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There's an obvious connection between Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Padraig Harrington in that they're all from the same part of the world (McIlroy and McDowell from Northern Ireland and Harrington from Ireland).
There's another common bond the three share: they're all major winners.
For McIlroy, this year marks a departure from his routine of taking off the week before a major championship. But fresh off three straight missed cuts for the first time in four years, McIlroy is hoping to find his form in Memphis.
Two years ago, McIlroy played at the FedEx St. Jude Classic and tied for 29th.
Similarly, this is also the first time McDowell is playing in the tournament in a few years. He last played there in 2009, tying for seventh after a final-round 63.
McIlroy's fellow Northern Irishman has endured his own share of struggles. He hasn't won on the PGA TOUR since capturing the 2010 U.S. Open and is coming off a missed cut at THE PLAYERS Championship.
Harrington, meanwhile, has been a regular at the FedEx St. jude Classic. He's played there every year since 2007 and in 2008 tied for fourth, his best finish in the event.
The 2008 season also happens to be the last time Harrington won on the TOUR, but he's shown signs of working his way back this year.
Harrington tied for seventh at Pebble Beach and tied for eighth in the Masters, where he was in contention in the final round.
He also played well in his last start, tying for 15th at the HP Byron Nelson Championship.
Toms was also twice a runner-up in Memphis, in 2005 and in 2009. Despite a final-round 65 by Toms in the latter of those two years, he still finished five shots back of Gay, who went wire-to-wire after opening with a 64.
Toms also finished third in 2007.
Of Love's 20 career victories on TOUR, none have actually come in this tournament.
The U.S. Ryder Cup captain does arrive at TPC Southwind in good form, however -- albeit not exactly well-rested.
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Love tied for 16th last week at the Memorial tournament, then turned around a day later and survived a 36-hole qualifier to earn a spot in the field for next week's U.S. Open.