Bryson DeChambeau fights for the child's ball

Bryson DeChambeau may have left the PGA Championship without lifting the trophy, but he's earned applause from thousands on social media for a heartwarming moment involving a fan and a child.

by Andrea Gussoni
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Bryson DeChambeau fights for the child's ball
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Bryson DeChambeau may have left the PGA Championship without lifting the trophy, but he's earned applause from thousands on social media for a heartwarming moment involving a fan and a child. On his way to the tenth tee, DeChambeau aimed his ball towards a child in the crowd, only for it to be intercepted by an older man.

The eight-time tournament winner quickly noticed this and approached the man, ensuring that the ball was returned to the young fan.

Bryson DeChambeau, results

Despite his thoughtful gesture, DeChambeau finished second after carding a remarkable 64, with seven flawless birdies, bringing his total to -20.

He was narrowly edged out by compatriot Xander Schauffele, who secured victory with a birdie on the final hole from three meters away. In 2010, at the age of 16, he won the California State Junior Championship. In June 2015, he became the first from Southern Methodist University to triumph at the NCAA Division I Championship, with a record score of 280 (-8).

In August, another significant victory came in the U.S. Amateur. Meanwhile, he made his debut on the PGA Tour as an amateur at the St. Jude Classic before participating in his first Major, the U.S. Open. In November, he finished second in the professional tournament at the Australian Masters.

The following season, he achieved 21st place at the Masters, after which he turned professional. He started well with a fourth-place finish at the RBC Heritage and a fifteenth-place finish at the U.S. Open, but he failed to secure a card for the 2017 PGA Tour.

However, he qualified for the Web.com Tour Finals, where he earned his card by winning the DAP Championship. In July 2017, he claimed his first PGA Tour title at the John Deere Classic. 2018 was a year filled with triumphs. The first occurred at the Memorial Tournament, where DeChambeau defeated his two opponents in a playoff with a birdie on the second hole.

Later, in August, he won The Northern Trust, followed by the Dell Technologies Championship the following week, both contributing to the FedEx Cup, where he finished third. He also participated in his first Ryder Cup, but failed to score a point as the United States were defeated.

In November, he secured his fourth victory at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, elevating him to fifth in the world rankings. In the 2019 season, he claimed his first title on the European Tour by winning the Omega Dubai Desert Classic with a seven-shot margin.

He participated in his first Presidents Cup, where the United States emerged victorious. Starting from the end of this year and during the COVID-19 pandemic, DeChambeau increased his muscle mass by approximately 18 kilograms, consequently becoming the golfer with the longest tee shot.

In July 2020, he returned to winning form at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, with a final round seven shots under par. He finished fourth at the PGA Championship, while in September, he triumphed in his first Major, the U.S. Open, being the only player to finish below par. This propelled him back to fifth place in the rankings, his best result to date.

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