Torque. LIV Golf
Bryson DeChambeau stole the show on Sunday at The Greenbrier, shooting a historic 58 to take home the individual title, but there were plenty of other tales to tell from the final round.
TORQUE STILL SECOND
“Look what I found” 🤣
— LIV Golf (@livgolf_league) August 6, 2023
Despite winning a record fourth team title this season, Torque remain in second place in the season-long points standings. With the 32 points for their victory, Torque have 161 points, with 4 Aces leading at 168 points.
“We won four times and we’re still second place,” said captain Joaquin Niemann. “I don’t know. It gives us a little fire to what’s coming next.”
“It’s a running joke on this team how the Aces keep going in front even though we keep winning,” added Sebastián Muñoz. “It just shows good they are, how consistent they are, how solid they are, and we are attempting to beat them.”
The 4 Aces, who won last year’s Team Championship, have two wins this season, including the previous event at LIV Golf London. The American quartet finished last in the team standings at Greenbrier, just the second time this season they’ve failed to finish in the points.
WOLFF, PUIG WATCH HISTORY
Bryson DeChambeau’s playing partners on Sunday — 24-year-old Matthew Wolff of Smash and 21-year-old David Puig of Torque — entered the final round sharing the lead. They didn’t get the trophy, but they did see history in the making.
“Ultimately, I have no control of Bryson shooting 58, but at the end of the day, I fought hard,” said Wolff, who shot 66 to finish at 16-under and a three-way tie for third. “I think I’ve just learned to accept outcomes. I’m really happy with where my game is trending.
“It was cool to have a front seat to history. Congratulations to him. That was an unreal performance. I hope next it’s me.”
Puig also said watching DeChambeau was a good learning experience. After a nervous start, he settled in on the back nine to shoot 66 and join Wolff in the tie for third.
“It was insane, honestly,” Puig said. “I think he was beating me by eight strokes after seven holes … It was awesome to see him making that final putt for 58, for sure.”
BRYSON AND HIS DAD
It’s been a long time coming. This is one of the best rounds of golf I have ever played in my life. I can’t thank my team enough and sticking with me through the process. Today may have been history, but this is just the beginning. Let’s keep it going 🔥 pic.twitter.com/VTNJUf5mJo
— Bryson DeChambeau (@b_dechambeau) August 6, 2023
Sunday’s victory was the first by DeChambeau since his dad Jon passed away last November.
DeChambeau said that during the round, he kept his focus on the task of winning, but after making his final putt, his thoughts turned to his father.
“Afterward when I made that putt and sat over there on the side, I’m like, man, I wish my dad could have been here,” DeChambeau said. “But I know he was watching. It was really cool to have that moment. My dad gave everything to have me be the best I possibly could be.”
WOLFF, BLAND CLIMB INSIDE TOP 24
Wolff and Richard Bland entered this week outside the top 24 in points that are guaranteed spots for the 2024 LIV Golf League at the end of this regular season. In tying for third place, both jumped inside the top 24.
The 50-year-old Bland of Cleeks took third place in points and moved from 32nd to 23rd in the standings. The 24-year-old Wolff moved from 27th to 20th by claiming the fifth-place points after the tiebreaker
David Puig also moved closer to the top 24 with his fourth-place points result and is now 27th in the standings.
Stinger’s Charl Schwartzel was forced to withdraw after eight holes due to injury. Schwartzel, who started on the fourth hole, was three-over for his round before leaving after the 11th hole. His score was not counting for the Stingers at the time, who finished third on the team leaderboard.
FINAL ROUND STAT LEADERS
Driving distance Dean Burmester, 346.3-yard average
Longest drive Bryson DeChambeau, 351.5 yards (6th hole)
Driving accuracy Louis Oosthuizen, 93% (13 of 14)
Greens in regulation Carlos Ortiz, 100% (18 of 18)
Fewest putts Bryson DeChambeau, 23 putts
Most birdies Bryson DeChambeau, 13
Bogey-free rounds Sergio Garcia (63), Carlos Ortiz (64), James Piot (64), Richard Bland (65), Anirban Lahiri (65), Lee Westwood (65), Dean Burmester (66), Cameron Tringale (66), Brendan Steele (67), Charles Howell III (67), Ian Poulter (69)