Arjun Atwal stumbles as bulked up Bryson DeChambeau wins title

Detroit, July 6

Form abandoned Indian golfer Arjun Atwal within the remaining spherical as he returned a 1-over 73 to log off tied-45th on the PGA Tour’s Rocket Mortgage Classic right here.

He completed with rounds of 70-69-66-73 for a 10-under 278.

Bryson DeChambeau, who had top-10 finishes within the first three occasions of PGA Tour’s ‘Return to Golf’, lastly claimed the trophy after all of the hype about reworking his physique and including 40 kilos to his weight.

DeChambeau (65) was on fireplace each at first and the shut as he birdied 4 of the primary seven holes and closed with three in a row for a career-best 23-under 265 and a 3 shot win over Matthew Wolff (71). Kevin Kisner (66) was third.

Atwal might by no means get going through the remaining spherical. Starting at 11-under he had three pars after which a bogey-double bogey on fourth and fifth. He managed a 22-foot birdie on eighth however as soon as once more missed a number of quick putts.

The brilliant spot was an eagle on 17th after two nice photographs introduced him to 5 toes.

“At least I holed that,” he mentioned with amusing.

He had a chip-in birdie on the primary day and an eagle on every of the opposite three days. A gap out from 157 yards gave him an eagle on par-four 12th on the second day; a nice strategy arrange an eagle on par-five seventh on third day and on Sunday it was on the par-five 17th.

“Still considering the long lay-off I trended well and there were a lot of positives,” mentioned Atwal.

“Let’s see where I go next,” he added.

It was his third minimize in 9 begins this season, and the third-round 66 was his finest spherical of the season. The complete was one of the best in relation to par.

DeChambeau’s remaining spherical of seven-under 65 – capped by a trio of birdies on the finish – left in a single day chief Wolff (71) in second place.

DeChambeau, who now has eight top-10s in 10 begins in 2020, has been in top-10 in his final seven begins, 5 of which have been inside top-5.

DeChambeau not solely bombed the Detroit Golf Club along with his unbelievable drives but in addition made some wonderful putts for his first international win since Dubai Desert Classic in January 2019 and the primary on PGA Tour since Shriners Hospital Open in November 2018.

Wolff ended second after beginning the day with a three-shot lead. He had 5 bogeys in his first 10 holes and never even a powerful end might assist, although he got here as shut as one shot to DeChambeau at one stage.

But the eventual winner buried putts on 16-17-18 to take away any doubts. He made a 30-foot birdie putt on the 16th adopted by a brief putt for birdie on 17th after which smashed a 367-yard drive to arrange one other comfy putt at 18th.

“It’s a little emotional for me,” mentioned DeChambeau.

“Because I did do something a little different, I changed my body, I changed my mindset in the game, and was able to accomplish a win while playing a completely different style of golf.” PTI

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