PGA Tour Brunch | Memorial | Recap
@PGATourBrunch and @DigSportsDesk Wrap-Up The Memorial
DUBLIN, Ohio - The 2014 FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel converted a five-stroke lead beginning the final round into his seventh career PGA Tour title, winning by four-shots over Aaron Wise. Horschel improved to 3-for-5 when attempting to convert a 54-hole lead/co-lead on Tour.
Horschel’s 52’ 10” putt at the par-five 15th marked his first eagle in 576 holes played at the Memorial Tournament and secured the victory while it ended the Tour streak of winners coming from behind in a final round at four, including seven-shot rallies from Justin Thomas (PGA Championship) and Sam Burns (Charles Schwab Challenge).
Wise was seeking his second career PGA Tour title and first since the 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson, where coincidentally, Horschel was defending champion.
Reigning FedEx Cup champion and defending Memorial Tournament champion Patrick Cantlay finished T-3 in his bid to join Tiger Woods (2000 and 2001) as players to successfully defend a Memorial Tournament title.
The Memorial | Final Leaderboard
Billy Horschel 70-68-65-72—275 (-13)
Aaron Wise 70-69-69-71—279 (-9)
Patrick Cantlay 72-69-69-71—281 (-7)
Joaquin Niemann 71-69-70-71—281 (-7)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
What They’re Saying
Hard Work and Perseverance Pay Off for Billy Horschel (PGATourCom)
Horschel’s Eagle Secured Four-Shot Victory (ESPNCom/Associated Press)
How a Good Memorial Helps at U.S. Open (Golf Week/USA Today)
Memorial Prize Pool/Payouts (Golf Week/USA Today)
Sporting Goods and Industry News
What’s In Horschel’s Golf Bag? (PGATourCom)
RBC Canadian Makes Long-Awaited Return (PGATourCom)
Jack Nicklaus to Become Honorary Citizen at St. Andrews (ESPN/AP)
Minjee Lee Wins Women’s U.S. Open and $1.8m (ESPNCom)
On This Day in Golf History
June 6, 1993 - In one of the most improbable finishes in Tour history Paul Zinger holes-out for birdie from a bunker on the 72nd hole to give him a one-shot victory over Payne Stewart at The Memorial at Muirfield Village. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE.
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Things to Know (PGATourCom)
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