Sport DeChambeau honoured to join Tiger, Nicklaus after U.S. Open win

05:40  21 september  2020
05:40  21 september  2020 Source:   performgroup.com

DeChambeau pulls away for six-stroke win at U.S. Open

  DeChambeau pulls away for six-stroke win at U.S. Open A dominant Bryson DeChambeau won the U.S. Open by six strokes for his first major title.The American was the only player in the red on his final round as a three-under 67 propelled him to a dominant six-stroke victory at Winged Foot.

DeChambeau says it’ s “an honour ” to join the list with Nicklaus and Woods. He’ s full of praise for coach Chris Como, who he credits with the transformation in his DeChambeau is the third player to win the US amateur title and the US Open ; the other two are Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.

Bryson DeChambeau produces a wonderful final-round display to win the US Open and claim the first major title of his career. World number four McIlroy ended joint eighth at six over after a final-day 75 that included two double bogeys, while England' s Lee Westwood was a stroke further back.

a man wearing a hat: U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau © Getty Images U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau

Bryson DeChambeau said it was special to join elite company in Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus with his U.S. Open victory.

DeChambeau pulled away for his first major success, winning by six strokes at Winged Foot in New York.

The American, 27, carded a three-under 67 in the final round on Sunday and was the only player to finish under par.

DeChambeau joined Woods and Nicklaus as the only players to win the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Open and an individual title at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship, and it was company the winner was delighted to join.

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South African Oosthuizen, who won the 2010 British Open , started the day four strokes off the pace but his hopes of landing a second major quickly faded and he finished a distant eight shots behind DeChambeau in third place. DeChambeau honoured to join Tiger , Nicklaus after U . S . Open win .

After facing questions just last month about when he would contend in a major, DeChambeau followed a T-4 finish He becomes the sixth player to win both the U . S . Amateur and U . S . Open and joins Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only players to win both of those marquee events plus the NCAA

"It's just an honour. I don't know what else to say. It's been a lot of hard work," he said.

"Mr Nicklaus has been always awesome to me. He gave me a sponsor's invite. Tiger has always been great to me. I can't say thank you enough to them for them helping me push me along to be a better person and a better golfer, as well.

"But to be in the likes of the names of that company is special. I'll forever appreciate that."

As overnight leader Matthew Wolff fell away in the final round, DeChambeau mixed an eagle with two birdies and a bogey.

The pair traded eagles at the ninth and DeChambeau said his 39-foot putt led to him thinking about lifting the trophy.

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How to join . In the final round of the 2020 U . S . Open , Bryson DeChambeau carded a 3-under 67 to finish at 6-under for the tournament, six strokes clear of the field for his first major victory of his career.

Bryson DeChambeau won by six strokes at the U . S . Open Championship on Sunday. The morning after his big win , DeChambeau shared a photo on Instagram of himself laying in bed beside the U . S . Open Trophy with a medal wrapped around his neck. So honored to have won my 1st major here."

"It's kind of interesting, on nine is when I first thought, 'Okay, this could be reality'," he said.

"I made that eagle, long eagle putt and I shocked myself by making it, too, and I thought to myself, I could do it. And then immediately after, I said, 'Nope, you've got to focus on each and every hole', and I just kept throughout the course of the back nine telling myself, 'Nope, we've got three more holes, we've got four more holes, we've got five more holes', whatever it was.

"I just had to keep focused, making sure I was executing every shot to the best I possibly could."

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