Bryson DeChambeau US Open win makes history in his career and in the game of golf.
He was the only player at Winged Foot that finished below par during the final round, DeChambeau was ahead of a persistent Matthew Wolff with two shots back of 54-hole to win the 120th edition of the US Open in style.
The champion started his lead at three-under for the day, and continued the momentum as he finished six-under for the tournament. His lead was four shots ahead of Wolff.
DeChambeau makes history in more ways than one
Dating as far back has 1995 no one has won the US Open with a sub-par on the final round. But this US Open, DeChambeau rewrote history for the game of golf and himself. DeChambeau’s excitement shines through after the Bryson DeChambeau US Open win makes history
“On 9 was when I first thought, ‘OK, this could be a reality.’ I made that long eagle putt and shocked myself making it, too. I thought to myself I could do it, and then immediately after I said, ‘Nope, you gotta focus on each and every hole.’ I just kept telling myself ‘Nope, we’ve got three more holes, we’ve got four more holes, we’ve got five more holes.’ Whatever it was, I just had to keep focused, make sure I was executing every shot the best I possibly could.”
Peak physical shape help contributed to monumental win
DeChambeau is known for his scientific approach to golf, and worked out during the postponement of the US Open due to the on-going coronavirus pandemic. The 27-year-old who is at the frontline at driving distance in the PGA, did put up an impressive and dogged performance which also featured an eagle eye on the 9th.
DeChambeau came out fourth at the PGA Championship held last month and also won the Rocket Mortgage Classic held in July, which was his sixth career US PGA victory.
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A walk down US Open memory lane
Looking back from 1981, the fewest shots from the fairway at the US Open are 27 by Angel Cabrera who won at 2007. But at Winged Foot on Monday, DeChambeau won with just 23. Even though all haven’t been that rosy, this didn’t stop DeChambeau who played his entire card well on the course, with precise readings and powerful shots to defeat his rivals.
Before on Monday, just two players had won an individual US amateur title, NCAA title and US Open and those two individuals are Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. DeChambeau made history by becoming the third man on the list. “It’s an honour, and I simply don’t know what to say but it’s been a whole lot of hard work.”
DeChambeau’s gameplay gets pro critique
Not everyone is enthusiastic about DeChambeau’s win as critics show displeasure with his game approach. DeChambeau strives on distance and not accuracy—a move that some are saying ruin the sport of golf.
Rory McIlroy has been one of the most vocal critics. “I think he’s taken advantage of where the game is at the minute,” Rory McIlroy told the Golf Channel on Sunday. “Whether that’s good or bad, it’s just the way it is.”
As the Bryson DeChambeau US Open win makes history, Matthew Wolff finishes second and Louis Oosthuizen comes out in third in this year’s US Open.
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