Bryson DeChambeau shoots 58 for record-breaking performance win at Greenbrier
His 12-under performance was the first round under 60 in the two-year history of the fledgling league
Bryson DeChambeau won his first LIV Golf League title on Sunday, and he did it in historic fashion, shooting a 58 at the LIV Golf Greenbrier in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia.
His 12-under performance was the first round under 60 in the two-year history of the fledgling league.
He won $4m for his effort as he finished with a 23-under 187 for the tournament, topping second-place finisher Mito Pereira (63) of Chile by six shots.
Matthew Wolff fired a 61 on Friday at the Old White course, tying Harold Varner III for the lowest score in LIV's brief history.
But DeChambeau obliterated the mark on Sunday with 13 birdies.
He had seven on the first nine holes, combined with a bogey on the par-3 No 8, then six more on the back nine. He closed the round with four consecutive birdies.
It certainly was enough for Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson to take notice as he prepares to make his captain's picks for his team later this summer.
LIV players do not earn points towards automatic qualification for the Ryder Cup, which begins on September 29 at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome.
“I’m playing really well. I’ve got some equipment that’s performing quite nicely off the driver, and that’s a deadly combination with my putting,” DeChambeau said.
“So clearly I putted well, drove it well, wedged it pretty well. You couldn’t have written it up better than this, but if I do get a call, that would be awesome. If not, I’ll be rooting them on over in Rome.”
Richard Bland of England (65), Spain’s David Puig (66) and Wolff (66) all finished at 16-under for the tournament.
Two shots behind them was Varner, who shot 66 on Sunday.
The team title went to Torque GC, which consists of Pereira, Puig, Joaquin Niemann of Chile and Sebastian Munoz of Colombia.
LIV Golf resumes on Friday at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
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