Bryson DeChambeau details reason behind staying back late night at Pinehurst after his US Open win

U.S. Open - Final Round
Bryson DeChambeau at U.S. Open - Final Round (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Bryson DeChambeau won the recently concluded 124th US Open at Pinehurst No.2 in Pinehurst, North Carolina, on Sunday. He won the prize money of $4.3 million and earned an exemption from future Major championships.

After his US Open win, Bryson DeChambeau didn't head out to celebrate but rather stayed back late at night at Pinehurst. In a recent podcast with Pat McAfee and AJ Hawk in the Pat McAfee Show, he was asked why he stayed up late at night at Pinehurst and if it was pre-planned. DeChambeau said (via The Pat McAfee Show):

"It just all happened. The fans were still out there waiting for me, they were shutting down the whole golf course shuttles, we were leaving the golf course, and so were the fans. I think a couple of fans might have gotten stuck, I don't know." (8:04-8:25)

He further said he was interacting with fans and signing autographs till midnight at Pinehurst. He revealed:

"But I was probably around 12-12:30 because we had to catch a flight around 12:30, and then back at where I was staying. (8:25-8:39)

He said that he returned to the neighborhood where he was staying but all the fans gathered there to celebrate his victory. DeChambeau signed a few more autographs over there and left for his flight around 12.30.

Bryson DeChambeau carded rounds of 67, 69, 67, and 71 in the 72 holes at Pinehurst. It was a nail-biting finish on the final day at Pinehurst as Rory Mcllroy was leading by two strokes. However, Mcllroy missed two putts under four feet on the 16th and 18th hole to lose by one stroke.

Bryson DeChambeau took the trophy to fans after winning the US Open

After receiving the trophy, Bryson DeChambeau took the US Open trophy to fans to celebrate the moment. Talking about the moment, he said (via The Pat McAfee Show):

"The fans were all a part of that win. Throughout the whole week, they were cheering me on, they were pushing me, they were encouraging me, giving me all the stuff I needed to win. And so I thought what better moment for me to just go out and show the fans all the respect that they deserve for pushing me to win this title." (0:40-1:03)

He even thanked the fans in a post on X (formerly Twitter) along with a picture of him with the trophy among the fans. He wrote:

"This one is for all of you, the support out there today was unmatched"

Bryson DeChambeau has had a stunning 2024 season so far. He jumped more than 20 spots in the OWGR rankings after the US Open win and is now placed tenth. He has had seven top-10 finishes in 11 starts this season.

Let's take a look at Bryson DeChambeau's 2024 performances so far:

2024 LIV tournaments

  1. LIV Golf Mayakoba: T25 (70-74-68, 212, -1)
  2. LIV Golf Las Vegas: T9 (67-62-74, 203, -7)
  3. LIV Golf Jeddah: 4 (63-73-62, 198, -12)
  4. LIV Golf Hong Kong: T6 (65-68-66, 199, -11)
  5. LIV Golf Miami: T7 (71-70-68, 209, -7)
  6. LIV Golf Adelaide: T26 (68-68-70, 206, -10)
  7. LIV Golf Singapore: T27 (73-66-69, 208, -5)
  8. LIV Golf Houston: T18 (69-70-72, 211, -5)

2024 PGA TOUR tournaments

  1. Masters Tournament: T6 (65-73-75-73, 286, -2)
  2. PGA Championship: 2 (68-65-67-64, 264, -20)
  3. U.S. Open: 1 (67-69-67-71, 274, -6)

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Edited by Partha Sarathi Banerjee
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