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Sports Bryson DeChambeau blasts way to U.S. Open title

02:10  21 september  2020
02:10  21 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

Patience, pitching and big drives put DeChambeau in position

  Patience, pitching and big drives put DeChambeau in position Bryson DeChambeau held off on shakes and steaks to work on pitches and patience. All that work from the night before made him look like a genius come Friday. With the wind kicking up and the temperature dropping at Winged Foot, DeChambeau was one of the very few to conquer the U.S. Open-like conditions that finally showed up for the second round. He shot 2-under 68 to reach the halfway point at 3-under 137, one of only five players in red numbers with the afternoon starters about halfway through their rounds.

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) - Bryson DeChambeau won the U . S . Open his own way . Whether he’ s a mad scientist for his approach to the game or a revolutionary On a Winged Foot course so tough that no one else broke par, DeChambeau closed with a 3-under 67 for a six-shot victory over Matthew Wolff.

Bryson DeChambeau was not the least bit concerned by the narrow fairways or the ankle-deep rough that shape Winged Foot into historically the toughest of all U . S . Opens . “Look, he’ s found a way to do it. Whether that’ s good or bad for the game, I don’t know, but it’ s just not the way I saw this golf

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MAMARONECK, N.Y. — Call him a mad scientist in a tam o'shanter cap. Call him a game-changer in golf. Any description of Bryson DeChambeau now starts with U.S. Open champion.

In a breathtaking performance Sunday at Winged Foot, on a course so demanding no one else broke par, DeChambeau blasted away with his driver and had short irons from the ankle-deep rough on his way to a 3-under 67.

When his 7-foot par putt fell on the 18th, DeChambeau thrust those two powerful arms into the air. This was validation that his idea to add 40 pounds of mass, to produce an incredible amount of speed and power, would lead to moments like this.

Oosthuizen, Matsuyama make up chase pairing for Sunday tee times

  Oosthuizen, Matsuyama make up chase pairing for Sunday tee times Louis Oosthuizen and Hideki Matsuyama will make up the penultimate pairing for Sunday's final round of the U.S. Open. The two Tour veterans will tee off at 1:19 p.m. ET as they try to track down leader Matthew Wolff and Bryson Dechambeau. The final pairing of Wolff and DeChambeau, both of whom are looking to win their first major championship title, get their fourth round underway at 1:30 p.m. Further back is some high-powered golfers who could make a run and potentially post a number good enough to win with players still on the course, as Geoff Ogilvy did at Winged Foot in 2006. Xander Schauffele is out at 1:08 p.m. and Rory McIlroy tee off at 12:57 p.m.

Bryson DeChambeau was not the least bit concerned by the narrow fairways or the ankle-deep rough that shape Winged Foot into historically the toughest of all Any description now starts with U . S . Open champion. Wolff, trying to become the first player since Francis Ouimet in 1913 to win the U . S . Open

Bryson DeChambeau was not the least bit concerned by the narrow fairways or the ankle-deep rough that shape Winged Foot into historically the toughest of And for skeptics who said that wouldn’t work in a U . S . Open at Winged Foot, just look at that shiny silver trophy he kissed, and the record score he

Two shots behind Matthew Wolff going into the final round, he passed him in five holes, pulled away to start the back nine and wound up winning by six shots.

Wolff, trying to become the first player since Francis Ouimet in 1913 to win the U.S. Open in his debut, closed with a 75.

Just under a year ago, DeChambeau closed out his 2019 season in Las Vegas and said, “I'm going to come back next year and look like a different person.”

He lived up to his word among skeptics who wondered if the smash factor would work at a major, especially one at Winged Foot where the keeping it in the short grass was tantamount. DeChambeau pledged to keep hitting it as far as he could, even if that meant being in the rough.

And it worked. He hit only three fairways Saturday, six Sunday, and 23 for the week.

4 players poised to hunt down Wolff in final round at Winged Foot

  4 players poised to hunt down Wolff in final round at Winged Foot Matthew Wolff will sleep on a two-shot lead ahead of the final round of the 2020 U.S. Open. The 21-year-old has the opportunity to become the youngest major champion since Tiger Woods' 1997 Masters victory, but will have to fend off a star-studded group of chasers to do so. A two-shot advantage is nothing, especially at the difficult Winged Foot. According to Data Golf, Wolff has a 51.2% chance of hanging on for the victory, which means the door is still wide-open for a come-from-behind winner.

Any description of Bryson DeChambeau now starts with U . S . Open champion. In a breathtaking performance today at Winged Foot, on a course so demanding no one else broke par, DeChambeau blasted away with his driver and had short irons from the ankle-deep rough on his way to a 3-under 67.

Bryson DeChambeau was not the least bit concerned by the narrow fairways or the ankle-deep rough that shape Winged Foot into historically the toughest of all U . S . Opens . “Look, he’ s found a way to do it. Whether that’ s good or bad for the game, I don’t know, but it’ s just not the way I saw this golf

Skepticism turned into admiration, with a healthy dose of disbelief.

“I don’t really know what to say because that’s just the complete opposite of what you think a U.S. Open champion does” Rory McIlroy said. “Look, he’s found a way to do it. Whether that’s good or bad for the game, I don’t know, but it’s just not the way I saw this golf course being played or this tournament being played.”

