Dufner rebounds to earn fifth PGA Tour victory

Using a breathing trick he says he picked up while reading about military snipers, Dufner has been better on the greens this year, but at Muirfield Village he was both good and bad. I'm proud I'm from Ohio. There's been a lot of struggles and a lot of setbacks. I had to get over it quick.

Dufner didn't make it easy on himself at the end Sunday.

Dufner was off the fairway to the right, with bunkers to clear, trees to avoid, and over 200 yards remaining when the horn blew for a second time. Dufner believes they helped rejuvenate him.

Kuchar, the 2014 Memorial champion, is seeking an eighth career PGA Tour win and his first since the Heritage in 2014.

"There's been times where I've kind of gone - fallen in and out of love with golf, to be honest with you, as a professional", Dufner said after his round. "I think it was good for me".

"There's no sense in withdrawing today but I want the alternate to know", Mickelson said, still holding out a glimmer of hope he will be able to play. It's a 72-hole tournament; there are a lot of things that can happen out there. Fowler, who pulled his wedge left of the green, had Dufner go first to make sure Fowler would have needed to hole the birdie chip to have a chance. No evidence supports this contention, but locals point to the number of weather delays that have plagued the Memorial as evidence of a curse.

Play was suspended twice in the final round. He broke through at the CareerBuilder in January of past year for his first post-major win, but he hasn't represented the United States in a team event since the 2013 Presidents Cup played here at Muirfield Village. One of the smartest things he's done recently was to stay with Fowler in Jupiter, Florida, last winter. At 40, he's certainly not a part of the young crop of golfers that have taken over the tour, and inconsistent play has taken him out of the mix on many weekends.

Summerhays took a three-shot lead into the final round at OH and was well placed to claim his first PGA Tour title.

He made four straight bogeys on the front nine and lost his five-stroke lead in five holes.

Hahn's round of 65 included 10 birdies and two streaks of five consecutive birdies.

Jason Dufner is back in the winner's circle.

"I have to play better tomorrow". It took me nearly 10 years to get out here.

"That's going to be important because (Erin Hills) is a very brutally long golf course".

But a horrendous four-hole bogey stretch beginning on No.2 was all it took to derail his third round. That left him four shots behind Summerhays entering Sunday's final round. "I honestly did", Summerhays said. "I can't put my finger on it, but I've had a good run here in Columbus". He tried to play a ideal shot and barely got it out, then chipped down to 5 feet and missed the putt, making double bogey. "And I think just being part of history in golf is fantastic to me".

"I definitely didn't think I would be three shots ahead with a 68".

Not yet finished but nonetheless unable to win the tournament and thoroughly unbothered by the fist pump, Fowler immediately went over to Dufner and extended his hand for a high-five.

Hadley, the 2013 victor, eagled the par-5 15th in a 66.

"We had a good winter", he said.

NOTES: Harold Varner III aced the par-3 8th hole.

Bubba Watson overcame a heckler on the 18th hole with one last birdie for a 68.

The shot that got the most attention was Dufner's 6-iron that he holed on No. 18 for his eagle. Jason Day (70), a Muirfield Village member, finished tied for 15th at 283, his best showing in the Memorial.

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