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DeChambeau sends records tumbling in Dubai

27th January 2019, 14:55 by Tom McGarry

Bryson DeChambeau sent records tumbling as he claimed a seven-shot victory in the Dubai Desert Classic.

The American went into Sunday's final round at Emirates Golf Club holding a narrow one-shot advantage, but he left the rest of the field in his wake, running in seven birdies, an eagle and just one dropped shot on his way to an eight-under-par round of 64.

That meant the world number five finished on 24-under-par for the tournament, the lowest 72-hole total in the event's history, while his margin of victory also set a new record.

DeChambeau was also able to celebrate his first ever victory on the European Tour and he has now claimed overall glory on four of his last nine starts worldwide.

The 25-year-old was understandably delighted to claim his first success outside of America, although he felt he could have made it an even more emphatic result.

"Today I was happy with my game. I executed a lot of great shots," DeChambeau was quoted as saying by the European Tour website. "Today was a pleasure. It was obviously a lot of fun to be able to finally hoist an international trophy, I'm so happy about that.

"I was trying to shoot 25 under today and missed it by one, but I'm happy with the results for sure. I was trying to go as deep as possible today."

Englishman Matt Wallace finished as DeChambeau's nearest rival as a round of 68 saw him end the tournament on 17-under, one stroke clear of a group of five players that included 2018 champion Haotong Li.

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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