Tracker: Matsuyama wins Memorial playoff

Bubba Watson during Sunday's final round of the PGA Tour's 2014 Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.

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Bubba Watson carried a one-stroke lead into Sunday's final round of the 2014 Memorial Tournament, but Hideki Matsuyama and Kevin Na passed him to force a playoff – with Matsuyama emerging for his first PGA Tour victory.

Recap Sunday's final-round highlights from Muirfield Village right here – and scroll down for our previous Tour coverage this week!

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Update #26: 6:14 p.m. EDT

Kevin Na takes a drop and his third shot misses right of the green, while Hideki Matsuyama's second shot from the fairway bunker misses left. Both find the green with their pitches, with Matsuyama away – and he sinks his par putt to complete the up and down for the win!

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Update #25: 6:07 p.m. EDT

Hideki Matsuyama and Kevin Na have outlasted the four reigning major champs, the World No. 1 and last week's winner on the European Tour. As we wait for the co-leaders to start their playoff, let's review how the notables finished:

  • Bubba Watson: Third, 12 under (66-69-69-72)
  • Adam Scott: T-4, 10 under (69-70-68-71)
  • Rory McIlroy: T-15, 6 under (63-78-69-72)
  • Jason Dufner: T-19, 5 under (71-69-71-72)
  • Phil Mickelson: T-49, 1 under (72-70-72-73)
  • Justin Rose: Missed cut (73-72)

Matsuyama starts the playoff with a new driver and finds the fairway bunker off the tee. Na follows suit and also misses, finding the water.

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Update #24: 5:59 p.m. EDT

Bubba Watson takes aim at the 18th and flies it right over the flag, but the ball doesn't hold the green and he'll face a chip for birdie to try and join the playoff between co-leaders Hideki Matsuyama and Kevin Na. Watson lines up at nearly a 90-degree angle to the pin hoping to catch the right break to the hole, but the ball runs well past and his day will be done after a putt or two.

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Update #23: 5:48 p.m. EDT

Hideki Matsuyama needs to gain a shot here at the last hole to force a playoff with Kevin Na – and hits his approach close, inside 10 feet. One caveat though: Matsuyama broke his driver after flying his shot into the right rough, slamming it down before the ball kicked left and rolled back into the fairway. He makes his putt and, barring a miracle second shot by Bubba Watson from the fairway here, we'll have a playoff.

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Update #22: 5:43 p.m. EDT

Bubba Watson finds the green from the fairway bunker at the 17th but can't quite sink a long birdie try. He'll head to the 18th tee one back of leader Kevin Na.

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Update #21: 5:36 p.m. EDT

Hideki Matsuyama bogeys the 17th and the lead goes to Kevin Na at 13 under, with Matsuyama and Bubba Watson a shot back at 12 under. Watson, by the way, drives it in the fairway bunker at the 17th.

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Update #20: 5:26 p.m. EDT

Bubba Watson is still in this thing and hits his tee shot at the par-3 16th to the collar of the green, giving himself about a 15-foot look at birdie. That one just misses and he taps in for par to remain 12 under, one back of co-leaders Hideki Matsuyama and Kevin Na with two to play.

World No. 1 Adam Scott, by the way, has bogeyed his last three holes and dropped to 10 under with two to play.

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Update #19: 5:19 p.m. EDT

Bubba Watson faces a 15-footer for bogey at the 15th, trying to stay two back of leader Hideki Matsuyama. Watson's putt misses and a double bogey drops him to 12 under. Matsuyama, meanwhile, hits his tee shot into the water at the par-3 16th. He, too, makes double bogey and falls to 13 under, which puts him in a tie for the lead with Kevin Na.

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Update #18: 5:08 p.m. EDT

Hideki Matsuyama hits his approach close and takes the lead outright with a birdie at the 15th, moving to 15 under while Bubba Watson likely is about to take a step back after an errant drive back on the tee.

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Update #17: 4:59 p.m. EDT

Leader Bubba Watson finds trouble off the tee at the par-4 14th and is forced to punch out, but hits his third shot pin high to give himself a chance at a par. His putt rolls past on the high side, though, and he'll tap in for bogey to again drop into a share of the lead with Hideki Matsuyama.

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Update #16: 4:50 p.m. EDT

Hideki Matsuyama gets his approach close at the 13th and makes the birdie putt to again tie Bubba Watson for the lead. Adam Scott also birdies the 13th to pull back within two shots, but bogeys the 14th to fall back to 12 under again. Matsuyama also bogeys the 14th, and Watson pars the 13th to regain a one-shot lead as he has five holes to play.

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Update #15: 4:26 p.m. EDT

Adam Scott needs three to get in from the drop area at the par-3 12th, resulting in a double bogey that drops the World No. 1 three shots back of leader Bubba Watson. Hideki Matsuyama makes par to remain one off the lead.

