Bryson DeChambeau claimed his second PGA Tour victory, but it took him two extra holes to do it.
The 24-year-old DeChambeau, from Clovis in Central California, sank a 15-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to turn back Byeong-Hun An of South Korea and win the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.
“It’s an honor, I can’t believe I’ve done it,” said DeChambeau, who took the tournament trophy from host Jack Nicklaus. “I can’t describe what it’s like to win his tournament. He’s the greatest to ever play. I’m just speechless.
“I struggled with my ball-striking all week, but was able to get it back into play and won it with my play around and on the greens. I putted great all week.”
DeChambeau, the 2015 NCAA and U.S. Amateur champion whose first PGA Tour victory came in the 2017 John Deere Classic, closed with a 1-under-par 71 and wound up tied with An, who shot 69, and Stanley, who had a 70, at 15-under 273.
Stanley and DeChambeau were tied for the lead on the 72nd hole, but both made bogeys to fall into a tie with An, who already was in the clubhouse after making birdies on the 15th and 17th holes.
DeChambeau and An both made pars on the first playoff while, while Stanley dropped out with a bogey
Patrick Cantlay of Los Alamitos and UCLA held a two-stroke lead after making four birdies on the first eight holes, but stumbled home with three bogeys on the back and was one stroke back in third after a 71, while Peter Uihlein was two behind in fourth following a bogey-free 66.
Third-ranked Justin Rose of England shot 70 to finish three down in a tie for sixth with Joaquin Niemann of Chile, who totaled 73 while trying to become the fifth player to win a PGA Tour event at the age of 19.
Top-ranked Justin Thomas closed with a 68 and was one more down in a tie for eighth with second-ranked Dustin Johnson (67), sixth-ranked Rory McIlroy (69), seventh-ranked Rickie Fowler (68) of Murrieta and Patrick Rodgers (68) of Stanford.
Tenth-ranked Hideki Matsuyama of Japan posted a 73 to finish in a tie for 13th that included Phil Mickelson, who had a 68, while five-time Memorial champion Tiger Woods tied for 23rd after a 72 eighth-ranked Jason Day of Australia stumbled to a second straight 74 to tie for 44th.
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