Steve Stricker wins PGA Memorial Tournament

Despite bogeying the 18th in a tense finish, American Steve Stricker held his nerve to win the rain-delayed Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village.

He finished on 16 under to beat Matt Kuchar and Brandt Jobe by a stroke, for his 10th career victory.

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy finished five shots behind Stricker, after a final-round 68.

Stricker, who led by three shots going into the final round, birdied five of the opening eight holes to increase his lead to four shots after Kuchar and Jobe took advantage of a huge wobble from Jonathan Byrd.

Byrd began the day in second place but saw his challenge disappear after a bogey on the third and a double-bogey on the eighth.

Stricker, whose win moves him to number four in the world rankings, twice saved par from bunkers, at the 16th and 17th, after a two-and-a-half-hour rain delay, but missed the par putt at the 18th before tapping in for victory.


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