But the ultra-confident Florida-born 24-year-old did not expect to be taking a shower when US team vice-captain, Davis Love III phoned DeChambeau to advise he needed to phone Versailles team leader, Jim Furyk.
“I asked the newest 2018 USA Team rookie where he was or what he was doing when he found out he was in the team,” DeChambeau said.
The newest 2018 USA Team rookie was asked where he was or what he was doing when he found out he was in the team.
“Well, I just took a shower (chuckles). I just got out of the shower and Davis actually texted me and said, ‘Give the captain a call’, said DeChambeau.
“But it was true, and it was an honour that I’ll never forget. That will be locked away in my memory for a long time.”
DeChambeau’s selection is rich reward for his determination in over the past few weeks.
DeChambeau had been lambasted for his lack of sportsmanship in fully shaking hands with England’s Richard McEvoy when he lost out in the Porsche European Open in Germany and the very week following The Open.
Then there was the disappointment of falling one place outside of being among the eight leading qualifiers when he missed the half-way cut in the PGA Championship.
However DeChambeau brilliantly and remarkably laid those demons to rest in winning the Northern Trust by four shots and then, on Monday, winning with ease to lift the Dell Technologies Championship trophy.
He added: ”I knew I had to play really well. Look, any time you’re trying to make your first Ryder Cup, it’s not easy and I know that to be a fact, given I experienced what I needed to do to make the team.
“And even after I won at Ridgewood, I still thought, man, I’ve got to play well at Boston just to show them that, yeah, I’m a contender and I’m going to keep doing the right things to be a valuable asset to the team.
“You know, and again, this is about the team, and I wanted to be a part of this experience, so badly, that I worked twice as hard, and it showed and it paid off.”
DeChambeau joins Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson on Fury’s team to face team Europe later this month. The fourth and final wildcard pick will be revealed on Monday.
The tournament takes place at Le Golf National in France on September 28-30.