Pinehurst, N.C. — It did not come easy, but Bryson DeChambeau has won the second major championship and second U.S. Open of his career. In what turned out to be an incredibly dramatic finish, DeChambeau was victorious at the 124th U.S. Open.

DeChambeau entered the final round with a three shot lead over Rory McIlroy. For most of the final round, it seemed clear that it would come down to those two men.

It did.

Patrick Cantlay struggled to make putts and pick up any momentum, finishing tied for third at 4-under par.

Meanwhile, McIlroy took what was a three-shot deficit and turned it into a two-shot lead with five holes to play. McIlroy's putter was on fire for much of the day, draining birdie putts of 27, 22 and 20 feet.

While McIlroy was on a heater around the turn, Bryson had a difficult time getting anything going.

He hit only five of 14 fairways Sunday. That forced him to play out of the fescue grass consistently. Yet, DeChambeau pulled one rabbit after another out of his hat, saving numerous pars.

As the afternoon waned, so too did the Northern Irishman's putter. For the first time all year, McIlroy missed a putt inside three feet, according to The Athletic's Justin Ray. That bogey, his second straight, dropped him into a tie with DeChambeau.

The tournament ultimately came down to the 72 hole with both players locked in at 6-under.

McIlroy missed the fairway off the tee, but put himself into position to save par. Yet, he incredibly missed a three-foot, nine inch par putt to head into the clubhouse at 5-under par.

While that was happening, DeChambeau watched his tee shot on 18 get buried in the fescue. He had next to no chance of reaching the green in two on the par-4 18th. But by then, he was aware that par wins the trophy.

His approach found the front bunker and DeChambeau was left with a 55-yard bunker shot. That set up what he called afterward “the best shot of my life.”

The 2020 U.S. Open champion chipped it perfectly into the hill, leaving just four feet for the win. Three holes earlier, DeChambeau missed a four-foot putt for par. He was not about to let that happen again.

DeChambeau hit the putt center cut and immediately lost in on the course with excitement.

Bryson DeChambeau became the 23rd individual to win at least two U.S. Open titles.

Following his win, Bryson fought back some emotion.

“Happy Father's Day to every father out there. Unfortunately, my dad passed away a couple of years ago. This one is for him,” DeChambeau said emotionally.

“Also to Payne Stewart. He is the reason I went to SMU, he's the reason I wore the cap. Pony Up! Go SMU.”

It was only fitting for one of America's favorite golfers to win on Father's Day in such dramatic fashion.