Boston: Bryson DeChambeau, a major in physics, has perfectly tested and succeeded with his formulas as he won his second successive FedExCup Play-off event at the Dell Technologies Championship. That brightened his chances of a winning the FedExCup itself.
After winning the Northern Trust by four shots, the 24-year-old DeChamebeau holed three straight birdies just before the turn and then kept the lead to win on Monday. DeChambeau shot 4-under 67 for a two-shot victory at the TPC Boston, and became only the second player in the 12 years to win the opening two Playoffs events. Vijay Singh did it in 2008.
DeChambeau finished at 16-under 268 and made $1,620,000 for the second straight week.
Justin Rose birdied three of his last four holes for a 68 and wound up alone in second. Tiger Woods closed with a 71 and tied for 24th. Woods is now 25th on FedExCup list and that is still not certain to guarantee a place in Tour Championships for Top-30. Phil Mickelson made nine birdies Monday in a closing round of 63 and finished T-12, but is now 9th on FedExCup list.
Hideki Matsuyama made seven birdies in 10 holes during his 65 and was T-4th alongside CT Pan (66) and both made the third leg of FedExCup play-off.
Jordan Spieth (70) was T-12 and is now No. 27 but still not a lock-in for Tour Championships in East Lake for which only Top-30 will go.
DeChambeau notched up his third win this year and is assured of being the No 1 seed when he gets to the TOUR Championship regardless of next week’s result.
Interestingly DeChambeau started the year at No. 99 in the world and now moves past Rory McIlroy to No. 7.
After starting the round one shot leader Abraham Ancer, DeChambeau birdied No. 7 and then took the lead with a 12-foot birdie putt on eighth. He added a third straight birdie on ninth.
Ancer dropped three shots in the tough four-hole stretch early on the back nine and ended with a 73 that saw him finish T-7. But the consolation was he moved from No. 92 to No. 56 and will now play the BMW Championship at Aronimink.