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Golf: DeChambeau wins John Deere Classic, earns British Open berth

Golf: DeChambeau wins John Deere Classic, earns British Open berth
From Reuters - July 16, 2017

(Reuters) - Physics major Bryson DeChambeau worked out all the angles to win the John Deere Classic in Illinois on Sunday and earn a spot in next week's British Open.

DeChambeau, a former amateur champion, sank a 14-foot birdie putt at the final hole to clinch his first PGA Tour victory in style.

He stormed home with six back-nine birdies to card 65 and finish at 18-under-par 266 at TPC Deere Run, one stroke ahead of fellow American Patrick Rodgers, who bogeyed the par-five 17th.

DeChambeau, 23, is known for his revolutionary approach to the game. He plays with all of his irons the same length, which he believes is a mechanically superior approach.

Ive been working so hard my whole life to try to do this. To have it happen at the John Deere is incredible, he told CBS television, tears in his eyes as the emotions spilled out.

DeChambeau felt the victory justified his decision to eschew tradition with his scientific approach to the game.

I think thats the true meaning behind what I try and do, he said. I show everybody theres plenty of ways to do it and I like doing it my way and I feel comfortable doing it my way. Whatever way you want to do it out there, you can do it.

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