Memorial Tournament 2016: Leaderboard Scores, Prize-Money Payouts

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Rain delayed the 2016 Memorial Tournament for a second straight day, but at the conclusion of Sunday’s final round, William McGirt emerged victorious at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.   

McGirt and Jon Curran were both pursuing their first career PGA Tour win and tied at 15 under par in regulation, but McGirt came away with the “W” thanks to a par on the second playoff hole.

Check out the top scores and payouts on what was otherwise a star-studded leaderboard, headlined by two unheralded players who partook in a third playoff in as many years at the Jack Nicklaus-hosted event:

It looked as though Curran had the advantage on the opening extra hole when his second shot to the 18th green found the back of the putting surface, but McGirt had a magnificent sand save to stay alive:

When Jack Nicklaus applauds, you know it’s a good shot.#QuickHits https://t.co/AYomcGBug3

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 5, 2016

Both players missed the green left with their approaches to No. 18 on the second playoff hole; Curran was further off and didn’t hit his chip close, whereas McGirt had only six feet left from below the hole for par following a fine chip:

William McGirt has this putt to win the Memorial Tournament.#QuickHits https://t.co/uzKbOhf2Cz

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 5, 2016

Golf Channel’s Will Gray noted the significance of McGirt’s Memorial win:

To the winner go the spoils: McGirt now in ’16 U.S. Open & PGA, ’17 Kapalua, Masters and Players, plus exemption through 2018-19 season.

— Will Gray (@WillGrayGC) June 5, 2016

Brian Wacker of the PGA Tour’s official website indicated the 36-year-old McGirt was making his 165th career start and at long last tasted victory.

Per PGA Tour Media, play was suspended at 2:14 p.m. ET and resumed one hour and 27 minutes later. Despite the soft course conditions presumably setting the stage for lower scores, the pressure of the high-stakes tournament got to more than a few golfers at Muirfield.

Curran pulled off a clutch fairway bunker shot …

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