Bryson shakes off final-round 77: 'I don't even care'

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For a long stretch of the final round on Sunday, it looked like Bryson DeChambeau would repeat as U.S. Open champion.

The winner at Winged Foot last year made the turn at Torrey Pines holding the lead, but a disastrous back nine resulted in him finishing with a 77 and falling to 26th.

While the event didn't end as he hoped, DeChambeau insists the result won't weigh on him going forward.

"Right now. I don't even care," DeChambeau said, according to ASAP Sports. "People think that - I've changed a lot, attitude-wise and everything. It's frustrating in the moment when it's happening, but afterward for me now, I don't really care as much. I've already won it."

DeChambeau went 34 holes without making a bogey during the event before carding one on the 11th and 12th holes Sunday. His round became worse on the par-5 13th, as an unruly fan who ran onto the fairway with a club to hit a couple of shots disrupted the California native.

He would go on to make a double-bogey, effectively ending his attempt to repeat. A quadruple-bogey on the 17th led to his 8-over-par 44 on the closing nine.

However, the plummet down the leaderboard didn't bother DeChambeau during the round.

"I didn't get off the rails at all. It's golf," DeChambeau said. "People will say I did this or did that, and it's just golf. I've had plenty of times where I hit it way worse than today and I won. It's just one of those things where I didn't have the right breaks happen at the right time.

"I could have easily gotten to 7-, 8-under today. I just wasn't fully confident with the golf swing and just got a little unlucky in the rough and a couple other places."

Bryson shakes off final-round 77: 'I don't even care'
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