DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — David Lingmerth outlasted Justin Rose in a three-hole playoff at Muirfield Village and won his first PGA Tour event at the Memorial.
Lingmerth earned every bit of that handshake with tournament host Jack Nicklaus.
He holed a 10-foot putt to match pars with Rose on the 18th on the first extra hole. He got up-and-down from a bunker on the 18th to extend the playoff. And he finally won at No. 10 with a putt just inside 5 feet for another par.
Lingmerth closed with a 3-under 69.
Rose overcame what looked like a shank from the bunker on the 18th in regulation for par and a 72 to force the playoff. He also made a 20-foot putt for par on the first playoff hole.