Memorial Tournament, strong hunderstorms

In Dublin, Ohio (USA), bad weather stops the first round of The Memorial Tournament, one of the most anticipated appointments of the 2021 PGA Tour of golf. Strong thunderstorms initially led to two suspensions until the organizers’ decision was to stop the lap. The game will resume today with 6 players who did not even manage to make the first tee shot and others called to complete most of the 18 opening holes.

The Memorial Tournament, results

The American Collin Morikawa managed to complete his lap and, with a partial of 66 (-6), provisionally leads the leaderboard with a shot ahead of compatriot Adam Long, second with 67 (-5). The third position (68, -4) is shared by two other US players, Adam Long and Xander Schauffele, as well as Canadian Nick Taylor and Spaniard Rafa Cabrera Bello. Good start for Justin Thomas (world number 2) and Jon Rahm, reigning champion, both 7 / i with 69 (-3). Bryson DeChambeau also made a strong start on the Muirfield Village GC course (par 72). After just 3 holes played the Californian is on “-2” thanks to two birdies. While he retired, due to an injury to his left forearm, Matt Kuchar.

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.