The Memorial is one of the best events on the PGA Tour every year and for great reason. It is Jack's tournament, and the best players in the world usually come together to play the tournament. This year will be no different. The top three players in the world will be teeing it up this week, and all of them have won this tournament in the past. Tiger will be playing for the first time since his consecutive cut streak ended at the Byron Nelson a few weeks ago. He will be looking to get his game back in shape heading into Pinehurst #2 for the U.S. Open in two weeks. Muirfield Village Golf Club has been very good to Tiger in his career. Mr. Woods won this event three years in a row from 1999-2001. He also finished in third place last year at The Memorial.
The LPGA cruises down to the Jersey shore to compete at the Mariott Seaview Resort and Spa. On its 20th anniversary, the 54-hole tournament is being played on the par-71 6071 yard Bay Course and features a $1.4 million purse with $195,000 going to the champion.
Cristie Kerr won in dramatic fashion last year with a single birdie putt at the 18th to defeat Giulia Sergas and Paula Creamer. Five players were within one shot of the lead heading into the final two holes. Kerr's playing partner, 17-year old amateur Creamer, entered on a sponsor's exemption and nearly snatched the tournament from Kerr. As irony would have it, this is also the first course Kerr played as a professional in 1996 through a sponsor's exemption.