This Thursday marks the opening day of the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio. The Memorial Tournament was established in 1976. It is a PGA tour event founded by the Golden Bear himself, Jack Nicklaus. The tournament is played at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio on a course that Jack Nicklaus designed. This year’s purse is 6.2 million dollars with the winner receiving $1,116,000. Not too shabby!
The field of players this year is tremendous. The Memorial has the big named players like Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, and Rory McIlroy, and they also have a slew of up and comers. The McVey Team has their eye on players like Brandt Snedeker, Hunter Mahan, and Jason Day just to name a few. We also like first time Memorial Tournament player Casey Wittenberg after playing very well at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass a few weeks ago. Surprisingly, (Or not, depending on how you view it) Phil Mickelson has opted to not play in The Memorial Tournament this year, and we wonder if it had anything to do with him withdrawing citing “mental fatigue,” last year. As most remember, Phil had a major issue with people taking pictures while he shot his round of 79.
Going to the tournament is an absolute blast, especially if the weather cooperates. There are always parties hosted by those with homes on the course. Muirfield Village itself is absolutely gorgeous. It’s just generally a great opportunity to get outside and spend some time with friends and family, and watch some fantastic golf. Tickets for the Memorial Tournament can be found here and we highly recommend going. For those who would like to see more golfers, go on Thursday and Friday before the cut, and for those who wish to walk around following those golfers in contention, check out Saturday and Sunday to see the winner crowned. A great time had by all, if you can make it, go check out the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio starting this Wednesday.