US Amateur Champion Bryson De Chambeau has announced that he will turn professional after The Masters at the RDC Heritage presented by Boeing.
The 22 year old Californian left Southern Methodist University last September and has been travelling round the world playing on sponsors invitations. He must remain amateur to play in The Masters. Sports Illustrated call him the most exciting player of 2016. Former Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger says he has never seen a player come out on tour so secure in what he is doing.
He will play at The Memorial and the Quicken Loans National and 8 more exemptions during which time he must earn 1551 FedEx Cup points to grant him entry to the rest of the season.
Bryson says “it’s all a journey and its only just begun”. A brilliant start at yhe Masters too and leading amateur.