Memorial Tournament: First Playoff In Matsuyama

Hideki Matsuyama young Japanese won the Memorial Tournament and his first title on the PGA Tour in dominant American Kevin Na after a play-off hole. Bubba Watson and Adam Scott have missed their chances.

Hideki Matsuyama of Japan is one of the great hopes of the golf world . After flying over the Japan Tour last season, the 22 year old golfer signs a first success on the PGA Tour for his first appearance at Jack Nicklaus a first since the tournament began in 1976. Nevertheless, the Japanese knew the route as was part of the international team that last had inclined here last season against the United States Presidents Cup .

memorial tournament first playoff in matsuyama

Memorial Tournament First Play-off In Matsuyama

“I am very very happy, said the Japanese through his translator . This is a dream come true to win on the course of Mr. Nicklaus. ” Dreams have yet to materialize soon with an incredible number of upsets in Sunday. This is firstly Kevin Na who put enormous pressure on the leading men in returning to the clubhouse with a final card 64 signed early. Suddenly powered doors of the podium with this feat , the American showed that it was possible to pass a big day in perfect playing conditions. Wanting to imitate , everyone broke the teeth on the route of Muir field Village.

Scott Watson And Crack

This is the first world number one Adam Scott, who committed a double bogey at hole number 12 while he was co-leader before signing new three bogeys at 14, 15 and 16 to pull a fourth place finish. Bubba Watson, leader after 54 holes, cracked a little later with a double bogey at 15. Member of the last part the double Masters champion has made ​​too many mistakes on the tee off for a better hope podium this week. “I made ​​a bad decision by 5 of 15, he confessed. If I had typed a 4-iron instead of driver I would have five and won once. Instead I made a double bogey and I lose at once. ” This is the fifth consecutive Watson let slip a title as he leads after three rounds ! Again , he missed it a point to play a play-off that would have allowed him to pass Jimmy Walker in the Fed Ex Cup.

More Driver For Play-off

Hideki Matsuyama has also committed his double bogey on Sunday with an error 16. But then we thought the tournament fold for Kevin Na, the Japanese played a second shot anthology to offer a position birdie on the par 4 18 breaking his driver at the start. Nobody had ever managed four birdies on the 18th  Matsuyama did. Further passage 18 was particularly eventful for the Japanese with a 3 wood since starting his driver had broken his 72 hole . The second shot from the fairway bunker ended his race in the rough after scoring clearly a spectator ‘s knee skirt . It took a third shot lobed tightrope to get within range and put title since

Kevin Na dragged his tee shot into the water. Matsuyama perhaps could have signed fifth birdie on if he could start the driver but history will record his fifth title at the Memorial Tournament play-off, the first since 1992. Kevin Na console with a place for the next U.S. Open. Rory McIlroy (15) and Paul Casey (13th) complete wheel to wheel after a final round over with and it is the young Dane Thorbjorn Olesen who finished first European with the best result of the season overseas (8).

The Final Ranking ( 72 ) :

1.Hideki Matsuyama ( Jpn ) : 275 ( -13) Winner after a play-off hole
2.Kevin Na (USA ) 275 ( -13)
3.Bubba Watson (USA ) 276 ( -12)
4.Chris Kirk ( USA) 278 (-10)
– Adam Scott (Aus) . 278 (-10)