Bryson DeChambeau has been knocking on the door of the winner’s circle all year. He final walked in with a playoff victory at the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village.
Before DeChambeau was able to shakes Jack’s hand Sunday afternoon, he had to outlast one of the strongest fields this year. He finished with a 1-under 71 which allowed him to face Kyle Stanley and Byeong Hun An in a playoff. Stanley was eliminated after the first playoff hole and DeChambeau knocked in a huge birdie putt to take home the title.
This is DeChambeau’s second PGA Tour victory following his breakthrough last summer at the John Deere. Up one to start the day, he fell down early to Cantlay, but later regained his lead and took a one-shot advantage into the last two holes. DeChambeau would have won with a 72nd-hole par but missed an 8-footer. On the second extra hole, he found the fairway, hit the green, poured in the birdie putt and pumped both fists. The victory moves DeChambeau to fourth in the FedExCup points race and comes with a three-year PGA Tour exemption.