Weekly Preview: the Memorial

Weekly Preview: the Memorial

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

the Memorial Tournament

Muirfield Village G.C.
Dublin, OH

The PGA Tour heads to, well, nowhere new as the city of Dublin, Ohio hosts an event for the second week in a row. Even though the course is the same, it is expected to play a bit different than it did last week. To be exact, it's supposed to be more difficult, which for those that played this past week, shouldn't be much of an adjustment. However, for those that got used to the courses that held events immediately out of the break, it could be quite a shock to the system. This past week at Muirfield Village was the first time the course looked like one capable of containing PGA Tour golfers. Though there were scoring opportunities, it certainly didn't resemble the weekly birdie-fest we had become accustomed to over the previous month. For those that enjoy seeing golfers struggle, at least a little bit, this week should be even better, as the rough will be higher in most spots and the greens will be running hotter. Tougher conditions generally mean higher-quality winners and, for the most part, that has held true in this event. There have been some surprise winners here over the past decade, but for the most part, the cream has risen to the top. In other words, it's best to lean on proven commodities this week.          

LAST YEAR

Patrick Cantlay shot a final-round 64 on his way to a five-stroke victory

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Greg Vara
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