Matsuyama Wins First PGA Title; Takes Trophy At Memorial In Dublin, Ohio

June 2, 2014
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22 year-old Japanese star Hideki Matsuyama claimed his first win in the United States on Sunday, winning a playoff with Kevin Na to claim the title at the Memorial, the annual Jack Nicklaus-sponsored event at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.

A 10-foot par putt on the first extra hole won Matsuyama the tournament and $1.116 million.  Na had recorded an 8-under-par 64 in Sunday’s final round to force the playoff.  Both golfers finished regulation play at 13-under-par-275.

Matsuyama’s five previous tournament victories had all come on the Japan Golf Tour.

Bubba Watson, who started the final round with a one-shot lead, bogeyed the 14th hole on Sunday, double-bogeyed the 15th, and finished with an even-par 72 and a 276, one stroke out of the playoff.  The world’s top-ranked golfer, Adam Scott, was tied for the lead after eleven holes on Sunday, but gave back four shots over the next four holes and finished with a 71 and tied for fourth place at -10 with Chris Kirk.

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