Bryson DeChambeau said a text from Tiger Woods helped inspire him to 'play boldly' and win the Arnold Palmer Invitational

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Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau at the Presidents Cup, 2019. Warren Little/Getty Images
  • Bryson DeChambeau won the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday.

  • After his win, DeChambeau revealed that Tiger Woods had texted him ahead of his round.

  • Woods told DeChambeau to "play boldly," and DeChambeau listened.

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Bryson DeChambeau played a near-perfect round on Sunday at Bay Hill to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational by one stroke over Lee Westwood.

The drama played out until the 18th green, where DeChambeau sank a nervy five-footer to seal his victory. After the win, DeChambeau said he had gotten a bit of extra encouragement heading into the final round thanks to a text he received from Tiger Woods on Sunday morning.

"It means the world to me," DeChambeau said. "I got a text from Tiger this morning. He obviously had done very well here, and was very instrumental in Mr. Palmer's life, as Mr. Palmer was to Tiger."

DeChambeau said Woods told him to "keep fighting" and "play boldly like Mr. Palmer."

"My heart has been heavy with Tiger, and what's been going on with him," DeChambeau said. "I just kept telling myself, 'It's not how many times you get kicked down, it's about how many times you get back up.' And that's what I surely did out there today."

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DeChambeau clearly took Woods' advice to heart, finishing his final round as one of only three players to play under par on Sunday.

Woods' golfing career is currently on hold as he recovers from the devastating car crash he was involved in earlier this year, but his presence is still heavy on the sport.

Having won the Arnold Palmer Invitational an astounding eight times in his career, there is no one short of Palmer himself who could offer advice on how to win at Bay Hill. On Sunday, he had the right words to help DeChambeau across the finish line.

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