Rory Sabbatini had an absolute nightmare on Sunday as the US Open’s treacherous Winged Foot course claimed another victim.
Bryson DeChambeau claimed his first major championship by winning the US Open in New York.
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The American, who began the day two shots back of overnight leader Matthew Wolff, was the only player to break par in the final round as he carded a three-under 67 to reach six under for the week for a six-shot victory.
Unfortunately for Sabbatini it was a completely different story.
Playing the par-4 15th in Sunday’s final round, the Slovakian had a tricky putt for birdie.
But rather than take a conventional route to the hole, Sabbatini thought he’d get fancy and counteract the undulating green.
Just as Zack Johnson did during the opening round, Sabbatini his ball past the hole and way right in the hope it would trickle back down the slope towards the hole.
But where Johnson succeeded, Sabbatini failed spectacularly.
Sabbatini managed to hit his ball dead straight and only about three metres in front of him.
Golf website ‘Bunkered’ described it as the “worst putt of all time”, saying it “defied explanation.”
Fans were equally as perplexed on social media.
Rory Sabbatini just hit the worst putt I’ve ever seen 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭— Logan Stepan (@LStepan6) September 20, 2020
I bet Rory Sabbatini wishes he could take this putt again 🤷♂️😩 #nothisbest @usopengolf @WingedFoot_GC @GolfChannel @ttfgolf @PGATOUR @SkySportsGolf @eamonlynch pic.twitter.com/zUm1cnY5K3— Fraser Cromarty (@CromartyFraser) September 20, 2020
Sabbatini went from a potential birdie to a double bogey, finishing up with an awful 11-over-par 81 and a 24-over total.
DeChambeau wins from Matthew Wolff
A bulked-up DeChambeau bashed his way to victory on Sunday, silencing any lingering questions as to whether his brawny game could translate to the major stage.
World No.9 DeChambeau, who began the day two shots back of US Open debutant Wolff, used a mix of jaw-dropping drives and clutch putts to shoot a virtually flawless three-under-par 67.
Wolff closed with a 75 to finish alone in second place at even par.
The 21-year-old Wolff was trying to become the youngest US Open champion since Bobby Jones in 1923, and the youngest to win any major since Tiger Woods won his first Masters title at 21 in 1997.
But DeChambeau pulled away on the back nine after both eagled the ninth hole.
Wolff bogeyed No.10 and DeChambeau birdied the 11th to take a three-stroke lead and it was one-way traffic from then.
South African Louis Oosthuizen was third at two over following a final-round 73.
Lucas Herbert finished as the leading Australian in a tie for 31st at 12 over after closing with a 74.