Tag Archives: Muirfield Village

Jun
5
2016

At the end of regulation on Sunday afternoon at The Memorial, there were two players left standing at 15-under, Will McGirt and Jon Curran, who are relative unknowns to the average fan and both searching for their first victory on the PGA Tour. Right behind them were two big-hitting stars, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy, but they were unable to catch the two players who had taken very different paths than they took en route to the big leagues.

Maybe a DJ-Rory playoff would have been more appealing to the masses, but seriously, who doesn’t love a pair of Cinderella stories facing off in extra holes at Muirfield Village, the course that tournament host Jack Nicklaus built? (I’m a sucker for the underdog, though.)

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Jun
2
2016

World no. 1 and local resident Jason Day is well aware of his poor record at The Memorial Tournament, held at his home course Muirfield Village Golf Club. Before he even teed off, first-round leader Dustin Johnson had already posted an eight-under 64, so Day knew he had a tough act to follow.

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Jun
4
2015

Tiger Woods struggled early in the first round of the Memorial Tournament, but he managed to turn it around on his second nine to contain the damage to a one-over 73 at Muirfield Village and stay within six shots of the leaders. Following the pro-am on Wednesday, Woods told reporters he felt progress with his swing changes and his game, but his first nine holes were a different story.

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Apr
22
2015
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

While Tiger Woods has been playing his cards close to his chest as to when he’ll make his next start after finishing T17 at the Masters, one place he’ll apparently be playing is the Memorial Tournament, which Jack Nicklaus hosts at the end of May

Nicklaus, who spoke Wednesday during a fundraising event at Ohio State, said that he and Woods had a “long, long talk” at Augusta National, where they discussed various topics.

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May
30
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

It was a tale of two rounds — or two nines — for Rory McIlroy. Following his spectacular nine-under 63 in the first round, McIlroy, who started on no. 10 Friday, quickly dropped out of the lead after struggling on his first nine, which included three consecutive double-bogeys. He posted seven-over 43 on the back nine.

Despite his rally on the front, he still shot 15 strokes worse than the previous day, with a six-over 78 in the second round of The Memorial.

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May
29
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Less than a week after his impressive come-from-behind victory at the European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship, Rory McIlroy continued to carry the momentum into the first round of The Memorial, firing a scorching nine-under 63 to take a three-shot lead over Paul Casey, Chris Kirk and Bubba Watson.

McIlroy nearly tied the course record (11-under 61) at Muirfield Village had it not been for a mistake on the 14th — with a wedge in his hand, no less, which led to a somewhat costly double-bogey. However, he bounced back with his second eagle on the back nine, rolling in a 15-footer on the par-5 15th to erase his error on the previous hole.

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May
29
2014

Keegan Bradley stuck a conventional-length putter in his bag during the first round of The Memorial Tournament and it went pretty well — he shot a five-under 67 at Muirfield Village, which currently puts him on the first page of the early leaderboard.

Turns out it was Bradley’s mother, Kaye, who encouraged her son to use the short putter.

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May
28
2014

He’s back

Jason Day is healthy after a long recovery from a thumb injury that has kept him from competition since The Masters, “The thumb, it’s totally fine. At the start of the injury, I thought it would be a two, three‑week [break] and it will be fine. But it just gradually got worse and worse.” It was an unfortunate situation for Day because he won the WGC-Accenture Match Play in February, but could only manage one more start at The Masters. He will have an opportunity for a storybook comeback in front of the hometown crowd at The Memorial.

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May
28
2014

Cool and confident

Adam Scott is back in action after solidifying his world no. 1 ranking with a win at Colonial last week. He continues to say it is a “week-by-week” process to stay number one, but he must feel extremely confident about his game for the Memorial and the U.S. Open in a couple weeks.

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