Won his first major title in the 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot, posting a closing 67 – the best round of the day by three – to turn a two-stroke deficit into a six-shot victory.
Bulked himself up during the coronavirus lockdown and appeared capable of overpowering any course, yet his short game was much-improved too and that showed again when he pipped Lee Westwood to the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational for his eighth PGA Tour title and lost a six-hole play-off to Patrick Cantlay at August’s BMW Championship. That was swiftly followed by his second Ryder Cup cap.
He first came to global attention in 2014 at the World Amateur Team Championship, where his 11-birdie 61 in the third round was a tournament record.
DeChambeau then joined Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Ryan Moore as the only men to win the American college title and U.S. Amateur Championship. He was also unbeaten in the Walker Cup at Royal Lytham in 2015 and tied for second at the Australian Masters.
The top amateur in coming joint 21st at the 2016 Masters and two years later he captured the first two legs of the FedEx Cup play-offs, making him an obvious wildcard pick for the Ryder Cup in Paris.