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May 31st, 2023

2023 Memorial Tournament: All you need to know

Stacked field looks to claim bumper prize purse

Can Hovland Capitalise on His Form?

The Memorial Tournament is the 33rd event of the 2022-23 PGA tour Season and eighth designated event, featuring seven of the top 10 players in the Official World Golf Ranking. The Total prise purse amounts to $20 million, with $3.6 million going to the outright winner, along with 550 FedEx Cup points.

Defending champion and seven-time PGA tour winner Billy Horschel seeks to join Tiger Woods as the only players to win the Memorial Tournament in consecutive years (1999-2001). Horschel enters the week at No. 108 in the FedExCup Standings, with two top-10s on the season. Horschel, the 2014 FedExCup Champion, has qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs and advanced to the BMW Championship in each of the last 10 seasons.

With two wins on the season, World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler leads the PGA tour with 11 top-10s this season and has finished T12 or better in each of his last 14 starts. Scheffler is making his third start at the event.

2020 Memorial Tournament winner Jon Rahm has four wins this season and holds a 552-point lead in the FedExCup standings over Scottie Scheffler. With a win this week, Rahm would become the first player to win five times in a season since Justin Thomas in 2016-17.

Rory McIlroy, the third-highest ranked player in the field at No. 3 in the Official World Golf Ranking, is making his 12th start at the event. Mcllroy has four top-10s in nine starts this season, highlighted by a win at The CJ Cup in South Carolina, and leads the tourin Driving Distance (326.2).

Two-time winner of the Memorial Tournament, Patrick Cantlay has four top-five finishes in six starts at the event. At No. 6 in the FedExCup Standings, Cantlay marks the highest ranked player without a win on the PGA tour this season.

Columbus, Ohio resident and Muirfield Village Golf Club member Jason Day will make his 14th start at the event. With his win at the AT&T Byron Nelson, Day is one of 22 players in the field that has won on the PGA tour this season.

Viktor Hovland will be hoping to add a 4th PGA tour win to his his name amidst some strong performances of late, namely the Masters and PGA Championship, finishing T7 and T2 respectively. His last PGA tour win came in 2021 at the World Wide Technology Championship, though more is now expected of him on the back making 15 out of 15 cuts, and placing T10 or higher 6 times this season.

Emiliano Grillo won last week’s Charles Schwab Challenge, earning his second PGA tour title and first since the 2015 Fortinet Championship, a span of 7 years, 7 months, 10 days. With the win, Grillo moved to No. 18 in the FedExCup Standings. The last player to win in back-to-back starts was Jon Rahm.

Reigning U.S. Amateur winner Sam Bennett, who finished T16 at the 2023 Masters Tournament, will make his professional debut. Reigning British Amateur champion Aldrich Potgieter will make his third start on tour.

Where: Muirfield Village Golf Club
When: June 1st - June 4th
Par: 72 
Total Yardage: 7,571
Total Prize Purse: $20 million 
Winner's Cut: $3.6 million + 550 FedExCup pts. 
Field: 120 players 
Defending champion: Billy Horschel 

TAGS: PGA Tour, Memorial Tournament, Muirfield, 2023