Three Players Who Will Take A Lot of Confidence from Their US Open Performance

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Bryson DeChambeau produced a career-best performance at the US Open earlier this month to claim his maiden Major Championship success.

It was a sweet reward for the American who made a conscious effort to alter his body shape over the last six months in order to gain more power in his game.

DeChambeau will not be the only golfer who will be happy with how their game held up at Winged Foot Golf Club. Here are three players who can build on their performance ahead of some major events later this year.

Matthew Wolff

21-year-old Matthew Wolff led the 2020 US Open this year going into the final round but had to settle for the runner-up spot following that impressive round of 67 from DeChambeau.

Wolff has to be very pleased with the way he played across the four days. This was just his second appearance in a Major Championship and it came after finishing in a tie for fourth place in the 2020 US PGA Championship.

The young American is set to make his debut in the US Masters in November where he is 40/1 with Space Casino to win the tournament. His game should be suited to Augusta National so it would not be a surprise if he was in contention once again.

Harris English

Harris English produced a career-best fourth place finish in the Major Championships at the US Open. The 31-year-old has not won on the PGA Tour since 2013 so this could be a sign that he is returning to form.

English is a very capable player. In his rookie year on the PGA Tour he made 22 out of 27 cuts, with three top-10 finishes. His first victory came in the St Jude Classic in 2013, prevailing by two strokes ahead of Phil Mickelson and Scott Stallings.

The American was consistent across his four rounds in New York. He finished three-over-par, a score which is very respectable given the conditions.

It will be interesting to see if English takes some confidence out of his top-five finishes and is able to get his maiden Major win over the next couple of years.

Xander Schauffele

Xander Schauffele has been considered as a potential Major winner for a number of years and once again he proved that with another strong performance, finishing fifth in the US Open.

Schauffele now has five top-five finishes and seven top-10 finishes in the Major Championships. He is a WGC-Championship winner as he prevailed in the HSBC Champions in 2018.

If the American continues to perform as consistently as he is doing in golf’s four big tournaments, it is surely only a matter of time before he claims the top prize.

All three of the above men will have an excellent chance in the US Masters, the final Major of 2020, which takes place from 12-15 November, much later than its usual spot on the golf calendar.

 

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