Bryson DeChambeau calls his Ben Hogan-inspired driving cap his “cape.” It’s something he wears only when he plays golf to kind of psych him up for competition.
The 22-year-old newly minted pro first started wearing the hat when he found one ahead of a tournament.
“I wanted something a little different,” DeChambeau said, according to USA Today. “I asked my dad to buy it for me and I went out and won the tournament. Afterwards I said to him, ‘Well, I can’t stop wearing it now.’”
As more golf fans have seen DeChambeau play and learned of his theories on golf equipment and the golf swing, fans have taken to the driving cap as a visible symbol that the SMU product is “a little different.” That’s a good thing for Puma Golf, which will be selling a Puma Golf Driver cap in myriad colors and styles. The company is hoping it can be a boon for them as has been Rickie Fowler’s flatbrim hats.
You’ll be able to buy the Puma Golf Driver cap in July, and the hat will be available in limited quantities at tournaments on DeChambeau’s schedule.