MAMARONECK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Due to an unbelievable ultimate spherical, Bryson DeChambeau gained the U.S. Open on Sunday — the primary main championship for golf’s long-hitting mad scientist.
He’s the third particular person in historical past to win an NCAA title, a U.S. Beginner and the U.S. Open. The others: Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.
DeChambeau was the one participant below par within the ultimate spherical, laughing off Winged Foot’s slim fairways and thick tough together with his booming drives that averaged 325 yards. He shot 67 on Sunday to complete at 6 below. He’s simply the third particular person in six U.S. Opens at Winged Foot — a complete of 750 gamers — to shoot beneath par.
Twenty-one-year-old Matthew Wolff was attempting to turn into the youngest U.S. Open champion since Bobby Jones in 1923, and the youngest to win any main since Woods gained his first Masters at 21 in 1997. He led DeChambeau by two strokes coming into the ultimate spherical.
However DeChambeau pulled away on the again 9. Each golfers eagled the ninth gap, however Wolff bogeyed No. 10 and DeChambeau birdied the 11th to take a three-stroke lead.
Wolff shot 75 to complete second, six strokes again. Louis Oosthuizen was third with a final-round 73.
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