Pettersson wins the Memorial

June 4, 2006 at 9:31 PM
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DUBLIN, Ohio, June 4 (UPI) -- Carl Pettersson Sunday was a two-shot winner of the Memorial Golf Classic at Dublin, Ohio.

After a final round 1-under 71, the native of Sweden finished 12-under 276. Brett Wetterich (67) and Zach Johnson (70) tied for second at 10-under 278.

It was Petterson's second PGA Tour victory, guaranteeing him a spot in this year's U.S. and British Opens.

"This is a dream come true to even play in this tournament," Pettersson said. "And to win -- it's just phenomenal."

His final round was highlighted by a 45-foot birdie putt at the 17th hole.

Pettersson was even-par over 21 holes Sunday and earned a career-best check of $1.035 million.

Brandt Jobe (67), Phil Mickelson (70) and Adam Scott (69) shared fourth place at 9-under 279.

Mickelson was playing in his first Memorial since 2002.

Tiger Woods missed the tournament for the first time in nearly a decade.

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