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Billy Horschel set to defend title at the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday

April 27, 2023

Billy Horschel set to defend title at the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday


DUBLIN, Ohio – Officials of the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday announced today that the Tournament has accepted entries from 2022 Memorial winner Billy Horschel, World No. 2 Scottie Scheffler, two-time major champion and reigning PGA champion Justin Thomas, and the PGA TOUR’s 2021-2022 Rookie of the Year Cameron Young 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 world-renowned Muirfield Village Golf Club.

Horschel, 36, won his seventh PGA TOUR title with a four-stroke victory at last year’s Memorial Tournament presented by Workday. With the victory, Horschel became the sixth Memorial Tournament winner to have won the FedExCup crown, joining Patrick Cantlay, Justin Rose, Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh. Horschel’s 2021-2022 season also included two runner-up efforts, a total of five top-10 finishes, and a T-20 FedExCup finish, marking the fifth time Horschel produced a top-20 result in the PGA TOUR’s season-long points competition. The Florida native enjoyed a breakthrough year on the PGA TOUR in 2013 with eight top-10 finishes and his first victory at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. The following season he won the BMW Championship and TOUR Championship, the final two events of the year, en route to winning the FedExCup title. This season Horschel has recorded two top-10s and is currently ranked No. 27 in the world and No. 98 in FedExCup points. He will be making his 10th start at this year’s Memorial Tournament where he owns a scoring average of 71.56 and earnings of $2,859,464.44.

Thomas, who won his second PGA Championship last May at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., is arguably one of the more popular and accomplished players of the past decade. With his 2021 win at THE PLAYERS Championship by one stroke over Lee Westwood, Thomas became the fourth player since 1960 to win 14 times on TOUR before turning 28, joining Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Johnny Miller. Thomas, who now owns 15 TOUR titles, has recorded at least one victory each season since joining the PGA TOUR in 2015, including three multi-win campaigns. His best season came in 2016-17, when Thomas won five times, including the PGA Championship for his first major title, won the FedExCup and the Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA TOUR Player of the Year. The 29-year-old Kentucky native has recorded two top-10 finishes over 10 starts this season. He is ranked No. 14 in the world and No. 69 in FedExCup points. Thomas has earned $809,410 over his eight starts at the Memorial Tournament to go with a 72.00 scoring average. His best Memorial finish is T-4 in 2017.

Scheffler, 26, winner of THE PLAYERS Championship, took the PGA TOUR by storm during the 2021-2022 season recording 11 top-10 finishes, including four runner-up efforts, four wins, and his first major championship at the Masters Tournament. Scheffler capped off his third season on TOUR by winning the Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA TOUR Player of the Year. The Texan has continued his inspired play this season with eight top-10 finishes, including two more victories—WM Phoenix Open and THE PLAYERS—to bring his career win total to six. He is currently ranked No. 2 in both the Official World Golf Ranking and FedExCup points. Scheffler has spent a total of 35 weeks ranked No. 1 in the World since first capturing the coveted spot in March of 2022 after winning the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play. The PGA TOUR’s 2019-20 Rookie of the Year will be making his third start at this year’s Memorial Tournament presented by Workday. His best finish at Muirfield Village Golf Club came in 2021 with a third-place effort, and his career-Tournament earnings total $719,820 to go with a 71.00 scoring average. 

Young earned PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year honors in 2021-2022 with seven top-10 finishes, five of them runner-up efforts, including a second-place finish at The Open Championship. He also finished T-3 at the PGA Championship. The 25-year-old New York native’s star has continued to shine bright this season with three top-10s in 11 starts, counting another runner-up and a T-7 at the Masters Tournament, his third top-10 in a major championship in just six starts. He is currently ranked No. 15 in the world and No. 37 in FedExCup points. In his Memorial Tournament debut last year, Young held a share of the opening-round lead with five players with a 5-under-par 67. He played his next two rounds at even par to enter Sunday tied for 12th before a final-round 84 dropped him to T-60.

Tickets for the 2023 Memorial Tournament are available for purchase by contacting the Tournament Ticket Office 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EDT weekdays at 877-MT BADGE (877-682-2343) or visit www.memorialbadges.com. Kids 18 and under can attend the Tournament for free with a ticketed adult. Daily practice round tickets for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are also available. The cost is $50 and they are valid for all three practice-round days.

For more information about the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday, please visit thememorialtournament.com. For the latest news and updates on social media, follow the Tournament on Twitter and Instagram at @MemorialGolf and on Facebook at Facebook.com/theMemorialTournament.

 

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.

About Workday

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