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Bryson DeChambeau saved his best round for last at the 2020 U.S. Open, carding a 3-under 67 at Winged Foot on Sunday to claim his first career major championship. DeChambeau’s closing round was just two strokes off the best 18-hole score of the week (65) as he grinded out grueling, sometimes gusty conditions with an effortless combination of his length off the tee and control around the greens.

DeChambeau, who caught and then surpassed 21-year-old Matthew Wolff (the 54-hole leader), was the only golfer in the field to finish with a final-round score under par, cementing himself in the history books in his seventh career win on the PGA Tour. The last time a U.S. Open champion owned the only final-round score under par was 1955 — 38 years before DeChambeau was born (!) — when Jack Fleck pulled off the feat after beating Ben Hogan in an 18-hole playoff. He polished off hole No. 72 in style, too, dropping in a par save and letting out a roar.

It has been a breakout year for DeChambeau, who captured golf’s first major of the 2020-21 season on Sunday. In the last year, he’s added a significant amount of muscle to his 6-foot-1 frame and built himself into the longest golfer off the tees in the world. What’s come of the new edge is five top-five finishes this calendar year, a (previous-best) top-five finish at the PGA Championship last month and an advantage off the tees that’s becoming more pronounced with each passing event.

DeChambeau finished fourth in strokes gained off the tee this week and fourth in driving distance on Sunday. He was also the first player to make an eagle in his final round and win the U.S. Open since 1937, per Justin Ray. DeChambeau accomplished that on the ninth hole and cruised to victory from there.

Bryson DeChambeau with an Eagle at the 9th. Great duel between Bryson and Wolff at the #USOpen pic.twitter.com/IvHHnFEP3a

Finishing runner-up is the aforementioned Wolff, who was on the precipice of making his own history before surrendering his 54-hole two-stroke lead. If he had closed it out, Wolff would have become the youngest U.S. Open winner since 1923 (Bobby Jones) and youngest major champion since Tiger Woods (1997 Masters). Instead, he finished with a final-round 5-over 75 as he tried to keep up with DeChambeau’s mesmerizing performance. It’s Wolff’s second consecutive top-five finish in a major, however, on the heels of a T4 finish at the PGA Championship last month.

Rounding out the top five is a two-way tie for third between Harris English (+2) and Louis Oosthuizen (+2). There was a three-way tie for fifth with Dustin Johnson, Will Zalatoris and Xander Schauffele all finishing 5 over on the week.

CBS Sports was with you the entire way updating this story with the latest scores, updates and highlights. Check out the scores at the top of this story or a more detailed leaderboard.

Bryson DeChambeau: 1st champion to make eagle in final round of @usopengolf since Ralph Guldahl in 1937

Winged Foot’s only weakness: Bryson DeChambeau69-68-70-67 The only player under par and he was 6-under. 😳 pic.twitter.com/9CwnFqjuuw

Winged Foot’s only weakness: Bryson DeChambeau69-68-70-67 The only player under par and he was 6-under. 😳 pic.twitter.com/9CwnFqjuuw

Most strokes gained total in final round by @usopengolf champion since 1960:1973 Johnny Miller, 10.771960 Arnold Palmer, 9.291967 Jack Nicklaus, 8.192020 Bryson DeChambeau, 7.90

Final leaderboard:-6 DeChambeau 🏆 -5-4-3-2-1 E Wolff+1+2 Oosthuizen+3 English+4 Schauffele+5 Johnson, Zalatoris+6 Five players tiedFull U.S. Open scores: https://t.co/xYdhELrcLf pic.twitter.com/6enCar9Tau

That’ll do it: Bryson DeChambeau is your 2020 U.S. Open champion. Wins it at 6 under, the only golfer all week to finish under par.

WOW. Bryson drops in his par save on No. 18 in dramatic fashion. He’s in with a 3 under 67.

Bryson has a birdie to win it, but he’s already won it — just icing on the top.

Players to win the U.S. Open, U.S. Amateur and NCAA Div. I individual championship:Jack NicklausTiger WoodsBryson DeChambeau

Bryson asking for an official on the 71st hole with a 6-stroke lead at Winged Foot is literally the only way a 2020 U.S. Open was ever going to go.

Tony Finau, who has 32 top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour without a win since 2016-17 – double the next-closest players, hit the ball well, but couldn’t find his touch on the greens at Winged Foot.

Leader by 6.Two holes to play.U.S. Open scores:-6 DeChambeau-5-4-3-2-1 E Wolff+1+2 English+3 Oosthuizen+4+5 Johnson, Zalatoris, Schauffele pic.twitter.com/YMSpKGJfw7

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