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.
The Memorial Tournament, big names
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.
A historic enterprise, one of the greatest ever in golf. In South Carolina Phil Mickelson with a total of 282 (70 69 70 73, -6) shots won the 103rd edition of the PGA Championship becoming the oldest winner of a Grand Slam tournament at 50 years, 11 months and 7 days. . The Californian surpassed the previous record of Julius Boros, king of the PGA Championship in 1968 at 48 years, 4 months and 18 days. On Kiawah Island, against all odds and after a tournament that saw him as protagonist from start to finish, the southpaw from San Diego overcame the competition of two other Major champions: Brooks Koepka (champion of the PGA Championship in 2018 and 2019) and Louis Oosthuizen, both 2 / i with 270 (-4). “It’s a fantastic success, I don’t think I’ve ever experienced anything like it. I believed and hoped that anything could be possible.
I hope to be a source of inspiration for many, I have made many sacrifices but it was really worth it. I love this sport and I love to compete with such strong players “Mickelson said at the end of the tournament. To celebrate his masterpiece over 10,000 spectators, crowded at the 18th hole of the Ocean Course (par 72), a course that left no way out even to Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas – respectively number 1 and two in the world, both out at the cut – and who celebrated the exploit of “Lefty”.
From Tiger Woods to Jack Nicklaus, from Gary Player to John Daly, from Thomas to Koepka, the world of golf has celebrated Mickelson’s victory. “Seeing you win at 50 is really inspiring. Congratulations “the compliments on Twitter of Tiger Woods, the great absentee of the tournament.” You are a formidable ambassador of this sport, a timeless champion “the praise of Player. The world of golf is a global tribute to one of its greatest performers who, 30 years, 4 months and 10 days after his first PGA Tour title at the Northern Telecom Open (in 1991, as an amateur) celebrated one of his victories most important. For the Californian it is the sixth title in a Major, the second in the PGA Championship (already won in 2005) and the 45 / o on the top American circuit where he is now in eighth place, in the all-time ranking, for trophies won.