DeChambeau: “I Surprised Myself, I Shocked Myself, I Impressed Myself”.

Bryson DeChambeau again reminded the golf world of his enormous talent coming within a shot of forcing a play-off in the hosting of the 106th PGA Championship at Valhalla in Louisville, Kentucky.

It’s been four years and 13 major championship appearances since DeChambeau thrilled fans in capturing the 2020 US Open and now after finishing a best of T6th at last month’s Masters, the LIV Golf star went within one place of making it two majors.

An impressive bogey-free closing day 64 handed DeChambeau the clubhouse lead on 20-under only for fellow American Xander Schauffele to also birdie the last and be handed the famed Rodman Wanamaker trophy.

DeChambeau while disappointed to come-up on place shy spoke of what he learnt about himself in what was a 30th major championship showing.

“I shocked myself a couple times, yeah”, said the now 30-year-old.

“I putted fantastic. I don’t feel like I missed one big-moment putt out there. There’s obviously a couple misses, but every time I needed to get up-and-down I got up-and-down, and every time I needed to make a 6-, 7-footer I did.

“So definitely surprised myself, impressed myself and I know I can do it again, it’s just going to take some time. Got to figure some stuff out”.

Earlier in speaking with the media DeChambeau spoke of his immediate emotions in watching Scheffler hole the birdie putt on 18 that handed his compatriot a second major championship trophy.

“My first emotions, proud of Xander for finally getting the job done”, said DeChambeau.

“I mean, he’s an amazing golfer and well deserved major champion now. He’s played well for a long, long time. Played against him as a junior. It’s cool to see him — not only he’s just a great human being, but an unbelievable golfer, and it shows this week. Super happy for him.

“On my side of the coin, disappointing, but, whatever. I played well. Didn’t strike it my best all week. Felt like I had my “B” game pretty much. My putting was A+, my wedging was A+, short game was A+, driving was like B. You know, shot 20-under par in a major championship. Proud of myself for the way I handled adversity. Definitely disappointing, but one that gives me a lot of momentum for the rest of the majors. I said today it was closing time, but it will be closing time hopefully, hopefully over the next couple majors.

“I got to learn from this and learn a lot about — look, I learned a lot about myself over the last year, and being able to perform at Augusta and being able to perform today shooting 7-under — I’m just rambling, it’s just I’ve got a lot of thoughts in my head going right now”.

Well said Bryson.

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