Today in Sports History: September 20

In 2020, PGA player Bryson DeChambeau won the US Open and claimed his first career major title as the only player to score under par. DeChambeau defeated Matthew Wolff by a dominant 6 stroke victory at the Winged Foot Golf Club. 

Nicknamed the “Mad Scientist,” DeChambeau is transforming the game of golf for younger generations. A physics graduate of Southern Methodist University, DeChambeau approaches the game from a scientific mindset. Since 2019, DeChambeau has put on over 40 pounds in weight. Over the Covid-19 PGA quarantine break, he added another 20 pounds of muscle. DeChambeau attributes his recent success to his increased driving power, and now ranks no. 1 on the PGA in driving distance (337.8 yards).

Currently ranked  no. 9 on the Official World Golf Ranking list, DeChambeau has 10 professional wins under his belt. 8 of the wins came on the PGA Tour, and his most recent victory was at the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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