Bryson DeChambeau Finishes Third Round at Masters by Draining Improbable 77-Yard Shot for Birdie

What a way to finish on the 18th hole at Augusta National.
Bryson DeChambeau reacts after draining a shot from the fairway to finish the 18th hole at Augusta National.
Bryson DeChambeau reacts after draining a shot from the fairway to finish the 18th hole at Augusta National. / Adam Cairns-USA TODAY Network

The third round at the 2024 Masters Tournament wasn't kind to Bryson DeChambeau until his final shot of the day.

DeChambeau, the Masters front-runner for most of the tournament's opening two rounds on Thursday and Friday, entered the third round at six under par. He struggled in the windy conditions Saturday—especially on the back nine—and was sitting four over par on the day while looking at his third shot on the par-4 18th hole.

And then, magic happened.

Standing 77 yards away from the hole, DeChambeau plopped his third shot on the green. The golf ball spun back toward the hole and dropped in for an improbable birdie.

DeChambeau triumphantly walked over to pluck his golf ball from the hole, receiving a rousing round of applause from the patrons at Augusta National.

"That might help, that might help," announcer Jim Nantz said on the CBS broadcast. "Oh, can you believe it?"

Through three rounds, DeChambeau sits at three under par and in fifth place behind the leader Scottie Scheffler (seven under), Collin Morikawa (six under), Max Homa (five under) and Ludvig Åberg (four under).

Fans loved the late round fireworks from DeChambeau:


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