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Posted on Friday, May 27, 2016

Golden Bear Club reaches sell out for third consecutive year


Dublin, Ohio – At 6:00 p.m. EDT Tournament Officials announced the final playing field for the 2016 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide. World No. 1 Jason Day leads a contingent of 120 players for the 41st edition of the prestigious invitational Jack Nicklaus started in 1976.


The list of entrants includes, in order, seven of the top-10 from in the Official World Golf Ranking: No. 1 Day,  No. 2 Jordan Spieth, No. 3 Rory McIlroy, No. 4 Bubba Watson, No. 5 Rickie Fowler, No. 8 Dustin Johnson and No. 10 Justin Rose (2010 Memorial winner). The 2015 field also boasts eight of the top-10 on both the FedExCup points list and current PGA TOUR money list.


In addition to Rose, seven past winners of the Memorial Tournament will be returning to Muirfield Village Golf Club, including K.J. Choi, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, Hideki Matsuyama, Carl Pettersson and David Lingmerth, the 2015 winner.


In other Tournament news, badges for the Golden Bear Club have officially sold out for the third consecutive year. Fans that purchased the upgraded badge will have access to a menu of items for purchase catered by Cameron Mitchell Premier Events, a cash bar, television viewing, private restrooms, scoring terminals and open seating in a sports bar atmosphere.


The Golden Bear Club is located within Patron Village in the heart of Tournament play between Hole No. 10 fairway and No. 14 green. Patron Village includes an area that is open to the public featuring upgraded food and beverage options, open patio seating and more.


The public may yet purchase badges and package options for the 41st Memorial Tournament through the end of the day by visiting www.memorialbadges.com. Weekly Patron badges, which are valid Monday through Sunday and provide access to the Tournament grounds, are available for $182 each. Kids 16 and under can attend for free with a ticketed adult, and kids 18 and under are admitted free on Wednesday, June 1, for Junior Golf Day. Daily practice round tickets for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are also available. The cost is $35 and they are valid for all three practice-round days. During Tournament week, practice round tickets can be purchased at all gates, the pro shop located in the 6th Tee Parking Lot and the Memorial Patron Will Call Center (6189 Memorial Drive).


2016 FIELD OF COMPETITORS AS OF 6:00 P.M. ON 5/27/16

Thomas Aiken
Byeong Hun An
Stuart Appleby
Aaron Baddeley
Ricky Barnes
Daniel Berger
Zac Blair
Jonas Blixt
Jason Bohn
Steven Bowditch
Keegan Bradley
Scott Brown
Angel Cabrera
Rafa Cabrera Bello
Paul Casey
Roberto Castro
Bud Cauley
Alex Cejka
Kevin Chappell
K.J. Choi
Stewart Cink
George Coetzee
Jon Curran
Jason Day
Brendon de Jonge
Bryson DeChambeau
Graham DeLaet
Luke Donald
Jason Dufner
Ken Duke

Ernie Els
Tony Finau
Rickie Fowler
Jim Furyk
Lucas Glover
Fabian Gomez
Emiliano Grillo
Bill Haas
Adam Hadwin
John Hahn
Brian Harman
David Hearn
Russell Henley
Jim Herman
Morgan Hoffmann
Nathan Holman
J.B. Holmes
Wes Homan
Charles Howell III
John Huh
Hiroshi Iwata
Freddie Jacobson
Dustin Johnson
Matt Jones
Smylie Kaufman
Si Woo Kim
Chris Kirk
Kevin Kisner
Patton Kizzire
Soren Kjeldsen

Russell Knox
Jason Kokrak
Matt Kuchar
Anirban Lahiri
Scott Langley
D.H. Lee
Danny Lee
Marc Leishman
Spencer Levin
David Lingmerth
Andrew Loupe
Davis Love III
Jamie Lovemark
Hunter Mahan
Peter Malnati
Ben Martin
Hideki Matsuyama
William McGirt
Rory McIlroy
George McNeill
Troy Merritt
Phil Mickelson
Francesco Molinari
Ryan Moore
Kevin Na
Sean O'Hair
Geoff Ogilvy
Thorbjorn Olesen
Carl Pettersson
Scott Piercy

Scott Pinckney
Ian Poulter
Chez Reavie
Patrick Reed
Kyle Reifers
Patrick Rodgers
Justin Rose
Ryan Ruffels
Charl Schwartzel
John Senden
Webb Simpson
Jordan Spieth
Brendan Steele
Shawn Stefani
Robert Streb
Kevin Streelman
Brian Stuard
Daniel Summerhays
Hudson Swafford
Vaughn Taylor
Justin Thomas
Brendon Todd
Ethan Tracy
Cameron Tringale
Harold Varner III
Jhonattan Vegas
Camilo Villegas
Johnson Wagner
Bubba Watson
Gary Woodland

120 Players in the Field  Alternates:
Hubbard, Mark
Gore, Jason
Ortiz, Carlos
Wilson, Mark
Wilcox, Will
List, Luke
Hadley, Chesson
Stanley, Kyle
Van Aswegen, Tyrone
Taylor, Nick



About the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide

The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide is held annually at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. The Tournament, founded and hosted by Jack Nicklaus, is conducted each year with three goals in mind: to honor the memory of individuals living and deceased who have distinguished themselves in the game of golf; to showcase the world’s best golfers competing on one of the most challenging venues in the world for the enjoyment of spectators; and to benefit many Greater Columbus Charities in alliance with the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation, Nationwide Children's Hospital and numerous other local organizations. For more information, visit www.thememorialtournament.com or call 614-889-6700.



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Thomas P. Sprouse                                                                                                        

Director of Communications,                                                                                        

the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide                                                 

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