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By : BGA Proshop
As they say “When you are hot, you are hot”. This could not be truer for Bryson DeChambeau at the moment. After winning The Northern Trust last week and the first FED Ex Cup tournament he backs that up with a second win at the Dell Technologies Championship.
DeChambeau was paired with overnight leader Abraham Ancer, sitting one shot of the lead with a loaded leader board. At different times on the front nine there were three or four players who shared the lead. It was DeChambeau who managed to birdie five of his first nine holes hit the front on his own and had to withstand charges from Cameron Smith and Justin Rose to win the tournament by 2 shots.
Over the 2 week span, this 24 year old has won over $3.4 million dollars in prize money. Taken another step closer to the FED Ex Cup $10 million prize and also all but secured his spot on the Ryder Cup team.
With 2 more tournaments left in the Fed Ex Cup his second win in the first two tournaments means he will be the number one seed not only at next week’s BMW Championship in Philadelphia, but through to the season finale Tour Championship in Atlanta.
After the points reset he will be in control of his destiny. Depending on the others in the field be would have a reasonable chance to win the Fed Ex Cup with a top-6 finish in Atlanta and mathematically has a chance finishing as low as T29 in the 30-man field.
“I've still got to focus on doing the absolute best I can each and every week. I can't get caught up in the fact that I'm No. 1,” DeChambeau said.
“If a guy wins the first three Playoff events, if that was ever to happen, you're still not guaranteed that you're going to win the Fed Ex Cup. So no matter what there's always a job to do.
“I can't get caught up in the fact that I won the past two weeks. Everybody starts at even par next week. We're all fresh. And there's going to be a winner on Sunday. So it could be anybody out of the 70 that are there. I've just got to play better than all of them.”