Memorial Tournament 2018

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The Memorial Tournament 2018 This might be Tiger Woods’ best bet to win this year. A limited field of 120 golfers take their talents to Ohio for this week’s Memorial Tournament. The Memorial golf tournament is hosted by Jack Nicklaus and is part of the PGA Tour schedule. Find the tournament dates and details about the event, including the list of past winners.

Full coverage of The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio. Here is what the leaderboard looks like heading into Sunday’s final round. At the beginning of this calendar year, I made 10 predictions. None of them have actually come true yet, but one of them was that Tiger Woods would win in 2018. I know it’s difficult to remember the way we perceived things a week ago, much less five months ago, but it felt as if I was stepping out on a limb skinnier than Chesson Hadley with that prognostication.

He is No. 10 on the PGA Tour in strokes gained overall, and seven of the nine golfers ahead of him in that category have won golf tournaments in 2018. There is a lot of evidence stacking up that Woods not only can win in 2018 but that he will. Tiger Woods and No. 1 Justin Thomas have committed to Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial Tournament May 31-June 3. THANK YOU! On behalf of all involved with the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, I would like to personally thank you for taking time to volunteer for this year’s event.

Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Memorial Tournament. 2018 Memorial Tournament will be held May 28 – June 3 at Muirfield Village Golf Club featuring the world’s best golfers. Memorial Tournament: Featured groups pair Justin Thomas with Patrick Reed, Lefty with Bubba. Eight of the top nine players in the world are set to play the Memorial Tournament.

The Players Championship 2018 Live

Webb Simpson ties course record, takes five-shot lead at Players Championship after second round

Webb Simpson didn’t miss anything except the island green.

On the verge of shattering the course record Friday at the TPC Sawgrass – even a 59 was in play – Simpson hit a sand wedge shot into the water on the notorious par-three 17th and made a double bogey that ruined his round, but not his day at The Players Championship. He still tied the record with a nine-under 63, and he had a five-shot lead, the largest in the 45 years of this tournament.

“It wasn’t a mistake,” Simpson said. “Just the wrong club.”

He was in no mood to let that sour his mood. Simpson simply couldn’t miss, whether it was a 35-foot eagle putt on his second hole or a 30-foot birdie putt up the slope and into the cup on the 15th. At that point, all he could do was laugh.

And then he reached the 17th, playing 147 yards to a back pin, the light wind playing tricks with him. He kept backing off, trying to decide between sand wedge and pitching wedge. He said a few fans were telling him to hit it.

The ball hit the wooden frame on the front of the green, caromed high in the air and landed on the back of the green with so much momentum that it rolled through the light collar of rough and disappeared into the water.

“Everything is going in,” he said. “You feel like no matter what, you’re going to make it, and I grew up on an easy golf course so it reminded me of being back home, shooting low numbers. But at the same time, you’re at the TPC Sawgrass, so you know that trouble is everywhere, as you guys saw with me on 17.”

And it will be there over the next two rounds.

Simpson was the seventh player to shoot 63 on the Stadium Course – fifth since 2013 – and his 15-under 129 tied the 36-hole record set two years ago by Jason Day.

Charl Schwartzel (66), Patrick Cantlay (68) and Danny Lee (66) are five shots behind.

Tiger Woods at least gets to return on the weekend. He made the cut on the number (one-under 143) after a 71 in the easier morning conditions. Woods was outside the cut line until Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas each made bogey on the 18th. Spieth three-putted from 35 feet, though he shot 68 and ended three straight years of missing the cut. Rory McIlroy wasn’t so fortunate. He was inside the cut line until hitting into the water on the 17th and making a double bogey.

Conditions were ideal for scoring for the second straight day. Simpson took that to another level.

He ended the front-nine with a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-five ninth for a one-shot lead, and then he took off. Starting with an up-and-down at the par-five 11th, Simpson ran off six straight birdies – three straight from the 20-foot range, the most unlikely birdie being the one from behind the 15th green, and another up-and-down from left the of the green on the par-five 16th.

Spieth was five-under on his round through 11 holes and wondered if he had the low round of the day. And then he saw the leaderboard.

