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TOURNAMENT OVERVIEW

JUNE 3-6, 2021

the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide

Location & Course Information

MUIRFIELD VILLAGE GOLF CLUB, DUBLIN, OHIO

Patrick Cantlay is joined by tournament host Jack Nicklaus following Cantlay’s playoff victory over Collin Morikawa.

Jack Nicklaus designed Muirfield Village in 1974 to fulfill his dream of bringing a world-class tournament to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. He has tweaked nearly every hole over the years, and since the 2020 Memorial has overseen an extensive renovation adding 153 yards. Yardage: 7,543; par 72

Notable Course Features

Changes to the course in 2021 included several new tees moved back and/or to the side. Five new greens were built, three of them 15 to 20 yards farther down and two to the left of the old green; other greens were expanded or recontoured. Most green/tee changes were on the first 11 holes; the biggest change down the stretch was adding 37 yards to the par-5 15th hole, while regrading the fairway and green areas to improve visibility and bring water to the right of the green more in play.

Quick Facts

Field: 120 players Format: 72 holes stroke play Purse: $9.3 million Winner’s Share: $1,674,000 FedExCup Points: 550 to the winner Winner Exemption: 3 years

Charity Benefit

The primary beneficiary is Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus and its Memorial Tournament Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The tournament has an alliance with the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.

HOW PATRICK CANTLAY WON

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Patrick Cantlay forged a tie with a 25-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole and ended up winning a playoff on the first extra hole with a 12-foot par putt while Collin Morikawa bogeyed. Cantlay and Morikawa began the final round tied for the lead, in odd circumstances. Jon Rahm had to withdraw due to a positive test for COVID-19 on Saturday evening when he would have had a six-stroke lead through 54 holes. Cantlay ranked in the top five in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee (third), Approach the Green (fifth) and Around the Green (third).

 Winner Patrick Cantlay won the Memorial Tournament in 2019 and runner-up Collin Morikawa won a tournament at Muirfield Village in 2020 when the Workday Charity Open was played there the week before the Memorial.  Cantlay became the seventh multiple winner of the Memorial, joining Tiger Woods (5), Kenny Perry (3), Jack Nicklaus (2), Hale Irwin (2), Greg Norman (2) and Tom Watson (2).  Jon Rahm equaled the largest 54-hole lead at the Memorial (6 strokes, Tiger Woods, 2000) and the lowest 54-hole score (198, Scott Hoch, 1987).

Media Coverage

Pos

1

2

3

4

Total Score

FedExCup

Earnings

Patrick Cantlay

1

69

67

68

71

275/-13

550

$1,674,000

Golf Channel/CBS

Collin Morikawa

2

66

72

66

71

275/-13

315

$1,013,700

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Scottie Scheffler

3

67

71

69

70

277/-11

200

$641,700

Branden Grace

4

68

72

67

71

278/-10

140

$455,700

Patrick Reed

5

71

71

69

69

280/-8

115

$381,300

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“I thought I did a good job of staying focused, and it really felt like a battle between me and Collin all day and that’s just kind of how it played out.” – Patrick Cantlay

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