Paul McGinley is spot on in declaring: “The manner Bryson has won this U.S. Open has rewritten the handbook in how to win a U.S. Open.”
Six weeks after describing his first top-10 in a major as “super-validating”, DeChambeau delivered the ultimate proof of his muscle-bound and scientific methods with a resounding six shot success in the 120th US Open at Winged Foot.
DeChambeau carded a closing 67 to finish six-under par at Winged Foot, a record winning score by two shots at a revered venue where only two players had finished in red figures in five previous U.S. Opens.
The 27-year-old was the only player to break par on a demanding final day, the only one not to shoot over par in any round and finished six shots clear of compatriot Matthew Wolff, who began the day with a two-stroke advantage but faded to a closing 75.
McGinley was again commentating for SKY Sports and like all those watching coverage, was more than impressed by what unfolded over the last handful of holes at Winged Foot.
“Bryson’s been on a fast train the last couple of years but this year he’s just accelerated so much and it’s another big jump in his career,” said McGinley.
“He brought to the game something that had not been tried before and he’s been like a pioneer in the game so much so a lot more players will be looking at what Bryson has done and no doubt will be following suit.”
Twenty-one players had been under par on day one but then that was reduced to six on day two while there was just three heading into the last day.
And at the end of the 120th hosting of the U.S. Open, there was one – DeChambeau