Louis Oosthuizen birdied the 18th to finish alone in third.

In the five previous U.S. Opens at Winged Foot, only two out of 750 competitors ever broke par over 72 holes, and that was in the same year of 1984 when Fuzzy Zoeller and Greg Norman finished at 4-under 276.

DeChambeau finished at 6-under 274, a score no one saw coming.

He left nothing to chance, staying on the practice range until past 8 p.m. — the club turned lights on for him — in cold weather while he pounded driver after driver, trying to find enough accuracy to take him to a title.

Wolff hurt by bad breaks, mistakes and DeChambeau at US Open

  Wolff hurt by bad breaks, mistakes and DeChambeau at US Open Matthew Wolff stood over the closest thing he'd find to an easy shot at Winged Foot: 103 yards away from the pin on a flat lie in the fairway. The 21-year-old basher, who gouged his way out of the rough all week at the U.S. Open, blocked the wedge into the deep grass to the right of the 11th green. A possible birdie attempt to stay within two ended up as a par to fall behind by three. It got worse from there. The player Wolff was chasing, Bryson DeChambeau, didn't make those kind of mistakes. After carrying a two-shot lead into Sunday, Wolff shot 5-over 75. He finished at even-par 280 and lost to DeChambeau by six shots.

Any description of Bryson DeChambeau now starts with U . S . Open champion. In a breathtaking performance Sunday at Winged Foot, on a course so demanding no one else broke par, DeChambeau blasted away with his driver and had short irons from the ankle-deep rough on his way to a 3-under 67.

Any description of Bryson DeChambeau now starts with U . S . Open champion. In a breathtaking performance Sunday at Winged Foot, on a course so demanding no one else broke par, DeChambeau blasted away with his driver and had short irons from the ankle-deep rough on his way to a 3-under 67.

The U.S. Open was still up for grabs for a fleeting moment around the turn. DeChambeau and Wolff each got out of position on the eighth hole and made bogey. DeChambeau was at 3 under, one shot ahead of Wolff. Ahead of them, Oosthuizen and Xander Schauffele were lurking at even par.

Still to play was the back nine, where so much has gone wrong at Winged Foot over the years.

Not this time.

DeChambeau and Wolff blasted drives down the fairway on the par-5 ninth. DeChambeau rolled in a 40-foot eagle putt with perfect pace. Wolff, who had pitching wedge for his second shot, matched his eagle with a 10-foot putt.

Just like that it was a two-man race.

And then it was a one-man show.

Wolff’s tee shot on the par-3 10th rolled left into the thick collar of the bunker, a spot so precarious he had to stand in the deep bunker and grip halfway down the steel shaft of his sand wedge. He chipped 10 feet by the hole for a bogey to fall two shots behind.

Then, the 21-year-old Californian blinked. From the fairway on the 11th, his wedge was chunky and into the right rough and he had to scramble for par instead of setting up a reasonable birdie chance. DeChambeau from the right rough came up short, but he used putter from off the green for birdie from 15 feet away.

Rory baffled by Bryson's winning tactics: Hard to 'wrap my head around it'

  Rory baffled by Bryson's winning tactics: Hard to 'wrap my head around it' When Rory McIlroy showed up at Winged Foot Golf Club earlier this week, he did not envision the winner taking a bomb-and-gouge approach like the one Bryson DeChambeau used. "No chance. No chance," McIlroy said, describing his thoughts on the eventual winner hitting just four of his final 21 fairways. "I don't really know what to say because that's just the complete opposite of what you think a U.S. Open champion does." In total, DeChambeau hit"No chance. No chance," McIlroy said, describing his thoughts on the eventual winner hitting just four of his final 21 fairways. "I don't really know what to say because that's just the complete opposite of what you think a U.S. Open champion does.

Bryson DeChambeau runs away with win at U . S . Open . MAMARONECK, N.Y. – This was already the least conventional U . S . Open ever. “I think I'm definitely changing the way people think about the game,” DeChambeau said. “Now, whether you can do it, that' s a whole different situation.

Any description of Bryson DeChambeau now starts with U . S . Open champion. In a breathtaking performance Sunday at Winged Foot, on a course so demanding no one else broke par, DeChambeau blasted away with his driver and had short irons from the ankle-deep rough on his way to a 3-under 67.

With a three-shot lead, DeChambeau kept blasting away as if he were chasing, not leading, just like he said he would. He saved par from the deep left rough on the 14th, downed another protein shake walking down the 15th, marching along to a major title he that validated his out-of-the-box approach to the royal and ancient game.

Doug Ferguson, The Associated Press


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Mickelson and late-night range session key for DeChambeau .
MAMARONECK, N.Y. — Two moments were key for Bryson DeChambeau winning the U.S. Open. The first one was early in the week, when he played a practice round at Winged Foot with Phil Mickelson. By then, DeChambeau already was sold on his plan of hitting driver every chance he could because it would be difficult for him and everyone else to hit many fairways. But it was during that practice round that Mickelson shared his experiences from 2006, when Lefty hit only one fairway in the final round and still nearly won. “He said, ‘In 2006, I had the best short-game week of my life,’ and that really stuck out to me for some reason,” DeChambeau said.

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