Sport 120th US Open: First major win for DeChambeau
DeChambeau wins US Open to capture first major victory
The coronavirus pandemic postponed the US Open from June and led to a spectator ban.The 27-year-old American, known for his scientific approach to golf and a bulked-up driving dominance, eagled the par-5 ninth from just inside 40 feet and rolled to a six-stroke victory over 21-year-old countryman Matthew Wolff.
Bryson DeChambeau has completed his work and celebrated his first major triumph at the 120th US Open. The studied physicist, whose self-developed clubs are all the same length, celebrated a triumph with 274 strokes and six strokes ahead on the super difficult par 70 course at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck / New York. Second place went to his compatriot Matthew Wolf (280).
"I've relied on science so many times and it has worked every time," said DeChambeau. "I hope I can inspire some people to say that there is another way too."
Only DeChambeau stayed under par after four rounds on the monster course, it is one of the toughest courses in the world. Martin Kaymer had to experience this painfully when he first met. Germany's top golfers missed the cut with 147 strokes, as did US superstar Tiger Woods, who even needed three more strokes.
DeChambeau honoured to join Tiger, Nicklaus after U.S. Open win
After joining elite company, U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau was delighted.DeChambeau pulled away for his first major success, winning by six strokes at Winged Foot in New York.
Stephan Jäger did it better. The man from Munich was twelfth at halftime, but fell far behind on the third lap with a 79. In the end it was enough for hunters with 293 strokes (13 over par!) To rank 34.
The 27-year-old DeChambeau, a powerhouse with a flat cap, was the only player to remain below the course standard on the final round. With his round of 67 after an eagle at 9, two birdies and a bogey, he moved from second place to the top of the leaderboard.
In the game-free months during the corona break, DeChambeau put on just under ten to 109 kilograms - and that with a height of 1.85 m. In parallel to his weight, the length of his tee shot increased. On average, the ball lands at around 310 meters, in 2019 it was 34 meters less. But that should not be the end. DeChambeau wants to beat "360, 370 meters, maybe even further".
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