SPORTS

David Lingmerth outlasts Justin Rose in playoff to win the Memorial

  • Justin Rose, of England, tees of on the third hole during the final round of the Memorial golf tournament, Sunday, June 7, 2015, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Justin Rose, of England, tees of on the third hole during the final round of the Memorial golf tournament, Sunday, June 7, 2015, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jordan Spieth reacts after making birdie on the 18th hole during the final round of the Memorial golf tournament Sunday, June 7, 2015, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Jordan Spieth reacts after making birdie on the 18th hole during the final round of the Memorial golf tournament Sunday, June 7, 2015, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)  (The Associated Press)

  • David Lingmerth, of Sweden, tees off on the third hole during the final round of the Memorial golf tournament, Sunday, June 7, 2015, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    David Lingmerth, of Sweden, tees off on the third hole during the final round of the Memorial golf tournament, Sunday, June 7, 2015, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  (The Associated Press)

David Lingmerth outlasted Justin Rose in a three-hole playoff at Muirfield Village and won his first PGA Tour event at the Memorial.

Lingmerth earned every bit of that handshake with tournament host Jack Nicklaus.

He holed a 10-foot putt to match pars with Rose on the 18th on the first extra hole. He got up-and-down from a bunker on the 18th to extend the playoff. And he finally won at No. 10 with a putt just inside 5 feet for another par.

Lingmerth closed with a 3-under 69.

Rose overcame what looked like a shank from the bunker on the 18th in regulation for par and a 72 to force the playoff. He also made a 20-foot putt for par on the first playoff hole.