The Citizen (Gauteng)

De Chambeau’s weird round trip

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Washington – Reigning US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau flew 1 000 miles home to Dallas between rounds of the US PGA Wells Fargo Classic, only to find he had made the cut.

The 27-year-old American fired a three-under par 68 on Saturday to stand on one-under par 212 after 54 holes in Charlotte, North Carolina, to complete an unusual round trip.

“Very tired,” DeChambeau said after his third round. “This morning was not easy. But for whatever reason I just feel like the more weird things happen, the greater my resolve can be and today was a case of that.”

DeChambeau, who defends his US Open title next month at Torrey Pines, had given up hope of making the cut after a round of 74 left him on 144.

“I was like ‘There’s no way I’m making it. It’s 90th place,’” said DeChambeau.

It was on the 1 000-mile flight from Charlotte to Dallas that he got the news from his agent he was in 68th place – on the verge of making the cut thanks to worsening weather for later finishers. –

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