CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. — Only three players have ever won a U.S. Amateur, NCAA individual championship and U.S. Open: Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Bryson DeChambeau.
DeChambeau won the NCAA title at SMU in 2015. A couple months later, he went to Olympia Fields outside of Chicago and captured the U.S. Amateur in his fifth appearance. Then in 2020, he won his first major title at Winged Foot in New York.
However, in 2012, DeChambeau teed it up at Cherry Hills Country Club, site of this week’s U.S. Amateur, in his second appearance in the championship.
DeChambeau was back on property Thursday afternoon, taking in some of the action from Round of 16 matches. He signed autographs, took pictures and followed around a few groups. He even hit a couple of shots with a persimmon driver from the Arnold Palmer tee on the first hole, where Palmer famously drove the green in the final round en route to winning the 1960 U.S. Open.
U.S. Amateur: Photos from Cherry Hills
After watching Ben James beat David Ford on the 19th hole, he took some time to speak with Golfweek about the U.S. Amateur, Ryder Cup and more.
Persimmon Challenge with @b_dechambeau!
— USGA (@USGA) August 18, 2023