Anirban Lahiri Ends Memorial With 75, Finishes Tied 61st
Anirban Lahiri, who had been missing putts from makeable distances through the week, had three birdies, four bogeys and one double on the 18th for which he was five-over for the week. His total was two-under 288.
Lahiri, who had been missing putts from makeable distances through the week, had three birdies, four bogeys and one double on the 18th, for which he was five-over for the week. His total was two-under 288 and he ended tied-61st.
William McGirt won for the first time in 165 starts on the PGA Tour, and the timing could not have been better.
McGirt played the final 22 holes of the tournament without a bogey, and his 6-foot par on the second extra hole to beat Jon Curran, earned him a handshake from host Jack Nicklaus and he moved high enough in the World Golf Ranking to number 43 to get into the U S Open in two weeks at Oakmont.
McGirt and Curran finished at 15-under 273, one shot ahead of Dustin Johnson (71), with Rory McIlroy (68) among those two shots behind.
Jordan Spieth at three-under 285 was Tied-57, while World No. 1 Jason Day (74) was nine-under 279 and tied-27th.
McGirt, who made one birdie in his closing round of 1-under 71, kept it steady as everyone around him was falling apart on the back nine. His final par in regulation was the most important, a two-putt from 65 feet to join Curran in a play-off.
Curran showed his mettle, too, hitting out of a fairway bunker on the 17th hole to 7 feet for a birdie that carried him to a 70.
McGirt was in trouble on the first play-off hole until he played expertly from the deep bunker short and left of the green, using the slope behind the hole for the ball to roll back to a few feet for par.