Mamaroneck, N.Y., September 21
A bulked-up Bryson DeChambeau bashed his strategy to a six-shot US Open victory on Sunday, silencing any lingering questions as as to whether his brawny sport may translate to the main stage.
World quantity 9 DeChambeau, who started the day two photographs again of US Open debutant Matthew Wolff, clinched his first main title with a mixture of jaw-dropping drives and clutch putts, capturing a nearly flawless three-under-par 67 to achieve six underneath for the event at Winged Foot.
“On nine is when I first thought, OK, this could be reality,” DeChambeau, talking throughout the trophy presentation, mentioned of his mindset after an eagle on the par-five ninth.
“I made that eagle, long eagle putt and I shocked myself by making it, too, and I thought to myself, I could do it. And then immediately after, I said, nope, you’ve got to focus on each and every hole.” Wolff (75), showing in solely his second main, was one shot again of DeChambeau on the flip however fell aside over a again 9 that included two bogeys and a double-bogey.
A fearless DeChambeau, whose last spherical included the eagle, two birdies and a bogey, attacked at each likelihood and for his efforts was the one participant to interrupt par within the last spherical as he cruised to a maiden main at his 16th try.
The 27-year-old, who re-emerged from the PGA Tour’s three-month COVID-19 suspension in mid-June packing severe 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 possibilities would outweigh the chance that Winged Foot’s nasty tough creates.
DeChambeau grabbed the solo lead after 5 holes, hit a perfectly-paced 40-foot eagle putt on the ninth to take care of a one-shot cushion in a event that got here right down to a two-horse race between him and Wolff as they made the flip.
Yet the 21-year-old Wolff, who was bidding to develop into the primary participant to win the US Open on his event debut since Francis Ouimet in 1913, bogeyed the 10th and 14th holes earlier than a double-bogey at 16.
“I battled hard. Things just didn’t go my way,” mentioned Wolff. “But first US Open, second place is something to be proud of and hold your head up high for.” Former British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen (73) birdied the final to complete alone in third place, a distant eight photographs again of DeChambeau and one shot away from Harris English (73), who made a double-bogey on the first the place he misplaced his tee shot.
Xander Schauffele (74) seemed able to make a back-nine cost after making the flip contemporary off back-to-back birdies however the world quantity seven made 5 consecutive bogeys from the 13th and completed in fifth place. Reuters