Bryson DeChambeau ‘the scientist’ won his third PGA TOUR title and second for this season after a stunning win at the Memorial Tournament in June, this came sooner than expected at the $9,000,000 The Northern Trust. Well, that was in a playoff against Byeong Hun An and Kyle Stanley, this rather came in strong statement four-strokes win over Tony Finau.
Finau’s last title charge came at the Farmers Insurance Open where he led the opening round and later faltered to T-6 finish with Charles Howell III.
Bryson DeChambeau takes a four-shot lead into the final round, then keeps his nerve for a 2-under 69 and a four-shot victory at THE NORTHERN TRUST at Ridgewood Country Club.
The win here at the Ridgewood Country Club, New Jersey means DeChambeau climbs to the top of the FedEx Cup standings, previously from 9 and with 76 OWGR rank points he is now ranked 12 in the world from 21 previously.
The only players to win an NCAA Championship, U.S. Amateur and at least three PGA TOUR events before their 25th birthday:
Thursday was the three-year anniversary of DeChambeau's U.S. Amateur victory.
— Sean Martin (@PGATOURSMartin) August 26, 2018
DeChambeau was in news due to his use of compass during the third round of the Travelers Championship, which forced PGA Tour to object his actions and him to stop using it, imagine what the boy could have done with the compass in hand?
He was asked what he likes most about his work during his interview and he responded, “It’s being able to step up to a shot like I did on 17 today, knowing it’s a difficult tee shot, and executing it exactly the way I wanted to,” said DeChambeau, who was T27 in driving accuracy. “That’s what brings me joy and that’s why I work so hard, and all this other stuff is fantastic and I wouldn’t trade it for anything, but the No. 1 thing that makes me happy is seeing a golf ball go exactly the way I felt it should go.”
He is known for his long practice hours but he laughs it off with “You could say what I do is crazy, but in the end, I’m the one with the trophy this week.”
Tiger Woods had quite a rough week finishing T-40 with Jason Kokrak, Zach Johnson, Pat Perez, Harold Varner III, Ted Potter Jr., Byeong Hun An, and Kevin Streelman at 4-under 280.
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