2021 Memorial Tournament: Winners and Losers from Muirfield

Every week on the PGA Tour, there are players who do better than expected and those who fall short of expectations. Here at Pro Golf Now, we call them winners and losers. Here are the winners and losers from the 2021 Memorial Tournament.

Winners

Patrick Cantlay – For the second time, Cantlay won at the Memorial Tournament, topping Collin Morikawa in a playoff. With the win, Cantlay is now on top of the FedEx Cup standings after having his struggles early in the season.

Collin Morikawa – He did everything but win this week. Morikawa made a clutch par on the 71st hole but was unable to get up-and-down on the first playoff hole.

Scottie Scheffler – His solo third this week was his sixth Top 10 of the season. Scheffler also moved up 10 spots to 20th in the FedEx Cup standings.

Jimmy Walker – Amazingly, Walker had two rounds of 74 this week and still finished in the Top 10. His 69 in the second round and his 65 on Sunday lifted Walker to his best finish of the season by far. His previous best was a T29 at the Valspar.

Rickie Fowler – His hot streak continued this week at Muirfield Village. If not for a 75 in the third round, Fowler might have finished even better than the T11 he ended up with.

Losers

Jon Rahm – Making this list was not Rahm’s fault. He was forced to withdraw after a positive test for COVID-19 following the third round. Rahm had a six-shot lead and almost certainly would have won the Memorial for the second straight year. Tough break for Rahm for sure.

Cameron Smith – One of the highest-ranked players in the field this week, Smith had a rough couple of rounds in Central Ohio. He shot 73 in the first round followed by a 74 in the second round. He missed the cut by one shot.

Bubba Watson – Withdrawals were a big thing this week at Muirfield Village and Watson was among those doing so. After shooting a 77 in the first round, Watson was struggling in the second round before pulling out.

Cameron Champ – Another of this week’s withdrawals, Champ shot 82 in the first round and was not playing well in the second round when he withdrew. Not a great week for Champ for sure.

Matt Kuchar – Somehow, Kuchar managed to go quadruple bogey-par-eagle on Thursday before pulling out. Kuchar was 9-over when a forearm injury was his ultimate demise.