You have to give Jason Dufner a lot of credit. The 36-hole leader and record setter saw his 5-shot lead turn into a 4-shot deficit after shooting a 5-over par 77. In the final round Sunday, Dufner regrouped, shooting a 4-under 68 to finish at 13-under, winning the 42nd Memorial by 3 shots.
Dufner capped off the win in style. After a long second rain delay, Dufner, with a 2-shot lead, needed to hold off playing partner Rickie Fowler on 18. He did so by slamming the door on Fowler with a tournament clinching 35-foot par putt. Check it out here.
Jason Dufner hits long par putt on 18 to win the Memorial pic.twitter.com/zPKC9aBfGb— Matt McCoy (@MattMcCoyWTVN) June 5, 2017
Fowler ended up with a bogey on 18 making Dufner's margin of victory 3 shots. He becomes the second Ohio born winner of the Memorial Tournament. The other one is a guy named Jack Nicklaus.