Memorial Tournament: Matt Kuchar holds off late charge from Kevin Chappell to win
Last Updated: 02/06/13 11:25pm
Matt Kuchar: Finished on 12 under to claim victory at Muirfield Village
Matt Kuchar held his nerve in the final round to claim a two-shot victory in the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village.
The American was four shots clear with three holes to play but was given a scare when he saw that advantage halved heading onto the final tee.
Kevin Chappell was the man putting him under pressure with a total of four birdies on the back nine, but he ultimately had too much ground to make up.
Kuchar carded a final round of 68 to finish on 12-under par for the tournament, with Chappell ending the tournament on 10 under after matching his compatriot's score over the last 18 holes.
(US unless stated)
-12 M Kuchar
-10 K Chappell
-7 K Stanley
-6 S Stallings
-6 B Haas
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A fantastic approach gave Chappell a virtual tap in for birdie at the last and, with Kuchar having a seemingly tricky two-putt to contend with, the win seemed far from certain.
But the 34-year-old holed a birdie superb putt to eliminate any lingering doubts as he became the only player apart from Tiger Woods to win more than one event on this year's PGA Tour.
"At the end it got scary, I was hoping Kevin's ball wasn't going to go in for a two on the last - he made a great run at the end," Kuchar told CBS.
Kyle Stanley finished in second place after a streaky final round of 71 which included four birdies in five holes as well as three bogeys.
Chappell carded the only bogey-free round of the day, with all four of his birdies made over the last six holes, while Kuchar carded six birdies and two bogeys.
Scott Stallings had emerged as a surprise challenger after reeling off five straight birdies early on, but his charge eventually faded and he had to make do with a share of fourth with Bill Haas after a round of 67.
English duo Justin Rose and Brian Davis finished tied for eighth on four under, while Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy both ended with level-par rounds of 72 after their respective nightmares on Thursday and Saturday.