Bryson DeChambeau makes LIV history and brands it "greatest moment of career"

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Bryson DeChambeau made LIV Golf history (Image: AP)
Bryson DeChambeau made LIV Golf history (Image: AP)

Bryson DeChambeau wrote himself into LIV Golf history on Sunday, following his maiden victory on the breakaway circuit at LIV Greenbrier.

DeChambeau won the 54-hole event by six shots ahead of second place Mito Pereira, finishing at 23-under-par across his three rounds. It was his third round that saw him make history, as the American became the first LIV player to break 60, shooting an astonishing 12-under-par 58 on his way to victory.

One day prior the 2020 US Open champion had come agonisingly close to breaking the 60-shot mark, carding an impressive nine-under 61 to give him the overnight lead heading into the final 18 holes.

24 hours later though, DeChambeau etched his place into golfing folklore, becoming just the seventh player to shoot a round of 58 across professional golf's notable tours. On a sodden day in West Virginia, The Crushers GC captain remarkably picked up a bogey during his record-breaking round, finding 13 birdies as well to go with his one blemish on the par three eighth.

Speaking afterwards, DeChambeau described his final round in glowing terms, and is was quite the statement from a man who is also a major champion and Ryder Cup winner. "Probably the greatest moment in my golf career," the 29-year-old revealed.

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"It's beyond words. I've been working so hard for a long time, and I knew something special was going to come at some point, I just didn't know when... Then today I just kind of felt everything clicking." It was DeChambeau's first victory since the passing of his dad John in November 2022.

Paying tribute, and emotional DeChambeau commented: "He was with me out there today, no doubt. It’s been almost a year, it’s been a really difficult couple of years but finishing out with a 58, it’s all glory to God and glory to him upstairs.

“I can’t thank my dad for all he taught me, my mom for all she taught me, my brother… it’s just amazing what I was able to do and it couldn’t have been done without all them.” As well as securing his individual title, DeChambeau's Crushers team also found themselves on the team podium, coming second behind Torque GC.

Joshua Lees

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