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The PGA Tour gets back into swing with the Memorial Tournament, a favorite among golfers since the 1970s. The tournament was founded by Jack Nicklaus and is one of only five invitational tournaments on the PGA Tour. A strong field is competing for the $9.3 million purse, with 5-time Memorial champion Tiger Woods playing his first event following the coronavirus shutdown. Joining Woods is Rory McIlroy, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas and more.
Muirfield Village Golf Club
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Dublin, Ohio’s Muirfield Village hosts its second PGA Tour event in 2 weeks, after stepping in to replace the John Deere Classic with last week's one-off Workday Charity Open won by Collin Morikawa. The facility started with as a dream for Jack Nicklaus, an Ohio native who wanted to create a world-class facility in his old stomping grounds. The “Golden Bear” bought the land in 1967, though the course wasn’t built until 1973. The course was designed by Nicklaus and each year he alters the course to keep it up to modern standards. The name of the facility is a nod to the famous Muirfield course in Scotland where Nicklaus won his first Open Championship. The course began hosting the Memorial Tournament in 1976, making it one of the oldest continual tournament hosts on the PGA Tour. The course has also hosted the U.S. Amateur, Solheim Cup, Ryder Cup, and President’s Cup.
The Memorial Tournament is covered by both CBS and the Golf Channel. The Thursday and Friday is solely on Golf Channel from 2:30-6:30pm ET. Saturday coverage begins on Golf Channel 12:30-3pm ET before switching to CBS from 3-6pm ET. The final round is broadcast Sunday, starting on Golf Channel 1-3:30pm ET before ending on CBS from 3:30-7pm ET. Streaming coverage is provided by PGA Tour Live for featured holes and groups each day of the tournament. Radio coverage through PGATour Radio is available on SiriusXM and streaming online at PGATour.com/liveaudio.