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McGirt beats Curran in playoff to win Memorial

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After a brief rain delay interrupted the final round of the Memorial Tournament, the title was decided in overtime for the third straight year. Here's how things ended up, as William McGirt edged Jon Curran in a playoff:

Leaderboard: William McGirt (-15, won on second playoff hole), Jon Curran (-15), Dustin Johnson (-14), Rory McIlroy (-13), Matt Kuchar (-13), J.B. Holmes (-13), Gary Woodland (-13)

What it means: Plenty of big names had great chances to win, perhaps none moreso than Kuchar and Johnson. But ultimately the tournament whittled down to Curran and McGirt, each in search of a breakthrough victory. After splitting the first extra hole with pars, both missed the green on the second extra hole. Only McGirt was able to get up-and-down, holing a 6-foot putt to seal his first win at age 36. He's now in the U.S. Open and PGA Championship, not to mention a trip to the Masters next spring. For Curran, it's a second career playoff defeat, having lost the 2015 Puerto Rico Open in extra holes.

Round of the day: Byeong-Hun An made a huge run up the leaderboard with a closing 67, an effort that moved him from T-46 to the cusp of the top 10. An, who lost in a playoff earlier this year in New Orleans, began on the back nine but carded seven birdies against just two bogeys, including three in a row on Nos. 13-15, to reach 11 under.

Best of the rest: McIlroy started the day five shots off the pace, but he made a steady climb with a 4-under 68 that left him only two shots out of a playoff. McIlroy had six birdies, including three in a row on Nos. 15-17, and leaves Ohio with plenty of momentum as the U.S. Open looms just two weeks away.

Biggest disappointment: World No. 1 Jason Day only trailed by three shots heading into the final round in his de facto hometown, but the Aussie failed to get much going en route to a 2-over 74. Day carded five birdies but also tallied five bogeys and a double bogey, dropping all the way into a tie for 27th in his first start since winning at TPC Sawgrass.

Shot of the day: McGirt flew the green on the second extra hole, but his pitch from the rough nearly went in and rolled only 6 feet past. The subsequent par putt gave him his first career win.