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The Memorial Tournament was founded in 1976 by Jack Nicklaus and is played at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.

There are two golf courses located at Muirfield Village, The Country Club at Muirfield and the signature Muirfield Village Golf Club, where the Memorial Tournament is held annually.

Muirfield Village Golf Club has hosted several national championships and international team competitions including the 1992 U.S. Amateur, the 1987 Ryder Cup, the 1998 Solheim Cup, the 1986 U.S. Junior Amateur and the 2013 Presidents Cup.

Course Overview

Muirfield Village was founded and designed by Jack Nicklaus and officially opened in May 1974. It is named after Muirfield in Scotland where he won the first of his three British Open titles. His victory at Muirfield in 1966 completed the first of his three career Grand Slams.

The origins of Muirfield Village Golf Club – Jack’s Place

One of the main features of the tournament is a yearly induction ceremony honouring past golfers. A plaque for each honouree is installed near the clubhouse at Muirfield. Nicklaus himself was the honouree in 2000.

In June 2014, the PGA Tour approved a resolution to grant the winner a three-year playing exemption, one more than other regular Tour events and on a par with winners of the World Golf Championships, The Tour Championship and the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Muirfield Village GC is a 7,571 yard Par 72 with 71 bunkers and water in play on 11 holes. Like most of Nicklaus’ designs, the challenge increases as you near the hole. Muirfield Village is a proper test of golf and a good warm-up event for the US Open. The fairways are fairly generous but the rough is demanding.

Tough Test Muirfield Village Golf Club

The greens are tough and it’s a tricky place to get up-and-down. This is again one of those weeks where accuracy will win over power and a good scrambling game won’t go astray. Expect players in the mix to have a healthy percentage of greens in regulation with first class putting and a low scoring average on the four gettable Par 5s.

Muirfield Village Scorecard

HoleParYardsHoleParYards
14490104472
24459115588
34392123180
43210134455
55547144360
64455155561
75582163220
83200174503
94417184480
Out363752In363819
Par72
Total7571
Par#ShortestLongestAverage
3’s4180220203
4’s10360503448
5’s4547588570

Memorial Tournament Winning Formula

Last 6 Champions of the Memorial Tournament

YearPlayerCountryScoreTo par
2022Billy HorschelUnited States275-13
2021Patrick CantlayUnited States275-13
2020Jon RahmSpain279-9
2019Patrick CantlayUnited States269-19
2018Bryson DeChambeauUnited States273-15
2017Jason DufnerUnited States275-13

The following table details the Average Strokes Gained in each of the key strokes gained categories for the past six champions of the Memorial Tournament.

Last 6 Champions
Strokes Gained Category
Average Strokes GainedAverage Finishing
Position SG Category
SGOTT2.72810th
SGAPR5.67610th
SGARG3.4699th
SGP2.63521st
SGT2G11.8733rd

Graphing the above Average Strokes Gained gives a visual check on the likely key areas required for success at this week’s Memorial Tournament.

Memorial Tournament Tips & Predictions

Corey Conners golf betting tips

Corey Conners 40/1 (E/W) – an established regular at the Memorial Tournament, he finished T13 in last year’s edition of the tournament. Already a winner this season capturing the Valero Texas Open back in April. Has kept the momentum going with his last two outings yielding a T8 in the Wells Fargo Championship and a very respectable T12 in the PGA Championship. The 31-year-old Canadian has a rock solid tee-to-green game, however, (like many) putting is his achillies heel. That said, history tells us that this is one of those weeks where you don’t necessarily need a red-hot flat-stick to get the job done. As consistently strong as anyone in this week’s field. Decent each way value.

Shane Lowry golf betting tips

Shane Lowry 40/1 (E/W) – a regular at Jack’s place, his best result around Muirfield Village is a T6 in 2021. The Irishman is having a quiet season by his standards. He has just 1 x Top10 among 5 x Top 25’s from eleven starts. However, a T12 in the recent PGA Championship puts him firmly on this week’s radar. Around Oak Hill he was an impressive 10th in SGT2G, 6th in SGAPR and T7 in GIR. A noted short-game specialist, his prospect improves with course difficulty. His Oak Hill performance would suggest that his ‘A-game‘ is not that far away. Fits the archetype for success this week and no doubting he has the potential and skill-set to make some noise come Sunday.

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