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Memorial Tournament: Billy Horschel lands 53-foot eagle putt en route to victory in Ohio |  Golf News


Billy Horschel’s success at the Memorial Tournament was the seventh time he had won a PGA Tour title; Horschel had held a five-shot advantage heading into the final round and eventually scored 72, finishing four ahead of Aaron Wise

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Billy Horschel celebrates his four-stroke win at Muirfield Village

A timely eagle helped Billy Horschel win his seventh PGA Tour title at the Memorial Tournament in Muirfield Village, Ohio.

Horschel took a five-shot lead in the final round but saw his advantage reduced to two for the second time when playing partner Aaron Wise netted a two-for-five 15th for his fourth birdie of the day.

However, Horschel then drilled from 53ft for an eagle – his first in 573 holes in the event – ​​to effectively seal the victory before dropping just his fourth shot of the week on the 17th.

Memorial Tournament: Billy Horschel lands 53-foot eagle putt en route to victory in Ohio |  Golf News

Horschel held a five-shot lead going into the final round

A closing 72 gave Horschel a four-stroke margin of victory over Wise, with defending champion Patrick Cantlay and Joaquin Niemann two strokes behind.

“It feels good,” said Horschel sky sports. “I felt comfortable all day, never felt like my heart was beating too fast, never worried about anything and just tried to play within myself and to play my own game.

“I felt like that was all I had to do, knowing the conditions were tough and if someone came out and played a really special round of golf and took me away, then hats off.

Memorial Tournament: Billy Horschel lands 53-foot eagle putt en route to victory in Ohio |  Golf News

Aaron Wise put Horschel under pressure but ultimately had to settle for second place

“But I played really well today and I’m really happy with it. I’ve never won a tournament with my wife and kids and for them to finally be here at a tournament that I won is so special.”

Memorial Tournament: Billy Horschel lands 53-foot eagle putt en route to victory in Ohio |  Golf News

Horschel celebrates with the family on the 18th green

World number 2 Jon Rahm, who had a six-stroke lead after 54 holes last year before being told he had tested positive for Covid-19 and had to retire, carded a closing 69 to finish tied for 10th.

Rory McIlroy shot rounds 73 and 74 over the weekend to slip into a tie for 18th, with the four-time major winner covering the front nine in 41 on Sunday before repairing some of the damage with birdies on 12th, 14th and 15th.

Memorial Tournament: Billy Horschel lands 53-foot eagle putt en route to victory in Ohio |  Golf News

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