May 24, 2023
Three-time PGA TOUR winner Viktor Hovland, WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play champion Sam Burns, major champion Keegan Bradley, Wells Fargo Championship winner Wyndham Clark, and fan favorite Rickie Fowler join 2023 field at the Memorial Tournament prese
DUBLIN, Ohio – Officials of the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday announced today that the Tournament has accepted five new entries to compete in the 48th edition of the prestigious invitational hosted by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus. Joining the world-class field are three-time PGA TOUR winner Viktor Hovland, World Golf Championship-Dell Technologies Match Play champion Sam Burns, major champion Keegan Bradley, Wells Fargo Championship winner Wyndham Clark, and fan favorite Rickie Fowler.
The Memorial Tournament presented by Workday is May 29–June 4 at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
Hovland, 25, is one of the PGA TOUR’s bright young stars, with three victories in his first five years. Hovland became the first Norwegian to win on TOUR when he secured his first professional victory at the 2020 Puerto Rico Open. Following that, Hovland found his second and third TOUR wins at the 2020 and ‘21 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, becoming the only player in the event’s history to successfully defend his title. The 2018 U.S. Amateur champion is currently No. 6 in the world and No. 18 in FedExCup standings on the strength of six top-10 finishes over 14 starts, including a T-2 effort in last week’s PGA Championship at Oak Hill--his sixth-career top-20 in a major. This will be Hovland’s fourth start at the Tournament. His best finish being T-47 in 2021, and his Tournament earnings totaling $79,608 to go with a 73.42 scoring average.
Burns, 26, won the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play in his tournament debut in March by defeating Cameron Young in the championship match, 6 and 5, bringing his PGA TOUR win total to five. The Louisiana native secured his first TOUR victory in 2021 at the Valspar Championship, a title he defended in 2022, becoming the second player in tournament history to win the event in successive years. Burns enjoyed a career-best season last year with three victories. He was one of only five players to win three or more times during the 2021-2022 campaign and has qualified for the FedExCup playoffs the past four years in a row. This season, Burns has four top-10 finishes in 16 starts and is currently ranked No. 14 in the world and No. 13 in FedExCup standings. Burns has earned $39,185 in his three starts at Muirfield Village Golf Club and holds a 74.88 scoring average.
Bradley, 36, broke his four-year win drought in October at the ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP when he beat Fowler and Andrew Putnam by one stroke, elevating him to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings for the first time in his career and bringing his PGA TOUR victory total to seven. Bradley will make his 13th consecutive start in the Memorial Tournament, with a tie for eighth in 2015 and ’16 his best finish. The Vermont native has collected $614,115 in Tournament earnings and owns a 72.29 scoring average at Muirfield Village Golf Club. His career earnings on TOUR sit at $36,392,068 since turning pro in 2008. The 2011 PGA Championship winner is ranked No. 7 in FedExCup standings and No. 22 in the world. Bradley has recorded four top-10s over 15 starts this season, with his ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP victory and a runner-up at the Farmers Insurance Open counting among them.
Clark secured his first PGA TOUR victory earlier this month at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Wells Fargo Championship title, in addition to his six top-10 finishes this season, puts Clark at No. 6 in the FedExCup standings and No. 32 in the Official World Golf Ranking. The 29-year-old has collected $51,000 in his three starts at the Memorial Tournament with a 74.00 scoring average. Since turning pro in 2017, the Denver native has $11,005,024 in career earnings on TOUR.
Fowler will be making his 14th consecutive start in the Memorial Tournament, where his earnings of $2,166,489 ranks ninth in Tournament history. His career scoring average at Muirfield Village Golf Club is 71.36. The 34-year-old has five victories on the PGA TOUR, most recently the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open. Fowler finished second at the Memorial in 2010, his first Tournament appearance, and T-2 in 2017. This season, the California native has four top-10 finishes in 15 starts, including a T-2 at the ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP. Fowler is currently ranked No. 30 in the FedExCup standings and No. 52 in the world.
In additional Tournament news, Golden Bear Club badges have reached sellout status for the 2023 Memorial. The premium option, offering a climate-controlled sports bar venue conveniently located between Hole Nos. 10 and 14 with a comfortable interior, television viewing and elevated food and beverage options available for purchase, has been a popular badge upgrade since it was introduced in 2014.
“Central Ohio has some of the best fans on the PGA TOUR,” said Memorial Tournament Executive Director Dan Sullivan. “Reaching a sellout in Golden Bear Club badges yet again is a testament to their support of this community and passion for world-class golf.”
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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