Recap: David Lingmerth outlasts Justin Rose for Memorial title

Recap: David Lingmerth outlasts Justin Rose for Memorial title

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Recap: David Lingmerth outlasts Justin Rose for Memorial title

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David Lingmerth outlasted Justin Rose in a playoff Sunday evening to win his first PGA Tour title. Lingmerth closed with a final-round 69 to climb to 15 under and tied with Rose. The two then played down the 18th hole and matched pars twice before Lingmerth scored one Rose couldn’t match.

“I can’t believe it right now, I’m so happy,” Lingmerth said after the victory.

See how the second round unfolded in Dublin, Ohio, and scroll down to see a shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods’ round and our complete coverage to date:

Update No. 22, 6:53 p.m.:

Finally, it’s David Lingmerth with another par that Justin Rose can’t match. Lingmerth wins.

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Update No. 21, 6:35 p.m.:

Another pair of pars. Justin Rose and David Lingmerth will play the 18th yet again.

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Update No. 20, 6:20 p.m.:

Both players get up and down from the rough. On to the next playoff hole.

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Update No. 19, 6:16 p.m.:

Lingmerth and Rose miss the green on their approach. Lingmerth nearly chipped his in but ran it way by. Rose, short-sided on the back of the green, hit a deft shot to the middle of the green.

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Update No. 18, 5:58 p.m.:

Justin Rose birdies the 17th, salvages par at No. 18 and will head to a playoff with David Lingmerth.

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Update No. 17, 5:30 p.m.:

David Lingmerth now alone at 15 under after a bogey at No. 16 by Justin Rose and a double from Francesco Molinari.

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Update No. 16, 5:09 p.m.:

Three-way tie with three to play. Justin Rose just tapped in a birdie at No. 15 to reach 15 under. Francesco Molinari, playing alongside Rose, and David Lingmerth, one group ahead, are already at that number.

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Update No. 15, 4:50 p.m.:

Hideki Matsuyama, the defending champion here, effectively ended his run with a water ball at the par-3 16th. Matsuyama had just made three birdies to get 13 under, two off the lead.

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Update No. 14, 4:46 p.m.:

Justin Rose rolled in a 15-footer at No. 13 for a tie that bumped him to 15 under and solo first.

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Update No. 13, 4:21 p.m.:

It’s a three-way tie for first now that Francesco Molinari, David Lingmerth and Justin Rose have all reached 14 under. This is getting very interesting.

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Update No. 12, 3:59 p.m.:

Francesco Molinari opened his back nine with a bogey at No. 10 after playing the front in 3-under 33. He’s at 14 under overall, one shot ahead of Justin Rose and Jordan Spieth.

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Update No. 11, 3:30 p.m.:

Jordan Spieth closed his day by hitting a 7-foot putt for birdie, capping a round of 7-under 65 to get to 13 under overall.

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Update No. 10, 3:20 p.m.:

Justin Rose, who led by three shots heading into the final round, made a bogey at the fifth, his third within the span of five holes. He three-putted from 30 feet after missing on his second shot and pitching up from the rough.

He’s tied with David Lingmerth at 13 under, two shots off of Francesco Molinari.

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Update No. 9, 3:09 p.m.:

After missing a 10-footer for birdie at 16, Jordan Spieth missed out on another birdie chance at 17, this time from 20 feet. He’ll head to 18 three shots back and 6 under on the day.

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Update No. 8, 2:56 p.m.:

Jordan Spieth bounced back from a bogey at the 14th by chipping in from 25 feet at the 15th for eagle. After following it up with a par at 16, Spieth is within three shots of the leader, Francesco Molinari (15 under), with two holes to play.

Here’s a look at the eagle:

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Update No. 7, 2:36 p.m.:

There’s a new leader at Muirfield. Francesco Molinari is 2 under through four holes and has moved to 14 under as Justin Rose dropped to 13 under.

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Update No. 6, 2:23 p.m.:

Leader Justin Rose is on the course. A bogey at No. 3 puts him 1 over for the day.

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Update No. 5, 1:17 p.m.:

One more birdie on the front and Jordan Spieth turns in 32. Tony Finau is right there with him. The long hitter also had four birdies on the front.

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Update No. 4, 12:53 p.m.:

Keep an eye on Jordan Spieth. He has made three birdies in his first seven holes to get to 9 under for the week.

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Update No. 3, 12:37 p.m.:

Steve Stricker finishes with a 4-under 68.

Farther up the leaderboard, Tiny Finau is 3 under through six holes and six off the lead. The leaders are about an hour from teeing off.

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Update No. 2, 12:15 p.m.:

The man working on Sunday’s best round yet? Steve Stricker. He has made five birdies and a bogey in 16 holes and has moved up 10 spots on the leaderboard.

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Update No. 1, 11:17 a.m.:

Tiger Woods is the first player off the course – playing his round alone in under three hours – but he ends the day eight shots behind the next-to-last player to have made the cut, Lucas Glover. The leaders are a couple hours from teeing off but Tiger is 29 shots off the lead.

