Major Stars Return For This Weekends Memorial Tournament
This weekend the world of Golf will present us with one of potentially the biggest non-major tournaments I've ever seen. The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golfcourse in Dublin, Ohio will have returning heroes, returning rivals, drama, and potential violence.
The biggest headline is clearly the return of Tiger Woods. Woods has been historically dominant at Muirfield Village GC. He's won five out of seven starts there which according to PGATour.com is a tournament record. With any luck, Tiger will be his best self because he's in a group with Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka who is also returning to competition after his caddie tested positive for COVID-19 forcing him to withdraw from the Travlers Championship last month. This group tees off Thursday at 1:17 pm.
The subplot I love the most from this weekend is the rivalry which is close to hatred between Koepka and Bryson Dechambeau. These two do not like each other and they are arguably the two biggest hitters on the tour. Dechambeau tees off at 8:06 pm on Thursday but with any luck will end up in a group with Koepka at some point this weekend.