David Lingmerth Wins the Memorial Tournament
David Lingmerth Wins the Memorial Tournament to earn his first career victory on the PGA Tour. The swede was a long shot to win the tournament, coming into the event ranked 212th in the world. He proved his worth, defeating the world’s sixth ranked player and 2013 US Open Champion, Justin Rose, in a playoff. The playoff went to a third hole of sudden death, where Lingmerth was able to make par and secure the win. Justin Rose went into Sunday with a three shot lead but quickly found himself trailing by three shots after a rough first 8 holes. The 2010 Memorial Champion then struck a spectator on the final hole, forcing him to make par and force the playoff.
For Lingmerth, the victory was significant in many different ways. First of all, he was able to earn his first win after being on tour for three years. Not only did he win, he was able to do it with tournament host and 18-time major champion, Jack Nicklaus, looking on. In addition, Lingmerth passed up the opportunity to play in the Swedish Masters, the flagship event in his home country of Sweden. Winning the Memorial gives Lingmerth entry into the PGA Championship and next year’s Masters plus a three-year US tour exemption. However, he still must play a 36-hole qualifier in Columbus on Monday in order to gain entry into the upcoming US Open.
Below, we have listed what was in David Lingmerth’s bag during the Memorial Tournament. You can click on the name of the club to find pictures and more information!
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