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No. 18, 484 yards, Par 4

Off the tee: One final tee shot, one final fairway at the 18th. Put the driver in the bag, Tiger.

Approach: Tiger’s approach flies wide right and lands in a greenside bunker to the rear of the green.

Around the green: Tiger blasts out of the first bunker over the other side of the green. He takes three more shots to get it in the hole for a closing double bogey.

Final score: 2-over 74

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No. 17, 478 yards, Par 4

Off the tee: Tiger finds a fairway bunker from the tee – first time that has happened today.

Approach: Bunker to bunker. Tiger blasts out of the fairway bunker only to find a greenside bunker. Lot of sand here.

Around the green: Well, he’s out of the greenside bunker, but he only managed to get it out into the rough. His fourth shot gets on the green and his fifth goes in the hole. Another bogey.

Score: Even

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No. 16, 201 yards, Par 3

Off the tee: Tiger sticks his approach to 8 feet. He could be setting up a recovery here.

On the green: Makes it! Handy birdie after making a double on the last hole.

Score: 1 under

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No. 15, 529 yards, Par 5

Off the tee: Tiger tees off here and finds the right rough. Not an easy lie from there.

From the rough: He decides not to go for the green from that lie, instead laying up to about 100 yards from the green.

Approach: Tiger misses the green even from that short distance.

On the green: Here’s the blow-up hole. That missed chip led to a three-putt for a double bogey. Ouch.

Score: Even

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No. 14, 363 yard, Par 4

Off the tee: Tiger pulls an iron off this tee. He finds the middle of the fairway and will have an easy shot in to a green fronted by water.

Approach: Tiger is still short of the green in two, but the good news is he cleared the water.

On the green: An up-and-down from the front of the green translates to another par.

Score: 2 under

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No. 13, 455 yards, Par 4

Off the tee: Tiger breaks his fairways-hit streak and misses in the left rough.

Approach: This one goes long, over the back of the green. Not ideal for a front pin.

On the green: The chip back on gets Tiger close to the hole but he three-putts from there.

Score: 2 under

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No. 12, 184 yards, Par 3

Off the tee: Tiger comes up just short of the green on this one, but he’s not in any trouble.

On the green: Tiger chips to the back of the green, near the hole, and easily taps in for par.

Score: 3 under

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No. 11, 567 yards, Par 5

Off the tee: Another bombed driver sets up the potential to score here.

From the fairway: Tiger’s second shot finds the green and he’ll have a long putt for eagle.

On the green: The eagle putt doesn’t drop, but Tiger easily taps in for another birdie.

Score: 3 under

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No. 10, 471 yards, Par 4

Off the tee: Tiger makes the turn with a drive to the right side of the fairway at No. 10.

Approach: Tiger hits this green in regulation like it’s nothing.

On the green: Two-putt par. Easy.

Score: 2 under

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No. 9, 412 yards, Par 4

Off the tee: Another fairway found – Tiger is on the left side.

Approach: A great approach shot to about 10 feet. Another good look at birdie.

On the green: Tiger pours that one in for his third birdie in the last five holes.

Score: 2 under

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No. 8, 185 yards, Par 3

Off the tee: Tiger came up just short of this green. Looks as if he has narrowly avoided a bunker that surrounds the green.

On the green: Up and in for par.

Score: 1 under

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No. 7, 563 yards, Par 5

Off the tee: A big drive to the right side of the fairway sets up Tiger for perhaps another birdie.

Approach: Tiger hits the green in two shots and leaves himself a shot at eagle.

On the green: Easy birdie sends Tiger into red numbers for his round today.

Score: 1 under

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No. 6, 447 yards, Par 4

Off the tee: Tiger follows up that birdie with a fairway. He’s on the left side of the sixth.

Approach: From the fairway, Tiger’s approach comes up just short of the green. He’s still only about 30 feet from the hole.

On the green: An easy chip to the hole, and Tiger walks away with an easy par.

Score: Even par

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No. 5, 527 yards, Par 5

Off the tee: This time Tiger finds the right rough off the tee.

From the fairway: Tiger’s second shot finds the left fairway. From there, he sticks one in tight for a shot at birdie.

On the green: Tiger holes that 12-footer for his first birdie of the day.

Score: Even

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No. 4, 200 yards, Par 3

Off the tee: Tiger’s shot sails right over the flag and lands on the back of the green. He’ll still have a birdie try from back there.

On the green: Tiger struck his first putt well, but came up just short of the hole. Easy tap-in, easy par.

Score: 1 over

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No. 3, 401 yards, Par 4

Off the tee: Tiger hits the fairway from the tee. He’ll face an approach over water.

Approach: Tiger easily carries the water, and finds the green.

On the green: Routine two-putt for par.

Score: 1 over

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No. 2, 455 yards, Par 4

Off the tee: The streak ends at one. Tiger hits the left rough off the tee.

From the rough: Tiger had to punch out sideways for his position in the left rough, but found a spot right in the middle of the fairway. He easily finds the green from there, but is laying three with a long look at par.

On the green: Tiger two-putts for bogey.

Score: 1 over

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No. 1, 470 yards, Par 4

Off the tee: Tiger opens an early, and solitary, morning by hitting a fairway. That’s a good sign. He hit the left side.

