JA­SON DUFNER

THE MEMO­RIAL TOUR­NA­MENT

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WIN­NING SCORE: 13 un­der, 275 DE­FEATED: Fel­low Amer­i­can Rickie Fowler and In­dia’s Anir­ban Lahiri by three shots. DEFIN­ING MO­MENTS: Dufner be­gun the fi­nal day four back of the lead af­ter a third round 77 cost him his own five-shot lead. Af­ter play­ing the front nine in even par, the Amer­i­can found the form that saw him break the tour­na­ment’s 36-hole scor­ing record. Dufner played the six holes be­gin­ning at the 10th in three un­der, and rolled in his sev­enth birdie of the round at the 17th hole.

Dufner found the right rough from the 18th tee and was forced to wait to dis­cover his fate, as play was de­layed for a sec­ond time on the fi­nal day be­cause of the in­clement weather. Once the rain cleared, Dufner found the green with his third shot and holed his par putt from 32 feet. WITH THIS VIC­TORY: • The win at the Memo­rial is Dufner’s fifth on the PGA

Tour and net­ted the 40-year-old US$1,566,000. • The Amer­i­can jumps from 56th on the FedEx Cup

stand­ings to 13th place. • The 2013 PGA Cham­pi­onship win­ner be­comes just the sec­ond Ohio born player to win the Memo­rial, join­ing tour­na­ment host Jack Nick­laus as a home-state win­ner. • Dufner climbs to No.27 in the world rank­ing, reach­ing

his high­est rank­ing since Au­gust 2014.

“I’LL AL­WAYS HAVE A CLOSE PLACE IN MY HEART FOR THIS EVENT, BE­ING A CHAM­PION NOW.” – JA­SON DUFNER

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