The exploit of Billy Horschel, the collapse of Francesco Molinari. In Dublin, Ohio (USA), The Memorial Tournament goes to the American who, with a total of 275 (70 68 65 72, -13), dominated the scene by four strokes over the compatriot Aaron Wise, second with 279 (-9) ahead of Patrick Cantlay (defending champion, won the tournament in 2021 but also in 2019) and Chilean Joaquin Niemann, both third with 281 (-7).
Billy Horschel, results
At Muirfield Village Golf Club (par 72), a setback for Francesco Molinari. Fourth at the end of the "moving day", he finished the tournament in 26th place with a score of 287 (71 68 70 78, -1).
Last lap in 78 (+6) for the Turinese who, in the last 18 holes, found five bogeys (six in total) and a double bogey in the first 12, with two birdies (at 13 and 18). This is Horschel's seventh career title (in 293 appearances) on the PGA Tour, which earned him $ 2,160,000 against a total prize pool of 12,000,000 and allowed him to jump from 17th to 11th position in the world ranking and from 30th to 10th in the FedEx Cup.
In the first three laps, Grant's 35-year-old was almost flawless (only one bogey in 54 holes), while in the last he signed a birdie and an eagle (the first in 576 "holes" played in career at The Memorial, with the feat arrived at 15, par 5), with three bogeys.
King of the FedEx Cup in 2014, thanks to this statement the American has targeted the world Top 10. In the US, fifth place with 282 (-6) for Max Homa, Will Zalatoris, Danny McCarthy, Sahith Theegala and Daniel Berger. While he finished tenth with 284 (-4), after a comeback in the last round that saw him recover twenty-five positions, the Spaniard Jon Rahm (number 2 in the world ranking that made him The Memorial in 2020).
Same score also for the South Korean Sungjae Im and the American Brendan Steele. The decisive push was given yesterday in the third round and today Billy Horschel was enough to manage to win the prestigious Memorial Tournament.
The Florida native ended his tournament with a score of -13, giving an impressive 4 shots per second. An incredible performance, embellished by the extremely difficult Dublin course on which it was played. Start in great management for Horschel who, after risking something with the second bogey of the day, put the final word on the tournament by pocketing an exceptional eagle at the par 5 of the 15.
Seventh career victory for him on the PGA Tour that allows him to also rise to 11th place in the world ranking. Second place went to Aaron Wise, who managed to maintain the position he had at the end of the third lap thanks to a round closed with a score of -1.
Same score of the day for outgoing champion Patrick Cantlay and for Chilean Joaquin Niemann, both constantly recovering to fourth place after a somewhat dull first lap.