Bryson DeChambeau refuses to leave the Open to question – Press-Enterprise

This time, Winged Foot’s 72nd hole was not the scene of an accident. In Bryson DeChambeau’s world, there is no room for one.

The most interesting player in golf put the U.S. Open to sleep on Sunday, which was exactly his intention.

He pulled away from Matthew Wolff, put together the only under-par round of the day, became the only man to finish under-par for the event, and won his first major championship by six strokes.

The absent fans missed nothing but overpriced beer.

DeChambeau’s evangelical obsession with science, with actually taking golf apart and putting it back together, has always been his trademark. But his real identity could be found on Winged Foot’s chilly practice range Saturday night, when he was pounding driver after driver to solve a problem.

“I wasn’t comfortable with it Saturday, but I figured out something, and then on the 6th hole I realized my left arm wasn’t holding and being stable enough on impact,” DeChambeau said. “I didn’t want to over-rotate. Once I straightened it out, I was fine.”

DeChambeau began the day two shots behind Wolff, the 21-year-old from Westlake High who had scorched Winged Foot with a Saturday 65. He caught Wolff in four holes.



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