US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau faced a rush to get to the start for the third round of the Wells Fargo PGA Tour Championship on Saturday – after returning home thinking he missed the halfway.
After shooting a 74-three on par on Friday to sit two for the tournament, DeChambeau was so sure he wouldn’t make the cut that he flew over 1,000 miles to Dallas from Charlotte, Carolina. North.
But the cut turned out to be two and that meant a rushed U-turn for the world number five, who received a text from his agent in mid-flight.
“By the time I landed I was 64th or 63rd or whatever,” said DeChambeau, 27. [manager] Connor [and said] “Well, oops, that was a mistake.
He added: “We did a lot of scrambling to come back.
“One of the scenarios was to turn around, but the crew couldn’t do it. So we had to recruit a new crew, and we were like, ‘Well, let’s go in the morning’.
“So I left at 2:45 am on a flight, and I got there at 6:20 am, drove 30 minutes to the golf course, put my clothes on in the locker room and walked to the green. did a workout. last night, however. “
The early start didn’t seem to affect his performance as he pulled a three under 68 to go down to one at Quail Hollow Golf Club.
“This morning was not easy,” he added. “But for some reason, I just feel like the more weird things happen to me, the greater my resolve can sometimes be, and today it was.”