DeChambeau brings the thunder to Valhalla even if Schauffele takes glory

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LIV golfer’s final-round charge captured viewers’ imagination and provided so many of the major’s memorable moments

Xander Schauffele won the 106th US PGA Championship but ­Bryson DeChambeau brought the ­thunder. Four days at Valhalla served as a reminder of ­DeChambeau’s star ­quality in a sport which has been ­fractured, possibly beyond repair, by the arrival of the Saudi ­Arabian‑backed LIV tour. Some shrugged when DeChambeau departed the PGA Tour for LIV; in Kentucky, he proved he has lost none of his ability to command attention. DeChambeau fell one stroke short of a playoff after ­Schauffele nervelessly holed out from 6ft on the 72nd green.

“I felt like I had my ‘B’ game pretty much,” DeChambeau said. “My putting was A+, my wedging was A+, short game was A+, driving was like B. I shot 20 under par in a major championship. Proud of myself for the way I handled adversity. Definitely disappointing, but one that gives me a lot of momentum for the rest of the majors. I said this was closing time, but it will be closing time hopefully over the next couple of majors.”

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Written by Ewan Murray at Valhalla
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