Big hitter Bryson DeChambeau ended a hectic week at the British Open signing in style with a stunning Under-65 on Sunday which he says shows he can come back to challenge a year for the Claret Jug. The American proved popular with galleries all week long with his spectacular play and ongoing dialogue, although he struggled to master the vagaries of the rolling fairways at Royal St George.
He also had an argument with his driver builder after his first round of 71 on Thursday after saying his weapon of choice was “sucked” – then apologizing after being accused by Cobra of acting like a child of eight years. The flat cap wearing DeChambeau enjoyed playing the pantomime role and was laughing and joking with the crowd again on Sunday as he lit up the course under a blazing sun.
His impeccable run, without bogeys, showed what the world number six could produce on a link course and he came out of 18th optimistic about future challenges. “To finish at 5 cents (for the lap) is a good achievement considering it’s the Sunday of an Open championship, and I think I’ll learn a lot from it next year,” said the champion. US Open last year to reporters.
“It’s one of those things that for me it’s probably going to take a while to learn all the ins and outs of open golf. I don’t think I’ll ever figure it out, but I hope that one year I will be able to get some of the good breaks going for me and hitting really well with all facets of my game and giving me a great chance to win an open championship. “
DeChambeau, who had missed the cup in two of his last three Open appearances, has occasionally faltered in his naturally attacking play this week, choosing to leave the driver in the sack on occasion. It is a policy that has had mixed results. “There were a few times the pilot put me in a few bad places, and then obviously I had a few four-irons to put me in bad places yesterday,” he said.
“It’s tough here. You really have to manage yourself and make sure you hit him in the right parts of the fairway. It’s one of those things that over time I will continue to learn more and more. about Open Championship style golf, and one day I hope I can hold the Claret Jug. “
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