his driver. That’s when a bizarre off-course accident while playing ping-pong resulted in a broken hamate bone that required surgery to the golfer’s left hand.

Still searching for the illusive secret to golfing success, a reinvented and reshaped DeChambeau entered the LIV Golf Invitational Greenbrier with two new clubs in his golf bag. The top-secret sticks would turn out to be a USGA-conforming Krank Formula FIRE LD (long drive) driver with 6-degrees of loft and a Krank FIRE fairway wood. Both his hard work and radical decision making paid off big as DeChambeau earned his first LIV title with a historic final round of 58 at Greenbrier. But, it didn’t stop there.

LIV Golf tournaments award both individuals and team play. The three best scores from each team count collectively and the team with the lowest cumulative score wins the team title. As captain of the Crushers GC team, DeChambeau won his second LIV tournament two weeks ago in spectacular fashion with a final round eight-under-par at Rich Harvest Farms outside Chicago. A subsequent team victory moved Crushers GC into second place for the Team Championship and DeChambeau into third place for an individual title.


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