Scottie Scheffler, PGA

Scottie Scheffler Overcomes Himself To Claim Memorial, Fifth Win Of Season

It wasn't always easy, but Scottie Scheffler did what needed to be done. And by the time he was finished, he held on for a one-stroke win at the Memorial in Dublin, Ohio. That marked his fifth win of the season already.

Next up: Another major, with the U.S. Open set for next week.

"He made only one birdie. He closed with a 2-over 74, his highest final round in two years," the Associated Press wrote. "And victory wasn't assured until Scheffler had the mettle to put a firm stroke on a downhill putt from 5 feet above the hole to take out the break.

"It went right in the heart for a 1-shot victory over Collin Morikawa."

In other words, Scheffler won by the hair on his chinny chin chin.

"This is a tough place to close out," he told reporters. "I didn't do a whole lot great today, but I did enough."

Scheffler was leading Morikawa by a shot and each hit approach shots that bounced hard and high off the green ... then into the rough. Scheffler and Morikawa each then chipped to about 5 feet. Scheffler sunk his putt for the victory.

He then spoke to reporters while holding his 1-month-old son Bennett at Bennet's first PGA Tour event.

"He's the first player with five wins in a season overall since Justin Thomas in 2016-17 (also five)," the AP wrote. "He also became the first player since Tom Watson in 1980 to have won five times on the PGA Tour before the U.S. Open.

"That's next week at Pinehurst No. 2, and Scheffler will be a huge favorite. This was his 11th consecutive tournament with a top-10."