Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Memorial Tournament May 31st-June 3rd

This tournament seemed to come up much faster than usual, but that could be due to Memorial Day weekend. The Memorial Tournament will be played at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio. In my opinion, the main people to watch would be:

Steve Stricker: He is the defending champion, so I included him in the list even though he hasn't done much this year.

Justin Rose: He has won the tournament in 2010, and is currently leading the European Tour in the Race to Dubai (placed 2nd in the BMW Championship), though Rose hasn't been spectacular on the PGA Tour this year.

Bubba Watson: His first start since New Orleans. I am looking forward to seeing him play because it has been a while. Wonder how rusty he is?

Phil Mickelson: Mickelson is always a contender and you can never count him out (even when there seems to be no hope) due to his consistent play. He has played very well over the years at this event, but has never won.

Tiger Woods: He has won here four times in the past...but remember: that is the past. I didn't choose Tiger because I think he will do well, I chose him because he can be entertaining to watch.

Rory McIlroy: In both of his starts here, he has earned top 10 spots. Even though his play lately has been worse than average, McIlroy is due to come out of his slump.

Luke Donald: He just reclaimed the world #1 spot after winning the BMW Championship. Another consistent golfer. Donald has played well at Muirfield Village in his last few starts with top 20s.

Jim Furyk: With a handfull of top 20s and 1 win at this tournament in the early 2000s, Furyk is definitely a contender. Though he hasn't won yet this year, this could be his tournament. I would love for him to return to his 2010 season state.

The tee times for this event would be located in the link scoreboard at the top so you can find your favorite player. The Memorial Tournament tomorrow (5/31) will be televised from 3-6 PM on the Golf Channel. My favorite players in the field would be Keegan Bradley, Fred Couples (who won the tournament in the 90s), Jim Furyk, Ken Duke, Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, and Jonas Blixt. I would love to see Duke win for the first time since coming off of the Nationwide Tour. He has played a lot of great golf this year and is truly a caring person, especially with his talk with people with scoliosis over the last weekend after the Crowne Plaza Invitational. Duke is one of the nicest guys on tour. For the whole story on Duke, checkout this link: Ken Duke Offers Encouragement, Support to Fellow Scoliosis Sufferers

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