Bryson DeChambeau won the 124th U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 Sunday. In what turned out to be a thrilling finish, DeChambeau hit what he called “the best shot of my life” on the 72 hole to seal the victory. He finished one shot ahead of Rory McIlroy, who was in search of his first major title in 10 years.

In doing so, DeChambeau won his second U.S. Open trophy. He previously won the 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot. That placed him in some truly elite company.

DeChambeau joined the list of Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Ernie Els and Brooks Koepka as golfers to win multiple U.S. Open titles at 30 years old and younger, according to The Athletic's Justin Ray.

Clearly, the future is bright for the LIV golfer.

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Bryson DeChambeau celebrates with the trophy after winning the U.S. Open golf tournament.
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DeChambeau has had a really strong year of golf. He nearly won The Masters, finishing just behind Scottie Scheffler. The 30-year-old parlayed that success into Valhalla where DeChambeau finished solo second behind Xander Schauffele.

He has also logged three top 10s on the LIV Golf tour this year, finishing fourth at LIV Jeddah, T6 at LIV Golf Hong Kong and tied for seventh in Miami.

Going back to 2023, DeChambeau set a course record at the LIV Golf Greenbriar, posting a 58 on the White Course.

Of course, golfers are only judged historically by what they do in major championships.

If his recent play is any indication of where his career is going, fans ought to get used to this. DeChambeau is one of the longest hitters off the tee in the game. He actually became just the third player to win the U.S. Open while leading the field in driving distance since 1990, joining the aforementioned Woods and Dustin Johnson.

But he showed something else Sunday.

It was a day where the former SMU golfer could not find a fairway to save his life. He hit only five of 14 fairways, leading to a number of second shots buried in fescue. DeChambeau buckled down and managed to save numerous pars.

But what he did on 18 was just remarkable.

After watching McIlroy drop a shot ahead of him, he knew a par would win the tournament. Yet, his tee shot once again went wayward and he was eventually left with an up-and-down to win. The problem was the location of the up-and-down.

Bryson DeChambeau was staring at a 55-yard bunker shot. Enter the best shot of his career.

DeChambeau knocked it within a couple feet. He would drain the putt and celebrate in jubilation. Afterward, the two-time major champion thanked the fans, the grounds crew and his supporters. He also referenced Payne Stewart and his importance in helping create inspiration.

On a day where Stewart was referenced on NBC's coverage throughout, it was only fitting DeChambeau captured the trophy in nearly the same way.