Today we wrap up the Memorial Tournament. As always, it was a blast having the pros come in and show the fans some great golf at Muirfield Village. Matt Kuchar was the winner at this year’s Memorial Tournament, after shooting -12 and capping it off by sinking a 20-foot putt for birdie on 18. Chants of “Kooooooch!” could be heard throughout the day, as it seemed like Matty Kuchar could not be stopped.
While the weather wasn’t perfect, it was still relatively cooperative. The wind was not kind to a few notable players. After shooting a 78 on his first round, Rory McIlroy finished at 6 over, tied for 57th. It looked like it was going to be Bill Haas who would hold up the trophy after his eagle and 5-birdie performance during Friday’s round. However, he saw his hopes disappear when he followed up with a 5-bogey round the following day.
Tiger, my Tiger, oh Tiger! What a miserable experience it was for Tiger Woods. Tiger finished tied for 65th, finishing 8 over. He had just a horrible day on Saturday, where he had 6 bogeys, 2 of which were double bogeys, and one of which was a triple bogey on 18. We literally saw a man throw his cigar and start stomping around after Tiger’s poor performance on 18 (we’re sure no money was involved). Tiger’s Saturday score of 44 was the worst score he’s ever recorded on 9 holes.
The Memorial Tournament is such an awesome experience. For those who don’t know how cool it is that Columbus has this tournament, let me break it down. There are around 40 events on the PGA tour. Most of which are in California, Florida, and other warm weather states. Events are typically held in the smaller towns and cities, like the Bridgestone Invitational, which takes place at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Not only is this a rarity to be able to have a PGA event so close to the capital city, but it also takes place on a course that Jack Nicklaus designed. Jack is arguably the best to ever play the game, having the most major wins of all time. “So you’re saying that we’re lucky to have a PGA event in Columbus, Ohio, on a course designed by an Upper Arlington and an Ohio State graduate, who also happens to be one of, if not the best Golfer of all time?” Yes I am. “Well great, I guess I’ll have to wait until next year to see what this is all about…” No you won’t! Muirfield Village will play host to The Presidents Cup later this year in October! How cool is that? While we wrap up the Memorial Tournament we get to look forward to the Presidents Cup coming back to Dublin coming in fall. Thank goodness the Buckeyes scheduled a night game for October 5th.