Just minutes before his final-round tee-time in today’s last pairing at the US Open, Bryson DeChambeau drew attention for an equipment change. And it involved his most important club.

The 54-hole leader at Pinehurst No.2 was seen changing the head of his Krank driver on the range just moments before he made his way to the first tee.

NBC showed video of DeChambeau making the change and Brandel Chamblee noted, “That’s highly unusual.”

“He might have cracked the face of that,” Chamblee continued. “If he did, for a guy who likes to nail down every single detail, that may be a little off-putting.”

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Minutes later, NBC’s Jim “Bones” Mackay reported Bryson “hit one so hard at some point he flattened the face on his gamer so he had to go to the back-up he had nearby”. Talk about less than ideal timing.

Not surprisingly, DeChambeau has been overpowering Pinehurst No.2 this week. In counting drives, he ranks second to Rory McIlroy in driving distance through three rounds at 337.8 yards (308.9 metres). But look at all the bombs he hit during that electrifying third round in which he grabbed a three-shot lead:

The LIV Golf star is looking to win a second major and second US Open having won at Winged Foot in 2020.