The Memorial Tournament is one of the most storied events on the PGA Tour and was founded by arguably the greatest golfer to ever play the sport, Jack Nicklaus. The event is held at the picturesque Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, which features a dynamic par-72 course designed by Nicklaus himself. The stroke play tournament is an exclusive event on the PGA Tour, as it is a restricted field event, meaning that only the first 75 players on the previous year's top winnings list are guaranteed invites. The Memorial Tournament began in 1976, boasts a purse of $6.2 million and includes one of the most unique traditions on tour. Each year, before the event kicks off, there is an induction ceremony to honor past golfers and a plaque for each honoree is installed near the Muirfield clubhouse, which is one of the most prestigious honors on the PGA Tour.The Memorial Golf Tournament has grown in prestige over the years and is often considered to be the "fifth major," which certainly brings out the best in the golfers who participate. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Memorial Golf Tournament Tickets
2016 The Memorial Golf Tournament at Muirfield Village GC
Both The Memorial Tournament and Muirfield Village Golf Club were envisioned by Jack Nicklaus, who wished to create a golf course and tournament that could challenge the world's best competitors, but also make each tournament more enjoyable for attendees. The 18-hole course is ranked consistently among Golf Digest's "America's 100 Greatest Courses," and sprawls over 7,221 yards. Nicklaus was one of the first course designers to use mounds and amphitheater seating to improve the spectator experience and his techniques have since been replicated in golf course designs around the world. The first tournament held at the course was the Columbus Pro-Am on Aug. 11, 1975, and the first Memorial Tournament was held there in May 1976.
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What day should I purchase tickets for?
Each day of the The Memorial Golf Tournament offers fans and spectators something unique. The three practice rounds lets you get a glimpse of the strategy and form of your favorite players, while also getting to walk to ground uninhibited. The four tournament days at the The Memorial Golf Tournament are always packed with action, with a champion being crowned on the tournament's final day.
Who will be in the field for the The Memorial Golf Tournament?
The Memorial Golf Tournament is often considered the 5th major on the PGA Tour and attracts the best talent in the world each season. Former winners include eTiger Woods, Jim Juryk, Ernie Els, Tom Watson and Jack Nickaus. The exact field for the 2016 Memorial Tournament is released just prior to the event, but always draws many of the top players on the PGA Tour.