This month we travel to the 17th ranked golf course (according to Golf Digest) in the United States, Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio – site of the 38th USA PGA Tour Memorial Tournament. Muirfield Village is a Jack Nicklaus course located on 220 acres whose name was inspired by his first Open victory in 1966 at Muirfield, Scotland. The course opened for play in 1974 and originally featured 6,978 yards and 77 bunkers between its 18 holes. Today, the 72-par course is 7,221 yard long with 71 bunkers and 11 holes with water hazards. Historically, the most challenging hole is the Par 4 finishing 18th with space for more than 20,000 spectators along the two-tiered, 444-yard dogleg to the right.
The 38th Memorial Tournament will be held at Muirfield Village from May 30th to June 2nd, 2013. The event was won last year by Tiger Woods and has a purse of $6.2 million. The Tournament course record was set in 1994 by Tom Lehman at 20-under-par. At the time this article was written, the field already included Rory McIlroy, Angel Cabrera and the 2013 Masters winner, Adam Scott. According to his official website, Tiger Woods will not be playing the Memorial but that is always subject to change. By the time this article comes out, we will know who is the winner of the 38th edition of the Memorial.