May 21, 2024

Bryson DeChambeau has made a much-needed climb back up the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR), after the LIV Golf star impressed at last week’s PGA Championship.


DeChambeau ended the tournament in second-place, finishing just one shot behind eventual champion Xander Schauffele on championship Sunday. Despite failing to get his hands on the title, DeChambeau impressed in the final round, carding a superb seven-under-par 64 to finish just behind for Schauffele.


It may not have been enough to lift the Wanamaker Trophy, however it proved key in helping rise back up the world rankings, as he has climbed 89 places from 124th to 35th on Monday morning.


The Crushers G.C. captain has seen his spot in the ranking list slide in recent years, having made the decision to join LIV Golf back in 2022. DeChambeau became one of the marque names to make the Saudi switch to the breakaway league, but was then banned from competing on the PGA Tour.


This has seen his chances of earning ranking points reduced to just the four major championships each year, with LIV still yet to acquire recognition from the OWGR. DeChambeau has more than made the most of his limited opportunities though, having followed up his tied-sixth at the Masters with a runner-up finish last Sunday.

He will have two more chances to add to his ranking record with the U.S. Open and Open Championship approaching, and is more than looking forward to going one step further than his near-miss in Kentucky. “You know, shot 20-under par in a major championship. Proud of myself for the way I handled adversity,” he said on Sunday.


Bryson DeChambeau at the PGA Championship

Bryson DeChambeau finished the week in second.

“Definitely disappointing, but one that gives me a lot of momentum for the rest of the majors. I said today it was closing time, but it will be closing time hopefully, hopefully over the next couple majors. I got to learn from this and learn a lot about — look, I learned a lot about myself over the last year.


“Being able to perform at Augusta and being able to perform today shooting seven-under — I’m just rambling, it’s just I’ve got a lot of thoughts in my head going right now.” DeChambeau also had some kind words for Schauffele too, who landed the first major title of his career at Valhalla.


“[I’m] proud of Xander for finally getting the job done,” he commented. I mean, he’s an amazing golfer and well deserved major champion now. He’s played well for a long, long time. Played against him as a junior. It’s cool to see him — not only he’s just a great human being, but an unbelievable golfer, and it shows this week. Super happy for him.”

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