DeChambeau finds success without bulk of the past

Off it goes: Bryson DeChambeau hitting a shot from the 18th fairway during the third round of the US Open. — Reuters

PINEHURST: Bryson DeChambeau has gone from being a bulked-up long driver to become a more all-around golfer and finds himself in position to win his first Major title since the switch.

DeChambeau, the 2020 US Open winner, fired a three-under 67 to grab a three-stroke lead after Saturday’s third round of the US Open, handling Pinehurst with putting precision and strategic thinking. It’s a far cry from four years ago, when he won his first Major crown with huge muscles and weight work and the idea to bash the ball as far as possible, then turn the distance edge into birdies and victories.

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