DeChambeau Wins Back-to-Back in Playoffs

Bryson DeChambeau does things his way and right now it’s really working.

The 24-year-old DeChambeau, coming off his victory last week in The Northern Trust, carded a 4-under-par 67 to win the Dell Technologies Championship by two strokes over fourth-ranked Justin Rose of England at http://TPC Boston in Norton, Mass.

DeChambeau, from Clovis in California’s San Joaquin Valley, joined Vijay Singh of Fiji (2008) as the only players to capture the first two events of the FedEx Cup playoffs and increased his lead in the point standings. He will climb to No. 7 in the World Golf Rankings this week.

“Consistency, obviously, trying to get it from week-to-week moving forward,” said DeChambeau, who claimed his fourth PGA Tour victory and third in his last nine starts. “I figured something out on the putting green last week and just carried it forward. I just want to progress and do things the right way.

“I just want keep doing the numbers right, doing all the little things in my book. If I keep going that way, I’m going to be tough to beat.”

DeChambeau, who was a physics major at SMU and applies its principles to his golf, took control with five birdies on the front nine and finished a 16-under 268.

Rose birdied four of the last six holes for a 68, while Cameron Smith of Australia was three shots back in solo third after a 69.

Hideki Matsuyama of Japan birdies five consecutive holes on the front nine en route to a 65 and was one more stroke behind in a tie for fourth with C.T. Pan of Taiwan, who shot 66, and Tony Finau, who closed with a 68.

Top-ranked Dustin Johnson made nine birdies in a 64 to wind up five down in a tie for seventh with Bubba Watson (66), Rafa Cabrera Bello (68) of Spain, Emiliano Grillo (70) of Argentina and 54-hole leader Abraham Ancer (73) of Mexico.

Phil Mickelson put up nine birdies in a 63 to finish in a tie for 12th that included second-ranked Brooks Koepka (68), seventh-ranked Rory McIlroy (70) of Northern Ireland and ninth-ranked Jordan Spieth (70).

Third-ranked Justin Thomas, the defending champion, shot 65 to wind up in a tie for 23rd that included Tiger Woods, who totaled 71, and fifth-ranked Jon Rahm of Spain tied for 43rd after a 70.

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