Golfer Bryson DeChambeau won a major for the first time in his career on Sunday evening.

The 27-year-old American won the US Open thanks to a very strong final round.

DeChambeau was the only player on the Winged Foot Golf Club to finish below par in the final round.

He went round with an eagle in 67 strokes (three under par) and that was enough to finish at the top of the overall ranking.

His countryman Matthew Wolff could have become the first debutant since Francis Ouimet in 1907 to win the US Open, but he dropped out on the final lap.

With 75 strokes, the 21-year-old American was no less than five strokes above par.

In the standings DeChambeau finished with a lead of six strokes over number two Wolff (-6 for par).

The top five was completed by South African Louis Oosthuizen (third) and Americans Harris English (fourth) and Xander Schauffele (fifth).

"It was halfway through the final round when I realized I could win the tournament," said a proud DeChambeau.

"I really had to tell myself that I had to keep focusing on every hole. That's how I managed to hit every ball as well as possible. This is a really great honor."

The US Open was the second golf major of this year, after American Collin Morikawa won the PGA Championship in August.

The Open Championship will not be held this year due to the corona crisis and The Masters in Augusta are scheduled for November.