Bryson DeChambeau’s first season as a professional golfer has not gone exactly how probably envisioned. Nevertheless, he finds himself in a fight for the first event of the Tour Finals at the DAP Championship.

DeChambeau leads by one over Zack Sucher going into the final round. DeChambeau is battling for his 2016-17 PGA Tour card as the top 25 finishers in the Tour Finals events earn their cards for next season on the big boy tour. DeChambeau needs it as he doesn’t have status otherwise.

“I knew it was going to be a battle and I knew a couple under par would be good,” DeChambeau told the Associated Press. “Hung in there, hit some great iron shots, and made a couple clutch putts. Unfortunately, missed a few, but that’s the way golf goes. You have to go out there and hit as many greens and fairways as possible and make as many putts. It’s cliche but it is what it is, and I’m just going to go do that.”

The bad news for DeChambeau is that only seven of 21 leaders after 54 holes on the Tour have gone on to win this year. The good thing is that, as always, he doesn’t lack in confidence.

“I tried to stay patient, and hit as many good iron shots as I could,” DeChambeau added. “Luckily, my iron game is saving me this week. “I still have to go work on [my driver]. But if I hit all my fairways tomorrow, watch out!”

DeChambeau will go for win No. 1 as a pro on Sunday as he tees off at 12:55 p.m. on Sunday.

Source: CBS Sports Headlines / Bryson DeChambeau leads after 54 holes in playoff event