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Bryson DeChambeau runs away with 2020 US Open

The only golfer to finish under par at Winged Foot wraps up a six-shot win, and did it his way.

Bryson DeChambeau of the United States chips to the 17th green during the final round of the 120th U.S. Open Championship on September 19, 2020 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

In what became a coronation on the back nine at one of America’s historical courses, Bryson DeChambeau ran away with the 2020 US Open, finishing at -6 . His playing partner on Sunday, 21-year-old Matthew Wolff, finished second at even par.

DeChambeau entered the tournament as +2800 to be the champion at DraftKings Sportsbook, and was the only golfer on Sunday to finish under par, firing a -3 on Championship Sunday where no one else could do better than a Par 70.

He becomes only the fifth golfer to win both the US Amateur and US Open since World War II, after taking the no-pay title in 2015. He also won the NCAA Championship in 2015, joining Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods to take that triumvirate, and also adds his first major to the trophy case today.

It’s the seventh tournament DeChambeau has won on the PGA Tour, and his unusual methods and processes have been the subject of criticism from many in the golf chattering classes. But the best revenge is getting his name inscribed on the trophy, and we’ll see if his “bomb and gouge” strategy becomes the way everyone plays golf going forward.

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