Winner’s Circle: Bryson DeChambeau Claims Victory at the Arnold Palmer

Bryson DeChambeau Wins the Arnold Palmer Invitational
Bryson DeChambeau celebrates making his putt on the 18th green to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational at the Bay Hill Club on Mar 7, 2021 in Orlando, FL. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Bryson DeChambeau shot a 1-under par 71 on Sunday at Bay Hill to claim a one-shot victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

DeChambeau, who entered Sunday’s finale one shot behind overnight leader Lee Westwood, finished his final round at Bay Hill with one bogey, two birdies, and 15 pars, including a final-hole knee knocker to clinch the title on 11-under par.

“I’m glad I made that last putt. I did not want to go into a playoff,” said DeChambeau, who drained a 5-foot par putt to avoid a playoff.

“I took a little extra time on that because I knew that ball was aimed a little too far right and sure enough it was. I took a deep breath was able to execute and knock it in.”

The victory was the second of the 2021 season (U.S. Open) for the 27-year old California, and the eighth of his young PGA Tour career.


PRO-FILE

Nationality American
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 240 lb
Birthdate: Sep 16, 1993 (age 27)
Native: Modesto, CA
Residence: Dallas, TX
College: SMU


ROUND-BY-ROUND

Round 1

Pos-Player-To Par (Score)
1. Rory McIlroy -6 (66)
1. Corey Conners -6 (66)
3. Bryson DeChambeau -5 (67)

Round 2

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 2)
1. Corey Conners -9 (-3)
6. Bryson DeChambeau -6 (-1)

Round 3

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 3)
1. Lee Westwood -11 (-7)
2. Bryson DeChambeau -3

Final Round

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Bryson DeChambeau -11 (-1)
2. Lee Westwood -10 (+1)
3. Corey Conners -8 (+3)
4. Andrew Putnam -6 (-1)
4. Richy Werenski -6 (+1)
4. Jordan Spieth -6 (+3)


Winner’s Stats

Bryson DeChambeau Wins the Arnold Palmer Invitational
Bryson DeChambeau plays his shot from the sixth tee during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at the Bay Hill Club on Mar 7, 2021 in Orlando, FL. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Topline

Driving: 321.3 yards (1st)
Fairways: 57.14% (32/56) (25th)
Greens: 69.44% (50/72) (2nd)
Putting: 1.760 (20th)
Birdies: 18 (3rd)
Scores: 18 Birdies, 47 Pars, 7 Bogeys

Strokes Gained

Off the Tee: 7.042 (1st)
Approach: 4.236 (9th)
Around the Green: 1.168 (30th)
Putting: 2.747 (21st)
Total: 15.193 (1st)


Career Victories

PGA Tour: 8
2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational
2020 U.S. Open
2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic
2018 Shriners Open
2018 Dell Tech Championship
2018 The Northern Trust
2018 Memorial Tournament
2017 John Deere Classic

European Tour: 1
2019 Omega Dubai Desert Classic


WITB: Bryson DeChambeau

Bryson DeChambeau Wins the Arnold Palmer Invitational
Bryson DeChambeau putts on the 8th green during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at the Bay Hill Club on Mar 7, 2021 in Orlando, FL. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Bryson DeChambeau won the Arnold Palmer at Bay Hill playing Cobra King clubs, Artisan wedges, a SIK putter, and a Bridgestone ball.

Driver: Cobra King LTD (7.5˚)
3 wood: Cobra King Prototype (10.5˚)
Fairway: Cobra King Speedzone Tour (13.5˚)
Irons: Cobra King Speedzone (4-5)
Irons: Cobra King Forged Tour One (6-PW)
Wedges: Artisan Prototype (50˚, 55˚, 60˚)
Putter: SIK Tour Pro C-Series Armlock
Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X
Apparel/Hat/Shoes: Puma

Source: NationalClubGolfer.com


Money and Points

Bryson DeChambeau Wins the Arnold Palmer Invitational
Bryson DeChambeau acknowledges the fans on the 18th green during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club on Mar 7, 2021 in Orlando, FL. (Photo by Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)
Bryson DeChambeau walked away with a check for over $1.6 million for his four rounds of golf at Bay Hill. He also secured 58 world-ranking points, and 550 FedExCup points.

The 27-year old Texas resident is expected to move from 11th to 6th in the official World Golf Rankings when they are released later this evening. As the Tour’s only two-time winner in 2021 (including a major), DeChambeau is No. 1 on both the PGA Tour’s points and money lists.

Top-3 Check Cashers

1. B. DeChambeau – $1,674,000
2. L. Westwood – $1,013,700
3. C. Conners – $641,700


Quotable

Bryson DeChambeau Wins the Arnold Palmer Invitational
Bryson DeChambeau speaks during the trophy ceremony after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational at the Bay Hill Club on Mar 7, 2021 in Orlando, FL. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Q: “Bryson, of all the tournaments, just talk a little bit about what it means to win this tournament, Mr. Palmer’s tournament.”

BRYSON DECHAMBEAU: “Well, when I came here first as an amateur I walked up into his office and he was there and we had a picture together and we were certainly, I was certainly excited to meet him for the first time, not knowing he would leave a lasting impression on me that would last the rest of my life.

“When he signed the book, he said make it legible, and when he said that, that stuck to me and I’ve done it ever since. And he’s had an influence on me for the longest time and will continue to do so for the rest of my life. He’s somebody that I look up to and will continue looking up to.”


Sources: PGA Tour Media, ASAP Sports, Getty Images



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