Dublin, Ohio – At 6:00 p.m. EDT Tournament Officials announced the final playing field for the 2017 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson leads a contingent of 120 players for the 42nd edition of the prestigious invitational Jack Nicklaus started in 1976.
The 2017 Memorial Tournament begins Monday, May 29 at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
The list of entrants includes seven of the top-10 from the Official World Golf Ranking: No. 1 Dustin Johnson, No. 3 Jason Day, No. 4 Hideki Matsuyama (2014 Memorial winner), No. 7 Jordan Spieth, No. 8 Adam Scott, No. 9 Justin Rose (2010 Memorial winner) and No. 10 Rickie Fowler. The 2017 field also boasts all of the top 10 in FedExCup points standings.
In addition to Rose and Matsuyama, seven past winners of the Memorial Tournament will be returning to Muirfield Village Golf Club, including K.J. Choi, Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, David Lingmerth, Carl Pettersson, Vijay Singh and William McGirt, the 2016 winner.
"I am pleased and excited to welcome so many of the game's top players to Muirfield Village Golf Club, and I look forward to a great week of competition that the fans of Central Ohio will enjoy,” said Tournament Founder and Host Jack Nicklaus. “The best players in the world have always supported the Memorial Tournament, and certainly this year is no different.
“We also look forward to the opportunity Wednesday to honor my good friend Greg Norman, as well as three fine individuals from the past in Ken Venturi, Harvie Ward and Tony Lema. Underlining great golf and a commitment to honor those who have contributed so much to the game is our mission to raise needed money for Nationwide Children's Hospital, through our alliance with the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation. The support of these great players and the fans of Central Ohio allow us to make a difference in the lives of children and the families who love them.”
In related news, world No. 2 Rory McIlroy, who previously committed to the Tournament, has had to pull out due to a nagging rib injury.
“It’s disappointing to miss the Memorial Tournament,” McIlroy said. “This Tournament attracts such a stellar field, and I was excited to try and better my 4th place finish from last year. The Memorial Tournament is one of the best TOUR stops of the year and I hope everyone involved has a great week"
2017 FIELD OF COMPETITORS AS OF 6:00 P.M. ON 5/26/17
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As a reminder, badges and package options for the 42nd Memorial Tournament remain available until midnight. Weekly Patron badges, which are valid Monday through Sunday and provide access to the Tournament grounds, are available for $185 each. Golden Bear Club badges, also valid Monday through Sunday, are $290 each and provide access to the Tournament grounds and the Golden Bear Club, a climate controlled venue located in the heart of Tournament play between Hole No. 10 fairway and No. 14 green. The Golden Bear Club provides access to a menu of items for purchase catered by Cameron Mitchell Premier Events, a cash bar, television viewing, private restrooms, scoring terminals and open seating in a sports bar atmosphere.
For more information, patrons may call the Tournament Ticket Office 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays at 877-MT BADGE (877-682-2343) or visit www.memorialbadges.com to purchase badges. Kids 18 and under can attend for free with a ticketed adult. Daily practice round tickets for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are also available. The cost is $35 and they are valid for all three practice-round days.
About the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide
The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide is held annually at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. The Tournament, founded and hosted by Jack Nicklaus, is conducted each year with three goals in mind: to honor the memory of individuals living and deceased who have distinguished themselves in the game of golf; to showcase the world’s best golfers competing on one of the most challenging venues in the world for the enjoyment of spectators; and to benefit many Greater Columbus Charities in alliance with the Nicklaus Children's Healthcare Foundation, Nationwide Children's Hospital and numerous other local organizations. For more information, visit www.thememorialtournament.com or call 614-889-6700.
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