Bryson DeChambeau’s father, Jon DeChambeau, passed away at the age of 63.
On Saturday afternoon, Bryson DeChambeau broke the tragic news on social media, writing, “Love you, Dad. Although I’m sorry to see you depart, you’ve endured far too much suffering in this life. I’m so glad you’re content. Now you get to accompany me and see me perform at every occasion. I appreciate you being such a great father, and I’ll see you in the next one.
Although Jon DeChambeau fought diabetes for years after being given the diagnosis in the early 1990s, a cause of death has not been determined. By 2014, the condition had led to the failure of both of his kidneys, but Bryson’s triumph at the 2015 U.S. He was reconnected as a hobbyist.
Love you Dad. Im sad to see you go but you've been through way too much pain in this life. I'm so happy you are at peace. Now you get to be with me and watch me at every event I play. Thank you for being an amazing Dad and I'll see you in the next life. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/VFXNB6fSfE
— Bryson DeChambeau (@b_dechambeau) November 5, 2022
Jon’s health was deteriorating a year before the donation from Ron Bankofier, who hadn’t spoken to him in 27 years before a two-hour phone call in the summer of 2015 ultimately resulted in the gift of life. He said in 2016 that after his peritoneal dialysis stopped working, he gained 35 pounds of fluid and toxin weight.
“That was a tough time,” Bryson said in 2018.
Jon underwent rounds of hemodialysis in between his son’s rounds at Augusta National, but he still managed to make it to his son’s Masters debut in April 2016. Bryson won the low-amateur award and one week later went pro as Jon, who had just undergone foot surgery, navigated the course in a motorised wheelchair.