Phil Mickelson walks to the 14th green during the final round of the Memorial golf tournament on Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Darron Cummings
June 01, 2014

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) Japanese star Hideki Matsuyama made birdie on the final hole Sunday at the Memorial, and then won with a par in the playoff for his first American victory.

Matsuyama didn't look like a winner when hit a poor tee shot on the 18th hole. Lightly slamming his driver on the ground in disgust, the head broke off. He hit an approach to 5 feet for birdie for a 3-under 69. That put him in a playoff with Kevin Na, who finished off his 64 about two hours earlier.

In the playoff, Na drove into the creek. Matsuyama holed a 10-foot par putt for his sixth career win.

Masters champion Bubba Watson was in the lead until a drive out-of-bounds led to double bogey. He missed the playoff by one shot.

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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)