Bryson DeChambeau picked up his fifth career PGA Tour victory on Sunday at the Shriners Hospitals For Children Open thanks to a signature moment and celebration on the 16th hole at TPC Summerlin.
Trailing defending champion Patrick Cantlay by a stroke, DeChambeau found the back fringe of the par-5 in two shots. From there, the SMU product rolled in a 58-footer to take control of the event.
“When I hit it it’s like, all right, it’s pretty solid speed off the start,” he said. “Then I saw it about halfway down there and I was like, Ooh, that might be a little fast. For whatever reason the slope gradually declined and went to about like a 2% slope and the ball started just rolling perfectly to the right just like I had envisioned.
“Just held straight that last little bit and was able to trickle in. I haven’t given a reaction like that in a while. That was pretty cool.”
Just ahead, Cantlay made a costly bogey on the par-3 17th, giving DeChambeau the cushion he needed to par in to win by one.
Bryson DeChambeau now has as many PGA Tour titles in the past 5 months as Rickie Fowler does in his CAREER. What a heater this guy is on. A legend in the making.
— Alex Myers (@AlexMyers3) November 4, 2018
“I played really well all day, ” he said. “Couple errant shots, a little bit of nerves, you know, trying to shake the rust off, I guess. As it came down to it, I was able to breathe and control the situation each time it came up. Whether it was difficult or good I was able to control myself and get myself back down to a controlled state.
“That’s really what led me to claim victory this week. I really believe that.”
The win is DeChambeau’s fourth of the calendar year with all four coming in the last six months.