DeChambeau: “I don’t want to finish second. The PGA really hurt me”

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DeChambeau: “I don’t want to finish second. The PGA really hurt me”

Bryson DeChambeau prevailed in a dramatic battle with Rory McIlroy on the back nine of the final round and won the US Open by a stroke on Sunday, as the Northern Irishman’s trial continued at the Pinehurst complex in North Carolina.

On the brink of ending a decade-long grand prix drought, McIlroy crashed to the finish line with bogeys on three of his last four holes, including a heartbreaker on the 18th, where he missed from the inside of four feet.

Meanwhile, playing to final par, DeChambeau sent his tee shot into the rough, but held his nerve with a brilliant up-and-under to save par with a final round of one-over 71. Enough that’s to win the Playoff.

That was enough for the LIV Golf standard-bearer to achieve a thrilling victory with a winning total of six under par and 274 strokes.

Oh, man, I don’t want the second one to end. The PGA really hurt me“said DeChambeau, runner-up at the PGA Championship last month.

As heartbreaking as it is for some people, it’s heartbreaking for me at the PGA. I really like this one. “When I turned the corner and saw my wife and I in the back, I said, no, I won’t let that happen,” the champion acknowledged.

I got a little lucky. Rory missed the few putts he could have made. I’ve had incredible ups and downs lately. I don’t know what else to say. “It’s a dream come true,” he added.

McIlroy had a final round 69 to finish second just ahead of Americans Patrick Cantlay (70) and Tony Finau (67).

It was the second major victory of his career for DeChambeau, the first coming at the 2020 US Open.

Source: La Verdad

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