Dechambeau Turns On His Magic!
It has finally happened! Golf’s “Einstein” has done it with a spectacular win at the John Deere Classic. Young 23-year old Bryson DeChambeau (pictured) went low, birdied his final two holes and sat there and waited things out to see how Patrick Rodgers would fare under pressure.
Rodgers, the overnight leader, 25 years old, just did not have what it took to match DeChambeau who walked off the 18th hole with a one-stroke victory. DeChambeau who plays with clubs that have identical shaft lengths, finished at 18-under and shot a six-under 65 on the final day to earn his first PGA victory.
His only other professional victory was the 2016 DAP Championship on the Web.com Tour. He won US$1,008,000.
Rodgers, finished alone in second place at 17-under. Wesley Bryan and Rick Lamb each finished at 16-under and tied for third. Five golfers, highlighted by Steve Stricker, tied for fifth place at 15-under.