Bryson DeChambeau says he'd have romped LIV Golf Valderrama if he hit it better

Bryson DeChambeau narrowly lost out on his first LIV Golf victory Sunday.

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Mon, 3 Jul 2023
Bryson DeChambeau says he'd have romped LIV Golf Valderrama if he hit it better

Bryson DeChambeau's search for his maiden LIV Golf title will have to wait at least another week.

After shooting an impressive 8-under 63 on Saturday, the 29-year-old had a one-stroke lead over Talor Gooch heading into the final round.

However, it wasn't meant to be for the 2020 US Open champ, and instead, Gooch earned his third LIV Golf title in what is turning into a dominate season by the American.

Unfortunately for DeChambeau, he couldn't get anything going at Real Club Valderrama in Spain  Sunday, shooting a final-round 2-under 69.

He finished just one stroke back of Gooch, who won at 12-under par.

Following his tough loss Sunday, DeChambeau was candid to reporters.

"I just didn't hit it well on the back nine today. I didn't hit it as well as yesterday. If I hit it better, I win by four or five. Bottom line I've got to keep working on it, and job is not done, and I want to win one of these," he said.

Despite the sour taste left after being so close to a victory, the runner-up finish was still by-far DeChambeau's best LIV Golf finish to date.

It also marked his third-straight top-10 finish this season on LIV Golf, continuing where he left off before the league's month-long break over the month of June.

Following the tournament, DeChambeau agreed when a reporter asked if he considered the week in Sotogrande, Spain a "positive."

"Yeah, it shows I can compete with the best of them," he said, adding:

"My game is back, and I've just got to tighten things up for next week and the week after, which that's a major. I want to win a major."

DeChambeau's recent improvement on LIV has also carried over to the major championships this season.

After missing the cut at The Masters in April, he's since finished tied for fourth at the PGA Championship and then tied for 20th at the US Open a few weeks ago.

LIV Golf is heading to Centurion Club later this week for its London event before The Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in two week's time.

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