DeChambeau shoots 63 to soar to victory at LIV Golf Chicago

Conor Cantwell

Bryson DeChambeau and caddie, Greg Bodine (Photo by Amy Kontras/LIV Golf)

Conor Cantwell

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After starting the final day eight shots off the pace at LIV Golf Chicago, Bryson DeChambeau climbed to the top of the leaderboard courtesy of a round of 63 to clinch his second win on the LIV Golf circuit.

DeChambeau’s round of eight-under-par gave the American a score of -13 for the three-day competition at Rich Harvest Farms, securing him a single stroke victory over Aussie Marc Leishman and Indian Anirban Lahiri.

Graeme McDowell’s competition fizzled out with a one-over-par round of 72, giving the Northern Irishman a final position of 35th, while his team Cleeks GC finished ninth in the group standings for the tournament.

It wasn’t to be for GMac in Chicago, with the man from Portrush finishing 11 shots back of the winning score on two-under-par and his final round epitomised his frustrations over the competition.

DeChambeau on the other hand had a fantastic final day as he saved his best round for last to soar to the top of the leaderboard in Chicago.

The Californian was grabbing birdies by the bunches as he recorded consecutive birdies on three separate occasions, including three birdies immediately after his only bogey of the day on the par-four ninth.

DeChambeau overtook overnight leader, and clubhouse leader through the opening two days, Sebastian Muñoz whose erratic final round of 73 meant the Colombian slipped to fourth in the tournament standings.

The man from Modesto also led his team, Crushers GC, to a team victory as they finished with a combined score of -33, three shots clear of Sergio Garcia’s Fireballs GC in second.

Lahiri and DeChambeau did most of the heavy lifting for their team with strong performances through the first two days of play, but 2020 US Open champ drove his team to victory on the final day alongside Charles Howell III and Paul Casey who scored -4 and -3 respectively.

Speaking after his second win on the LIV Tour, DeChambeau talked about how his current rich vein of form.

“I would say [I am playing] the most consistently good golf of my life. I don’t know if it’s the top-notch,” said DeChambeau, “But definitely when I shot 58 that was probably the best golf I’ve ever played, and winning the U.S. Open obviously is the ultimate thing.

“But I can definitely tell you this little stretch has been pretty sweet for me.”

LIV Golf returns for its penultimate event on the calendar with the Jeddah Invitational at the Royal Greens Golf & County Club in Saudi Arabia between the 13th and 15th of October.

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