Woods, Manning to be paired together at Memorial Tournament
May 20, 2018
By Staff, PGATOUR.COM
- May 20, 2018
- Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning are among a host of golfers and celebrities playing in the Memorial Tournament's pro-am. (Getty Images)
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning will be paired together in the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance pro-am on Wednesday, May 30.
In addition to Woods and Manning, the pro-am will feature top players from the tournament’s field of competitors, as well as NFL royalty Anthony Muñoz, Greg Olsen and LaDainian Tomlinson. Manning, Muñoz and Tomlinson are all former winners of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award and Olsen is a two-time finalist.
Woods, along with FedExCup No. 1 Justin Thomas and a host of other PGA TOUR stars have committed to the 43rd edition of the Memorial Tournament. The field also includes Patrick Reed, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Bubba Watson, Zach Johnson and Jason Dufner, the 2017 Memorial winner.
“I am pleased that the Memorial Tournament once again is drawing a wonderful field,” said tournament founder and host Jack Nicklaus. “To have the additional commitments of Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas gives the golf fans of Central Ohio that much more to look forward to tournament week. I have been so impressed with Tiger during his comeback, and as I said after last weekend, I think he is on the verge of winning for the first time in several years. He’s been very close, and having won five times at Muirfield Village, I wouldn’t be surprised if he contended to win his sixth. Justin Thomas, meanwhile, just ascended to No. 1 in the world, and he has been playing great golf for a while now. It is an honor well deserved, and I expect he will be among the contenders come Sunday.”
To purchase badges for this year’s edition of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, the public 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. 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.