Bryson DeChambeau reveals he received text from Tiger Woods before final round

Tiger Woods sent Bryson DeChambeau some words of wisdom before the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.

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Mon, 8 Mar 2021
Bryson DeChambeau reveals he received text from Tiger Woods before final round

Bryson DeChambeau revealed during his victory speech at Bay Hill that he received a text from Tiger Woods before starting his final round on Sunday.

It was a thrilling fourth round at Bay Hill and the wind was playing a huge factor, with many of the field shooting over par, including Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood.

Lee Westwood shot a 1-over par final round to finish one stroke behind DeChambeau, but the Englishman should be more than happy with his excellent performance throughout the tournament.

With both DeChambeau and Westwood finding the green with their approaches at the challenging par-4 18th at Bay Hill, DeChambeau needed to two-putt his way to victory after Westwood missed a long-range birdie opportunity.

After rolling in his putt for par, DeChambeau exploded with passion in celebration, after adding the iconic Arnold Palmer Invitational to his list of achievements, a tournament he has longed to win, with Arnold Palmer being one of his inspirations in the game, like he is to so many others.

Following his victory, DeChambeau said that he had exchanged texts with 15-time major champion Woods on Sunday morning, who is recovering from a near fatal car crash that has led to multiple leg injuries.

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"I got to thank personally Tiger Woods, he helped me out quite a bit today this morning, talking to him from texts," said DeChambeau.

"We just talked about keep fighting no matter what happens and play boldly like Mr Palmer said."

DeChambeau added: "You know one of the things that stuck in my mind was Tiger and how he kept fighting. A lot of the conditions were similar to the US Open and that helped me. That helped me feel comfortable out there and I knew there was going to be tough conditions out there.

"It's beyond my wildest dreams for Mr Palmer's event. Came here as an amateur, he gave me an invitation and I loved this golf course the minute I arrived and I love the atmosphere and I love the fans, I loved what Mr Palmer did with this place and what he's done and his legacy he's left here. It's quite amazing."

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