Rory McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler highlight star-studded Memorial field
The field for the Memorial Tournament next week has been revealed with the top five in the World Golf rankings set to participate.
Every year, the Memorial Tournament is recognized as one of the more prestigious PGA Tour events, drawing large crowds and some of the best golfers in the world. This year, that is especially accurate.
The top five players in the official World Golf Rankings, comprised of Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele will all be in the field.
The PGA Tour released the full field via Twitter Friday.
Field for next week’s Memorial Tournament presented by Workday pic.twitter.com/qITvrzfA0T
— PGA TOUR Communications (@PGATOURComms) May 26, 2023
Some of the other notable names that will tee it up in Dublin, Ohio next week include defending champion Billy Horschel, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth and Viktor Hovland.
Hovland has been playing as well as nearly anyone on tour of late. Following his T2 at the PGA Championship, he finds himself once again in contention entering the weekend at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Meanwhile, Spieth, who missed the cut at Colonial, has been dealing with a wrist injury. He struggled mightily at the PGA Championship, but stated that the wrist was not the reason. Nevertheless, one has to wonder if he is even close to full health considering his lackluster play the last few weeks.
He initially injured the wrist and withdrew from the AT&T Byron Nelson a couple weeks ago.
Of course, there are certainly some of the best golfers in the world that will not be attending; notably the members of the LIV Golf tour. Brooks Koepka is coming off his third PGA Championship victory and fifth major overall.
Bryson DeChambeau finished top-five and is elite in his own right.
The LIV Golf split with the PGA Tour has hit a fever pitch this week. Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee and Phil Mickelson have traded barbs on Twitter, until Lefty was eventually banned. Only time will tell how this division in golf will play out.
But that isn’t going to stop golf fans from having fun enjoying another thrilling Memorial Tournament.
John Daly destroys PGA on Twitter amid withdrawal of Senior PGA Championship
John Daly gave it a shot this week at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship but left after 13 holes in Round 1.
John Daly attempted to play in the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship this weekend, a week after missing the 105th PGA Championship. After 13 holes, he chose to withdraw from the tournament and took to Twitter to blast the PGA of America for their tee boxes.
“So hard to play tee boxes that are down grade. Golf course is great but I wish they would make their tee boxes level! We are not young anymore!! Some guys are ADA and we can not follow through on down hill tee boxes!! I’m sorry @PGA you are going the wrong way in golf but I love y’all. But you are making holes really really long.. St Andrew’s never had a downhill tee box. Quit while your NOT ahead…. Thank you 13,” Daly tweeted.
So hard to play tee boxes that are down grade. Golf course is great but I wish they would make their tee boxes level! We are not young anymore!! Some guys are ADA and we can not follow through on down hill tee boxes!! I’m sorry @PGA you are going the wrong way in golf but I… pic.twitter.com/Uajbg2HRA4
— John Daly (@PGA_JohnDaly) May 26, 2023
He included an image of his legs looking aged with his left knee appearing to be swollen.
The Senior PGA Championship is playing the Fields Ranch East course at the PGA’s new headquarters in Frisco, TX. However, the tee boxes did not match the 1991 PGA Champion’s standard.
As someone who has had a lot of injuries and is rehabbing a knee replacement surgery, Daly let the PGA have a piece of his mind. Of course, Daly’s eating habits likely don’t help him.
The 57-year-old is no stranger to being blunt. In 2018, he worked with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because the US Seniors Open refused to give him a cart to use during the round, per GolfMonthly. His health continues to be in the news in recent years, with his bladder cancer diagnosis in 2020 and now having both knees replaced.
Daly competed in the first senior major of the year at the Regions Tradition, where he finished T65.
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