DeChambeau beats Westwood and takes the Arnold Palmer

The American managed to finish the last day of the tour with a low blow to beat the Englishman and add his eighth title on the PGA Tour and his first in 2021.


American Bryson DeChambeau did enough in the fourth round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational tournament to be proclaimed champion this Sunday and claim the first PGA Tour title so far in the 2021 season, and eighth in his career.

DeChambeau, 27, did not start the day well at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Florida, where he bogey on the first hole, but got two birdies (holes 4 and 6) to stay the rest of the way the (-1) until completing the round with a signed card of 71 (-1) that allowed him to accumulate 277 strokes (-11) .

The current US Open champion, who won on September 20, already has 10 titles as a professional, and won a cash prize of $ 1,674,000, compared to the $ 1,861,857 he won during his entire career. career the legendary Arnold Palmer.

The former American golfer during his 50 years as a professional on the PGA Tour made 726 tournament starts and played a total of 2,553 rounds. He won 62 titles, the fifth-most in tour history, while finishing second or third 38 and 27 times, respectively.

All of those achievements earned him less than $ 2 million, while DeChambeau, who played just 0.002 of Palmer's rounds in his Orlando title, nearly equaled him in earnings.

DeChambeau's triumph left another veteran, 47-year-old English legend Lee Westwood, in second place, who had reached the fourth round as the leader with a stroke advantage.

Westwood completed Sunday's round with a record of 73 strokes (+1) for a cumulative 278 (-10) .

With 44 career victories, Westwood was seeking third on the PGA Tour, where he has not won since taking the title at the 2010 St. Jude Classic.

The English golfer finished the round with three bogeys, the last one he made on par 3 of hole 14, which was going to cost him not being able to reach at least the playoff, and two birdies.

Canadian Corey Conners, 29, who had led the first two rounds, and was seeking his second title on the PGA Tour, in the end, in the decisive fourth round, did not have his best performance and had to settle for third place by delivering a signed card of 74 hits (+2) and accumulating 280 hits (-8) .

Conners got an eagle on the 16th hole to stay in the fight for the title, but then he committed consecutive bogeys to close the round and the tournament that took him away from the victory.

Americans Andrew Putnam, Richy Werenski and Jordan Spieth shared fourth place with a cumulative 282 hits (-6) .

Argentine golfer Emiliano Grillo finished with a record of 74 strokes (+4) to accumulate 287 (-1), which allowed him to climb eight positions in the final ranking and share twenty-first place with four other players.

Grillo had no control with long shots when placing them on the fairway and finished the round with a triple bogey, the one he made on par 5 of hole 4, three bogeys and four birdies.

Colombian Sebastián Muñoz, who started the tournament brilliant with a record of 68 (-4), had problems again on the green and finished the fourth round with a signed card of 76 strokes (+4) that gave him a cumulative of 292 ( +4) to share 50th place in the final ranking with seven players.

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