AUGUSTA, GEORGIA | In his amateur golf swan song, Bryson DeChambeau won the Silver Cup at The Masters, given annually to the low amateur of those who make the cut. DeChambeau finished at 5-over-par 293, good for a tie for 21st place. France’s Romain Langasque was the only other amateur of six in the field to make the 36-hole cut; he shot 10-over 298 and finished T39.
Fittingly, DeChambeau finished his sterling amateur career with a birdie on the final hole at Augusta National. Were it not for three holes where he made big numbers, including a triple bogey on 18 in the second round, he would have posted a top-five finish.
Since playing in the Walker Cup last fall, DeChambeau, who turns pro today and will compete at the RBC Heritage on the PGA Tour this week in Hilton Head Island, S.C., has silenced the critics who questioned his ability to compete at the next level.
He finished second in the Australian Masters last November, and then made three early 2016 cuts on the European Tour. He made the cut at the PGA Tour’s Arnold Palmer Invitational in March, shooting 66 in the final round as he matched playing partner Rory McIlroy almost shot for shot. Making the cut at The Masters will only fuel his confidence. …..READ FULL ARTICLE