Jump to content
Frank-0-Sport

2018 Memorial Tournament Presented by Nationwide

206 posts in this topic Last Reply

Recommended Posts

The Memorial Tournament, presented by Nationwide
May 31-June 3 2018
Muirfield Village GC in Dublin Ohio
Purse: $ 8,900,000 / 1st Prize: $ 1,602,000
Winner receives 3-season PGA Tour exemption.
LINK: Inside The Field (PGATOUR.COM)

Check out the "Inside The Field" link, and see how Tiger Woods qualified for the event, then figure out why that particular category and not one of the others!.
A word of explanation about Adam Scott's qualification -- It's actually his 2016 WGC Doral-Cadillac win (before event moved to Mexico) that earned Scott an entry into the 2018 Memorial.
Edited by Frank-0-Sport

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Want to hide this ad? Register for free today!

So, how is it that Tiger Woods qualifies by being among the Top 70 Fed Ex Cup Points Leaders in the current season (2017-18), and not some other way?

For starters, the Memorial Tournament is an invitational event, rather than an "open" one, and as such its invitation categories differ a bit from the regular PGA Tour exemptions, Winners of the Memorial Tournament itself prior to 1997 are exempt for life (Tiger didn't win his first until 1999) while 2000-after Memorial winners are exempt for only five years (Tiger last won in 2012).

What about Tiger's 2013 Players Championship win? Only winners of the Players or of one of the four majors within the last five playings of the Memorial Tournament are exempt in that manner. Since Tiger's 2013 Players win was one month before the 2013 Memorial, it meant that he would be exempt only thru 2017.

What about the PGA Tour's Life Membership category (20-plus career wins)? That category is not used at the Memorial, and even if it was there's a scoring requirement that has to be achieved in the prior Tour season to make the exemption active. Since Tiger didn't play the 2016-17 season, his Life Member exemption was not active.

That leaves being among the Fed Top 70 during the last season (2016-17) or the current one (2017-18) -OR- receiving a sponsor invitation. There you go!
 

Edited by Frank-0-Sport

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can you imagine being the tournament or sponsor that says "No" to Tiger? Lol eff them....

GOOOOOOOOOOOOO TIGS!!!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Looking forward to following this tourney.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Buckeyebowman said:

Tiger's there because Nicklaus wants him there!

I'm pretty sure Tiger's there because he's always played there, it fits his schedule (two weeks before a major), and he's had success at the course. Nicklaus wanting him there is probably fourth on Tiger's list.

Well, maybe third, as two of those reasons could be joined up as one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Should be a good one. 

I'm not looking past Justin Rose, given the course and how he played last weekend. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We got some good featured groups this week.

 

Jason Day - Dustin Johnson - Rory McIlroy

Jordan Spieth -Bubba Watson - Phil Mickelson

Tiger Woods - Justin Rose - Jason Dufner

Justin Thomas - Patrick Reed - Rickie Fowler

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

The 2018 Memorial looks as if it will have the 5th strongest field of the year, according to the Official World Golf Rankings web-site. The tournament's Strength of Field (SoF) is currently listed as 652 (subject to change), following The Players (854), The Masters (794), WGC Match Play (733) and WGC Mexico City (679).

To see for yourself, go to the OWGR Events Page, then  toggle "SoF" a couple of times until the highest ranking event is at the top, followed by 2nd highest, 3rd highest, etc.

Edited by Frank-0-Sport

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@iacas I remember you saying that you typically attend. If you are going this year, which days are you going?

I will be attending Sunday's round with my wife. It's our 1st wedding anniversary on Sunday and it was her idea that we go to the tournament. :dance:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

30 minutes ago, klineka said:

@iacas I remember you saying that you typically attend. If you are going this year, which days are you going?

I will be attending Sunday's round with my wife. It's our 1st wedding anniversary on Sunday and it was her idea that we go to the tournament. :dance:

I don't know if I am this year, but @georgep may be there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

58 minutes ago, klineka said:

I will be attending Sunday's round with my wife. It's our 1st wedding anniversary on Sunday and it was her idea that we go to the tournament.

Lucky man! Enjoy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

1 hour ago, klineka said:

@iacas I remember you saying that you typically attend. If you are going this year, which days are you going?

I will be attending Sunday's round with my wife. It's our 1st wedding anniversary on Sunday and it was her idea that we go to the tournament. :dance:

image.png.604cdef115a8d5b64c0259210f594da7.png

Just kidding enjoy....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

2 minutes ago, HJJ003 said:

image.png.604cdef115a8d5b64c0259210f594da7.png

Just kidding enjoy....

Yeah, yeah… 😉 Looks like I might be there Sunday with the wife and kid.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Always a fan of this tourney - just love the look of the course and think it sets up pretty well for a bunched leaderboard from a good field.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

On ‎5‎/‎29‎/‎2018 at 7:59 AM, klineka said:

It's our 1st wedding anniversary on Sunday and it was her idea that we go to the tournament. :dance:

Congrats, take good care of that Gal. A Happy Wife is a Happy Life ...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

On 5/29/2018 at 7:48 AM, Zeph said:

Jason Day - Dustin Johnson - Rory McIlroy

Jordan Spieth -Bubba Watson - Phil Mickelson

Tiger Woods - Justin Rose - Jason Dufner

Justin Thomas - Patrick Reed - Rickie Fowler

Niiice! Love this one: Jordan Spieth -Bubba Watson - Phil Mickelson

 

On 5/29/2018 at 9:59 AM, klineka said:

I will be attending Sunday's round with my wife. It's our 1st wedding anniversary on Sunday and it was her idea that we go to the tournament. :dance:

:-*

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I just hope Jack can get a break with the weather with Alberto rolling through Ohio, and then a cold front coming through! It seems this tourney can't catch a doggone break with the weather, no matter where the Tour puts it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now



×

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...