MAMARONECK, N.Y. — A bulked-up Bryson DeChambeau bashed his way to a six-shot U.S. Open victory on Sunday, silencing any lingering questions as to whether his brawny game could translate to the major stage.
DeChambeau, who began the day two shots back of U.S. Open rookie Matthew Wolff, used a mix of jaw-dropping drives and clutch putts to shoot a virtually flawless 3-under-par 67 and reach 6-under for the tournament at Winged Foot.
Wolff (75), appearing in only his second major, was one shot back of DeChambeau at the turn but fell apart over a back nine that included two bogeys and a double-bogey.
A fearless DeChambeau, whose final round included an eagle, two birdies and a bogey, attacked at every chance and for his efforts was the only player to break par in the final round as he cruised to his first major win in 16 tournaments.
DeChambeau grabbed the solo lead after five holes, hit a perfectly-paced 40-foot eagle putt at the ninth to maintain a one-shot cushion in a tournament that came down to a two-horse race between him and Wolff as they made the turn.
But the 21-year-old Wolff bogeyed the 10th and 14th holes before a double-bogey at 16.
Former British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen (73) birdied the last to finish alone in third place, a distant eight shots back of DeChambeau and one shot clear of Harris English (73), who made a double-bogey at the first, where he lost his tee shot.
Xander Schauffele (74) looked ready to make a back-nine charge after making the turn fresh off back-to-back birdies but he made five consecutive bogeys from the 13th and finished fifth place.