Brooke Henderson dreams big art U.S. Women’s Open.
“This tournament has always played, has a special spot in my heart. In 2014, I was low amateur, got to be on the 18th green when Michelle Wie West was awarded her trophy, which is a pretty incredible feeling. I got the little medal that day, but hopefully someday I’ll get the big trophy. Any major championship, especially here at Olympic Club, this course is super challenging, and when you look back at the scores of the previous tournaments that have been held here, it’s pretty eye opening to see that the winning score was plus one after four rounds. You’re not used to that. So it’s a whole different mindset. Normally, you try to chase as many birdies as you can, whereas this week, honestly, I think you’re trying to chase as many pars as you can”.
The PGA Tour is back in the limelight with one of the most anticipated events of the greatest American men’s circuit, The Memorial Tournament. In Dublin, Ohio, 120 players will compete from 3 to 6 June, including seven of the best ten in the world. However, the most awaited big player, Dustin Johnson, world number 1, will certainly be missing. As for the Top 10, Brooks Koepka and Tyrrell Hatton will also be absent. There will not even be Tiger Woods (who in July 2020 returned to play the tournament after 5 months of absence and who with 5 successes is the record holder of the competition), Phil Mickelson and Francesco Molinari, with the Turin still knocked out due to a back injury that it had already forced him to forfeit the PGA Championship, the second men’s major 2021.
Among the big names in the race, the Spaniard Jon Rahm, reigning champion, who with the success obtained in 2020 conquered world leadership for the first time in his career. The Iberian (third in the ranking) will try to become the first player since 2001 (the last to succeed was Woods) to make the back-to-back.
From Justin Thomas to Bryson DeChambeau (winner in 2018), from Hideki Matsuyama (king of The Masters this year and scoring at The Memorial in 2014) to Rory McIlroy. These are some of the champions who will take part in The Memorial. A total prize pool of $ 9,300,000 is up for grabs. For a show beyond sport.
At Muirifield Village Golf Club, spectators who have not yet been vaccinated will be given the opportunity to do so by administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.