Bryson DeChambeau has powered his way to his first major victory with a win at the 2020 US Open at Winged Foot.
61 players teed it up on Sunday in the final round of the #USOpen at Winged Foot. Only one finished the day under par.@b_dechambeau's clinching 67 is our @Lexus Top Performance of the Day. pic.twitter.com/UEMVfxr7eu
— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) September 21, 2020
DeChambeau ended his tournament as the only golfer under par and a whopping six-strokes ahead of US Open debutant Matthew Wolff in second place. Veteran South African Louis Oosthuizen finished in third place at 2-over par.
DeChambeau hit just nine fairways on the weekend, and just 23 all week putting to rest any ideas that growing the rough and narrowing fairways ensures the most accurate golfers will prevail in the toughest test in golf.
In fact, there is a case to be made for the US Open to be now known as the bombers major. The last five US Opens have been won by Dechambeau, Gary bnWoodland, Broks Koepka (twice) and Dustin Johnson. Five of the longest hitters in the game.
The last time someone not known for their length off the tee won the US Open was Jordan Spieth at Chambers Bay in 2015. The exact opposite of the artificial course defences of heavy rough and narrow fairways.
The leading Australian, in the end, was Lucas Herbert, 18 strokes behind DeChambeau at 12-over par.