Lingmerth Edges Rose for Memorial Title
Not a bad weekend for Swedish golf.
While Alex Norden won the Nordea Masters back home, David Lingmerth edged Justin Rose in a three-hole playoff, sinking a 5-foot par putt to take the victory after sinking a clutch 10-foot putt to force the playoff after Rose had made a 20-footer to wow the crowd in regulation.
Lingmerth, the leader after two days, shot a final-round 69, hitting birdies on 11, 12, and 15 to come from behind to forge the playoff.
Rose couldn’t shake the bogey bug on Sunday during regulation, finishing with a 72. He bogeyed four holes between No. 3 and No. 8, and again on 14 and 16, while wrapping those two with three birdies.
It was Lingmerth’s first win on the PGA Tour, and came on the day of his afther’s birthday and his parents’ anniversary.
No. 2 Jordan Spieth made a late charge to tie Francesco Molinari for third at 13-under. Spieth had the best round of the day, a 65. A bogey on 14 kept him from really making a push, especially considering he eagled the next hole and birdied No. 18.
Defending champion Hideki Matsuyama finished tied for 15th 12-under with a closing-round 70.