Final field announced for the 42nd playing of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide - Nicklaus Companies

Final field announced for the 42nd playing of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide

Dublin, Ohio – The field has been finalized for the 2017 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson leads a contingent of 120 players for the 42nd edition of the prestigious invitational that Tournament founder and host Jack Nicklaus started in 1976.
The 2017 Memorial Tournament begins Monday, May 29 at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
The list of entrants includes seven of the top-10 from the Official World Golf Ranking: No. 1 Dustin Johnson, No. 3 Jason Day, No. 4 Hideki Matsuyama (2014 Memorial winner), No. 7 Jordan Spieth, No. 8 Adam Scott, No. 9 Justin Rose (2010 Memorial winner) and No. 10 Rickie Fowler. The 2017 field also boasts all of the top 10 in FedExCup points standings.
Including Rose and Matsuyama, nine past winners of the Memorial Tournament will be returning to Muirfield Village Golf Club. The others are K.J. Choi, Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, David Lingmerth, Carl Pettersson, Vijay Singh and William McGirt, the 2016 winner.
“I am pleased and excited to welcome so many of the game’s top players to Muirfield Village Golf Club, and I look forward to a great week of competition that the fans of Central Ohio will enjoy,” Nicklaus said. “The best players in the world have always supported the Memorial Tournament, and certainly this year is no different.
“We also look forward to the opportunity Wednesday to honor my good friend Greg Norman, as well as three fine individuals from the past in Ken Venturi, Harvie Ward and Tony Lema. Underlining great golf and a commitment to honor those who have contributed so much to the game is our mission to raise needed money for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, through our alliance with the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation. The support of these great players and the fans of Central Ohio allows us to make a difference in the lives of children and the families who love them.”
In related news, world No. 2 Rory McIlroy, who previously committed to the Tournament, has had to pull out due to a nagging rib injury.
“It’s disappointing to miss the Memorial Tournament,” McIlroy said. “This Tournament attracts such a stellar field, and I was excited to try and better my 4th place finish from last year. The Memorial Tournament is one of the best TOUR stops of the year and I hope everyone involved has a great week.”

1 Sponsors Exemption – Members not otherwise exempt
120 Players in the Field Alternates:

  • Villegas, Camilo
  • Molder, Bryce
  • Huh, John
  • Barber, Blayne
  • Levin, Spencer
  • Bozzelli, Dominic
  • Poston, J.T.
  • Bohn, Jason
  • Van Aswegen, Tyrone
  • Gay, Brian

2017 the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Schedule of Events

Monday, May 29Practice RoundsAll Day
Tuesday, May 30Practice RoundsAll Day
Wednesday, May 31Practice RoundsAll Day
Nationwide Invitational at the Memorial (Official Pro-Am)7:30am
Patient Champion Program7:30am
Military Appreciation DayAll Day
Junior Golf DayAll Day
Honoree Ceremony

  • Greg Norman – Tournament Honoreeplus Tony Lema, Ken Venturi and Harvie Ward
  • Jerry Tarde – Memorial Golf Journalism Award recipient
Jack Nicklaus Golf Clinic (Driving Range)4:30pm
Junior Golf Clinic (Safari Golf Club)5:30pm
Thursday – Sunday
(June 1 – 4)
Tournament Play – 8:00am start (estimated)
Trophy Presentation Following Play of Final Round

*All times subject to change

2017 the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Television Schedule

DateNetworkTimesShow Description
Wednesday, May 31Golf Channel4:30 – 5:30 P.M. (ET)Live Honoree Ceremony
Thursday, June 1Golf Channel2:30 – 6:30 P.M. (ET)Live First Round Coverage
Golf Channel9:30 P.M. – 1:30 A.M. (ET)Second Round Replay
Friday, June 2Golf Channel2:30 – 6:30 P.M.Live Second Round Coverage
Saturday, June 3Golf Channel12:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.Live Bonus Coverage
CBS3:00 P.M – 6:00 P.M.Live Third Round Coverage
Sunday, June 4Golf ChannelNoon – 2:00 P.M.Live Bonus Coverage
CBS2:30 – 6:00 P.M.Live Final Round Coverage

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