Jan 27th, 2019
Bryson DeChambeau cruises to record victory in Dubai
Bryson DeChambeau shot a sublime 64 in the final round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic to win his first European Tour event by seven shots.
No one ahd ever shot lower than -23 but Bryson went one better, securing his first professional overseas win at Emirates Golf Club. Bryson made an eagle, seven birdies and a single bogey on day four to finish the week on -24 and set a new tournament record.
Defending champion Li Haotong, who played alongside DeChambeau in the final round, had held the previous record after producing a winning score of 23 under in 2018.
Matt Wallace finished alone in second place on -17 after closing his round with back-to-back birdies to sign for a 68.
Paul Waring, Ian Poulter, Li and Spanish pair Sergio Garcia and Alvaro Quiros were another stroke back in a tie for third.
DeChambeau, who represented the United States in last year's Ryder Cup, came into the final round with a one-shot advantage over nearest challenger Li.
But he soon set about increasing that lead, holing his birdie putt from 20 feet at the first before making another gain at the second.
He then continued his perfect start to the round with another birdie at the long third from close range to get to 19 under par.
DeChambeau created more chances on the front nine but had to settle for six more pars to reach the turn in 32.
The 25 year old extended his lead further as he began the more scorable back nine, holing his ten-foot eagle putt at the long tenth before picking up a birdie at the 11th to move to 22 under and open up a six-shot lead.
He dropped his first shot of the day at the 12th after sending his second shot into a bush but bounced back with a birdie from eight feet at the long 13th.
DeChambeau then holed his six-foot birdie putt at the 14th to jump to 23 under.
After coming agonisingly close to picking up further shots at the 15th and 16th, he rolled in from six feet for his seventh birdie of the day.
And he finished his round with a par at the last to win by seven strokes.
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