BMW Championship R2

DeChambeau takes lead with career-best round

BMW Championship 2021 R2
August 26-29
Caves Valley Golf Club, Owings Mills, Maryland
$9,500,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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Bryson DeChambeau narrowly missed out on a 59 when he missed his birdie putt on the final hole in what could have been the thirteenth sub-60 round on the PGA Tour.


BMW Championship 2021 R2

“I hit it on the line, just misread it. We played it two and a half, three inches out, and it clearly didn’t break that much, but I had good speed on it and I’ll go look afterwards and see if I pulled it or not and work on ways to mitigate that.”

A record-tying 58 even looked possible after his second eagle at the par-5 16th, instead he had to settle for a career-best 60 and the 36-hole lead at 16-under at the BMW Championship.


BMW Championship 2021 R2

“It was one of the better ones of my career,” he said of his eagle. “We judged the flier lie perfectly. I hit an 8-iron from 250, maybe it was more than that, I don’t know, but it was downwind, and we just wanted to get to that back little knob where maybe it could feed off and where if it goes over, I’m still OK.

“It fed off I think perfectly. Again, a little bit of luck. You have to have a little bit to luck to be playing that well out there.”


BMW Championship 2021 R2

In spite of the missed opportunity, DeChambeau was pleased with his round overall.

“A lot of putts went in. A lot of things went right. We got a lot of great numbers out of the rough today, and I played my butt off and never thought too much about anything until the last few holes.

“I striped a 9-iron on 17, striped a drive, striped a wedge on 18 and just wasn’t able to clutch those putts up. But I stroked it pretty well today and I’m going to go work on that a little bit and make sure I’m hitting it down my lines for this weekend, so I have myself a chance to win.”

The second round was delayed due to thunderstorms and some players had yet to finish when play was suspended due to darkness.


BMW Championship 2021 R2

World number 1 Jon Rahm and Patrick Cantlay (63) are tied in second place at 15-under with three holes to play for Rahm.

“Today I hit it better all the way through and also putted really well,” said Cantlay. “I thought I played great, 9 under, I’m very pleased. But obviously, there was lower than that out there today.”


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BMW Championship 2021 R2

Sungjae Im and Sergio Garcia share fourth place at 12-under after rounds of 65 and 67 respectively.

Sam Burns, who co-led after the first round alongside Rahm and Rory McIlroy, is in a tie for sixth place at 11-under with one hole still to play. McIlroy fired a 70 and is tied in eighth one shot further behind.

BMW Championship 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
Thru
Round
R1
R2
Total
1
Bryson DeChambeau
-16
F
-12
68
60
128
T2
Patrick Cantlay
-15
F
-9
66
63
129
T2
Jon Rahm
-15
15
-7
64
64
T4
Sergio Garcia
-12
F
-5
65
67
132
T4
Sungjae Im
-12
F
-7
67
65
132
T6
Hudson Swafford
-11
F
-6
67
66
133
T6
Sam Burns
-11
17
-3
64
64
T8
Rory McIlroy
-10
F
-2
64
70
134
T8
Abraham Ancer
-10
16
-4
66
66
T10
Lucas Glover
-9
F
-5
68
67
135
T10
Sebastián Muñoz
-9
F
-4
67
68
135
T10
Xander Schauffele
-9
F
-4
67
68
135
T10
Aaron Wise
-9
F
-6
69
66
135
T10
Erik van Rooyen
-9
F
-4
67
68
135
T15
Paul Casey
-8
F
-4
68
68
136
T15
Hideki Matsuyama
-8
F
-3
67
69
136
T17
Dustin Johnson
-7
F
-2
67
70
137
T17
Brooks Koepka
-7
F
-5
70
67
137
T17
Kevin Na
-7
F
-7
72
65
137
T17
Alex Noren
-7
F
-6
71
66
137
T17
Charl Schwartzel
-7
F
-6
71
66
137
T17
Harold Varner III
-7
F
-2
67
70
137
T23
Brian Harman
-6
F
-3
69
69
138
T23
K.H. Lee
-6
F
-3
69
69
138
T23
Harry Higgs
-6
13
-6
72
72
T26
Daniel Berger
-5
F
-1
68
71
139
T26
Harris English
-5
F
-2
69
70
139
T26
Viktor Hovland
-5
F
-3
70
69
139
T26
Matt Jones
-5
F
-2
69
70
139
T26
Shane Lowry
-5
F
-4
71
68
139
T26
Maverick McNealy
-5
F
-2
69
70
139
T26
Scottie Scheffler
-5
F
-6
73
66
139
T26
Webb Simpson
-5
F
E
67
72
139
T26
Justin Thomas
-5
F
-1
68
71
139
T26
Jhonattan Vegas
-5
F
-2
69
70
139
T26
Tony Finau
-5
15
E
67
67
T26
Ryan Palmer
-5
13
-1
68
68
T38
Corey Conners
-4
F
-2
70
70
140
T38
Cam Davis
-4
F
-5
73
67
140
T38
Talor Gooch
-4
F
-1
69
71
140
T38
Emiliano Grillo
-4
F
+1
67
73
140
T38
Tom Hoge
-4
F
-1
69
71
140
T38
Mackenzie Hughes
-4
F
-1
69
71
140
T38
Charley Hoffman
-4
15
-1
69
69
T38
Cameron Smith
-4
15
E
68
68
T46
Patton Kizzire
-3
F
E
69
72
141
T46
Jason Kokrak
-3
F
-4
73
68
141
T46
Jordan Spieth
-3
F
-2
71
70
141
T46
Kevin Streelman
-3
F
-2
71
70
141
T46
Lee Westwood
-3
F
-2
71
70
141
T46
Phil Mickelson
-3
13
+1
68
68
T52
Chris Kirk
-2
F
-1
71
71
142
T52
Keith Mitchell
-2
F
-2
72
70
142
T52
Joaquin Niemann
-2
F
+2
68
74
142
T52
Carlos Ortiz
-2
F
+2
68
74
142
T52
Keegan Bradley
-2
14
+3
67
67
T57
Stewart Cink
-1
F
+2
69
74
143
T57
Billy Horschel
-1
F
E
71
72
143
T57
Kevin Kisner
-1
15
-1
72
72
T60
Cameron Champ
E
F
+2
70
74
144
T60
Robert Streb
E
F
-1
73
71
144
T60
Louis Oosthuizen
E
16
+1
71
71
T60
Max Homa
E
15
E
72
72
T64
Russell Henley
+1
F
+1
72
73
145
T64
Marc Leishman
+1
F
+4
69
76
145
T64
Cameron Tringale
+1
14
E
73
73
T67
Branden Grace
+2
F
-1
75
71
146
T67
Si Woo Kim
+2
14
E
74
74
69
Collin Morikawa
+3
F
+3
72
75
147
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