Memorial Tournament Recap: McGirt Takes the Victory
Memorial Tournament Recap: McGirt Takes the Victory

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Hey, gamers, how many of you had William McGirt winning the Memorial Tournament?

Oh, okay, well then, how many of you had McGirt and Jon Curran finishing 1-2, in either order?

Hmmmm. Well, then what about this: How many of you had either Curran or McGirt in your lineup?

In a select, 120-man field that included the top five golfers in the world, McGirt and Curran were left alone at the top on Sunday to decide things in a playoff, which McGirt won on the second hole.

The probability of either McGirt or Curran emerging from a group of 20 golfers within four shots of the lead – including Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar – was slim. But at least gamers who did their homework knew that both of them had the chops to at least compete with the big boys, especially McGirt, who was amid a career year even before his maiden PGA Tour win.

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Len Hochberg
Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.
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