With a victory over Europe the previous fall in the Ryder Cup and a collection of players on a roll, the USA Team came into the 12th Presidents Cup with a ton of momentum and confidence. Not surprisingly, the Americans played like a “juggernaut” as International Team captain Nick Price called them, and swept to an easier-than-expected 19-11 victory Oct. 1 at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J.
The PGA TOUR season ended Sunday, Sept. 24, at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta with Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele holding trophies and leaving no doubt who the PGA TOUR Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year, respectively, were likely to be.
It has been nearly two decades since the International Team has won The Presidents Cup, and the popular consensus is that the U.S. Team, which leads the overall series 9-1-1, is heavily favored to keep its six-match winning streak alive dating to the only tie in the series in 2003 in South Africa.
In becoming just the second native of Ohio to win the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide – Memorial Founder and Host Jack Nicklaus, who did it twice – Jason Dufner re-established himself as a top-tier player on the PGA TOUR.
Motivated by the success of his best friend Jordan Spieth and other young players who had won major titles, Justin Thomas, whose PGA roots run deep, nailed down his first one on August 13 in Charlotte, N.C., capturing, appropriately, the 99th PGA Championship at steamy Quail Hollow Club.
We ranked the holes 1 – 5, with the highest average score for all four rounds of the 2017 Memorial Tournament. Hole #16 received the #1 ranking as the most difficult hole.
Jason Dufner showed more about his game in winning the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide June 4 than he had in any of his four previous PGA TOUR wins, overcoming a third-round stumble that resulted in a nine-stroke swing that seemed to sink his chances to capture a victory in his home state.
But he never gave up. It’s a theme for the Memorial Tournament.
The streak of first-time major winners has now reached seven in a row after Brooks Koepka, a hard-hitting Florida native who had won only once previously on the PGA TOUR, captured the 117th U.S. Open at Erin Hills, near Milwaukee, on June 18.
As a part of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, the Patient Champion Program honors and celebrates the courageous patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. This year’s program will take place on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 during the Nationwide Invitational at the Memorial, the Tournament’s official Pro-Am, and will include hosting eight Patient Champions and their families for a full morning of VIP Tournament experiences.
This year's Masters Tournament is going to be different. No one can deny that. And, of course, it will be very much the same. That's the beauty of the Masters and Augusta National Golf Club. So many traditions are preserved.
Jack Nicklaus long has been a proponent of giving back, and he and his wife, Barbara, have been strong supporters of numerous charitable causes over the years. Of course, giving back to their hometown of Columbus always has been important.
Undoubtedly you might recognize the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide for providing fans with great entertainment and having compelling winners, and you likely have a memorable moment or two from this premiere stop on the PGA TOUR.
Jordan’s Spieth’s four-stroke victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was a significant development both personally for Spieth and for the PGA TOUR. The win Feb. 12 at Pebble Beach Golf Links was the ninth of Spieth’s career in 100 starts. At 23 years of age, Spieth is the second youngest to reach nine wins, trailing only Tiger Woods. He passed Jack Nicklaus, who was barely 24 when he won his ninth title.
Greg Norman, the 2017 Honoree for the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, and his team of investors are on a worldwide search to discover the next successful entrepreneurs, inventors, creators and innovators in sport.