DeChambeau assesses his Ryder Cup chances after historic LIV Golf breakthrough

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Bryson DeChambeau assessed his Ryder Cup chances (Image: Getty Images)
Bryson DeChambeau assessed his Ryder Cup chances (Image: Getty Images)

Bryson DeChambeau has discussed his chances of making the U.S. Ryder Cup team after shooting a final round 58 on the way to his first-ever LIV Golf title.

DeChambeau became the first player in LIV Golf history to break 60, following a remarkable finish at LIV Greenbrier on Sunday. The 29-year-old claimed victory at Greenbrier by six shots, with his final round 58 helping him shoot 23-under across his 54 holes.

After a tough start to life on the breakaway circuit, DeChambeau has shown glimpses of his best in recent months before his eventual breakthrough in West Virginia this week. On the back his sub-60 round, the 2020 U.S. Open champion described his Sunday efforts as the "greatest moment" of his golfing career.

And it could not have come at a better time for DeChambeau, with the selection for this year's Ryder Cup approaching. The former U.S. Open champion has been out of the discussion when it comes to making Zach Johnson 's 12-man team, especially after his move to LIV Golf.

The debate surrounding LIV stars making the team has mostly centered around three-time winner in 2023 Talor Gooch, as well as PGA Champion Brooks Koepka. His record-breaking win at Greenbrier though has certainly made a case for the two-time Ryder Cup player.

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DeChambeau himself was quizzed on potentially making it to Rome, and was quick to point out his game is in extremely good shape. I'm playing really well," the Crushers GC captain said. "I've got some equipment that's performing quite nicely, with the driver, and that's a deadly combination with my putting.

DeChambeau assesses his Ryder Cup chances after historic LIV Golf breakthroughBryson DeChambeau became the first LIV player to break 60 (AP)

"So, clearly, I putted well, I drove it well, wedged it pretty well. You couldn't have written it up better than this. If I do get [Ryder Cup] a call, it would be awesome, but if not I'll be rooting them on over in Rome." DeChambeau endured a tough start to Ryder Cup life on debut in 2018, having lost all three of his matches in Paris.

Three years later the 29-year-old was out for redemption in Whistling Straits, and this came as he played an integral role in the United States' hammering victory. After tying his first match alongside Scottie Scheffler, DeChambeau added his first Ryder Cup win in the Saturday fourballs, before completing his unbeaten week with a 3&2 win in the Sunday singles over Sergio Garcia.

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