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DeChambeau Wins US Open Golf Championship

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Bryson DeChambeau won the US Open Golf Championship with a decisive six-stroke victory over 54-hole leader Matthew Wolff in the final-round.

DeChambeau, who began the second day behind overnight leader Wolff, carded a final-round, 3-under-par 67 on Sunday.

By winning the first major title of his career, DeChambeau joined the ranks of Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods to capture an NCAA individual title, a U.S. Amateur and a U.S. Open.

DeChambeau, dubbed 'The Scientist', displayed a performance that will be remembered for long at the the difficult West Course at Winged Foot Golf Club.

The Clovis, California native dashed 21-year-old Wolff's hopes to become the first U.S. Open rookie to win the title since 20-year-old amateur Francis Ouimet in 1913.

"It's just an honor, I don't know what else to say. It's been a lot of hard work," said DeChambeau.

He is the 12th player to have won a U.S. Amateur and a U.S. Open.

All but one of the 61 competitors who completed the championship on a chilly and breezy late-summer day battled the West Course to a draw.

DeChambeau, 27, became just the fourth player in the championship's century-old history to better par in the final round and win the trophy.

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