Las Vegas – Saturday night holding a share of the 54 hole lead at the Shriners for Children Open, Bryson DeChambeau was rooting on the Las Vegas Knights hockey team, cranking up their famous air horn – whipping the crowd into a frenzy. By Sunday evening, it was the same Vegas faithful that cheered on DeChambeau’s victory. The win was his fifth career title and his third in five starts on the PGA Tour (it was his fourth since June when he captured Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial at Muirfield Village).
Dealing with a blister that tore open Saturday night, DeChambeau locked in his focus (after having the training staff tape it up before the final round). His final round 66 included an eagle on the pivotal par 5 sixteenth propelling him to -21, winning by a single stroke over defending champion Patrick Cantlay.
For those still doubting his unorthodox methods, DeChambeau offered this: “Everybody is unique. Everybody does it in a different way. I believe I found a way that works really, really well for me and it allows me to be super consistent week in and week out.”
Sam Ryder finished solo third (-19) after a final round 62. Rickie Fowler finished four shots back after firing a Sunday 63 to finish in a tie for fourth with Abraham Ancer and Robert Streb.