Sergio Garcia held his nerve as he pipped Brooks Koepka to win the Bryan Nelson PGA championship. Jordan Spieth finished third.
Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters champion, had not claimed a trophy since the Colonial in May of 2014, when he was ranked number one in the world.
Jamie Donaldson's victory also meant he qualified for the 2016 Open Championship at Royal Troon.
World number seven Sergio Garcia, who is eyeing title defence at Thailand Championship, showed former tennis star Juan Carlos Ferrero how to carry the bag properly and even went to fetch them both water -- normally the caddie's job.
Former French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero will add extra star power during Thailand Golf Championship, which also features Bubba Watson, Martin Kaymer, Ernie Els, Lee Westwood and Victor Dubuisson.
Rory McIlroy who is chasing a third major after wins at the 2011 US Open and 2012 PGA Championship, looked less assured on the greens as he missed makeable putts that he was scoring with ease a day before.
The two players had been verbally sparring since The Players Championship nearly two weeks ago, and Garcia made the "fried chicken" remark at a European Tour awards dinner.
Phil Mickelson hit the wall and then headed for the exit, withdrawing from the Memorial after a 79 on Thursday because of mental fatigue.
American Matt Kuchar kept his composure while others around him caved under the pressure to win The Players Championship tournament by two shots on Sunday.