Approach: Tiger hits the back left portion of the green in regulation.

On the green: Long first putt – outside 30 feet – but Tiger lagged it up and made and an easy par.

Score: Even

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Saturday

Justin Rose chases another Memorial title five years after U.S. Open snub

Justin Rose is up three shots through 54 holes at the Memorial, where he won in 2010 before missing the U.S. Open as the No. 33 player in the world.

Phil Mickelson leaves $99 tip at lemonade stand

Phil Mickelson left a major tip when he stopped at a lemonade stand near the Memorial.

Tiger Woods shoots 85 at Memorial for worst score of pro career

Tiger Woods struggled to his worst PGA Tour round Saturday in Ohio.

U.S. Open Columbus qualifier becomes unpopular destination

More than a dozen golfers have pulled out of sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open Monday in Columbus.

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Friday

Tiger Woods provides Memorial drama with erratic play

Tiger Woods made the cut on the number at the Memorial after a day of poor tee shots and solid putting.

Kenny Perry finishes PGA Tour career at Memorial Tournament

Kenny Perry missed the cut at the Memorial, closing his PGA Tour career that included 14 wins.

John Peterson pulls out of next two events with hand injury

John Peterson missed the cut at the Memorial and will miss U.S. Open qualifying and the FedEx St. Jude Classic with a hand injury.

Quiet Dufner makes ace, cards 67 at Memorial

Jason Dufner had plenty of fireworks in Round 2 of the Memorial, but little to say to the media following play.

Bill Haas has brother Jay Jr. on bag

Bill Haas has brother Jay Jr. on the bag at the Memorial after his caddie’s father died in Florida.

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Thursday

Bo Van Pelt back on track at Memorial after losing passion for golf

Bo Van Pelt seized a share of the lead at the Memorial Tournament with Hideki Matsuyama after an opening 64.

Tiger Woods scrambles well at Muirfield despite wild tee game

Tiger Woods opened his week at the Memorial with a 1-over 73, thanks, in part, to poor accuracy off the tee.

Recap: Tiger shoots 73; Matsuyama, Van Pelt share Memorial lead

See how the first round unfolded in Dublin, Ohio, with a hole-by-hole recap of Tiger Woods’ round and highlights from day one.

Rodgers competes with Spieth, Thomas on and off course at Memorial

Patrick Rodgers is looking to find his place on Tour as he rooms with buddies Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth at the Memorial.

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Wednesday

Despite phenomenal record, Nicklaus says he ‘underachieved’

The golf industry perked an ear as Jack Nicklaus spoke ahead of the PGA Tour’s Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village.

With eye toward Open, Tiger enters Memorial hoping to peak ‘at right time’

Tiger Woods keeps an eye toward the U.S. Open as he enters Memorial 2015 on PGA Tour.

Curran hones game at Bear’s Club, hoping for U.S. Open berth

Jon Curran is not playing the PGA Tour’s Memorial Tournament but rather tuning up for a shot at the U.S. Open.

Woods returns to Muirfield in time for Memorial pro-am

Tiger Woods returned to Muirfield Village on Wednesday morning after two days spent at Chambers Bay preparing for the upcoming U.S. Open.

Woods practices at Chambers Bay, site of U.S. Open

Tiger Woods got a preview this week of U.S. Open site Chambers Bay Golf Course this week.

DraftKings Fantasy Tip Sheet: Memorial Tournament

DraftKings PGA Tour fantasy golf advice for Tiger Woods and the rest of the field at the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village.

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Tuesday

Stricker arrives at Memorial armed with good memories, ready to play

Steve Stricker arrives at the PGA Tour’s Memorial Tournament ready for a lot of golf and armed with good memories of Muirfield.

Spieth struggles at hometown PGA Tour stop

In his third go-round as a pro at his hometown event, the AT&T Byron Nelson, Dallas resident Jordan Spieth still was looking to improve upon what he did as a 16-year-old amateur in 2010.

Texas Tour stops: How rain affected scoring

Back-to-back PGA Tour stops in Texas saw record scoring, but don’t chalk that up to just the weather.

Rodgers faces big week at Memorial in bid for PGA Tour status

Patrick Rodgers needs a good week at the PGA Tour’s Memorial Tournament to earn enough FedEx Cup points for special temporary membership.

Williams: ‘No chance’ Tiger Woods took PEDs

Tiger Woods’ former caddie Steve Williams says he there is ‘no chance’ Tiger ever used performance-enhancing drugs.

Monday

Scott and Williams reunite for key summer stretch

PGA Tour player Adam Scott will bring back caddie Steve Williams for the U.S. Open, Open Championship, Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship.

Woods falls to No. 172 as he preps for Memorial, U.S. Open

Tiger Woods will play the PGA Tour’s Memorial Tournament from the lowest position in the Official World Golf Ranking of his career.

Nicklaus’ bunker-removal project at Muirfield won’t make 18th any easier

Jack Nicklaus has unveiled a series of changes at Muirfield Village for the PGA Tour’s Memorial Tournament.

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