American Patrick Cantlay fired a final round 64 to win the Memorial Tournament by two shots from Adam Scott, as Martin Kaymer’s hopes of a first win since 2014 crumbled.
The German two-time major winner was four strokes ahead of the American, but four bogeys cost him dearly, and he finished third on 15 under, three behind Cantlay.
Cantlay, who finished third in the PGA Championship and ninth at the Masters, started with birdies at holes 2 and 5, and added three more on 7, 8 and 9 to make the turn in 31. He tied Kaymer for the lead at 17 under par with another birdie at 11. Two more birdies at 14 and 15 gave him a comfortable cushion, which he held on to with pars, including an up-and-down from the bunker on 18.
“Being able to win on this golf course, and in front of Jack [Nicklaus], and making that putt on the last hole – I can’t tell you how good it feels,” said Cantlay, who moved from 18th to eighth in the world rankings on the back of his second career PGA Tour win.
Tiger Woods finished tied ninth on nine-under par, one shot ahead of highest English finisher Justin Rose, who claimed 13th on eight under. Luke Donald, who shot a seven-under-par 65 in the third round, collapsed with a final round 80 on Sunday to finish in a tie for 57th.