DUBLIN, Ohio - Justin Rose rallied from a 4-shot deficit to win the Memorial Sunday with a flawless final round for his first victory in seven years on the PGA Tour.
It was the second straight year the Memorial winner came from 4 shots behind. Tiger Woods did it a year ago, and the 29-year-old Rose was equally impressive. He played bogey-free at Muirfield Village for a 6-under 66 and a 3-shot victory over Rickie Fowler.
Rose tapped in for par, thrust his fist in the air and slammed it down, a moment long overdue. Even his 1-year-old son Leo approved. As Rose held him aloft in his arms, the infant clapped his hands.
"I've had a few close calls over time, and you start to sometimes wonder why you can't get it done," Rose said.
Woods, the defending champion and a four-time winner, closed with a 72 and tied for 19th to finish 12 shots behind.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - Nick Price topped the second-round leader board again in the Principal Charity Classic, shooting a 6-under 65 to match Tommy Armour III at 10-under 132 in the Champions Tour event at Glen Oaks Country Club.
NEWPORT, Wales - Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland shot a closing-round 63 to pick up his fifth career European Tour victory at the Wales Open.