Bryson DeChambeau felt his performance was on the verge of being exceptional. The LIV Golf Greenbrier on Sunday exceeded his expectations.
DeChambeau ultimately won his first LIV Golf championship at the rain-softened Greenbrier, becoming the fourth player on a top-tier tour to shoot 58 after making birdies on his final four holes.
DeChambeau’s maiden LIV victory and lowest score ever were celebrated by leaping in the air with both arms extended after sinking a 35-foot putt on the par-3 18th hole.
DeChambeau, the 2020 U.S. Open champion who triumphed for the first time since March 2021, called it “probably the greatest moment in my golf career.”
God, oh God. Do you think that’s true? After making a huge putt, DeChambeau stated as a steady downpour fell on the Old White course at the Greenbrier Resort.
DeChambeau won the $4 million prize for the individual competition with a final score of 23-under 187, edging Mito Pereira by six shots.
A PGA Tour event was previously held at The Greenbrier for nine years. Stuart Appleby won the first Greenbrier Classic in 2010 with a score of 59 on the fourth and final round.
In the first seven holes, DeChambeau made six birdies. He then saved his best for last, making four straight birdies, two of which were on par-3s. The former U.S. Open winner claimed that his equipment and swing were improving, and it worked.
Other golfers who have shot 58 include Jason Bohn in the 2001 Bayer Championship on the Canadian Tour, Alejandro del Rey in the 2021 Swiss Challenge on the Challenge Tour, and Stephan Jaeger in the 2016 Ellie Mae Classic on the Korn Ferry Tour.
David Carey, who shot 57 in the 2019 Cervino Open on the Alps Tour, holds the professional golf record.
At the 54-hole LIV Golf competition over the weekend, DeChambeau only attempted 119 shots. He fired a 61 on Saturday to finish one shot behind Matthew Wolff, and then he completely destroyed everyone. With scores of 66, Wolff tied for third place with David Puig (66) and Richard Bland (65).
Torque defeated the Crushers, who were captained by DeChambeau, by three shots in the team competition.
DeChambeau missed birdie putts from 15 feet and 6 feet on the final two holes to finish with a round of 60 on the PGA Tour two years ago at Caves Valley in the BMW Championship.