May 05, 2023
Two-time Memorial Tournament winner Patrick Cantlay joins two-time-major championship winner Collin Morikawa, seven-time PGA TOUR winner Xander Schauffele and reigning U.S. Amateur champion Sam Bennett to strengthen world-class field at the Memorial Tourn
DUBLIN, Ohio – Officials of the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday announced today that the Tournament has accepted entries from two-time Memorial winner Patrick Cantlay, two-time major championship winner Collin Morikawa, seven-time PGA TOUR winner Xander Schauffele and reigning United States Amateur champion Sam Bennett to compete in the 48th edition of the prestigious invitational hosted by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus.
The Memorial Tournament presented by Workday is May 29–June 4 at the world-renowned Muirfield Village Golf Club.
Cantlay, 31, has been one of the game’s standout players over the past two-plus years. He picked up four of his eight career PGA TOUR victories during his 2020-2021 campaign, including his second win at the Memorial Tournament, and finished atop the leaderboard in the final two events of the year in the FedExCup playoffs at the BMW Championship and the TOUR Championship. Cantlay’s career-best year culminated with the FedExCup title, the 2021 Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA TOUR Player of the Year, and his first Ryder Cup appearance. He carried that momentum throughout last season with 12 top-10 finishes over 20 events, including two wins and three runner-up efforts, two of which were playoff losses, one to Scottie Scheffler in the WM Phoenix Open and the other to Jordan Spieth in the RBC Heritage. Cantlay landed inside the top-10 in FedExCup points (ranked No. 7) for a second consecutive year. He is currently ranked No. 4 in the world and No. 6 FedExCup points with a total of six top-10 finished over 11 starts this season. The former UCLA Bruin will be making his seventh start at Muirfield Village Golf Club this spring. Cantlay’s Memorial Tournament scoring average of 69.96 ranks first and his career Tournament earnings of $4,542,016 is second all-time behind five-time winner Tiger Woods.
Morikawa, 26, has enjoyed multi-win seasons in two of his last three years on the PGA TOUR. During his 2019-2020 campaign he recorded victories at the Workday Charity Open¾contested at Muirfield Village Golf Club¾and his first major title at the PGA Championship at Harding Park in San Francisco. The following season, Morikawa won two more times, including The Open at Royal St. George’s for his second major championship, to bring his win total to five overall. The Los Angeles native has finished inside the top-10 on four occasions this season over 13 starts, with one runner-up and one third-place effort. He is currently ranked No. 14 in the world and No. 18 in FedExCup points. Since turning professional in 2019, Morikawa has garnered career earnings of $23,079,071. He finished T-48 in his Memorial debut in 2020 and lost to Cantlay in a playoff in 2021. Morikawa missed the cut last year after opening rounds of 71-77. His Memorial Tournament scoring average is 71.90 and his earnings remain at 1,037,539.00. The Cal Bear made his Ryder Cup debut for USA in 2021 at Whistling Straits and his first Presidents Cup start in 2022 at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Schauffele burst onto the PGA TOUR scene during the 2016-17 season, recording four top-10 finishes, including two wins¾A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier and the TOUR Championship. His victory at East Lake helped Schauffele cap off his rookie campaign ranked No. 3 in FedExCup standings and lock up the Arnold Palmer Award as the PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year. The 29-year-old California native has racked up a total of 46 top-10 finishes¾eight coming in major championships¾in his seven-plus seasons on TOUR, including seven victories. At the end of last season, Schauffele had recorded three wins, the third multi-win season of his career, and joined Justin Thomas as one of two players to finish in the top-15 of the FedExCup standings each season since 2016-17. Schauffele is currently ranked No. 21 in FedExCup points to go with his No. 5 world ranking on the strength of seven top-10s in 12 starts to date. This will be Schauffele’s sixth appearance at the Memorial Tournament, where he has finished inside the top 20 the past four years in a row. Schauffele’s T-18 effort in 2022 increased his Tournament earnings to $703,710. His Memorial scoring average is 71.44.
Defending U.S. Amateur champion, Bennett, became a household name last month after opening with back-to-back rounds of 68 at Augusta National Golf Club to enter the third round of the Masters in third place. Bennett finished the tournament tied for 16th to earn low amateur honors at Augusta National. The 23-year-old Texas native is a fifth-year senior at Texas A&M. He has recorded five NCAA victories and has earned First-Team All-American and First-Team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) honors for the Aggies. In 2022, Bennett was named the SEC Golfer of the Year and represented the United States in the Arnold Palmer Cup. He is ranked No. 5 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking and No. 4 in the PGA TOUR University Ranking. This will be Bennett’s first start at the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday.
To purchase remaining badge options for the 2023 Memorial Tournament presented by Workday, the public may visit www.memorialbadges.com or call the Tournament Ticket Office 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EDT weekdays at 877-MT BADGE (877-682-2343). Free Junior tickets are available in advance with a valid badge purchase or at all entry gates during Tournament week for kids 18 and under (must be accompanied by a ticketed adult). Any Day Practice Round tickets are available in packs of three. The cost is $50 and each ticket provides single-day practice-round access to the Tournament grounds Monday, May 29, Tuesday, May 30, or Wednesday, May 31.
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About the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday
The Memorial Tournament presented by Workday 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, Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation and numerous other local organizations. For more information, visit www.thememorialtournament.com or call 614-889-6700.
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