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Big-hitting DeChambeau wins Arnold Palmer Invitational

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Bryson DeChambeau. (PA/Supplied)
Bryson DeChambeau. (PA/Supplied)

Big-hitting Bryson DeChambeau shot a one under par 71 on Sunday to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando.

DeChambeau finished at 11 under for the week and moved to No 1 in the FedExCup standings. He bogeyed his opening hole on Sunday but never made another. He struck the timely shots when he was asked to, such as splitting the fairway at the par-4 18th with a 303-yard missile while clinging to that slim lead, and converting one last tricky par putt to win.

It was the 27-year-old's eighth PGA Tour title.

England's Lee Westwood finished second one shot back, while South Africa's Christiaan Bezuidenhout was six shots behind in seventh position and Branden Grace, a winner last week in Puerto Rico, 11 behind in a tied fro 26th spot.

Leading final-round scores on Sunday in the US PGA Tour Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando, Florida (USA unless noted, par-72):

277 - Bryson DeChambeau 67-71-68-71

278 - Lee Westwood (ENG) 69-71-65-73

280 - Corey Conners (CAN) 66-69-71-74

282 - Andrew Putnam 70-72-69-71, Richy Werenski 71-69-69-73, Jordan Spieth 70-69-68-75

283 - Christiaan Bezuidenhout (RSA) 70-70-70-73

284 - Chris Kirk 71-70-69-74, Jason Kokrak 68-73-69-74

285 - Will Zalatoris 73-68-72-72, Max Homa 70-70-72-73, Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG) 69-71-71-74, Paul Casey (ENG) 70-69-72-74, Charley Hoffman 71-72-67-75, Rory McIlroy (NIR) 66-71-72-76, Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) 70-70-68-77, Keegan Bradley 69-74-64-78

286 - Matt Wallace (ENG) 70-73-72-71, Brendan Steele 71-72-71-72, Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 75-70-69-72

287 - Harold Varner III 72-72-70-73, Emiliano Grillo (ARG) 71-74-68-74, Im Sung-jae (KOR) 69-70-72-76, Lanto Griffin 69-68-73-77, Tyrrell Hatton (ENG) 77-67-66-77

288 - Bo Hoag 74-70-71-73, Harris English 73-70-71-74, Ian Poulter (ENG) 70-73-70-75, Branden Grace (RSA) 74-71-67-76, Denny McCarthy 72-73-67-76

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