45 major championship victories represented in stellar field
12 past Memorial Tournament winners set to compete
Dublin, Ohio – At 6 p.m. EDT Tournament officials announced the final playing field for the 2019 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, headed by reigning Masters Champion Tiger Woods. The contingent of 120 players represents 45 major championship titles, and features FedExCup points leader Matt Kuchar, 2018 Memorial Tournament winner Bryson DeChambeau, three-time major champion Jordan Spieth and Woods, a five-time Memorial winner.
The 2019 Memorial Tournament begins Monday, May 27 at Muirfield Village Golf Club. This is the 44th edition of the prestigious invitational Jack Nicklaus started in 1976.
The list of top-10 players in the world rankings competing at the Memorial includes No. 3 Justin Rose (2010 Memorial winner and reigning FedExCup champion), No. 4 Rory McIlroy, No. 5 Justin Thomas, No. 6 Woods (1999-2001, 2009, 2012 Memorial winner), No. 8 Bryson DeChambeau, No. 9 Xander Schauffele and No. 10 Rickie Fowler. Another prominent entry is world No. 24 Phil Mickelson, a five-time major champion and ranked second on the PGA TOUR’s all-time money list behind Woods.
A total of 12 past Memorial winners will be returning to Muirfield Village Golf Club next week. The list includes not only Woods, Kuchar, Rose and DeChambeau, but also K.J. Choi, Jason Dufner, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, David Lingmerth, Hideki Matsuyama, Vijay Singh and Steve Stricker.
“Once again, we are proud and excited about the field for this year’s Memorial,” Nicklaus said. “We have most of the top players in the world, with a great mix of enormously talented young and veteran players. The response for months from patrons and the Central Ohio community has been extremely positive, and now with this field, we can look forward to another fantastic week at Muirfield Village Golf Club and raising impactful dollars for Nationwide Children’s Hospital and other local charities.”
2019 FIELD OF COMPETITORS AS OF <<TIME>> ON 5/24/19
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A reminder that there is still time to purchase badges for this year’s edition of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide. The public may purchase badges through midnight tonight (11:59 p.m. on 5/24) at www.memorialbadges.com. Kids 18 and under can attend for free with a ticketed adult. 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. Daily practice round tickets can be purchased at all public Tournament gates (cash only) Monday – Wednesday (May 27-29).
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 Healthcare 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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