Golf: DeChambeau’s magical 58


The American Bryson DeChambeau played his way into golf’s record books when he scored 58 shots in the third and final round of the LIV series’ Greenbrier tournament in West Virginia in America on Sunday.

DeChambeau scored 13 birdies and conceded a stroke on par on only one hole. He finished in first place at -23 strokes.

His score is the lowest ever recorded in the LIV series since it was launched in 2021.

There have so far been only a handful of players who could score 58 shots in tournaments.

Two of those were in the Japan Series when Rio Ishikawa (Japan) accomplished it in 2010, while Kim Seong-Heyon of Korea recorded 58 strokes in 2021 in the Golf Partner Pro-AM.

Germany’s Stephan Jaeger recorded a total of 58 shots in the Series in 2016 and Spain’s Alejandro del Rey recorded 58 shots in 2021 in the European Challenge Series in Switzerland.

Only 11 players, including Sweden’s Annika Sorenstam, could score 59 shots in the American series.

South Africa’s Gary Player scored 59 shots in the Brazilian Open.

DeChambeau won the Greenbrier tournament (-23) by six strokes, with Mito Perreira (-17) tied for second and Richard Bland (-16) tied for third.

South Africa’s Dean Burmester and Branden Grace both finished on 13 and Louis Oosthuizen on -8.

Charl Schwartzel withdrew from the final round.

The South African Stinger team (-40) finished third in the team division. Torque (-49) was first, followed by the Crushers (-46).

* In the American PGA Series’ Wyndham Championship decided in Greensboro, the American Lucas Glover (260, -20) was first.

He was two strokes ahead of Beoyn-Hun An (Korea) and Russell Henley of America, who both finished at 262 (-18).

American Billy Horschel was fourth at 264 (-16), followed by his compatriots Michael Kim and Webb Simpson (both 267, -13), who were joint fifth.

South Africa’s Christiaan Bezuidenhout (277, -3) finished 51st.

* France’s Celine Boutier won the Women’s Scottish Open by two shots on the Dundonald Left Course in Irvine after finishing at 273 (-15) in the clubhouse.

Boutier’s score was two shots better than that of Hy-Joo Kim (Korea), who finished at 275 (-13).

Ruoning Yin of China was third (276, -12), followed by Maja Stark (Sweden) and A-Lim Kim (Korea) who both finished on 277 strokes (-11).

Lee-Anne Pace (287, -1), Casandra Alexander (289, +1) and Paula Reto (291, +3) also played in the last tournament before the British Women’s Open.

Source: BBC Sport