Bryson DeChambeau wins the Memorial Tournament in Ohio

Last Updated June 03 2018, 21:25Golf
Bryson DeChambeau
Bryson DeChambeau

Bryson DeChambeau won the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village.

Final leaderboard

- 15 Bryson DeChambeau

- 15 Byeong Hun An, Kyle Stanley

- 14 Patrick Cantlay

* Bryson DeChambeau won a three-way play-off

Day four report

Bryson DeChambeau claimed his second PGA Tour title after winning the Memorial Tournament following a play-off at Muirfield Village.

DeChambeau, who won last year's John Deere Classic, looked to have blown his chance after three-putting the 18th as his fourth-round lead was wiped out by Byeong Hun An and Kyle Stanley in the closing stages.

That saw the trio all finish on 15 under and set up a three-way play-off.

Stanley's bogey five at the first extra hole saw his challenge come to an end, with pars from DeChambeau and An sending them down the 18th for a third successive time.

On that occasion it was overnight leader DeChambeau who held his nerve to hole a 12-foot birdie putt and clinch the title ahead of a star-studded field.

The 24-year-old Californian was congratulated by tournament host Jack Nicklaus following the win and he told Sky Sports: "I feel real honour to be the champion this year.

"He (Nicklaus) puts on an amazing event. I played here a couple of years ago and was fortunate enough to get a sponsor's invite from him, so I'm forever in his debt."

DeChambeau did concede, though, that he had not been at his best, saying: "I just wasn't comfortable all day for some reason. I was fortunate enough to scrap around the golf course and get it done this week."

Patrick Cantlay was fourth on 14 under, just ahead of Peter Uihlein, whose six-under-par 66 was only eclipsed by Louis Oosthuizen's 65.

England's Justin Rose (70) had to settle for joint sixth on 12 under, one shot ahead of an illustrious group that included Dustin Johnson (67), Justin Thomas (68), Rickie Fowler (68) and Rory McIlroy (69).

Tiger Woods finished on nine under after signing off with a level-par 72.

Day three report

Bryson DeChambeau moved to the top of the leaderboard following a flawless third round at the Memorial Tournament in Ohio.

Looking for his second PGA Tour title after winning last year's John Deere Classic, Californian DeChambeau claimed a score of 66 on Saturday, thanks to six birdies, to hold a one-shot lead over a trio not far behind.

Patrick Cantlay, who also carded 66 on the third day, played a very different round to his compatriot, with four birdies, two eagles and two bogeys to sit joint second.

Also in a three-way tie for second are midway leaders Joaquin Niemann and Kyle Stanley after both players ended the day with scores of 70.

Nineteen-year-old Chilean Niemann, who had shared the top spot after day one, had a mixed third round with bogeys on the 10th, 15th and third holes cancelling out three birdies as an eagle on the seventh saw him reach two-under for the day.

Stanley joined Niemann and Cantlay on 13 under ahead of Sunday's final round thanks to six birdies and four bogeys.

South Korea's Byeong Hun An sits a shot further behind after a flawless 69, picking up birdies on the 13th, 15th and seventh for fifth, while England's Justin Rose is two shots further back in sixth - also carding 69 but with three bogeys on the back nine along with six birdies.

Tiger Woods is just one place further back in a four-way tie for seventh, with Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy six shots off the lead in a tie for 11th after a poor opening round 74.

He recovered with a flawless 64 which included six birdies and an eagle on the fifth for the best round of the day.


Day two report

Kyle Stanley and Joaquin Niemann share a two-shot lead heading into the weekend of the Memorial Tournament in Ohio.

After nearly an hour and 30 minutes of rain delay at Muirfield Village, the leading duo made the most of the conditions, American Stanley making just two bogeys to capitalise on a round of 66.

Nineteen-year-old Chilean Niemann, who had shared the top spot after day one, fired a round of 68 - mixing three bogeys with seven birdies - to join Stanley on setting a target of 11-under after round two.

Byeong Hun An sits in third place after a blemish-free round of 67, with Australian Jason Day among the chasing pack on eight-under, matching his first round with another four-under 68.

Tiger Woods also made a push up the leaderboard, matching the South Korean's five-under 67 which included an eagle on the par-five 11th.

But the five-time Memorial winner, who jumped from 47th yesterday into joint 24th, remained unhappy with his putting.

He told the PGA Tour website: "I did not putt well today, it could have been easily a nice little 62 or 63, turned it into a 67.

"I hit some good shots in there, felt I had nice control of pretty much everything. Unfortunately I missed a lot of short putts, which is something I don't normally do, which is frustrating.

"I've got to clean that up come this weekend, hopefully I can get it going. If I hit the ball like this on the weekend, I've got a great chance of winning this tournament."

In a field which features eight of the world's top 10, most bounced back after a tough first round.

Justin Rose, who won last week in Fort Worth, hit back-to-back birdies between the 4th and 6th holes to finish on seven-under overall.

Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy recovered from his 74 start, shooting an even-par 70 on day two, which included three birdies, to tie for 69th on two-under.

Joint day-one leader Abraham Ancer shot a round of 75 after six bogeys, to finish on four-under overall and tied in 35th, while fellow opening leader Hideki Matsuyama shares fourth place on eight-under after a second round 71.


Day one report

Five-time former champion Tiger Woods battled back for a level-par 72 in the first round of the Memorial Tournament, where Hideki Matsuyama shares the lead.

Starting on the 10th, Woods found trouble at the par-five 11th hole where he made six, but worse was to come at the 15th where an out-of-bounds tee shot resulted in a double-bogey six.

Woods was four-over after another mistake at the 16th, but a birdie at the difficult 17th turned the tide as he hauled himself back to a respectable number and keep alive hopes of his first win since 2013.

After trading a birdie at the second with a bogey at the fourth, Woods rattled off three birdies in succession from the fifth before two closing pars saw him end the round alongside Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas.

Alongside Woods, England's Justin Rose shot a one-under 71 despite bogeying his final hole, and both were trailing behind clubhouse leaders Matsuyama, Abraham Ancer and Joaquin Niemann.

Matsuyama secured his first PGA Tour title in this event four years ago and found form under familiar conditions to match the score which had been posted by two players from the morning wave.

Ancer bogeyed the fourth but was eight-under for the day thereafter, while Niemann - the former amateur number one who turned professional in April - also made eight birdies in a superb debut at Muirfield Village.

Niemann has mixed two top-10 finishes with two missed cuts since his final amateur start at the Masters as he looks to earn full playing rights on the PGA Tour.

Further back on four-under, three off the lead, lies Australia's Jason Day and alongside him is Ben Coley's 100/1 tip Keegan Bradley, who signed off with a birdie in a blemish-free round.

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