Bryson DeChambeau in tears after shooting 58 (!) to claim first LIV Golf win

Bryson DeChambeau went absolutely ballistic as he claimed his first LIV Golf title with an epic final round of 58 at The Greenbrier.

Bryson DeChambeau in tears after shooting 58 (!) to claim first LIV Golf win
Bryson DeChambeau in tears after shooting 58 (!) to claim first LIV Golf…

Bryson DeChambeau went ballistic as he claimed his first individual LIV Golf title in West Virginia with a final round of 12-under 58. 

DeChambeau absolutely tore round The Greenbrier on 6 August, posting 13 birdies in White Sulphur Springs. 

The American's only blemish came at the par-3 8th hole when he failed to get up and down. 

By day's end he finished on 23-under, six strokes clear of Chile's Mito Pereira, who carded a final round of 7-under.

DeChambeau played the weekend in 21-under par, having flirted with a 59 on Saturday with a round of 61. 

England's Richard Bland finished tied third alongside Spain's David Puig and America's Matthew Wolff

Wolff fired a message to Brooks Koepka in the immediate aftermath of the first round after taking the early lead. 

As for DeChambeau, this was his first ever victory on the rival league since he hooked up with the breakaway last June. 

The 29-year-old is said to have commanded a fee north of $120m to join the Saudi-backed tour. 

He was one of the 11 golfers, along with Phil Mickelson, to take the PGA Tour to court over his suspension. 

More poignantly, this was DeChambeau's first victory since the death of his father Jon last November. 

"Don't do that, don't do that," DeChambeau told LIV presenter Dom Boulet in tears after he brought up his father. 

He added:

"Yeah he would [be proud], he was out there all day today with me, there's no doubt. It's been almost a year [since he passed] and it's been tough.
"It's been a really, really difficult couple of years but doing it this way and finishing out with a 58 or something like that, it's all glory to God and glory to him upstairs. I can't thank my dad enough for all he taught me and my mum." 

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DeChambeau's epic round will have undoubtedly helped any slim Ryder Cup prospects he might harbour. 

United States captain Zach Johnson has done his level best to avoid the subject of LIV when talking about his players. 

The aforementioned Koepka, who recently became a father, looks an absolute certainty to be joining up with the team in Rome. 

Asked if he expects a call from Johnson, DeChambeau added:

"I'm playing really well. I've got some equipment that's performing quite nicely, with the driver, and that's a deadly combination with my putting.
"So, clearly, I putted well, I drove it well, wedged it pretty well. You couldn't have written it up better than this. If I do get a call, it would be awesome, but if not I'll be rooting them on over in Rome."

Ryder Cup qualification ends on 20 August and Johnson will name his six captain's picks after the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake. 

Aside from LIV events, DeChambeau has had a mixed bag of results in the majors. He posted a T-4 at the PGA Championship, finished 20th at the U.S. Open and tied for 60th at the 151st Open. 

He missed the cut at the 87th Masters. 

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