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DeChambeau pips Westwood at Bay Hill – Golf Information | Golf Journal

Westwood, who led DeChambeau by one after spherical three, dropped two pictures on the entrance 9 and one other on the 14th in a 73 that noticed him end 10 underneath. Canadian Corey Conners completed third, an additional two pictures behind .

DeChambeau revealed that he had obtained a textual content from 15-time main winner Tiger Woods previous to the beginning of the ultimate rounds. Woods is recovering in hospital following a automobile crash and DeChambeau mentioned: “We talked about simply hold preventing, it doesn’t matter what occurs, and play boldly like Mr Palmer mentioned.”

DeChambeau added: “It’s past my wildest desires to win Mr Palmer’s occasion. I got here right here as an beginner, he gave me an invite, and I beloved this golf course the minute I arrived. I really like the ambiance and I really like the followers. I beloved what Mr Palmer did with this place and what he’s executed and his legacy he’s left right here. It’s fairly superb.”

DeChambeau dropped a shot on the opening gap of his ultimate spherical, however Westwood bogeyed the third following a wild tee shot which was near going out of bounds. It left Westwood and Conners contesting the lead, however they had been quickly joined by DeChambeau, who holed from 35 ft to birdie the fourth and be part of the leaders.

There was quickly a four-way tie on the high when former Open winner Jordan Spieth birdied the fourth and sixth to succeed in 10 underneath.

Nonetheless, DeChambeau and Westwood each birdied the 565-yard par-five sixth in wildly contrasting style. DeChambeau once more took on the 300-yard carry over a lake, smashing a 377-yard drive right into a fairway bunker, simply 88 yards in need of the inexperienced. He was wayward along with his shot from the sand however produced an excellent chip to 4 ft and holed the putt. Westwood’s tee shot was extra typical, following the green around the water, and left him with 256 yards to the opening. He missed the inexperienced in an identical place to DeChambeau however Westwood received up and down for birdie.

The Englishman bogeyed the subsequent and with Spieth and Conners additionally dropping pictures, DeChambeau loved the outright lead on 11 underneath. A birdie from Westwood from 28 ft on the par-five twelfth took him again right into a share of the lead, however he bogeyed the 14th and from then, DeChambeau maintained his benefit.

He had a scare on the 18th when his birdie try rolled virtually six ft previous the opening however he held his nerve to seal a hard-fought win.

“I believed we had a extremely good battle,” mentioned Westwood. “It was by no means actually greater than a one shot distinction all day. There have been powerful situations on the market. It was a day for enjoying smart and hanging on and grinding out the pars.”

Rory McIlroy’s problem evaporated as two tee pictures into the water noticed him double bogeying the sixth on the way in which to a 76 which left him in a share on tenth place on three underneath.

Bryson DeChambeau’s profitable gear
Driver: Cobra LTD Professional (7.5°)
Fairway Woods: Cobra King Prototype B 3 (10.5 and 13.5)
Irons: Cobra King Prototype Utility (4, 5), Cobra King Cast Tour One Size (6-PW)
Wedges: Artisan Prototype (47, 52, 58)
Putter: SIK Professional C-Collection Armlock
Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X