Jon Rahm sends classy message to Bryson DeChambeau after firing LIV's first 58

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy may have remained silent but Jon Rahm was full of praise after watching Bryson DeChambeau shoot 58 to win his first LIV Golf title.

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Mon, 7 Aug 2023
Jon Rahm sends classy message to Bryson DeChambeau after firing LIV's first 58

PGA Tour superstar Jon Rahm took to Twitter to send a classy message of congratulations to Bryson DeChambeau after watching him fire LIV Golf's first-ever round of 58 to win his first event on the Saudi-backed circuit. 

DeChambeau followed up his equally impressive 9-under 61 on Saturday with a 12-under 58 on Sunday to run out a commanding six-stroke victory on 23-under par at LIV Golf Greenbrier. 

It marked Bryson's first LIV Golf title since he joined from the PGA Tour last season. 

DeChambeau's record score of 58 has only ever been achieved six times on Tour: 

  • Ryo Ishikawa (2010, Japan Golf Tour)
  • Jim Furyk (2016, PGA Tour)
  • Stephan Jaeger (2016, Korn Ferry Tour)
  • Alejandro del Rey (2021, Challenge Tour)
  • SH Kim (2021, Japan Golf Tour)
  • Bryson DeChambeau (2023, LIV Golf League)

Despite no longer playing on the same circuit as the big-hitting American, two-time major champion Rahm felt a message of congratulations was necessary after such an impressive round.

Rahm tweeted: 

"No matter who or where you are playing, 58 on a Sunday to win is an incredible accomplishment! Congrats Bryson DeChambeau on your win today at the Greenbrier."

There was deadly silence from the likes of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, though. 

The Greenbrier was a former regular stop on the PGA Tour. 

DeChambeau has now given US Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson a big headache as to whether he takes him to Rome next month. 

Johnson will make his six captain's picks after the Tour Championship in three weeks' time. 

Many consider Brooks Koepka will be the only LIV Golf player heading to Marco Simone Golf Club.

But after closing out his first LIV Golf title with rounds of 61-58, an unthinkable 21-under par over the weekend, DeChambeau has certainly thrown his hat in the ring.

EDITOR OPINION: Why Zach Johnson MUST take Bryson DeChambeau to the Ryder Cup!