There’s been plenty of talk about Bryson DeChambeau’s 4.5-degree driver he’s unveiling this week, the latest version of Cobra’s RadSpeed driver that hit the U.S. Golf Association’s conforming list this week.
Cobra Tour rep Ben Schomin said it has a 5.5-degree face that DeChambeau will adjust to 4.5 degrees.
The new driver, which DeChambeau and Cobra have worked on for several months, has a thicker face for durability – remember, DeChambeau cracked his 4-iron in the final round of the Players Championship on one swing – and a flatter toe radius which will help on mis-hits. The shaft is 46 inches.
All this week, I’ll follow DeChambeau through his rounds at Augusta National, as he tries to improve on his 34th place finish in the fall. You can see the Masters leaderboard here.
As I said this morning on our Instagram Live “Mornings from Augusta”:
“I asked Cobra to actually send me a replica of Bryson’s driver to which they said we would love to but it’s physically impossible because it’s one-of-a-kind. Any golf club that you’re going to have in your set, any kind of golf club that you would buy in any store has to go on what’s called the conforming club list — the USGA and the RA have to make sure it’s legal for play … Bryson’s driver went on to the conforming list Monday. It is never going to be available at retail.”
Bryson will tee off at 1:36 p.m. ET. But here’s something to get you ready:
We are all Vijay Singh watching Bryson DeChambeau on the practice range. pic.twitter.com/PXkM3ks4NO
— Justus Cleveland (@JustusCleveland) April 5, 2021