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Update #14: 4:18 p.m. EDT

Bubba Watson's second straight birdie, and first on a par 5 today, gives him the outright lead again at 15 under. That's one shot ahead of Hideki Matsuyama and Adam Scott, the latter of whom hits his tee shot at No. 12 into the hazard – where it plugs, sending him to the drop area.

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Update #13: 4:07 p.m. EDT

Adam Scott birdies No. 11 to climb into a share of the lead with Hideki Matsuyama and Adam Scott. Matsuyama misses a birdie try, while Watson misses the fairway and lays up. Watson's key for the week has been the par 5s, on which he was 11 under for the first three rounds but is even today.

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Update #12: 4:01 p.m. EDT

A birdie at No. 10 lifts Bubba Watson back into a share of the lead with Hideki Matsuyama at 14 under, with Kevin Na and Adam Scott a shot back.

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Update #11: 3:54 p.m. EDT

A birdie-eagle-birdie stretch pulls Chris Kirk to 11 under, three back of leader Hideki Matsuyama. Kirk has two holes to play. The leader-in-the-clubhouse belongs to Kevin Na, who's 13 under and T-2 with Adam Scott and Bubba Watson.

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Update #10: 3:48 p.m. EDT

A bogey at No. 9 drops Bubba Watson a shot back of leader Hideki Matsuyama, Watson's par putt of about 10 feet falling off to the low side. He's T-2 with Kevin Na and Adam Scott.

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Update #9: 3:35 p.m. EDT

Co-leader Bubba Watson cards his fourth straight par as he heads to the ninth tee tied at 14 under alongside Hideki Matsuyama atop the leaderboard.

Adam Scott makes two straight pars, the latest at the ninth, to remain one back and T-3 with Kevin Na.

After that, the gap widens. Paul Casey, Ben Curtis and Brendon Todd are T-5 at 9 under, with five more players at 8 under.

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Update #8: 3:24 p.m. EDT

Hideki Matsuyama birdies again – his fifth of the day – at No. 8 to catch Bubba Watson for a share of the lead at 14 under. Matsuyama, of Japan, is looking for his four top-10 finish of the season and first win on Tour.

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Update #7: 3:12 p.m. EDT

Chalk up another birdie for World No. 1 Adam Scott, who pulls within a shot of leader Bubba Watson. So does Kevin Na, with a birdie at No. 15, and Hideki Matsuyama, who birdies No. 7 as did Scott. Watson pars two straight to remain 14 under.

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Update #6: 2:59 p.m. EDT

Matt Kuchar climbs into the top 10 with an eagle at No. 15 that pulls him to 4 under for his round and T-9 at 8 under. That's one way for Kuchar to bounce back from a rare missed cut.

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Update #5: 2:49 p.m. EDT

Adam Scott's third straight birdie comes at No. 5 and lifts him to 12 under, two off the lead and T-2 with Hideki Matsuyama and Kevin Na, the latter birdieing No. 14. Na has seven birdies and seven pars today while charging into contention.

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Update #4: 2:36 p.m. EDT

Adam Scott birdies back-to-back at Nos. 3-4 to pull to 11 under, two shots back of leader Bubba Watson and T-3 alongside Kevin Na.

Make that three back of Watson, who birdies No. 4.

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Update #3: 2:29 p.m. EDT

Hideki Matsuyama bogeys the third and birdies the fourth to keep close to leader Bubba Watson, a shot back at 12 under. Matsuyama has yet to record a par today.

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Update #2: 2 p.m. EDT

Well, that's one way to start the round, as Bubba Watson drains a 35-footer for birdie on No. 1, but that was only good enough to keep his one shot lead after Hideki Matsuyama starts his round birdie-birdie to move to 12 under.

Matsuyama's last birdie came from 42 feet.

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Update #1: 1:40 p.m. EDT

Kevin Na is the biggest mover thus far on Sunday, jumping to within two of the lead with a 5-under 31 on his opening nine holes, catapulting to 10 under.

Ernie Els has also made a big leap after picking up four birdies in his first six holes, moving to 9 under with just five minutes left until the final group of Bubba Watson and Scott Langley will tee off.

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Saturday's coverage

Leading Memorial, Watson looks to repeat round

Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson shot an outgoing 32 en route to seizing a one-stroke advantage through 54 holes. Watson birdied five of the first seven holes Saturday in overtaking third-round leader Paul Casey and staying ahead the rest of the star-studded field at Muirfield Village.

5 Things: Bubba rises; Rory bounces back; more

Bubba Watson is looking for his third win of the 2014 season and if he gets it the venues will include Riviera, Augusta National and Muirfield Village. Not a bad threesome. Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy improved dramatically on the back-nine track. Here are 5 Things to know.

