Bryson DeChambeau won the 2018 Memorial Tournament with a clutch putt on the second playoff hole. It was PGA Tour career win No. 2 for the young American star, which moves him into the top 5 in the season-long points race.
Meanwhile, Tiger Woods struggled on Sunday, while Justin Thomas closed strong to keep hold of the world No. 1 ranking.
Here are the 10 things to know following the conclusion of the 2018 Memorial Tournament.
10 QUICK HITS
- MOVING UP: With his second career PGA Tour title, DeChambeau moves up to No. 4 in the FedExCup standings, behind only Justin Thomas, Justin Rose, and Jason Day.
- YOUNG GUN: DeChambeau becomes the fourth youngest winner in the Memorial Tournament history at 24 years, 8 months and 18 days.
- JT STAYS ATOP: World No. 1 Thomas opened with a 72, but finished with three sub-70 rounds (69, 68 and 68) to finish at 11 under and T8. The strong close allowed him to keep hold of the top spot in the Official World Golf Rankings.
- SIZZLING CLOSE: Thomas closed his final round: eagle-birdie-par-birdie to sign for a 4-under 68.
- TIGER STRUGGLES: Due to three back-nine bogeys, Tiger Woods finished with a disappointing even-par 72 on Sunday. He dropped from the top 10 (T7 to start) to outside the top 20 (T23).
- NEW MEMBER: 19-year old Chilean Joaquin Niemann secured PGA Tour Special Temporary Membership with a T6 finish that earned him 95 non-member FedExCup points.
- PHIL’S STREAK: With a final-day 68, Phil Mickelson moved up to T13. The Memorial Tournament is one of just eight events on the PGA Tour where Mickelson has made at least 10 starts without a win.
- TALE OF TWO NINES: Patrick Cantlay opened with birdies on four of his first eight holes to take the lead but played his last 10 holes in 3-over-par to finish one shot out of the playoff. It was Cantlay’s fifth top-10 of the season and third in his last five starts.
- RYDER CUP WATCH: DeChambeau is expected to move into the all-important top 8 of the U.S. Ryder Cup standings after this win.
- LOW ROUND: Louis Oosthuizen followed up a 74 with a low-round 7-under 65 to finish T13. The South African signed for a card with eight birdies against one bogey.