DeChambeau Overpowers Winged Foot, Wins 120th U.S Open PDF Print E-mail

 

Bryson Dechambeau celebrates his victory after winning at Winged Foot



Mamaroneck, N.Y - Clovis, California's own Bryson DeChambeau joined

Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only players in golf history to win

the U.S Amateur, NCAA individual title and a U.S Open. DeChambeau

did it his way (after bulking up in the off-season and during the Covid

-19 quarantine), deciding to forego the typical conservative U.S Open

strategy, he employed his "bomb and gouge" style on just about every

hole of A.W Tillinghast's challenging Westchester classic.

 

DeChambeau's final round 67 bested 54 hole leader Matthew Wolff

by eight shots on Sunday, cruising in for a six-stroke triumph. "It's

an honor," said DeChambeau. "I don't know what else to say. It's

been a lot of hard work. Mr.Nicklaus has been always awesome to

me. Tiger has always been great to me. I can't say thank you enough

to them for helping push me along to be a better person and a better

golfer, as well. To be in the likes of that company is special. I'll forever

appreciate that."

 

The very challenging West course at Winged Foot prevailed on 60 of

the 61 players who competed over the weekend - producing a 75.03

stroke average, but Dechambeau's combination of scientific analysis

and aggressive execution was too much for the even the toughest of

U.S Open layouts. DeChambeau's game plan was game changing, and

may have the governing bodies taking notice on the distance issue as

it pertains to professional side of things.

 

Matthew Wolff (75) and Louie Oosthuizen (73) finished 2nd and 3rd

respectively.

 

The victory was DeChambeau's his first major championship win, and

the Masters is now on the clock . . .

 

Scores: https://www.usopen.com/scoring.html