• Mickelson: Feds' questions haven't affected season lacking a top 10

Phil Mickelson hasn’t had a top-10 finish on the PGA Tour since August, his longest such drought in a 22-year professional career. But Mickelson said Saturday that a federal investigation into potential insider trading hasn’t negatively affected his golf performance for a prolonged period, even though The New York Times reported the FBI interviewed him last year at a New Jersey airport.

Mickelson on fed probe: Done 'absolutely nothing wrong'

After his third round Saturday, Phil Mickelson stuck to his statement that he has done “nothing wrong” and offered little to clarify his involvement with federal investigators regarding an ongoing probe of possible insider trading by billionaire Carl Icahn; William “Billy” Walters, a Las Vegas bettor; and Mickelson. “I have done absolutely nothing wrong,” Mickelson reiterated after his even-par round of 72. “And that's why I've been fully cooperating with the FBI agents, and I'm happy to do so in the future, too, until this gets resolved

Tracker: Watson moves to Memorial lead

Starting the day three shots back of Paul Casey, reigning Masters champion Bubba Watson took the lead during Saturday's third round at the Memorial Tournament – while big names including Adam Scott, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy gained ground as well. Recap the highlights right here.

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Friday's coverage

Driving machine? McIlroy way off mark

The knee wasn’t the problem. The driving was. Rory McIlroy missed fairway after fairway Friday. In doing so, he remarkably followed his opening 63 with a 78 and made an agronomical discovery. “I didn’t realize how thick the rough was until I got into it today,” McIlroy said, smiling, after the Memorial Tournament second round. It was a bizarre day all around in the McIlroy realm.

5 Things: Casey in control; Mickelson's baby steps; more

The second round of the Memorial started with Rory McIlroy at 9 under, three shots in front of Paul Casey. The second round ended with Casey at 12 under and McIlroy 9 shots back after a second-round 78, 15 shots higher than the 63 he recorded on Thursday. But Casey is not running away, with Masters Champion Bubba Watson among those giving chase. Here are 5 Things to know.

J. Rose misses cut after self-penalized double hit

Justin Rose can never remember double-hitting a chip in his career, but that all changed on Friday behind the 12th green when Rose felt the ball hit the club at least twice and ultimately recorded a double-bogey on the difficult par 3, although writing down a 4, as everyone watching believed he had recorded.

Tracker: Casey moves to lead as McIlroy plummets

In what proved to be a bizarre Friday at Muirfield, Paul Casey used a second consecutive 6-under 66 to take the 36-hole lead at the Memorial. Overnight leader Rory McIlroy imploded on his opening nine holes en route to a 6-over 78 and sits nine shots back of Casey. Here's how all the action unfolded on Friday in Ohio.

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Thursday's coverage

5 Things: Despite knee injury, McIlroy tames Muirfield

It was a scoring fest at Muirfield Village on Thursday for the first round of the Memorial Tournament, with Rory McIlroy leading the way at 9-under 63, buoyed by two eagles on his back nine.

Mom pushes Bradley to short putter, and it works

Keegan Bradley was pretty bummed after tying for 29th at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. So whom does he lean on for help but his own mom, Kaye. Their conversation led to a big change for Bradley: a conventional-length putter.

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Preview coverage

Rude: And then Jack said about Tiger . . .

Jack Nicklaus talked about his own game for a bit before the start of the Memorial, as well as his career majors record in pursuit by Tiger Woods and how far he might have driven the ball in his prime with today's equipment.

Mickelson works on short game before U.S. Open

It’s almost 15 years ago, June 20th, when Phil Mickelson came so very close to winning his first U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2. In the end, Payne Stewart made a crucial 18-foot putt on the 72nd hole and won his second national championship. “You’ll win yours, you’ll win yours,” Stewart said in the trophy presentation to Mickelson. “Phil’s going to have his opportunity again.”

Expert picks: A. Scott tops list for Memorial

Quick poll: How many of you are betting against World No. 1 Adam Scott fresh off a PGA Tour win? Well, among our senior writers, one in three. And if there's a good week to do such a thing, it's when the previous week's European Tour winner (Rory McIlroy) and the reigning four major champions (Jason Dufner, Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose and Bubba Watson) are in the field.

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Other Tour news

T. Woods officially out of 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst

Tiger Woods will not play in the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, he announced on his website Wednesday afternoon. "Unfortunately, I won't be there because I'm not yet physically able to play competitive golf," said Woods, who is still recovering from microdiscectomy surgery for a pinched nerve in his back on March 31.

Notes: Surprise MCs by Kuchar, Perez; Fowler's slump; more

There are few sure things on the PGA Tour, but Matt Kuchar working his way past the cut is close. When he shot 72-70 at Colonial, Kuchar missed just his second cut in 14 starts – and that’s one more cut than he missed in 2013 and 2012 combined. Similarly, when he shot 71-73 at Colonial, Pat Perez missed his first cut of the 2013-14 season.

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