Jason Dufner rises from the ashes to secure Memorial Tournament
Daniel Summerhays capitulates with closing 78 while Shane Lowry finishes tied for 15th
Shane Lowry carded a final round 73 in the Memorial Tournament. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty
Summerhays took a three-shot lead into the final round at Ohio and was well placed to claim his first PGA Tour title.
However, the 33-year-old from Utah wilted as former US PGA champion Dufner hit back from a third round 77 to land a fifth PGA Tour title.
Summerhays, third in last year’s PGA Championship, saw his hopes end with a 78 which included four bogeys and a double bogey. The two dropped shots at the final hole cost him a share of fourth place with Matt Kuchar and Justin Thomas and left him tied for 10th.
India’s Lahiri forced his way onto a leaderboard dominated by players from the United States with a final round 65 which contained no dropped shots.
Fowler was in contention but, after four birdies, his challenge ended with bogeys on the 14th and 18th as he signed for a 70.
Sweden’s David Lingmerth and Ireland’s Shane Lowry were the best-placed Europeans, final rounds of 73 earning them a share of 15th on five under.
Defending champion William McGirt had a final round to forget — an 83 which saw him finish 21 shots off the pace on eight over.