The Memorial Tournament, everything is ready

In Dublin (Ohio), in the United States of America, everything is ready for The Memorial Tournament, one of the most important tournaments of the PGA Tour. The event will be staged from 2 to 5 June on the Muirfield Village Golf Club course ( field that has undergone a restyling in 2021 by Jack Nicklaus) and, among the 120 participants, there will be Francesco Molinari. The Turin-born is preparing to challenge, among others, seven of the best ten athletes in the world: excluding the absent Scottie Scheffler (world ranking leader), Justin Thomas (PGA Championship champion) and Sam Burns (winner of the Charles Schwab Challenge) , will be part of the stellar field Jon Rahm (second and champion in 2020), Cameron Smith (third), Collin Morikawa (fourth), Patrick Cantlay (sixth and reigning champion, winner in 2021 and 2019), Viktor Hovland (seventh) , Rory McIlroy (eighth) and Jordan Spieth (tenth).

The Memorial Tournament, schedule

Eyes also on the return to the field of Bryson DeChambeau (champion of The Memorial Tournament in 2018), fresh from the operation on his right wrist. In addition to the Californian, among the favorites there are also Xander Schauffele (gold at the Tokyo Games), Hideki Matsuyama (winner of The Masters 2021) and the rookie of the year of the PGA Tour in the 2020-21 season Will Zalatoris, second both to The Masters 2021 and the 2022 PGA Championship. The tournament will offer a total prize pool of $ 12 million.

The tournament live on Golf TV – The Memorial Tournament will be broadcast live on Golf TV. From 2 to 3 June, from 20:00 to 24:00. From 4th to 5th June from 18:30 to 24:00. Technical comment by Nicola Pomponi, Silvio Grappasonni and Isabella Calogero.

Jack William Nicklaus (Columbus, January 21, 1940) is a former American golfer, also known by the nickname of “the Golden Bear”, and considered by many to be the greatest golfer of all time, thanks to the records he has achieved in the four major tournaments on the circuit.

Over the course of his 25-year career on the PGA circuit, Nicklaus achieved 18 Majors victories between 1962 and 1986. Subsequently, between 1990 and 1996, he won 8 editions of those same tournaments in the senior version. Both records are still unbeaten. Nicklaus also tried his hand at other collateral activities related to the world of golf, such as designing courses, writing game manuals and creating his own tournament, which was then included in the PGA circuit, the Memorial Tournament.

He, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player are credited with making golf the hugely popular sport it has become today [2]. Nicklaus also presented 100 Greatest of All Time, a five-hour one-hour television series produced and aired by the Tennis Channel, US television channel, in March 2012.