The American Bryson DeChambeau made a great comeback this Sunday and, with a round of eight under par, won the LIV in Chicago with a cumulative score of -13, while the Colombian Sebastián Muñoz, who came into the final day as the leader, lost to the pressure and saw his chances fade with a round of two over par.
Bryson DeChambeau, results
DeChambeau (63) made nine birdies and a single bogey and ended up triumphing with a one-stroke advantage over the Indian Anirban Lahiri and the Australian Marc Leishman. Muñoz, who entered the final round with a three-shot lead over the second-place finisher, had five bogeys for only three birdies and had the worst day of his tournament.
On Friday he debuted with a five under par and on Saturday he achieved an eight under par. The Mexican Abraham Ancer finished fifth, with a total of -10, while Sergio García (67) was the best Spaniard with a total -8, in 14th position.
In 2010, at age 16, he won the California State Junior Championship. In June 2015 he became the first Southern Methodist University player to win the NCAA Division I Championship, with a record score of 280 (-8). Another important victory arrived in August, in the U.S.
Amateur. Meanwhile he had made his debut on the PGA Tour as an amateur in the St. Jude Classic and then participated in the first Major, the U.S. Open. In November he finished second in the Australian Masters professional tournament.
The following season he placed twenty-first at the Masters, after which he turned professional. He started well with a fourth place at the RBC Heritage and a fifteenth at the U.S. Open, however he failed to get a card for the 2017 PGA Tour, but qualified for the Web.com Tour Finals, where he got the card thanks to winning the DAP Championship.
In July 2017 he earned his first title on the PGA Tour, at the John Deere Classic. 2018 was a year full of triumphs. The first occurred at the Memorial Tournament, where DeChambeau defeated his two opponents in the playoff with a birdie on the second hole.
He then won The Northern Trust in August and the Dell Technologies Championship the following week, both qualifying for the FedEx Cup, where he finished third. He also participated in his first Ryder Cup, where however he failed to earn a point and the United States was defeated.
His fourth victory came in November, at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, which allowed him to climb to fifth place in the world rankings. In the 2019 season he obtained his first title on the European Tour by winning the Omega Dubai Desert Classic with a seven stroke margin.
He participates in the first Presidents Cup, where the United States prevails. Starting later this year and during the COVID-19 pandemic, DeChambeau increased his muscle mass by gaining approximately 18 kilograms, consequently becoming the golfer with the longest tee shot.
In July 2020 he returned to win a tournament, the Rocket Mortgage Classic, thanks to a final round seven strokes under par. He came fourth at the PGA Championship, while in September he triumphed in the first Major, the U.S.
Open, in which he is the only player to remain under par. He thus returns to occupy fifth position in the ranking, his best result to date.
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