LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA | As Maximus the Spaniard in Gladiator would say: “Were you not entertained?”
That U.S. Open finish had everything – dramatic putts, epic meltdowns, karma, heartache, class, petulance, near aces, birdies, doubles, quads, shanks, balls stuck in trees and clanking off flagsticks, a streaker. And much of that was just Bryson DeChambeau.
Jon Rahm celebrates his birdie on No. 17. Jeff Haynes, USGA
Seriously, that was one of the more entertaining final rounds of a major championship on a course that was perfectly set up to bring out the best or worst in players under U.S. Open duress. We’ll long remember those two closing putts that Jon Rahm holed and his ferocious punches that put him in the major champions club. But we’ll also remember that there were so many twists and turns in a final round in which so many players had a real chance to step up.
Highlights should be played to the soundtrack of Eminem’s Lose Yourself. Some of these players will only get one shot, one opportunity, to seize everything they e...
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