Bryson DeChambeau captured his eighth career victory on the PGA Tour on Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Here’s everything you need to know about the very difficult final round at Bay Hill Club and Lodge:
Classification table: DeChambeau (-11), Lee Westwood (-10), Corey Conners (-8), Jordan Spieth (-6), Andrew Putnam (-6), Richy Werenski (-6)
Meaning: In addition to his US Open triumph, DeChambeau has now won the Jack Nicklaus (Memorial 2018) tournament and the Arnold Palmer tournament. He has also proven to be one of the best in the game, if not the best – hard field players in the world. Bay Hill was a beast on Sunday, averaging more than 4.6 shots higher from the field than in Round 3. Add this to his dominating performance at Winged Foot and Bryson’s strength seems best suited for more testing. strenuous.
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As a step: A four-man tournament was reduced to two leaders when Westwood birdied at par 5 12th to tie DeChambeau. At 11 under par, the final pair was two shots away from the field. They remained stagnant until Westwood made a 3-pointer from 38 feet at 14.th. Conners made eagle par 5 16th to briefly return within one, but quickly mocked the 17th. Meanwhile, DeChambeau stopped No. 16 and stayed one ahead of Westwood, who missed a 7-foot birdie. The two stopped No. 17 and when Westwood rolled on a 7-foot for par 18, it meant DeChambeau had to do his from 5 feet to win. After backing away once, he emphatically drilled it.
Round of the day: DeChambeau’s 1-under 71. The field averaged more than 75.5 shots in the final round and 71 was the lowest score of the day (shots from three players). After a bogey on the first hole, DeChambeau did not drop a shot for the remainder of the day, stopping his last 12 holes.
Take of the day: There was a 377-yard tee shot from DeChambeau in the sixth par 5.
There was also a 50 foot torque save from DeChambeau at par 4 11.
But the Shot of the Day was the winner, the 5ft per pair last.
The biggest disappointment, Part I: Spieth. With birdies at numbers 4 and 6, Spieth was co-leader. But there were no more red numbers. He bogeyed the eighth hole, made a series of pairs, and then bogeyed the numbers 15, 17 and 18. He had a 3 over 75 and a T-4.
The biggest disappointment, Part II: Rory McIlroy. The former champion was four behind to start the day and he was never given a chance. He bogeyed the second hole and put two balls in the water from the tee at No. 6. McIlroy finished with 76 but yet He posted a top 10 when Keegan Bradley, who was 64-78 over the weekend, bogeyed the final hole.
Quote of the day: “I don’t even know what to say to win the Mr. Palmer event. It’s going to make me cry.” – DeChambeau