HILTON HEAD, South Carolina -- His 20-foot birdie putt found the bottom of the cup on the final hole of the Masters on Sunday. The irony there? That's the same hole Bryson DeChambeau triple-bogeyed on Friday when he was one shot off the lead.
"That golf hole seemed like it owed me," he said with a smile on Tuesday.
DeChambeau then signed for a 72 which put him at 5 over for the week and in a more-than-respectable tie for 21st. He headed over to the Butler Cabin where he received the silver cup that's given to the low amateur and watched Jordan Spieth help Danny Willett into the iconic Green Jacket.
Not a bad way for DeChambeau to finish off his amateur career. Having his father, Jon DeChambeau, there to see the conclusion of that chapter of his life was extremely special, too.
Jon suffers from diabetes, diagnosed three years before his son was born. He had double bypass surgery in 2014, the same year his kidneys shut down, and he has had several toes amputated, as well.
Jon, who missed the first and third rounds of the Masters as he was undergoing dialysis at an Augusta clinic, needs a kidney transplant. Mike Watney, who is the uncle of PGA TOUR veteran Nick Watney and a casual friend of the elder DeChambeau back in Fresno, California, has stepped up to be a donor if the tests prove the two compatible.
So seeing his father, who rode a rented scooter on the hills of Augusta National, on Sunday at a course many call the cathedral of golf was unforgettable.
"I know he had some moments where he teared up, and I was tearing up," DeChambeau said. "I didn't show it at all because I was playing a golf tournament. But there were some poignant moments."
There will likely be many more for the DeChambeau family, too.
The 22-year-old turns pro this week at the RBC Heritage, the culmination of what he calls an eight-month "internship" after leaving Southern Methodist to compete as an amateur in pro events around the world.
Earlier this year, DeChambeau played three events during the European Tour's swing through the Middle East with a tie for 18th in Dubai his best finish. In addition to the Masters, he tied for 27th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard.