Now THAT was a U.S. Open. What a golf tournament.

An impossibly fun week at Pinehurst No. 2 was capped off with a delightful, dramatic final round. While a few chasers hung around, the day was pretty much entirely about the battle between Bryson DeChambeau and Rory McIlroy.

Both players hit excellent shots, and both players hit some very shaky ones as well. In the end, it was a pair of missed short putts that doomed Rory’s chances. The first came soon after Bryson seemingly opened the door with a sloppy bogey at 15, which Rory had just bogeyed as well.

Rory’s par putt never had a shot.

Both players teed off 18 at six-under par, and both players found trouble left. Rory, playing a group ahead, ended up against a tuft of wiregrass, resulted in runner up to the front of the green. Bryson’s, later, had root trouble; he didn’t receive requested TIO relief, and his shot ended up in the front bunker.

From there, how both players finished couldn’t have been more different. Rory hit a decent pitch, but then once again couldn’t convert from close distance. It was brutal.

Bryson, meanwhile, did this with his bunker shot. It was incredible.

And then he did this:

All credit to Bryson for the shots he hit down the stretch, but this U.S. Open is going to be remembered just as much for Rory’s collapse down the stretch. McIlroy, who bailed on talking to the media after the round, made three bad bogeys in the final four holes to lose by a shot.

The other star of the week: Pinehurst No. 2 itself. It’s hard to imagine a more fun design and setup on which to watch this tournament. The shots themselves were so ridiculously cool to watch. It was a compelling event, in doubt to the final hole, with two of the undisputed biggest names in the sport battling it out.

We’ll have a lot more on Sunday’s final round in tomorrow’s Fried Egg Golf Newsletter, which you can subscribe to here. But for now, what a wild, wonderful week of golf.

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