Cantlay Fires 64, Wins Memorial PDF Print E-mail


Patrick Cantlay celebrates with Jack Nicklaus after winning the Memorial.

Dublin, Ohio - Earlier in the week the greatest champion in golf history

counseled Patrick Cantlay on how to close. He told the young pro to relax

and enjoy himself down the stretch, enjoy the scenery. Easier said then

done. On Sunday at Muirfield Village he employed the lesson and executed

to perfection - firing a bogey free 64 to hold off Adam Scott by two strokes.

In fact, Cantlay's 64 was the finest final round score in the history of the

Memorial. Starting out 4 shots back of 54 hole leader Martin Kaymer, Cantlay

was flawless - his longest putt for par was from 8 feet on the final green, with

Nicklaus watching from behind the green. As he shook the Golden Bear's hand

afterward he said, "I finished it."

Adam Scott rallied with three straight birdies on holes 14-16, before just barely

missing on 17 and 18. Scott's 17 under par total has only been bettered 6 times

in the history of the Memorial, but unfortunately for him Cantlay was one of those

this week. "It's disappointing not to win this week for sure," Scott said. "I really

played good golf this week, but it just wasn't good enough."

With the win, Patrick Cantlay moves to 6th in the Fedex Cup standings.