DeChambeau Champions Northern Trust, Tops FedEx Standings
Bryson DeChambeau has earned his second PGA Tour victory this year in The Northern Trust at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, NJ. This win pushes DeChambeau to no.12 in the WGR and to the top of the FedEx Cup rankings.
DeChambeau entered the final round with a 4-shot lead and never let anyone come within two strokes of him the entire tournament. DeChambeau played the course as confidently and focused as we have seen in recent memory.
Bryson DeChambeau didn’t face much difficulty until the 12th hole, which required a tricky up-and-down shot for birdie. Bryson holed the putt and was able to secure his lead. “That was the most difficult chip shot I had all week, and to be able to execute that under the gun, with the situation at hand where I was kind of leaking back, showed a lot,” he told Golf.com
DeChambeau was able to fend off charges by Billy Horschel, Ryan Palmer, and runner-up Tony Finau. Bryson finished the tournament with an impressive two under, 69 putting him at -18 for the tournament.
“I’ve always had to work twice as hard as everybody, growing up,” DeChambeau said. Bryson’s incorporation of biomechanics and physics in training is certainly paying off. His work ethic combined with his passion for science puts him in a completely different league than many of the golfers we see on tour today.
As always, Bryson utilized Cobra Puma gear and sported Puma PWRADAPT Leather shoes.
Bryson’s victory at The Northern Trust should give him the momentum he needs to stay atop the FedEx Cup Standings and solidify his place in the Ryder Cup.
DeChambeau has always been called a “mad scientist” for his unusual approach to the game but it is paying dividends for him.
“Everybody is unique in their own way and some people work harder for longer hours than others. You can say what I do is crazy. But at the end of the day, I’m the one with the trophy this week.”