Tee It Up-The Memorial Tournament

Tee It Up-The Memorial Tournament

Tee It Up-The Memorial Tournament

This week on Tee It Up-The Memorial Tournament. The PGA Tour heads to Dublin, Ohio for The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village. The event was founded in 1976 by Jack Nicklaus, he originally spoke of creating his own event in 1966 to benefit the charities that he worked with. Currently, the biggest beneficiary of the event is Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The Memorial is currently 1 of 5 tournaments given “invitational” status. Tee It Up-The Memorial Tournament

Field

The field consists of 120 players, below are how they qualify.

 

  • Memorial winners in the last 5 years or prior to 1997
  • The Players & major championship winners in the last 5 years
  • The Tour Championship, World Golf Championships, & Arnold Palmer Invitational winners in the past 3 years
  • Tournament winners in the past year
  • Playing member of the last U.S. Ryder Cup team, European Ryder Cup team, U.S. Presidents Cup team, and International Presidents Cup team
  • Prior year U.S. Amateur winner
  • Prior year British Amateur winner
  • Up to 4 players selected by the tournament from among the money leaders from the other 5 Federation tours
  • 14 sponsors exemptions – 2 from graduates of the Web.com Tour Finals, 6 members not exempt, & 6 unrestricted
  • Top 50 Official World Golf Ranking as of the Friday before the tournament
  • Top 70 from prior year’s FedEx Cup points list
  • Top 70 from current year’s FedEx Cup points list as of the Friday before the tournament
  • Prior year college player of the year (Jack Nicklaus Award)
  • Remaining positions filled alternating from current year’s & prior year’s FedEx Cup point lists

Muirfield Village

The course was founded by Jack Nicklaus and it named after Muirfield, Scotland. Jack Nicklaus won the British Open in 1966 in Muirfield, Scotland. The land was acquired in 1966 with construction beginning 6 years later, the club officially opened in 1974. Muirfield Village has been the home to many celebrities through the years including, Jason Day, Urban Myer, and Jack Hanna. A unique feature of Muirfield Village is that it functions as its own taxing unit with the power to raise money for street lights, landscaping, and other municipal-like functions. The property features 2 golf course – The Country Club at Muirfield and Muirfield Village Golf Club (host of The Memorial Tournament). Muirfield has also hosted several national events 1992 U.S. Amateur, 1987 Ryder Cup, 1998 Solheim Cup and more.

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Notable Thursday Tee Times

Teeing Off #1

  • 7:31 a.m. — Ryan Moore, Scott Stallings, Kiradech Aphibarnrat
  • 8:37 a.m. — Xander Schauffele, Jhonattan Vegas, Russell Knox
  • 12:54 p.m. — Kevin Kisner, Patrick Cantlay, Tony Finau
  • 1:05 p.m. — Jason Day, Hideki Matsuyama, Adam Scott
  • 1:16 p.m. — Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar
  • 1:27 p.m. — Aaron Wise, Patton Kizzire, Louis OosthuizenTee It Up-The Memorial Tournament

Teeing Off #10

  • 8:04 a.m. — Max Homa, Pat Perez, Jason Dufner
  • 8:15 a.m. — Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth
  • 8:26 a.m. — Tiger Woods, Justin Rose, Bryson DeChambeau
  • 12:43 p.m. — Keith Mitchell, Cameron Champ, Brendan Steele
  • 12:54 p.m. — Keegan Bradley, Billy Horschel, Brian Harman

TV Schedule

  • Golf Channel
    • Thursday 2:30-6:30 PM ET
    • Friday 2:30-6:30 PM ET
    • Saturday 12:30-2:45 PM ET
    • Sunday 12:00-2:15 PM ET
  • CBS
    • Saturday 3:00-6:00 PM ET
    • Sunday 2:30-6:00 PM ET

Forecast

Day High/Low Precip % Wind Humidity % Description
Thursday 73/58 90% SW 12 MPH 83% Thunderstorms
Friday 79/60 40% NW 7 MPH 65% AM Thunderstorms
Saturday 78/56 50% W 9 MPH 69% Scattered Thunderstorms
Sunday 71/50 40% N 12 MPH 65% AM Showers

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