Memorial Tournament: Everything you need for TOUR's trip to Jack's place

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The PGA TOUR heads to Muirfield Village this week for the Memorial Tournament hosted by Jack Nicklaus. It's one of the biggest stops on the calendar and will provide many with their final opportunity to prepare for the upcoming U.S. Open.

When: June 3-6
Where: Dublin, Ohio
Purse: $9.3 million
Winner's prize: $1.674 million

Date Channel Time (ET)
Thurs. June 3 Golf Channel 3-7 p.m.
Fri. June 4 Golf Channel 3-7 p.m.
Sat. June 5 Golf Channel 12:30-3 p.m.
CBS 3-6 p.m.
Sun. June 6 Golf Channel 12:30-2:30 p.m.
CBS 2:30-6 p.m.

Streaming available throughout the week on PGA TOUR Live.

Previous results

Jon Rahm is the defending champion after he ran away with the event last year. It initially appeared he won by five strokes, but he was assessed a two-shot penalty for causing his ball to move before he chipped in for birdie on No. 16. Rahm walked away with a three-shot victory for his fifth PGA TOUR title.

Patrick Cantlay and Bryson DeChambeau both secured the biggest wins of their careers - at the time - in 2019 and 2018, respectively.

The venue also held the Workday Charity Open in 2020, which Collin Morikawa won in a thrilling playoff over Justin Thomas.

Recent winners

2020: Jon Rahm (-9) over Ryan Palmer
2019: Patrick Cantlay (-19) over Adam Scott
2018: Bryson DeChambeau (-15) in a playoff over two others
2017: Jason Dufner (-13) over Rickie Fowler, Anirban Lahiri
2016: William McGirt (-15) in a playoff over Jon Curran
2015: Justin Rose (-15) in a playoff over Rickie Fowler
2014: Hideki Matsuyama (-13) in a playoff over Kevin Na
2013: Matt Kuchar (-12) over Kevin Chappell
2012: Tiger Woods (-9) over Andres Romero, Rory Sabbatini

The field

The Memorial always brings out a strong field, and this year is no different.

Eighteen of the top 30 players in the world will be in action, including Thomas, Morikawa, DeChambeau, Xander Schauffele, and defending champion Rahm.

Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Viktor Hovland, Cantlay, and Masters champ Hideki Matsuyama round out the notables in the 121-man field.

Featured Groups (all times ET)

Group: Patrick Cantlay, Bryson DeChambeau, Jordan Spieth
Thursday - 1:32 p.m. ET
Friday - 8:32 a.m. ET

Group: Rory McIlroy, Viktor Hovland, Adam Scott
Thursday - 1:44 p.m. ET
Friday - 8:44 a.m. ET

Group: Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele
Thursday - 8:44 a.m. ET
Friday - 1:44 p.m. ET

Group: Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Hideki Matsuyama
Thursday - 8:32 a.m. ET
Friday - 1:32 p.m. ET

The full list of groups and tee times can be found here.

The course

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Muirfield Village is a 7,543-yard, par-72 course designed by Nicklaus. It's considered one of the toughest courses in the PGA TOUR's rotation, which was proven last year when Rahm won with a score of just 9-under.

Players will need to regularly hit fairways to attack the smaller-than-average greens. Muirfield rewards elite iron play - part of the reason why Tiger Woods won there five times - because missing greens leads to extremely difficult up-and-down situations. No course produced a lower scrambling percentage last year than Muirfield.

Betting corner

Jon Rahm +1200
Viktor Hovland +1400
Justin Thomas +1500
Collin Morikawa +1700
Rory McIlroy +1700
Xander Schauffele +1700
Jordan Spieth +1800
Patrick Cantlay +1800
Bryson DeChambeau +1900
Louis Oosthuizen +2200
Tony Finau +2200
Corey Conners +2600
Hideki Matsuyama +3300
Joaquin Niemann +3300
Matthew Fitzpatrick +3300
Patrick Reed +3300
Scottie Scheffler +3300

(Odds source: theScore Bet)

Memorial Tournament: Everything you need for TOUR's trip to Jack's place
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