Arnold Palmer Invitational R4

Bryson DeChambeau wins at Bay Hill

March 04-07
Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Florida
$9,300,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3




Bryson DeChambeau battled to the end on Sunday and parred the final hole for a 71 to finish at 11-under 277 and win the Arnold Palmer Invitational by one shot.


He followed Palmer’s motto to play boldly and was motivated by a text conversation with Tiger Woods before his round.

“Well, it was obviously personal, I would say, for the most part, but pretty much to sum it up… he texted me this morning out of the blue and I wasn’t expecting anything. When I got that text, I’m like, ‘Wow, that’s pretty amazing that he is thinking of me when he’s in his tough times that he’s going through right now.’ So I just texted him. I said, ‘Keep moving forward, keep going forward. You’re going to get through it. You’re the hardest working person I’ve ever met and you’ll persevere through this pretty much.’



“One of the things that we talked about was, it’s not about how many times you get kicked to the curb, or knocked down. It’s about how many times you can get back up and keep moving forward. And I think this (champion’s) red cardigan is not only for Mr. Palmer, but I would say it’s a little bit for Tiger as well, knowing what place he’s in right now.”

DeChambeau’s length off the tee was complemented by great putting when a 40-foot birdie putt on the 4th got him a share of the lead and his 50-foot par putt on the 11th allowed him to keep it.

“Knowing what I know now, it’s obviously the shot of the day for me,” said DeChambeau.

DeChambeau is the first player this season to win multiple events following his U.S. Open title in September and this eighth victory places him at the top of the FedEx standings.

Conditions were tough on Sunday, the wind and fast fairways and greens meant that for the first time since 1980 nobody broke 70. The average score of 75.49 was also the highest since that year. DeChambeau, Andrew Putnam and Matt Wallace shared the lowest round score of 71.



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Third-round leader Lee Westwood lost his share of the lead after a three-putt bogey on the 14th and missed a birdie putt on the 16th to close with a 73.

“You can’t want for more than that. I thought we had a really good battle,” said Westwood. “It was never really more than one (shot away) all day, and there were tough conditions out there. It was a day for playing sensible and hanging on.

Corey Conners also fought to stay in contention, coming within one shot of the lead with a 15-foot eagle putt on the 16th. An unfortunate bunker and missed par putt on the 17th then another bogey on the final hole left him with a 74 to finish third at 8-under.



