THE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT
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