Bryson DeChambeau comes out on top after Memorial playoff

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods never really threatened to contend at Muirfield Village

Bryson DeChambeau plays a shot on the fifth hole during the final round of The Memorial Tournament  at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Bryson DeChambeau plays a shot on the fifth hole during the final round of The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

 

Bryson DeChambeau beat South Korean An Byeong-hun and fellow American Kyle Stanley in a three-way playoff to win the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio on Sunday as Tiger Woods’s victory hopes fell apart on the back nine.

Rory McIlroy, meanwhile, never quite managed to get into contention after his opening two rounds of 70 and 74 left him too far back but weekend rounds of 64 and 69 will give him confidence as the second Major of the year gets closer.

McIlroy managed four birdies in a five hole stretch on the front nine but also bogeyed the fourth and then hit a lull on the back nine. A single birdie and a bogey gave him a round of three under par and a tie for eighth.

Overnight leader DeChambeau drained a 12-foot downhill birdie putt at the second playoff hole, the par-four 18th, at Muirfield Village while An settled for a par. Stanley was eliminated after a bogey at the first extra hole.

DeChambeau, who began the day with a one-shot lead, had a chance in regulation to secure his second win on the PGA Tour but his celebration was put on hold after he missed his par putt from eight feet at the last.

Rory McIlroy plays his shot from the rough on the seventh hole during the final round of the Memorial golf tournament. Photo: David Dermer/AP Photo
Rory McIlroy plays his shot from the rough on the seventh hole during the final round of the Memorial golf tournament. Photo: David Dermer/AP Photo

The world number 38 carded a one-under-par 71 for a 15-under 273, level with An (69) and Stanley (70).

Woods began his day five shots behind DeChambeau and made an early move with an opening birdie followed by another at the par-five fifth that brought him to 11 under and within three shots of the lead.

But after a bogey-birdie start to the back nine, five-times winner Woods dropped another shot at the par-four 13th where his drive went out of bounds and all but ended his hopes of an 80th PGA Tour victory.

Woods, in his last start before the June 14th to 17th US Open, closed with an even-par 72 that left him six shots off the lead and in a share on 23rd place.

Meanwhile, Shane Lowry fired a closing round of 70 to tie for 52nd and will now head for US Open qualifying in Ohio on Monday.

Collated scores

Memorial Tournament (USA unless stated, Irish in bold. Par 72):

273 Bryson DeChambeau 69 67 66 71 (Bryson DeChambeau won play-off at 2nd extra hole), Kyle Stanley 67 66 70 70, Byeong-Hun An (Kor) 68 67 69 69
274 Patrick Cantlay 68 69 66 71
275 Peter Uihlein 69 70 70 66
276 Justin Rose (Eng) 71 66 69 70, Joaquin Niemann (Chi) 65 68 70 73
277 Dustin Johnson 72 66 72 67, Rory McIlroy (NIrl) 74 70 64 69, Justin Thomas 72 69 68 68, Patrick Rodgers 68 73 68 68, Rickie Fowler 72 69 68 68
278 Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) 65 71 71 71, Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa) 70 69 74 65, Matt Kuchar 71 68 72 67, Tom Hoge 71 67 70 70, Tony Finau 71 68 72 67, Phil Mickelson 74 66 70 68, J.B. Holmes 70 66 71 71, Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha) 71 68 69 70, Henrik Stenson (Swe) 71 66 72 69, Ryan Moore 71 69 68 70
279 Keegan Bradley 68 70 70 71, Emiliano Grillo (Arg) 72 69 68 70, Tiger Woods 72 67 68 72, Gary Woodland 69 68 75 67, Martin Laird (Sco) 72 66 72 69, Ryan Armour 68 70 72 69
280 Whee Kim (Kor) 73 67 67 73, Julian Suri 71 67 70 72, Russell Henley 71 73 68 68, David Lingmerth (Swe) 69 73 66 72, Si Woo Kim (Kor) 71 67 70 72, Patrick Reed 71 68 73 68
281 Adam Scott (Aus) 72 66 70 73, Kelly Kraft 73 68 70 70
282 Luke List 71 67 73 71, Jamie Lovemark 67 73 73 69, Anirban Lahiri (Ind) 71 69 69 73
283 Zach Johnson 75 69 72 67, Chesson Hadley 73 70 71 69, Jhonattan Vegas (Ven) 75 67 68 73, Alex Cejka (Ger) 69 70 72 72
284 Jason Day (Aus) 68 68 74 74, Rory Sabbatini (Rsa) 73 66 73 72, Beau Hossler 66 71 74 73, Brian Gay 69 71 71 73, Bubba Watson 71 67 77 69, Kevin Streelman 74 68 72 70, John Huh 75 69 69 71, Russell Knox (Sco) 74 69 69 72
285 Chris Kirk 75 69 66 75, Wesley Bryan 68 68 72 77, Shane Lowry (Irl) 73 69 73 70, Lucas Glover 67 74 72 72, Branden Grace (Rsa) 69 71 70 75
286 Nick Watney 71 69 70 76, Abraham Ancer (Mex) 65 75 73 73, Ted Potter, Jr. 72 70 73 71, Bill Haas 70 69 72 75, Sung Kang (Kor) 74 67 74 71
287 Marc Leishman (Aus) 74 70 67 76, Andrew Dorn 69 74 73 71, Brice Garnett 74 68 73 72
288 Ollie Schniederjans 73 69 73 73, Andrew Landry 71 73 68 76, Kevin Tway 75 67 74 72, Charles Howell III 73 70 71 74
289 Vijay Singh (Fij) 75 66 73 75
290 Brian Stuard 72 70 72 76, Pat Perez 72 70 74 74, Yusaku Miyazato (Jpn) 73 71 70 76
294 Grayson Murray 67 72 74 81

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