Jordan Spieth was once again in contention, he tied for the lead briefly at the 6th with his last birdie for the day. He closed with three bogeys on his last four holes for a 75 and finished in a tie for fourth at 6-under alongside Andrew Putnam (71) and Richy Werenski (73). Spieth has finished in the top five in his last four events.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Bryson DeChambeau
-11
67
71
68
71
277
2
Lee Westwood
-10
69
71
65
73
278
3
Corey Conners
-8
66
69
71
74
280
T4
Andrew Putnam
-6
70
72
69
71
282
T4
Jordan Spieth
-6
70
69
68
75
282
T4
Richy Werenski
-6
71
69
69
73
282
7
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
-5
70
70
70
73
283
T8
Chris Kirk
-4
71
70
69
74
284
T8
Jason Kokrak
-4
68
73
69
74
284
T10
Keegan Bradley
-3
69
74
64
78
285
T10
Paul Casey
-3
70
69
72
74
285
T10
Matthew Fitzpatrick
-3
69
71
71
74
285
T10
Tommy Fleetwood
-3
70
70
68
77
285
T10
Charley Hoffman
-3
71
72
67
75
285
T10
Max Homa
-3
70
70
72
73
285
T10
Rory McIlroy
-3
66
71
72
76
285
T10
Will Zalatoris
-3
73
68
72
72
285
T18
Hideki Matsuyama
-2
75
70
69
72
286
T18
Brendan Steele
-2
71
72
71
72
286
T18
Matt Wallace
-2
70
73
72
71
286
T21
Lanto Griffin
-1
69
68
73
77
287
T21
Emiliano Grillo
-1
71
74
68
74
287
T21
Tyrrell Hatton
-1
77
67
66
77
287
T21
Sungjae Im
-1
69
70
72
76
287
T21
Harold Varner III
-1
72
72
70
73
287
T26
Harris English
E
73
70
71
74
288
T26
Branden Grace
E
74
71
67
76
288
T26
Bo Hoag
E
74
70
71
73
288
T26
Denny McCarthy
E
72
73
67
76
288
T26
Ian Poulter
E
70
73
70
75
288
T31
Jason Day
1
70
72
68
79
289
T31
Padraig Harrington
1
70
74
69
76
289
T31
Cameron Tringale
1
70
75
69
75
289
T31
Bernd Wiesberger
1
72
71
72
74
289
T31
Danny Willett
1
73
71
68
77
289
T36
Jason Dufner
2
74
70
71
75
290
T36
Doug Ghim
2
71
73
65
81
290
T36
Charles Howell III
2
74
72
70
74
290
T36
Kevin Kisner
2
73
72
67
78
290
T36
Robert MacIntyre
2
71
71
76
72
290
T36
Pat Perez
2
75
71
70
74
290
T36
Kristoffer Ventura
2
75
70
67
78
290
T43
Byeong Hun An
3
68
74
75
74
291
T43
Talor Gooch
3
73
73
71
74
291
T43
Mark Hubbard
3
71
74
72
74
291
T43
Martin Laird
3
69
67
76
79
291
T43
Keith Mitchell
3
73
71
69
78
291
T43
Kevin Na
3
71
71
76
73
291
T49
William Gordon
4
72
72
72
76
292
T49
Viktor Hovland
4
69
68
77
78
292
T49
Zach Johnson
4
74
70
72
76
292
T49
Danny Lee
4
73
71
71
77
292
T49
Maverick McNealy
4
71
72
72
77
292
T49
Sebastián Muñoz
4
68
76
72
76
292
T49
Alex Noren
4
72
71
70
79
292
T49
Chez Reavie
4
74
70
73
75
292
T57
Tyler Duncan
5
72
72
71
78
293
T57
Jazz Janewattananond
5
75
65
69
84
293
T57
Patton Kizzire
5
76
69
73
75
293
T57
Patrick Rodgers
5
73
72
69
79
293
T57
Brendon Todd
5
74
70
71
78
293
T57
Erik van Rooyen
5
72
74
72
75
293
T63
John Huh
6
74
71
72
77
294
T63
Luke List
6
71
72
75
76
294
T63
Steve Stricker
6
72
71
74
77
294
T66
Lucas Glover
7
72
74
72
77
295
T66
Doc Redman
7
73
73
76
73
295
T68
Victor Perez
8
69
74
78
75
296
T68
Brandt Snedeker
8
75
71
75
75
296
70
Russell Knox
9
74
71
73
79
297
71
Henrik Norlander
10
71
75
74
78
298
72
Rickie Fowler
11
76
70
76
77
299
CUT
Tom Hoge
3
74
73
147
CUT
Patrick Reed
3
73
74
147
CUT
Cameron Davis
4
76
72
148
CUT
Matt Jones
4
76
72
148
CUT
Peter Malnati
4
70
78
148
CUT
Matthew NeSmith
4
72
76
148
CUT
Cheng Tsung Pan
4
74
74
148
CUT
Cameron Percy
4
72
76
148
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
4
70
78
148
CUT
Henrik Stenson
4
73
75
148
CUT
Robert Streb
4
78
70
148
CUT
Hudson Swafford
4
78
70
148
CUT
Nick Taylor
4
73
75
148
CUT
Sam Burns
5
77
72
149
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
5
79
70
149
CUT
Jim Herman
5
75
74
149
CUT
Billy Horschel
5
74
75
149
CUT
Sung Kang
5
72
77
149
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
5
71
78
149
CUT
Marc Leishman
5
74
75
149
CUT
Shane Lowry
5
75
74
149
CUT
Graeme McDowell
5
79
70
149
CUT
Aaron Wise
5
75
74
149
CUT
Wyndham Clark
6
74
76
150
CUT
Joel Dahmen
6
74
76
150
CUT
Paul Goydos
6
73
77
150
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
6
72
78
150
CUT
J.T. Poston
6
76
74
150
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
6
76
74
150
CUT
Cameron Champ
7
77
74
151
CUT
Adam Hadwin
7
79
72
151
CUT
Adam Long
7
70
81
151
CUT
Sepp Straka
7
73
78
151
CUT
Brian Stuard
7
74
77
151
CUT
Camilo Villegas
7
81
70
151
CUT
Austin Cook
8
75
77
152
CUT
Matt Every
8
76
76
152
CUT
Brian Gay
8
78
74
152
CUT
Tim Herron
8
73
79
152
CUT
Kramer Hickok
8
76
76
152
CUT
Francesco Molinari
8
78
74
152
CUT
Matthias Schmid (a)
8
76
76
152
CUT
Kyle Stanley
8
76
76
152
CUT
John Augenstein
9
83
70
153
CUT
Tyler McCumber
10
79
75
154
CUT
Rod Perry
10
78
76
154
CUT
Robby Shelton
12
76
80
156
CUT
Kamaiu Johnson
19
84
79
163
WD
Si Woo Kim
E
WD
Justin Rose
E
DQ
Robert Gamez
E
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