Bryson DeChambeau calls this putting hack his ‘biggest secret’

bryson dechambeau putts during the LIV Golf Invitational at The Greenbrier in 2023 next to zoomed in shot of his putter and ball

Bryson DeChambeau is meticulous in everything about his golf game — including the way he lines up the ball.

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Bryson DeChambeau is meticulous in everything he does on the golf course. From his single-length irons to his finely-tuned driver, everything is optimized.

It should comes as no surprise then that this attention to detail extends even to the seemingly mundane. Take, for example, the way he marks his golf ball and lines it up on short putts.

The dimples on a golf ball are seemingly in a random pattern all around the exterior, but there are certain places that these dimples form a line. DeChambeau has taken note of this uniformity (of course), and he tries to use it to his advantage when he’s on the greens.

“I line it up on that line,” DeChambeau says. “The reason I do that — this is very very important, guys — is I want to be hitting the top or the bottom of the dimple. I don’t want to be hitting the sides of them.”

Hitting the sides of these lined up dimples, DeChambeau says, can knock the ball off its intended line. So, when DeChambeau has a putt inside of 5 feet, he lines up his putt with these dimples on his start line.

“That is the biggest secret I’ve learned in putting,” he says. “[It’s] how to launch a ball inside five feet correctly.”

As DeChambeau has shown throughout his career, attention to detail is one of his strong suits. And while this instance might seem a bit far-fetched, it’s only crazy if it doesn’t work.

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Zephyr Melton is an assistant editor for where he spends his days blogging, producing and editing. Prior to joining the team at GOLF, he attended the University of Texas followed by stops with the Texas Golf Association, Team USA, the Green Bay Packers and the PGA Tour. He assists on all things instruction and covers amateur and women’s golf. He can be reached at