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On Sunday afternoon, PGA Tour superstar Rory McIlroy missed what was about a three-foot putt in the 18th hole of the U.S. Open to allow Bryson DeChambeau to overtake him and claim the championship. It was a heartbreaking way for McIlroy to lose the event, and DeChambeau offered his reaction to it after the tournament.

During his press conference after the tournament, Bryson DeChambeau had some high praise for Rory McIlroy as he made it clear that he would not wish that sort of missed putt on anyone, even if it did help him win the tournament.

“Rory is one of the best to ever play,” DeChambeau said after the tournament, according to ESPN. “Being able to fight against a great like that is pretty special. For him to miss that putt, I’d never wish it on anybody. It just happened to play out that way.”

DeChambeau also admitted that he did not think he would have been able to win had McIlroy made the putt.

“I knew where Rory was. After my tee shot, I was up there going, ‘Man, if he makes par, I don’t know how I’m going to beat him.’ I just really didn’t know. Then I heard the moans. Like a shot of adrenaline got in me. I said, ‘OK, you can do this.'”

Clearly, DeChambeau benefitted from McIlroy’s mistake. And he knows it.