The TOUR comes to Columbus, Ohio AKA Jack’s place (AKA our backyards) for the unofficial and newly crowned “real” 5th major. We say that because every year after watching the Players Championship we’re left disappointed by the course. Muirfield Village Golf Club and the field that the Memorial Tournament brings every year makes it much more qualified than TPC Sawgrass as a 5th major… then again that’s none of our business.
Moving on… the Memorial is one of the best fields year in and year out but this year a lot of people are excited to see Tiger play for the first time since 2015 (when he shot 85 on the weekend). He changed out his wedges for this week so it will be interesting to see how his short game holds up. Other players headlining this week are Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose and Patrick Reed. For all tee times click here.
As we mentioned Muirfield Village is quite the challenge. As The Fried Egg put it… the Golden Bear’s design “is your quintessential second shot golf course where precise shots are rewarded and average shots will face difficult two putts and par saves. We’re just praying that the storms in the forecast miss us so we can see some firm greens come Saturday and Sunday.
Lastly, before we get into our picks make sure to follow us on Twitter for some extremely hot takes and fire content. We’ll be bouncing back and forth from the tournament and our home club all weekend but if you see us come say “what’s up?” and let’s grab a beer. Our dark horse and a favorite picks are below:
- Favorite: Jordan Spieth
- Long Shot: Kevin Na
- Favorite: Justin Thomas
- Long Shot: Tiger Woods
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