Bryson DeChambeau will be chasing an unprecedented hat-trick of FedEx Cup titles on Thursday when he tees off at the BMW Championship boosted by his selection to the USA Ryder Cup team.
DeChambeau’s selection on Tuesday as one of US captain Jim Furyk’s wildcard picks was a mere formality for the Florida-based golfer after he stormed to victory in the opening two legs of the FedEx Cup.
The 24-year-old, who captured impressive back-to-back wins at the Northern Trust and the Dell Technologies Championships, could become the first man in history to win three FedEx cup events in a row with a victory this weekend, Five other players-Tiger Woods (2007), Vijay Singh (2008), Rory Mcllroy (2014)- have won back-to-back playoff titles. And while DeChambeau admits to being a “little tired” he is eager to take on Aronimink Golf Club course that played host to the 1962 PGA Championship and more recently the PGA Tour’s 2010and 2011 AT & T National.
“The first thing is that is that I’m a little tired, not going is a lie,’ said DeChambeau.
“Winning two in a row is a lot more than I thought it would be mentally and physically. There are a lot more obligations that come around with that but it’s really an honor and I want to keep doing it.
“Again, this is a new territory for me and I’m learning how to navigate the waters. But, yeah, it’s definitely something that I want to keep going.” Regardless of his effort this week DeChambeau will head to the PGA Tour season-ending Tour C’ship later this month as the leading FedEx Cup No.1.
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