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DeChambeau got boost from Tiger before Bay Hill win: ‘just keep fighting’

The reigning U.S. Open champion, who was one stroke back from the lead heading into Sunday’s action, started the day with a bogey at Bay Hill Club & Lodge but recovered quickly, claiming his second of two birdies on six courtesy of a monster 377-yard drive. DeChambeau (71) let out a roar after holding on for par on the final hole to defeat England’s Lee Westwood (73) by one stroke and was near tears reflecting on the significance of winning golf legend Palmer’s eponymous tournament, which Woods has won eight times. «I got a text from Tiger this morning … We just talked about ‘just keep fighting, no matter what happens’ and play boldly like Mr. Palmer,» DeChambeau said in a televised interview.