By P.J. Harmer – Rattling Chains staff
One day, Will Schusterick will be able to look back at the 2013 Memorial Championship and laugh.
Schusterick birdied the opening hole of a playoff with Paul McBeth to win $3,700 and the championship at the 25th Memorial in Fountain Hills, Arizona.
Some 30 minutes earlier, a playoff was the furthest thing from Schusterick’s mind. In the span of about five minutes, things came crashing down.
This almost turned out to be the tournament that got away.
Celebrating his win at the season-opening National Tour event, Schusterick broke away from friends and fans to make sure his scorecard added up. It added up to a 43 and a two-stroke victory over McBeth.
Moments later, while being interviewed, he got news that he said made him look white as a ghost.
Schusterick forgot to put the total on his card, resulting in a two-stroke penalty. That meant he’d have to go into a playoff with McBeth.