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.