This week marks the 29th event of the 2013-14 PGA Tour season, as the Tour heads to Jack's Place for the Memorial Tournament. A field of 120 players will tee it up this week at Muirfield Village Golf Club, where several of the game's best will look to pick up some momentum with the U.S. Open on the horizon.
Scott won at Colonial in his first start as the top-ranked player in the world, while McIlroy rallied from a seven-shot deficit to claim theBMW PGA Championship in England. They'll tee off at 1:16 p.m. ET Thursday alongside Jason Day, who is making his return to competition after injuring his left thumb. Day won the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in February but has made only one start since then, tying for 20th at the Masters.
Matt Kuchar will begin defense of his title alongside two former Memorial winners in Justin Rose and Steve Stricker. Rose, making his final start before the U.S. Open, won at Muirfield Village in 2010, while Stricker captured the title in 2011. The trio will tee off at 8:26 a.m. ET in the opening round.
Still in search of his first top-10 finish on the PGA Tour this season, Phil Mickelson will play the first two rounds with Jordan Spieth - who sits one spot ahead of him in the world rankings - andBill Haas. Here are some of the groups to keep an eye on early in the week in Columbus: