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Unflappable Pettersson holds on to win Memorial

Written by: Staff

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 5 (Reuters) Sweden's Carl Pettersson held his nerve while the chasing pack faltered by carding a final round one-under 71 to claim a two-shot victory at the Memorial Tournament.

The 28-year-old Swede's second career PGA Tour title also earned him an invitation to the U.S. Open at Winged Foot in two weeks' time.

Pettersson started the final round with a two-shot cushion and despite another brief rain delay could not be distracted posting a winning total of 12-under 276 for a two-shot victory over Americans Brett Wetterich (67) and Zach Johnson (70) yesterday.

Australia's Adam Scott and Americans Brandt Jobe and Phil Mickelson tied for fourth on 9-under-par 279.

Plagued by weather delays the entire week at the Muirfield Village Golf Club, Pettersson turned in an unflappable performance.

His round included three bogeys but on the first two he immediately hit back with a birdie, including a spectacular chip in from the fringe at the 11th after dropping a shot at the 10th.

A wayward tee shot on the final hole added a brief bit of suspense but with a three-shot lead he happily settled for the bogey to clinch the win.

Reuters PDS VP0442

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