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Scottie Scheffler Grabs 5th PGA Tour Win at Memorial



Scottie Scheffler secures his fifth PGA Tour

Scottie Scheffler is getting used to win, but his latest victory at the Memorial on Sunday was anything but ordinary. Scottie Scheffler’s win at the Memorial was not like his usual victories. He only scored one birdie throughout the round.

In the end he finished with 2 over 74, which was his highest final round score in two years. The win was not guaranteed until Scottie Scheffler confidently putted from 5 feet above the hole navigate a tricky downhill slope.

In a thrilling finale at the memorial Scottie Scheffler clinched one shot victory over Collin Morikawa. As he sank the final putt sealed his win, tournament host Jack Nicklaus approached him for a handshake. Their brief conversation spoke volumes.

“You’re a survivor,” Nicklaus remarked.


“Thanks,” Scheffler replied. “Yeah, you made this place brutal today.”

Scottie Scheffler putt to hole at 5th PGA tour at Memorial Tournament.
Scottie Scheffler putt to hole at 5th PGA tour at Memorial Tournament.

Scottie Scheffler faced more pressure than he hoped for but emerged victorious, marking his fifth win of the season in early June. Now, as he prepares for the challenging U.S. Open next week, fans eagerly anticipate his performance, knowing that he become a reliable contender on the tour.

The golf course at Muirfield Village was incredibly tough during the tournament. Especially with its super firm greens and swirling winds in the afternoon. It was so challenging that only six players managed to shoot below par, and the average score for all players was just under 75 strokes.

Scheffler began the final round with a four-shot lead and managed to maintain his position at the top throughout the day. However, he never felt completely secure, especially with Morikawa and Adam Hadwin consistently challenging him.

The back nine, in particular, proved to be a tough battle, where even achieving par felt like a significant accomplishment. Scheffler managed to secure par on the 18th hole, but he acknowledged that closing out the victory at Muirfield Village was no easy task.


“It’s tough to finish strong here,” Scheffler admitted. I did not play my best today but I did just enough to pull through.

Scheffler and Morikawa, both vying for the lead, faced tough approach shots at the final hole. Both chipped close, setting up critical putts. Scheffler’s decisive putt sealed the win, his fist pump showing the intensity of the moment on a challenging day for all.

Scheffler’s day made even more memorable by recent moments with Nicklaus at the Memorial and cradling his one month old son, Bennett, at his first PGA Tour event. Remembering Nicklaus’s encouragement after a missed putt in 2021. Scheffler felt a special connection as he walked over to shake his hand after securing the win.

Morikawa stayed close to Scheffler after sinking a 30-foot birdie putt on the 12th hole, shooting a 71, the only one under par from the final 13 groups. Hadwin finished third with a 74, faltering with three straight bogeys. Scheffler’s win at 8-under 280 earned him $4 million from the $20 million purse. As he was pushing his yearly earnings past $24 million, breaking the PGA Tour’s season record by June.


Scheffler’s fifth PGA Tour victory before the U.S. Open makes him the first since Tom Watson in 1980 to achieve such a feat. As he head to Pinehurst No. 2 next week he positioned as a top contender. This win also marks his 11th consecutive top 10 finish. Morikawa’s $2.2 million earnings strengthen his bid for the fourth spot on the American team for the Olympics in Paris this summer.

Hadwin was in contention, trail by just one shot until the front nine where he stumbled with two consecutive bogeys. Despite maintain his position in the hunt he ended the round with two more bogeys its result in a final score of 74. His third place finish propelled him past Corey Conners securing the second Canadian spot for the Olympics.

The selection for the Olympics in Paris will determined by the world rankings after the US open.

Scheffler saw only one birdie, a crucial 10 foot putt on the sixth hole. However he missed two opportunities for birdies on the back nine that could have provided him with a more comfortable lead.

Scottie Scheffler with his baby new born baby and wife.
Scottie Scheffler with his baby new born baby and wife.

The pivotal moment came on the par 3 16th hole. Both Scheffler and Morikawa found themselves short of the green approximately 90 feet away. Scheffler opted for his putter and struck the ball weakly leave himself with a 15 foot putt. Morikawa on the other hand chipped from the collar but also ended with a less than ideal position about 20 feet away from the hole.

Morikawa failed to convert his par putt while Scheffler confidently sank his extend lead to two shots.

Scheffler lost a shot on the 17th narrow his lead to one stroke before tackle the challenge 18th hole. Despite the pressure, he sealed the win with a crucial putt.

Looking ahead to the US open players felt like they had already faced a tough test at Muirfield Village.

It is either good prep for next week or a tough blow before the US open said Hadwin.


Scheffler add another win to his impressive record mark his 11th victory on the PGA Tour and 12th worldwide. Throughout his career he showcased his ability to finish strong in crucial moments. Whether it was winning from behind or maintain his lead under pressure.

Despite nearly lose a four shot lead in this tournament Scheffler’s resilience and skill prevailed. Which was securing another notable victory for his career. Scheffler’s final round at the memorial marked his highest score since the British open at St. Andrews in 2022 where he finished with 74.

However despite the challenge this victory adds another significant win to his list achieved against some of the toughest competition in golf. With this win Scheffler now boasts victories in three prestigious events. Bay Hill, Hilton Head and the memorial alongside notable triumphs at the players championship and his second green jacket at the Masters.