[PHOTO: Alex Slitz]

In what turned out to be an epic final round of the US Open, Bryson DeChambeau used a pair of mis-steps on the greens from Rory McIlroy to nail down his second US Open title.

The win at Pinehurst pairs with the one he captured at Winged Foot in 2020, the US Open that was held in September due to COVID. Not that DeChambeau had it easy, needing a par from the left junk on 18 followed by an all-world sand save to win.

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With DeChambeau it always starts with the driver and Bryson did not disappoint. Although he had difficulty finding fairways, DeChambeau averaged a whopping 338.3 yards (309.3 metres) off the tee – a full 28 yards above the field average – with his 6-degree Krank Formula Fire Pro with an LA Golf Bryson DeChambeau prototype shaft. For those not familiar with Krank, the company is a favourite with the long-drive crowd.

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Of course, no mention of DeChambeau’s bag would be complete without mentioning his 3D printed Avoda irons that he first put into play at the Masters. “It’s a speed thing,” he told Golf Channel at the time. “When I mis-hit on the toe or the heel it flies a lot straighter for me and that’s what has allowed me to be more comfortable over the ball.”

Not comfortable, however, was the incredible up and down from the sand from 55 yards on the last hole to secure the win, a remarkable shot with his Ping Glide 4.0 sand wedge to just inside four feet that he then calmly rolled in with his LA Golf Armlock prototype putter.

Epic indeed.

What Bryson DeChambeau had in the bag at the 2024 US Open:

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Left Dash

Driver: Krank Formula Fire Pro (LA Golf Bryson DeChambeau prototype), 6 degrees

3-woods: Krank Formula Fire, 10 degrees; Krank, 13 degrees

Irons (5-PW): Avoda

Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 (45, 50, 56, 60 degrees)

Putter: LA Golf Armlock prototype