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DeChambeau eyeing first overseas success

23rd January 2019, 18:08 by Tom McGarry

Bryson DeChambeau is hoping to claim his first European Tour title by winning the Dubai Desert Classic this week.

The American has won five times on the PGA Tour, with the most recent success coming at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas earlier this season.

However, the world number five has never won a tournament on foreign soil and he will be hoping to break his European Tour duck in Dubai this week, particularity as he performed so well on a previous appearance at the tournament, claiming the Amateur Medal after finishing in a tie for 18th back in 2016.

"It's an honour to be back here and I'm super excited. Dubai is an incredible place that I love coming back to," DeChambeau was quoted as saying by the European Tour website.

"Obviously I played well on this golf course here a few years ago. I didn't putt very well but I think we figured out why that is for this year.

"I'm honestly just excited to try and capture an international victory. That's really what I want to do this week."

DeChambeau is certainly in good form, as he has won on three of his last eight professional starts, while he has not finished outside the top 20 of any event since the PGA Championship last August.

He added: "I'm looking forward to a really good week. The game is in great shape, I'm hitting it well and putting it well."

The 25-year-old will form part of one of the headline groups during his opening two rounds at Emirates Golf Club, as he will be playing alongside Ryder Cup stars Tommy Fleetwood and Sergio Garcia.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

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