Golf: American DeChambeau wins the US Open ahead of McIlroy after an incredible suspense

Golf: American DeChambeau wins the US Open ahead of McIlroy after an incredible suspense

L’Américain Bryson DeChambeau va passer de la 38e à la 10e place mondiale. MAXPPP – Veasey Conway

La bataille entre DeChambeau et McIlroy a fait rage à l’US Open. L’Américain s’est finalement imposé avec un coup d’avance.

American Bryson DeChambeau won the US Open golf course on Sunday at Pinehurst (North Carolina) after another cruel final for Rory McIlroy. After 72 holes and 4 days of competition on the Pinehurst trap course, with its numerous dome-shaped greens, everything came down to the N.18, where the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, deprived of a major for 10 years , experienced a new disillusionment.

Excellent for 14 holes, McIlroy took control before committing three bogeys on the last four holes of the day, including one on the 18th, missing a putt by just over ;a meter which seemed easy (after having missed one by 76 cm at N.16) and would have sent the four-time major winner (PGA in 2012 and 2014, US Open in 2011, British Open in 2014) in the play-offs against DeChambeau.

The Northern Irishman, already 2nd last year, has 21 top 10 majors since his last victory. Placed in the next part, DeChambeau conversely emerged from two difficult situations on this final hole, to finally secure par and a success with a one-stroke lead over McIlroy.< /p>

4 million euros bonus

"It’is incredible", commented the American who pocketed a bonus of 4 .3 million dollars (around 4 million euros), will move from 38th to 10th place in the world rankings, and is guaranteed to compete in the majors for 5 years.< em> "Being able to fight against such a great player is magnificent. Missing this kind of putt, I wouldn't wish it on anyone", said DeChambeau.

"I wasn't great today (Sunday) but I came out of bad situations well." DeChambeau (30 years old), already winner of the tournament in 2020, thus offered himself a second major title. Member of the LIV circuit financed by Saudi Arabia, he shines this season in major tournaments, the only ones where dissidents are accepted, with a 6th place at the Masters in April then 2nd place in the PGA Championship behind Xander Schauffele in May.

The Americans Tony Finau and Patrick Cantlay shared 3rd place, two shots behind their compatriot. Dropped in the first rounds, American world No.1 Scottie Scheffler only took 41st place in the tournament, 14 shots behind the winner.

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