Bryson DeChambeau wins the US Open and vindicates LIV Golf

A burst of joy filled the 18th green, Bryson DeChambeau He waved his strong arms, shouted out of his mind, pointed to the sky in allusion to the mythical Payne Stewart, winner at Pinehurst in 1999. The eccentric American golfer has just won his second Us Open and he did so in a dramatic head-to-head outcome with Rory MclIroy. Many will want to see much more than a victory in this tournament, the rebellious triumph of LIV Golf against the established power of the PGA Tour. Let everyone draw their own conclusions, but the truth is that golf needs an agreement.

DeChambeau’s victory made clear how divided this sport is. Euphoric ‘the Scientist’ only found the hug of recognition from his LIV partner Sergio Garcia, the only one who waited for him on the 18th green, with no sign of other teammates. Rory McIIroy’s face moved between pity and anguish, he left two one-meter par putts on the 16th and 18th holes on the way to defeat and giving the title to the enemy. The Northern Irishman has already had a drought in majors for 10 years and has had a few attempts thrown into limbo. The sporting frustration accumulates to the events outside the golf course, where Rory always acted as a leader of his teammates and broke his face for the PGA Tour in the face of the ‘Arab threat’.

Rory evened the contest with DeChambeau, who entered the final 18 holes with a three-stroke lead. But his three bogeys in the last four holes, They opened the tournament to the North American who did not waste the gift to become a US Open winner for the second time after the 2020 victory. Bryson finished with a 71 strokes. +1 and -6 in the total, thanks to a masterful par on 18, from the bunker far from the green and after a disastrous start. He worked magic again with his Bryson wedge to become the second LIV Golf player after Brooks Koepka in winning a major.

Sergio García was the best Spaniard finishing 12th. The Spaniard finished a good US Open, although not enough to have finished in the Top-10 and secure his place for Oakmont in 2025. History repeated itself one more day, three consecutive bogeys at the start, and 14 remaining holes of struggle with three birdies and no errors to fight another creditable card of 70 strokes, it’s a shame that in the last holes none of his birdie opportunities found a hole and he was left without the final icing on the cake of a place in the top 10. The captain of the Fireballs achieved his best result in majors since the Augusta Masters in 2017 where he achieved victory. Seven years and 26 participations in grand slam tournaments have passed since then.

“Unfortunately we are going to be on the verge of qualifying for next year. In the last three holes I had three good options, I made good putts but they didn’t want to go in… We fought like a wild boar, I am very proud. ..”, commented the captain of the Fireballs to his Movistar+ teammates at the end of his round with a bittersweet taste. With his sights set now on Nashville, at the LIV Golf tournament that is being held this week and in the run-up to the Open Championship that will take place on July 2nd and where García will try to overcome in order to compete in his 100th major.

David Puig He finished with a bad taste in his mouth after a heavy round of 78 strokes. The problems came especially from the tee box, as a result of the bad day he finished in 55th place with +11.

DeChambeau takes home a check for $4.3 million, the largest in the history of Grand Slam tournaments.

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