Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Health Care | By Oscar Goodwin

DeChambeau earns first PGA Tour win at JDC

DeChambeau earns first PGA Tour win at JDC

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Two months shy of his 24th birthday and in his 40th start on the PGA Tour, DeChambeau shot a final-round 65 and finished at 18-under par, one clear of Rodgers.

China's Shanshan Fang, who led after each of the first three rounds, had to settle for joint-seventh after a closing 75 that included a triple-bogey 8 at the last.

His drive into the trees was followed by a chip that landed a bit short.

Bryson DeChambeau became the latest to make a professional name for himself in the Quad-Cities on Sunday afternoon.

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Rafa also relied on the performance of Titleist's newest Pro V1x en route to victory, especially when playing in the wet and windy conditions over the weekend at Dundonald Links."The performance in the wind is the best I've ever seen", said Rafa.

Rodgers had a 16-under 197 total at TPC Deere Run. DeChambeau found the green in regulation on the 18th, with a 12-foot left-to-right putt to finish at 18-under. Players got 6 points for eagle, 3 for birdie, 1 for par, 0 for bogey and minus-2 for double bogey or higher. There were also 20 eagles on the hole. The NBA star eagled the par-5 18th for a 68. "I'm proud of myself for staying aggressive all day", Rodgers told reporters after the tournament.

"I love the way he looked out there, " DeChambeau said of Stewart, who died in a tragic plane incident in 1999. "It is two pretty simple holes".

The triumphed with a net 70.5 in an event featuring a group of 42 men and women over the back nine at this week's Open Championship venue.

DeChambeau, a former amateur champion, sank a 14-foot birdie at the final hole on Sunday to clinch his first PGA Tour victory.

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His first bogey of the week came at his 36th hole, the par-four ninth, where he felt he fell victim to the golfing gods. "Same thing as Saturday".

Tying Bryan for third was Rick Lamb, who shot a final-round five-under 66. "I know if I make good contact with the ball it's going to stop real quick". "Honestly, it was a bunch of tap-ins on the back nine". He posted back-to-back birdies on Nos. 10 & 11, 13 & 14, and 17 & 18.

Pauline Rostron, from Formby Ladies and Chester's Sally Pearson won the R&A Nine Hole Championship Final at Royal Birkdale.

"It's pretty special to have my first win be here", DeChambeau said. "That is epitome of golf, executing a shot and having it end up beautifully".

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