DeChambeau Wins The Memorial

Bryson DeChambeau birdied the second playoff hole to defeat Byeong Hun An and Kyle Stanley in the first three-way playoff in the history of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide.  It is DeChambeau’s second career PGA TOUR title.  The win moves him up to No. 4 in the FedExCup standings.

Bryson DeChambeau at the 2018 Fort Worth Invitational. Photo by George Walker/DFWsportsonline

At 24 years, 8 months and 18 days, DeChambeau is the fourth youngest winner in the Memorial Tournament history behind Hideki Matsuyama’s 2014 win (22 years, 3 months and 7 days) and Tiger Woods’ 1999 and 2000 victories.

The SMU alum made birdies on three of his first 12 holes to take the outright lead, but dropped into a three- way playoff with bogeys on two of his last five holes including a three-putt on the 72nd hole. 

Entering the final round three shots off of the lead, Byeong Hun An bogeyed two of his first four holes but played the last 14 holes bogey free with five birdies for a 3-under 69 to play his way into a three-way playoff with DeChambeau and Kyle Stanley.
After hitting it over the green on the second playoff hole into the primary rough, pitched his third shot to 2’3” for par but DeChambeau holed his birdie to end the playoff.   The 2nd place finish moves An up to No. 46 in the FedExCup standings with his third top-10 of the season.

After birdies at two of his first five holes, Tiger Woods played the last 13 holes in 2-over-par for an even-par 72. The T23 finish moves him up four spots to No. 50 in the FedExCup standings. In nine starts this season on the PGA TOUR, Woods has six top-25s, including two top-10s. 

Justin Thomas remains No. 1 in the FedExCup points standings and No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking with a T8 finish.
Joaquin Niemann secured PGA TOUR Special Temporary Membership with a T6 finish that earned him 95 non-member FedExCup points. Niemann needed to earn the equivalent of No. 150 on last season’s FedExCup standings, which was 269 points (Rick Lamb). With the 95 points, Niemann has 275 non-member FedExCup points.