Bryson DeChambeau has hinted that he would welcome the chance to take up membership of the European Tour and become a “global golfer”.
The 25-year-old is already a five-time PGA Tour winner, with four of those wins coming in 2018, but has now made an international victory one of his top priorities for the year ahead.
He could pick one up as soon as Sunday as he is in the field at this week’s Dubai Desert Classic on the European Tour.
DeChambeau already looks totally at home on the PGA Tour, but he is determined to become an accomplished player outside his homeland and play more worldwide events as he targets the World No 1 ranking.
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If that means becoming a member of the European Tour, he’d jump at the chance.
“Yeah, absolutely, I’d do a membership, that’s obvious,” said Dechambeau, who is also playing in next week’s inaugural Saudi International. “There are plenty of players that have won worldwide, and I want to be one of them. So that’s a yes.
“I’m honestly just excited to try and capture an international victory, and that’s really what I want to do this week. I’ve set my sights on an international win, and then also majors, for sure.”
DeChambeau has risen to World No 5 in no time flat because of his incredible success rate on the PGA Tour, but he insists he still has much to learn if he is to become the best player in the world.
“There’s more to achieve, and it’s not necessarily about being No 1. It’s about knowing that’s the result of all the hard work, right?
“For me, it’s more about understanding the game at a whole different level that’s never really been done before. That’s what I want to achieve is different insight into all the different variables that go through you having to adjust properly to the course at hand.
“Like this week, it’s the greens. The greens are a big factor that we are starting to understand at a higher potential but it’s taken us a little bit, and that’s the reason why I struggled with putting when I came here in 2016. But now I think I have a better understanding of why that happened.
“It’s trying to understand the variables more and more. That’s really my goal of what I want to do each and every week.
“I’m coming off two top-10 finishes not playing my best, so I think there’s obviously room for improvement and if I’m able to successfully improve a little bit here and there with putting and iron play, and make the correct adjustments this week that the course affords me, I’ll be right there at the end of the week. I just have to finish the job.”
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