Oct 9th, 2020
DeChambeau on top once again
U.S. Open Champion goes low at Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
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In his first outing since that triumph at Winged Foot DeChambeau's round was flawless and included a run of five consecutive birdies. Had he holed his eagle putt at the long 9th hole, his last, he would have shot his best round on the PGA Tour instead he had to settle for a nine-under-par 62 and a one-shot lead.
"When I'm playing great golf I feel like I've got a great chance to win every week, but that doesn't mean that somebody else is going to play better than me, right?" said DeChambeau.
The man from California is sticking to his big-hitting approach to the game and it paid dividends once again. DeChambeau amazingly had putts for eagle on five greens and there are only three par fives on the TPC Summerlin course in las Vegas!
"There's no wind out here for the most part and I feel like you can bomb it everywhere and get wedges close. And I was lucky to make a lot of putts." Said Bryson after his round.
It was a battle of the big hitters as DeChambeau was partnered with Cameron Champ and Matthew Wolff who he saw off in the final round of the U.S. Open.
"It was fun; it was awesome to play with all two of them. I guess you could say it was all, amazing to see the power that's out here now."
The group of five players that sit one back of the lead includes Austin Cook, Harold Varner III, Scott Harrington, Patrick Catlay and Nate Ashley all from the USA.
Last week's winner Sergio Garcia opened with a solid five-under 66 to sit four back from lead. We can expect a very low winning score come Sunday on a course where only eighteen of the field were over par on day one.