Bryson DeChambeau beat 54 hole leader Lee Westwood by 1 stroke to will the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
The 6th hole at Bay Hill is a 550 – 590 yard (depending on tee box set) par 5 dogleg over a lake. Generally speaking, it takes a 350-360 yard drive to carry the water. On Thursday and Friday, DeChambeau played it straight. But that was not the case on Saturday and Sunday as he blasted tee shots across the lake. On Saturday, his drive left him a 70 yard shot to the green. On Sunday he was a bit off line and ended up with an 88 yard pitch to the green.
To win, DeChambeau had to drop a 5 foot knee-knocker for par to win the event which he then drained it for his 8th tour victory.
Lee Westwood played steady all round but could catch up to DeChambeau once Westwood lost the 54 hole lead. Westwood did become the first PGA Tour player to hold the 54 hole lead in four different decades (1990s, 2000s, 2010s and now 2020s).
The LPGA was also in action in Florida as they played toe Drive On Championship. Austin Ernst won the title by pulling away from the field on Sunday to post a 5 stroke victory over Jennifer Kupcho. This was Ernst’s 3 LPGA Tour victory.