2016 Memorial Tournament

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The 2016 Memorial Tournament was a golf tournament in Ohio on the PGA Tour, held June 2-5 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin. It was the 40th Memorial Tournament.

William McGirt, after 165 career starts without a victory, crept into the lead on the final day; after a save from the bunker and a par putt on the final hole, he entered into a playoff with Jon Curran..[1] The first round, was led by Dustin Johnson, followed by Brendan Steele at one stroke back. Johnson had fallen back by the end of the second round, with Steele vaulting into first alongside Matt Kuchar. By the third round, McGirt had crept into a three-way tie for first with Kuchar and Gary Woodland.

Muirfield Village resident and the world number one-ranked golfer at the time, Jason Day, finished tied for 27th, alongside the defending champion David Lingmerth.[2]

Venue[edit | edit source]

This was the 40th Players Championship held at the Muirfield Village Golf Club and it remained at 7,352 yards (6,723 m).

Course layout[edit | edit source]

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Field[edit | edit source]

The field consisted of 120 players meeting the following criteria[3]

1. Winner of the Memorial Tournament within the last five years

Matt Kuchar, David Lingmerth, Hideki Matsuyama

2 Winner of The Players Championship within the last five years

Jason Day, Rickie Fowler

3. Winner of the Masters Tournament within the last five years

Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson

4. Winner of the U.S. Open within the last five year

Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson

5. Winner of the PGA Championship within the last five years

Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner

6. Winner of The Open Championship within the last five years

Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson

7. Winner of the WGC Match Play within the last three years

Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed

8. Winner of the WGC-HSBC Champions within the last three years

Russell Knox

9. PGA Tournament Winner within the past year

Tony Finau, Fabian Gomez, Emiliano Grillo, Jim Herman, Smylie Kaufman, Kevin Kisner, Danny Lee, Davis Love III, Peter Malnati, Troy Merritt, Scott Piercy, Charl Schwarzer, Brian Stuard, Vaughn Taylor, Justin Thomas

10. Member of the last United States Ryder Cup roster

Jim Furyk, Hunter Mahan

11. Member of the last United States President's Cup roster

Bill Haas, J.B. Holmes, Chris Kirk

12. Member of the last International President's Cup roster

Steven Bowditch, Anirban Lahiri, Marc Leishman

13. Prior year's US Amateur champion

Bryson DeChambeau

14. European Tour Money List Leaders

George Coetzee, Nathan Holman, Thorbjorn Olesen, Ryan Ruffels

15. Web.com Tour Finalists

Bud Cauley, Hiroshi Iwata

16. Sponsors Exemptions (Members)

Thomas Aiken, Stuart Appleby, Angel Cabrera, Ken Duke, Scott Langley, Geoff Ogilvy

17. Sponsors Exemption (Unrestricted)

Stewart Cink, John Hahn, Wes Homan, D.H. Lee, Francesco Molinari, Ethan Tracy

18. Official World Golf Ranking Top 50

Paul Casey, Byeong Hun An, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Kevin Na, Kevin Chappell, Soren Kjeldsen, Daniel Berger, Ryan Moore

19. Prior year's FedEx Cup Top 70

Robert Streb, Daniel Summerhays, Matt Jones, Ben Martin, Cameron Tringale, Jason Bohn, Gary Woodland, Sean O'Hair, Brendon Todd, Brendon de Jonge, Brendan Steele, Shawn Stefani, David Hearn, Brian Harman, [[Zac Blair],George McNeill, Russell Henley, William McGirt

20. Current year's FedEx Cup Top 70

Charles Howell III, Jamie Lovemark, Patton Kizzire, Roberto Castro, Freddie Jacobson, Si Woo Kim, K.J. Choi, Jason Kokrak, Alex Cejka, Kyle Reiters, Chez Reavie, Luke Donald, Spencer Levin, Jonas Blixt

21. Current/prior year's FedEx Cup Points Leaders

Kevin Streelman, Andrew Loupe, Harold Varner III, John Senden, Jhonattan Vegas, Scott Brown, Carl Pettersson, Lucas Glover, Ricky Barnes, Hudson Stafford, Patrick Rodgers, Scott Pinckney, Jon Curran, Camilo Villegas, Morgan Hoffmann, John Huh, Johnson Wagner, Aaron Baddeley, Graham DeLaet, Adam Hadwin, Mark Hubbard, Jason Gore

Past champions in the field[edit | edit source]

Made the cut[edit | edit source]

David Lingmerth (2015, -9), Matt Kuchar (2013, -13), K.J. Choi (2007, -4), Jim Furyk (2003, -4)

Missed the cut[edit | edit source]

Hideki Matsuyama (2014, +3), Carl Pettersson (2006, +8), Ernie Els (2004, E)

Round summaries[edit | edit source]

First round[edit | edit source]

June 2, 2016

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Dustin Johnson  United States 64 −8
T2 Brendan Steele  United States 65 −7
T7 Hudson Swafford  United States 66 −6
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Matt Kuchar  United States
Jason Day Template:AUS
David Hearn  Canada

Second round[edit | edit source]

June 3, 2016

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Brendan Steele  United States 65-67 132 −12
T1 Matt Kuchar  United States 66-66 132 −12
T2 Emiliano Grillo  Argentina 67-66 133 −11
T2 Gary Woodland  United States 68-65 133 −11
T5 Harold Varner III  United States 68-67 135 −9
T5 Jon Curran  United States 68-67 −9
T5 Kevin Streelman  United States 67-68 −9
T5 Dustin Johnson  United States 64-71 −9

References[edit | edit source]