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December 2014 Memorial Insider

Sent on Monday, December 14, 2015

REPEAT OFFENDERS: The Memorial Tournament... A look back: 1981 - 1985

This edition of our review looks at the years 1981-85, and what stands out from that period, of course, were the events that unfolded May 24-27, 1984, when the first two-time winner of the Memorial emerged. Appropriately, it was Jack Nicklaus.

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October 2015 Memorial Insider

Sent on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A Quick Turnaround

Welcome to the new PGA TOUR season, which looks a lot like the just completed PGA TOUR season, and not because, as Australian Steven Bowditch joked after the Presidents Cup that his offseason "was a 12-hour flight from Korea."

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AMERICANS RETAIN CUP IN DRAMATIC FINISH

On the eve of the 11th edition of the Presidents Cup in Incheon City, South Korea, Jack Nicklaus, four-time U.S. captain, was asked about how the opposing sides stacked up against each other.

“I think it will be fairly even,” the Golden Bear predicted, assessing the United States and International teams.

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August 2015 Memorial Insider

Sent on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A DAY TO REMEMBER

Jason Day showed steadiness and resolve and a plenty of power – and then raw emotion – in the 97th PGA Championship, and he needed all of those tools to break through for his first major title with a three-stroke victory over the ever-present Jordan Spieth at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis.

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IT'S PLAYOFF TIME!

Jordan Spieth, already the PGA of America Player of the Year and the presumptive choice to win the Jack Nicklaus Award as PGA TOUR Player of the Year, has yet another world to conquer starting this week.

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July 2015 Memorial Insider

Sent on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Open 2015

Zach Johnson demonstrated that the majors are not the exclusive domain of a big-hitting younger generation, that a player with a great wedge game and a reliable putter – and a mind strong enough to trust those modest powers – not only remains a relevant threat but also capable of winning golf’s biggest events on its biggest stages.

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DID YOU KNOW?

The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide is annually one of the biggest and most exciting stops on the PGA TOUR. Here are a few fun facts about the 40th playing of the Memorial.

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June 2015 Memorial Insider

Sent on Sunday, June 28, 2015

AN UNFORGETTABLE 40TH

With a three-stroke lead to begin the day, Justin Rose looked like the eventual winner of the 40th Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide. After he converted an unlikely 20-foot par putt in a playoff against David Lingmerth, he looked like a sure winner again.

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May 2015 Memorial Insider

Sent on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Memorial Tournament... A Look Back (2006-2014)

Foreign-born players made their mark in this era (2006 – 2014) of the Tournament, joining Greg Norman, Vijay Singh, Ernie Els and David Graham. In the first 15 years of the Memorial, only Graham and Norman were winners who hailed from outside the U.S. But in addition to Matsuyama last year, the international contingent added victories by Sweden's Carl Pettersson in 2006, South Korea's K.J. Choi in '07 and England's Justin Rose in 2010.

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April 2015 Memorial Insider

Sent on Thursday, April 16, 2015

THE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT... A LOOK BACK (2001 - 2005)

In our last five-year window, we had just entered the Tiger Woods era, and as dominant as he became throughout golf and the major championships, he also was without peer at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Now we look at 2001-2005, and not much changed, at least not at first.

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Nationwide offers fans an opportunity to upgrade their view

As part of Nationwide’s outreach during the Memorial Tournament, the presenting sponsor is offering fans the opportunity to become a VIP guest simply by wearing the right hat.

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March 2015 Memorial Insider

Sent on Sunday, March 15, 2015

DOMINANCE PERSONIFIED: THE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT... A LOOK BACK (1996 2000

We have now entered the Tiger Woods era with our next five-year period of review from 1996-2000. Woods turned professional near the end of the 1996 season and was a two-time winner by the time he reached the TOUR Championship, a remarkable sprint to excellence.

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A MASTERFUL PREVIEW

With three players earning Masters Tournament invitations thanks to victories in 2015 PGA TOUR events; the number of players eligible to compete in the year's first major has swelled to 94.

The tournament winners who previously weren't in the Masters included three-time major winner Padraig Harrington, who two weeks ago won the Honda Classic in a playoff over rookie Daniel Berger.

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Winter doesn't freeze up maintenance work at Muirfield Village Golf Club

When the world’s best golfers descend upon Muirfield Village Golf Club this June 1-7 for the 40th playing of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, they will be treated to one of the most finely conditioned golf courses on the PGA TOUR. Patrons and golfers alike will experience a track that is meticulously manicured from tee to green, complimented by thousands of spectacular and colorful flowers, trees and plant life. Countless hours each year go into preparing and maintaining Muirfield Village for the golf season in central Ohio. Those efforts don’t take a break during the winter. In fact, the maintenance crew is as busy as ever.

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February 2015 Memorial Insider

Sent on Monday, February 16, 2015

PERFORMANCES FOR THE AGES: THE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT... A LOOK BACK (1991-1995)

This edition of our review looks at the years 1991-95.

Let’s start with arguably one of the greatest Memorials ever. Few editions of the Memorial Tournament Presented by Nationwide were more memorable than the 1993 event won by Paul Azinger with his very last shot on the very last hole.

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THE INCOMPARABLE PANDEL SAVIC

He carries with him the presence of a man who commands respect not just because of what he’s done but the character he’s done it with. It’s been a nearly incomparable life but one that has served as the perfect proving ground of what can happen when opportunity meets spirit.

There have been plenty of times in the life of Pandel Savic when he started a journey and couldn’t have known what would happen on the other side.

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REMEMBERING BILLY CASPER

The golf world lost a legendary player and man this month with the passing of Billy Casper on February 7, 2015 at his home in Springville, Utah at the age of 83.

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January 2015 Memorial Insider

Sent on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

LOW SCORES & STORMY WEATHER: THE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT... A LOOK BACK (1986 - 1990)

This edition of our review looks at the years 1986-90.

And the best place to start is with chronological thrift, since the 1986 Memorial, played under four days of perfect weather, stands out for the scoring onslaught that occurred that year. Played May 22-25, the Tournament was won by Hal Sutton, the former PGA champion, who fired a 17-under 271 to win by four strokes over Don Pooley.

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FIRST LADY OF GOLF

The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced earlier this month that Barbara Nicklaus is the recipient of the 2015 Bob Jones Award.

Presented annually since 1955, the Bob Jones Award is the USGA’s highest honor. It recognizes an individual who demonstrates the spirit, personal character and respect for the game exhibited by Jones, winner of nine USGA championships.

Often referred to as the “First Lady of Golf,” Mrs. Nicklaus has skillfully used her influence as the wife of 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus for nearly 55 years to generate attention for youth-related charitable causes and volunteerism.

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