Tuesday, July 21

PGA TOUR VIDEO: Golf Is Hard (Memorial Tournament Edition), Muirfield Village Golf Club 'Showed Its Teeth'

ABOVE: Muirfield Village Golf Club produced the highest final-round scoring average since 2018 (in a major) and 2016 (in a non-major).

JON RAHM GROUND OUT A VICTORY on Sunday, watching an 8-shot lead evaporate on the final nine, but holding on to win the Memorial Tournament by three strokes over Ryan Palmer. (Palmer's runner-up finish puts him in the U.S. Open at Winged Foot in September.)

Rahm said, "One of the best performances of my life."

He added, "Yesterday [Saturday] was probably one of the best rounds of my life, and finished today with some clutch up-and-downs. As a Spaniard, I'm kind of glad it happened that way."

Those "clutch up-and-downs" were reminscent of Spanish golf legend Seve Ballesteros.

Four years after being named the top college golfer, Rahm is now No. 1 in the official world golf ranking (OWGR). "He deserves it," said Rory McIlroy, pushed off the perch.

The other winner was Muirfield Village Golf Club. It played like a major championship. (See video.)

"Muirfield Village Golf Club showed its teeth during the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide," said the PGA TOUR. "The final-round scoring average of 75.959 is the highest in a round on the PGA TOUR since the 2018 U.S. Open (76.474/R1) and the highest at a non-major since the 2016 Farmers Insurance Open (77.901/R4)."

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