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Bart Bryant wins The Memorial by a stroke

June 5, 2005 at 9:15 PM   |   Comments

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 5 (UPI) -- Bart Bryant shot a 4-under 68 Sunday to edge Fred Couples by one stroke and win The Memorial.

Bryant, who wound up at 16-under 272, earned his second win on the PGA Tour. His other was at the 2004 Texas Open.

Couples had a final-round 69 to finish second at 273.

Tiger Woods, a three-time Memorial winner, also had a 68 and tied for third at 12-under 276. Woods was tied by Bo Van Pelt and Jeff Sluman, who held at least a share of the lead after each of the first three rounds.

Bryant, 42, was one of four co-leaders leaders entering the final round.

"I feel really good. I'm very blessed to win here, my second win," said Bryant, who earned $990,000.

With the tie for third, Woods will remain No. 2 in the world behind Vijay Singh, who missed the cut here. If Woods had finished alone in third, he would have overtaken the Fijian.

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