For the second time in his career, Bryson DeChambeau of Modesto, California, is a United States Open champion. On Sunday, DeChambeau posted a winning score of -6, and beat four-time major champion Rory McIlroy of Holywood, Northern Ireland by one stroke.

DeChambeau, who previously won the 2020 United States Open, was the champion despite shooting over par in the final round. He shot a one-over-par 71 on Sunday. DeChambeau had three bogeys and two birdies. He bogeyed the fourth, 12th, and 15th holes, and birdied the 10th and 13th holes. The four-foot bogey on the 15th hole was the most notable miss for DeChambeau as he was unable to stay at -7.

However, the 2024 United States Open, will forever be remembered for McIlroy’s putting struggles down the stretch as much as DeChambeau’s success. McIlroy bogeyed three of the last four holes, including missed par putts of two and a half feet, and within four feet on the 16th and 18th holes respectively. It has now been a decade since McIlroy won his last two major titles, as in 2014 he won the PGA Championship and British Open. The world number two also won the 2011 United States Open and 2012 PGA Championship.

The battle between McIlroy and DeChambeau down the stretch was also a battle between the PGA Tour and LIV Tour. While McIlroy has stayed publicly loyal to the PGA Tour, DeChambeau joined the LIV two years ago.

Three more golfers were in contention this weekend. Americans Tony Finau of Salt Lake City, Utah and Patrick Cantlay of Long Beach, California were tied for third place at -4. Meanwhile, Matthieu Pavon of Toulouse, France was in fifth place at -3.

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