“It was just amazing,” said Spieth, who played with McIlroy and Thomas. “We were talking about it throughout the round, all three of us. We were like, ‘Man, I hope he shoots 59.’ And at the same time, we’re saying if he shoots 59, can you imagine how hard the setup is going to be tomorrow?”

The real challenge will be catching Simpson.

Only three other players have led by as many as three shots through 36 holes at The Players – Lanny Wadkins (three) in 1979, Greg Norman (three) in 1994 and Day (four) in 2016. All of them went on to win.

“If you’re off a little bit, you make bogeys or double bogeys as easy as you can make birdies,” Simpson said. “I don’t think any lead is safe. … There’s no defensiveness in my game tomorrow.”

Schwartzel never came close to a bogey, only missing two greens, and just barely. Cantlay only had one bad swing and one bad break, both on the par-five ninth, that led to bogey. Lee shot a 31 on the back nine with a double bogey on the 11th hole.

Simpson left them all in his wake.

“The most entertaining golf in our group was watching Webb’s score,” said Justin Rose, who played behind Simpson and shot 72. “It’s a miracle round. To be 11-under par, it’s a shame he doesn’t finish it off. But 17 is a hard hole to get through. I’m sure he was nervous playing that hole. We’re all nervous playing that hole, but an 11-under par round, that green I’m sure looks even smaller.”

Woods had wedges in his hand on his opening three holes and never got it close for birdie, and it was like that all day. He was in the feature pairing with Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler, and Woods was the only one to make the cut.

Mickelson went 79-73 and missed the cut for the fifth time in the past six years. Fowler was in good shape until losing a ball in a tree on the sixth hole for the first of consecutive double bogeys. He shot 71 and missed the cut by two shots.

Players Championship live 2018

Players Championship preview: Tiger Woods, Jason Day headline ‘fifth major’ field

The PGA Tour heads to one of its most popular stops this week for The Players Championship, long considered golf’s fifth major.

Boasting one of the strongest fields, on a course long dubbed one of the more entertaining in golf, The Players provides plenty of drama with so many risk-reward holes down the stretch.

Over the last 16 years, 16 different golfers have won The Players, with Tiger Woods (2001, 2013) the only to have won multiple times in the new millennium.

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In 2015, Rickie Fowler showcased the tournament’s volatile nature while sprinting to victory despite trailing Sergio Garcia by five strokes with just six holes to play. With birdies on 13, 15, 17 and 18, and an eagle on the par-5 16th, Fowler earned an unlikely spot in the playoff, where he ultimately outdueled Kevin Kisner for his biggest win to date.

Jason Day, winner twice this year, including last week at the Wells Fargo Championship, won here in 2016 to cement his status among the game’s elite.
The Course

TPC Sawgrass (Stadium Course), a 7,189-yard, par 72 designed by Pete Dye in Florida’s wetlands. With five reachable par 5s and a number of short par 4s, Sawgrass offers plenty of birdie opportunities. But ever since the tournament’s move to May, the course has been firmer and faster at the time of the tournament, forcing higher scores.

The famed island green par-3 17th remains among the most iconic holes in the world. Though only 130 yards, or less, it is one of the trickiest greens to hit in regulation.
Defending Champion

Si Woo Kim, at 21-years-old, became the youngest player to win The Players after a bogey-free final round gave him a three-shot win over Ian Poulter. Though he has battled back injuries since his Players win, Kim recently finished runner up at the RBC Heritage.

The usual suspects of Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Day and Sergio Garcia are all in the field this week. Others such as Hideki Matsuyama and Brooks Koepka are trying to rediscover their form after injury setbacks.

Johnson and McIlroy haven’t enjoyed a great deal of success on this course, but Day, Fowler and Garcia are always threats at TPC Sawgrass.

Chesson Hadley has been in form ever since his late Tour run last fall helped secure his PGA Tour card. Hadley has five top-7 finishes already this season.

Francesco Molinari is a notoriously streaky player, and coming off three top-20 finishes in his last four starts bodes well for his chances this week.