Bryson DeChambeau has shot a third-round 68 at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, which is a remarkable effort considering he flew home to Texas the previous day, assuming he had been knocked out.
- DeChambeau was 2-over-par after two rounds and assumed he would miss the cut
- He flew from Charlotte, North Carolina to Dallas, Texas before finding out he was still in the tournament
- The US Open champion arrived back in Charlotte the next morning and shot his best round so far
DeChambeau had to fly from Dallas back to Charlotte, North Carolina to play the round at Quail Hollow Golf Club because, after shooting a 74 in the second round and expecting to miss the 36-hole cut at 2-over-par, he boarded a private jet and flew home.
As it turned out, he just scraped under the cut line at 2-over, which he learned after he touched down five states west. He had to hurry to make arrangements for his return to the Tar Heel State.
“We did a lot of scrambling last night to get back,” the reigning US Open champion said.
“One of the scenarios was turning right back around, but the [flight] crew couldn’t do it. So we had to get a new crew, and we were like: ‘Well, let’s just go in the morning’.
“I did get a workout last night, though.”
DeChambeau, the world number five, had five birdies on the day, which ended with a double bogey on the par-4 18th.
He is tied for 23rd at 1-under 212, eight shots behind leader Keith Mitchell.
“This morning was not easy,” he said.
“But for whatever reason, I just feel like the more weird things happen to me, the greater my resolve sometimes can be, and today was a case of that.
“And got a little unlucky on 18, but other than that, you know, I played a great round of golf today. I’m very pleased.”
Cameron Davis is the best-placed Australian, tied for 11th at 3-under.
2015 PGA Championship winner Jason Day missed the cut by one stroke at 3-over after hitting 72 and 73 in the first two rounds.