DeChambeau Shoots 60, Zooms Up the Leaderboard at BMW Championship

Bryson DeChambeau BMW Championship
Bryson DeChambeau and his caddie stand together on the 6th tee box during the second round of the BMW Championship at Caves Valley GC on August 27, 2021 in Owings Mills, MD. (Photo by Ben Jared / PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

On Friday at Caves Valley Golf Club, Bryson DeChambeau carded a bogey-free 60 to rocket up the leaderboard during day two of the BMW Championship.

The 27-year-old American, who began his second round on the 10th hole, got off to a terrific start with three birdies and an eagle to turn on 31. But the big bomber was even better on his homeward nine, shooting 29 which included a second eagle and five more birdies to reach 16-under par.

Afterwards, DeChambeau was asked about coming up just short of the historic score of 59.

“It was an awesome opportunity,” said a smiling DeChambeau. “I had a couple shots – a couple birdie opportunities on 17 and 18. Didn’t happen, but still really proud of the way I handled myself and it was great to feel some pressure again. Which was awesome.

“I knew all day that if I continued to hit fairways and greens, I could give myself a really good chance to shoot – you know – 9 to 10 under round today. I didn’t know I could get it to 12, possibly 13 under but that was certainly the goal.”

DeChambeau’s Record-Setting Day

Driving: 347.4 yards
Fairways: 50.00% (7/14)
Greens: 88.89% (16/18)
Putts/GIR: 1.438
SG: TOTAL: 9.696
Eagles: 2
Birdies: 8
Pars: 8
Bogeys: 0

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