2017 the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide
Expert Picks and Tournament Preview

The Memorial Tournament LogoThe Memorial – or more importantly Jack’s Tournament is an invitational tournament started by Jack Nicklaus in 1976 with a vision to grow it to be as important as the Masters. Today the tournament has an annual field of 120 PGA Tour golfers that cherish the opportunity to play in Jack’s Tournament.

Officially called “the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide” it is played at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin Ohio which is a course built by –who else – Jack Nicklaus. One of the highlights of the tournament is an induction ceremony which honors past golfers. A plaque for each of the honored players is installed near the clubhouse at Muirfield.

2017 the Memorial Tournament Preview

As with other invitational tournaments on the PGA Tour, the 2017 Memorial Tournament will once again feature a strong field to play in Jack’s Tourney. Used as a final warm up before the 2017 US Open tees off, it allows for the top players to take a break next week by playing in a top field tourney this week.

You also have just 2 weeks to get your fantasy golf game in check for the DraftKings Fantasy Golf Millionaire Contest run by our affiliate partners. $33 can win you $1 Million but if you start playing this week you can enter qualifier contests for FREE and you can play your way into a seat at the biggest fantasy golf tournament in the world!

Free Golf Contest for the Memorial

Dates - June 1 – June 4, 2017

Prize Pool - $8,700,000

First Place - $1,530,000

FedEx Cup Points - 500

Muirfield Village Golf Course

2017 Memorial Tournament Golf Course

Name of Course – Muirfield Village GC

Where is Muirfield Village GC - Dublin, OH

Muirfield Village GCPar – 72

Yards – 7392

Slope Rating - 153

Year Built – 1974

Designed by - Jack Nicklaus

Past Memorial Tournament Invitational Champions

William McGirt Defending ChampionWilliam McGirt2016 – William Mcgirt

 

David Lingmerth2015 – David Lingmerth

 

Hideki Matsuyama2014 - Hideki Matsuyama

 

Matt Kuchar2013 - Matt Kuchar

 

The Memorial Tournament info - Trends, Tidbits

  • the Memorial Tournament is one of 5 PGA Tour tournaments that are considered "invitational"
  • the Memorial has a reduced field of only 120 golfers
  • Tiger Woods has won 5 times (1999, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2012)
  • Tiger Woods also won the Memorial 3 years in a row (1999-2001)
  • In 1984 Jack Nicklaus became the first 2 time winner of the Memorial Tournament
  • In the 1990s the tournament started having years where tickets were sold-out - a first on the PGA Tour other than the major championships

2017 The Memorial Tournament Fantasy Golf Picks Info

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Free Golf Contest for the Memorial

Why you need expert picks for the 2017 Memorial?

When you have smaller fields like the 2017 Memorial Tournament you need to focus more on finding fantasy golfers that make the cut, more so than in a regular PGA Tour week as well you will need those players to have a higher than average finishing position than you would in a normal week as well. Using stats like the ones offered at Golfstats.com will help you concentrate your research in one location as opposed to spreading it out over several websites that provide stats (sometimes out of date or even incorrect stats). If you want to see how it works, click the video to check it out: