MAMARONECK, September 21
A bulked-up Bryson DeChambeau bashed his solution to a six-shot US Open victory yesterday, silencing any lingering questions as as to whether his brawny sport may translate to the Major stage. World No. 9 DeChambeau, who started the day two photographs again of US Open debutant Matthew Wolff, clinched his first Major title with a mixture of jaw-dropping drives and clutch putts, taking pictures a nearly flawless 3-under 67 to succeed in 6-under for the event.
“I did it. I did it. As difficult as this golf course was presented, I played it beautifully,” DeChambeau stated of Winged Foot, one of many hardest layouts the US Golf Association has to supply.
Wolff (75), showing in solely his second Major, was one shot again of DeChambeau on the flip however fell aside over a back-nine that included two bogeys and a double-bogey.
A fearless DeChambeau, whose closing spherical included an eagle, two birdies and a bogey, attacked at each likelihood and for his efforts was the one participant to interrupt par within the closing spherical as he cruised to a maiden Major. The 27-year-old, who re-emerged from the PGA Tour’s three-month Covid-19 suspension in mid-June packing critical muscle and hitting a startling distance off the tee, attacked Winged Foot all week like few different golfers can. So assured in his strategy, DeChambeau unleashed his driver on virtually each par-four and par-five gap as he figured the birdie probabilities would outweigh the chance that Winged Foot’s nasty tough creates.
“I hope that inspires people to say, hey, look, maybe there is a different way to do it,” stated DeChambeau.
Former world No. 1 and four-time Major champion Rory McIlroy (75), who completed in a share of eighth place, was nearly left in a state of disbelief at DeChambeau’s win given his inaccuracy off the tee at a event famend for its thick tough. “I don’t really know what to say because that’s just the complete opposite of what you think a US Open champion does,” stated McIlroy. “Look, he’s found a way to do it. Whether that’s good or bad for the game, I don’t know, but it’s just — it’s not the way I saw this golf course being played or this tournament being played. It’s kind of hard to really wrap my head around it.” — Reuters