US Open: How social media reacted to Bryson DeChambeau's victory
By Ali Stafford
Last Updated: 21/09/20 1:46am
Bryson DeChambeau's maiden major victory at the US Open generated plenty of interest on social media, with the golfing world quick to turn to Twitter to praise his victory.
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DeChambeau dominated the final day to cruise to a six-shot victory in the second men's major of the year, posting the lowest final round by three strokes with a three-under 67 on Sunday.
The 27-year-old's six-under-par total for the week broke the record for the lowest-ever winning total at a Winged Foot-based US Open, as overnight leader Matthew Wolff had to settle for second after a closing 75.
DeChambeau's physical transformation to increase his power and distance has been a significant talking point in the sport since golf's resumption in June, with his added length playing its part in helping him make his major breakthrough.
The American already had victory sewn up before he holed an eight-footer at the last to save par and complete a bogey-free back nine, with former major champions and Ryder Cup stars among those to pay tribute to him immediately after his victory.
Here's a look at some of the most significant stars from the golfing world to praise DeChambeau's achievement…
Only player under par today, playing in the final group! Remember what the goal is everyone - golf is a game with a score and the lowest score wins - it’s not subjective - get the ball in the hole in less strokes than your competitors. Congrats @b_dechambeau 🏆— Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) September 20, 2020
Say what you want about @b_dechambeau he might not be everyone’s cup of tea. His isn’t my cup of tea but what he is is a Major champion and I have huge respect for winning the @usopengolf. Changed his swing and body to try and over power golf courses. Done it his way. 👍🏼👊🏼— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) September 20, 2020
I suppose, if you put in the time to work out and acquire the skill to hit the ball far, it should be an advantage. And I think especially at a US Open that holds truth with everyone missing loads of Fairways. Wedge i easier to control from the Rough then a 7 iron... just saying. https://t.co/BCUoIgTcS0— Bernd Wiesberger (@BWiesberger) September 20, 2020