Bryson DeChambeau Aug 6, 2023; White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, USA; Bryson DeChambeau celebrates after hitting a birdie putt on 18 and shooting a record 58 during the final round of the LIV Golf event at The Old White Course. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Bryson DeChambeau finally won his first LIV Golf event on Sunday, and he did it with one of the most astonishing rounds in pro golf history.

DeChambeau shot a record-tying 58 in the final round Sunday at West Virginia’s historic Greenbrier Old White course, winning the LIV event by six strokes over Mito Pereira. He finished with a 23-under 187 for the event.

The 29-year-old DeChambeau becomes the fourth pro golfer to card a 58. Jim Furyk is the only golfer to turn the trick on the PGA Tour, at the Travelers Championship in 2016. Ryo Ishikawa (2010) and S.H. Kim (2021) shot 58s on the Japan Golf Tour.

DeChambeau needed birdies on the final four holes to achieve the rare score, punctuated by a 35-foot putt on No. 18.

DeChambeau, the 2020 U.S. Open champion, had been one of the biggest names to jump from the established PGA Tour to LIV Golf last year. Amid all the criticism, golf fans had been wondering when he would finally notch an LIV win.

“It’s been a long time coming,” DeChambeau wrote in a Twitter post. “This is one of the best rounds of golf I have ever played in my life. I can’t thank my team enough and sticking with me through the process. Today may have been history, but this is just the beginning. Let’s keep it going.”

Many golf fans have not forgiven DeChambeau and other PGA stars who bolted to LIV Golf, with some calling out the weaker competition on the upstart Saudi-backed tour. But that criticism was muted Sunday as fans reacted to DeChambeau’s historic feat.

A 58 on a course that has hosted PGA Tour events is worth celebrating for golf fans.

[LIV Golf]

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