Featured Groups: the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide
May 29, 2019
By Staff, PGATOUR.COM
- May 29, 2019
Players reflect on Tiger Woods chasing 82 PGA TOUR wins
The PGA TOUR has released the four featured groupings for Thursday-Friday at this week’s Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.
Tiger Woods – Justin Rose – Bryson DeChambeau (WATCH: Exclusively Thursday on PGA TOUR LIVE)
Tee times: Round 1 (8:26 a.m. ET, No. 10); Round 2 (1:16 p.m. ET, No. 1)
NOTABLE: Five-time Memorial champion Woods (1999, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2012) will play alongside Rose, the 2010 Memorial winner, and defending champion DeChambeau.
Woods looks to tie Sam Snead’s record for most PGA TOUR wins (82) at the same event he tied Jack Nicklaus for second place all-time, his last win at Muirfield Village in 2012.
In addition to his win in 2010, reigning FedExCup champion Rose also finished runner-up in 2008 and 2015.
DeChambeau survived a three-man playoff at the 2018 Memorial to start a stretch of four wins in 12 PGA TOUR starts including each of the first two 2018 FedExCup Playoffs events.
Phil Mickelson – Rickie Fowler – Matt Kuchar
Tee times: Round 1 (1:16 p.m. ET, No. 1); Round 2 (8:26 p.m. ET, No. 10)
NOTABLE: Kuchar, winner of the Memorial in 2013 and the current FedExCup leader, will play with fellow 2018-19 season winners Fowler and Mickelson.
Mickelson earned his 44th PGA TOUR victory at the 2019 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and will make his 19th start at the Memorial.
Fowler missed his first cut in 22 starts at last week’s Charles Schwab Challenge; he has top-10s in each of his last two starts at Muirfield Village (T2/2017, T8/2018).
Kuchar has two wins (Mayakoba Golf Classic, Sony Open in Hawaii) and two runner-up finishes (World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play, RBC Heritage) during the 2018-19 season.
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PGA TOUR LIVE: Thursday-Friday, 7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. ET (featured groups). Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (featured groups), 3-6 p.m. (featured holes). Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (featured groups), 2:30-6 p.m. (featured holes). International subscribers (via GOLF.tv): Thursday-Friday, 11:15 to 22:00 GMT. Saturday-Sunday, 12:30 to 22:00.
Rory McIlroy – Jordan Spieth – Justin Thomas
Tee times: Round 1 (8:15 a.m. ET, No. 10); Round 2 (1:05 p.m. ET, No. 1)
NOTABLE: Spieth (2015), McIlroy (2016) and Thomas (2017) are all past FedExCup champions.
McIlroy’s nine top-10s this season lead the PGA TOUR and are his most in a season since 2014 (12).
After entering the PGA Championship without a top-10 finish since the 2018 Open Championship, Spieth has reeled off two in a row, finishing T3 at the PGA and T8 at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Nine-time PGA TOUR winner Thomas is competing for the first time since the Masters Tournament, making his return from a wrist injury.
Hideki Matsuyama – Jason Day – Adam Scott
Tee times: Round 1 (1:05 p.m. ET, No. 1); Round 2 (8:15 a.m. ET, No. 10)
NOTABLE: Matsuyama, Day and Scott were all members of the International Team at the 2013 Presidents Cup held at Muirfield Village; the three rank third (Matsuyama), seventh (Day) and 11th (Scott) in the current International Presidents Cup Team standings.
Day, a Columbus, Ohio resident, has five top-10s during the 2018-19 season, highlighted by a T4 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Scott is coming off a T8 finish at the PGA Championship; he has three top-fives in 11 starts at the Memorial.
The first of Matusyama’s five PGA TOUR titles came at the Memorial in 2014.