Memorial field features 7 of World’s Top 10; No. 1 Adam Scott goes for back-to-back wins

Defending Memorial Tournament winner Matt Kuchar with Jack Nicklaus

Defending Memorial Tournament champion Matt Kuchar with Jack Nicklaus

Dublin, Ohio – Adam Scott, the No. 1 player in the world, heads a field of 120 players for the 2014 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance. Fresh off a playoff victory Sunday at Colonial, Scott will be joined by six other players, in order, from the top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking: Matt Kuchar (defending winner), Bubba Watson (reigning Masters Champion), Day, Justin Rose (2010 Memorial winner and reigning U.S. Open champion), Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy. The 39th edition of the prestigious invitational Jack Nicklaus started in 1976 at Muirfield Village Golf Club also boasts seven of the current top-10 on the FedExCup points list and seven of the current top-10 on the PGA TOUR money list.

In addition to Kuchar and Rose, six past winners of the Memorial Tournament are returning to Muirfield Village Golf Club: K.J. Choi, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Carl Pettersson, Vijay Singh and Steve Stricker.

Popular star Jason Day, who competed in The Presidents Cup 2013 at Muirfield Village Golf Club, was among the late additions to the field. The 26-year-old Australian who now lives in Columbus, Day will be making his sixth Memorial Tournament start. Day, who finished in a tie for 41st in the 2013 Memorial, has made a habit of excelling on golf’s biggest stages. Since 2010 he has posted six top-10 finishes in major championships, with three runner-up outings at the Masters (2011) and U.S. Open (2011 and 2013).

The list of 120 players, plus 10 alternates, is below.

120 Players in the Field
Alternates:

  • Kisner, Kevin
  • Garnett, Brice
  • Baddeley, Aaron
  • Driscoll, James
  • Hahn, James
  • Ogilvy, Geoff
  • Potter, Jr., Ted
  • Lee, Danny
  • Henry, J.J.
  • Barnes, Ricky

The 2014 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance Schedule of Events

Monday, May 26 Practice Rounds All Day
Tuesday, May 27 Practice Rounds All Day
Wednesday, May 28 Practice Rounds All Day
Nationwide Invitational at the Memorial (Official Pro-Am) 8:30am
Military Appreciation Day All Day
Junior Golf Day All Day
Honoree Ceremony

  • Annika Sorenstam – Tournament Honoree
  • Jaime Diaz – Journalism Honoree
3:00pm
Jack Nicklaus Golf Clinic 4:30pm
Junior Golf Clinic – Safari Golf Club 5:30pm
Thursday – Sunday
(May 29 – June 1)
Tournament Play – 8:00am start (estimated)
Awards Ceremony Following Play of Final Round

*All times subject to change

The 2014 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance Television Schedule

Date Network Times Show Description
Thursday, May 29 Golf Channel 2:30 – 6:30 P.M. (ET) Live First Round Coverage
Golf Channel 7:00 – 11:00 P.M. (ET) First Round Replay
Golf Channel 11:30 P.M. – 3:30 A.M. (ET) First Round Replay
Friday, May 30 Golf Channel 2:30 – 6:30 P.M. (ET) Live Second Round Coverage
Golf Channel 9:30 P.M. – 1:30 A.M. (ET) Second Round Replay
Saturday, May 31 Golf Channel 12:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. Live Bonus Coverage
CBS/DirecTV 3:00 – 6:00 P.M. Live Third Round Coverage
Golf Channel 7:30 P.M – 12:30 A.M. Third Round Replay
Sunday, June 1 Golf Channel 12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. Live Bonus Coverage
CBS/DirecTV 2:30 – 6:00 P.M. Live Final Round Coverage
Golf Channel 7:30 P.M – 12:30 A.M. Final Round Replay
Monday, June 2 Golf Channel 1:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. Final Round Replay

All-week Patron Badges to the 2014 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance remain available to the general public through Sunday, May 25. The badges, valid May 26 – June 1, cost $165 and include three complimentary any-day Practice Round tickets at no extra cost. All badge orders placed after May 16 will be available for pickup at Memorial Patron Will Call beginning May 26. As always, kids 12 and under can attend for free, and kids 18 and under are admitted free on Wednesday for Junior Golf Day with a ticketed adult. The public may call the Tournament Ticket Office 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays at 877-MT BADGE or visit www.mtbadge.com to purchase badges. Practice round tickets for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are also still available and can be purchased at all entrance gates. The cost is $35, and they are valid for all three practice-round days.

About the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance
The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance is held annually at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. The Tournament, founded and hosted by Jack Nicklaus, is conducted each year with three goals in mind: to honor the memory of individuals living and deceased who have distinguished themselves in the game of golf; to showcase the world’s best golfers competing on one of the most challenging venues in the world for the enjoyment of spectators; and to benefit many Greater Columbus Charities in alliance with the Nicklaus Children’s Healthcare Foundation, Nationwide Children’s and numerous other local organizations. For more information, visit www.thememorialtournament.com or call 614-889-6700.

About Nationwide
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto insurance, homeowners, pet, motorcycle, boat, farm, commercial insurance, life insurance, annuities, mutual funds, public and private sector retirement plans, banking, mortgages, and specialty health services. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.