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Bryson DeChambeau pays touching tribute to late father after rare round of 58 to win LIV Golf event

Bynewsmagzines

Aug 6, 2023
Bryson DeChambeau pays touching tribute to late father after rare round of 58 to win LIV Golf event

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Bryson DeChambeau produced one of the greatest rounds in the history of golf as he won the LIV Golf Greenbrier title.

He shot an incredible 58, including 13 birdies and one bogey in his 12-under-par round to finish 23 under for the 54-hole in West Virginia.

DeChambeau produced a round for the ages

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DeChambeau produced a round for the agesCredit: Getty
And this is what it meant to the American

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And this is what it meant to the AmericanCredit: Getty

It’s the first 58 since LIV Golf was launched in 2021, while only a handful of rounds of 58 have been recorded in top level professional golf.

DeChambeau’s score matches the lowest round on the PGA Tour, set by Jim Furyk in 2016 at the TPC River Highlands in Connecticut.

Meanwhile, two scores of 58 were registered at the Japan Open by Japan’s Ryo Ishikawa in 2010 and South Korea’s Kim Seong-hyeon in 2021.

Germany’s Stephan Jager had a 58 on the Web.com Tour in California in 2016 and Spain’s Alejandro del Rey also hit the same mark on the European Challenge Tour in Switzerland in 2021.

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There have been numerous 58s on the developmental tours while Irishman David Carey made a 57 at the Cervino Open on the third-tier Alps Tour.

DeChambeau won the event by six shots, ahead of Chile’s Mito Pereira, who had a closing 63.

The 2020 US Open champion birdied 22 of his last 34 holes for his first victory since the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.

It was also his first victory since his father, Jon, died last November aged 63 following a battle with kidney disease.

This is DeChambeau's first title in two years

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This is DeChambeau’s first title in two yearsCredit: Getty

“He was with me out there all day today, no doubt,” the 29-year-old said.

“It has been a really difficult couple of years but doing it this way and finishing out with a 58… it’s just amazing what I was able to do. I’m super excited.”

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