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Memorial Tournament

the Memorial Tournament: Everything you need to know

The first of two Signature Events in three weeks (along with a major championship in between) is the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village!

 

With just a week to go until the US Open, the Memorial Tournament is the last stop before players make their way to Pinehurst.

As always, Muirfield Village will play host to the tournament. The course is affectionately known as ‘Jack’s Place’ – designed by the great Jack Nicklaus, who grew up in the area.

The event is one of the Signature Events on the PGA Tour’s 2024 calendar, with a 70-man field and a $20 million prize purse on offer come Suunday afternoon.

Norway’s Viktor Hovland is the defending champion after his playoff victory in 2023. Patrick Cantlay and Billy Horschel have also been victorious in the last few years at Muirfield Village.

2019 Memorial Tournament prize money

the Memorial Tournament: The Details

  • Dates: June 6-9, 2024
  • Course: Muirfield Village, Dublin, Ohio, United States
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7,569 yards
  • Prize purse: $20 million
  • Defending champion: Viktor Hovland (-7)

Everything you need to know about the 2024 Memorial Tournament

Check out our coverage of the 2024 Wells Fargo Championship – from frequently asked questions, to the competition’s unique heritage, and how the course is shaping up – by reading and clicking on some of the links below.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Memorial Tournament

When and where will the Memorial Tournament take place?

The 2024 edition of the Memorial Tournament will take place between June 6-9, and will be played at its regular home of the Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.

Who won last season’s Memorial Tournament?

Norway’s Viktor Hovland was the winner at Muirfield Village last year. He defeated Denny McCarthy in a playoff, and it would be one of three victories in an incredible 2023 season for the Norwegian, as he went on to lift the FedEx Cup.

What is the history around the tournament?

the Memorial Tournament dates back to 1976, with the event being held at Muirfield Village just two years after the venue was opened.

Muirfield Village is a Jack Nicklaus design, and the venue is named after the course where Nicklaus won the first of his three Open Championship crowns, Muirfield. It has also played host to the Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup and Presidents Cup in its five-decade history.

Tiger Woods is a five-time winner of the Memorial Tournament, including winning the event in three consecutive years from 1999 to 2001. He also holds the record for the largest winning margin at the Memorial, with his seven-shot victory in 2001.

Kenny Perry has won the tournament on three occasions, with Jack Nicklaus, Hale Irwin, Greg Norman, Tom Watson and Patrick Cantlay all being two-time winners.

How do golfers qualify to play at the Memorial?

With the event being one of the eight Signature Events on the 2024 PGA Tour schedule, there is a smaller field at Muirfield Village this week. Only 75 players will take the course come Thursday morning.

There were several ways of getting into the field, with players in the following categories in the field:

  • Top 50 on the FedEx Cup Standings for 2023
  • Aon Next 10 (the ten highest ranked players on the 2024 FedEx Cup Standings, not already exempt)
  • Aon Swing 5 (the top five points earners from the four previous full-field events, that were not already exempt)
  • PGA Tour winners in 2024 (not including additional events)
  • Sponsor exemptions

Is there a cut at the Memorial Tournament?

With the tournament being a Signature Event on the PGA Tour, only 75 players enter the week.

Therefore, there is no cut after two days. Instead, all 75 players will feature across all four days of the competition.

Memorial Tournament flag

What are the odds for the 2024 Memorial Tournament?

Betting for the 2024 Wells Fargo is live via bet365.

Our betting preview for the week’s action, which also includes the Scandinavian Mixed and LIV Golf Houston, is live now! Check out who we think will be victorious here.

Can LIV Golf players play at Muirfield?

No, they cannot. With the Memorial Tournament being an official PGA Tour event, we won’t be seeing any LIV Golf players teeing it up in Muirfield Village.

Bryson DeChambeau and Jon Rahm, both now captains of their respective teams in LIV Golf, have won the Memorial Tournament in the past.

How can I watch the Memorial Tournament?

The event will be broadcast around the world by various broadcast partners. In the United Kingdom, action from all four days of the tournament will be shown live on Sky Sports – with the following schedule:

  • Thursday 6th – Sky Sports Golf from 5pm
  • Friday 7th – Sky Sports Golf from 5pm, Sky Sports Main Event from 9pm
  • Saturday 8th – Sky Sports Golf from 4:30pm, Sky Sports Main Event from 10pm
  • Sunday 9th – Sky Sports Golf from 4:30pm, Sky Sports Main Event from 9pm

Comprehensive coverage, including live scoring, shot-by-shot data, and player highlights, will be available on the PGA Tour’s website and app.

How much will the winner take home from Muirfield Village?

The winner of the tournament will pocket a cool $4 million – 20% of the $20 million prize pot.

For the full breakdown of the prize purse from the Memorial Tournament in 2024, take a look at our piece here.

Are you excited to see who will win the Memorial Tournament once again? Who do you think will take the title? Let us know with a post on X, formerly Twitter!

Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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