The Memorial Tournament, a show challenge

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The Memorial Tournament, a show challenge

In the USA, from 2 to 5 June it will be a show challenge at The Memorial Tournament, one of the most important tournaments of the PGA Tour. In Dublin (Ohio), at the home of Jack Nicklaus (who in 2021 was the protagonist of a restyling of the field, the Muirfield Village Golf Club, one of the most challenging in the world), Francesco Molinari will also be among the 120 competitors in the race.

The Turin-born will challenge, among others, seven of the best ten in the world: Jon Rahm (second and winner in 2020), Cameron Smith (third), Collin Morikawa (fourth), Patrick Cantlay (sixth and reigning champion, dominated the tournament not only in 2021 but also in 2019), Viktor Hovland (seventh), Rory McIlroy (eighth) and Jordan Spieth (tenth).

As for the Top 10, only Scottie Scheffler (world ranking leader), Justin Thomas (this year's PGA Championship champion) and Sam Burns (fresh from the exploit at the Charles Schwab Challenge where he overtook the playoff will be missing) own Scheffler, his best friend).

The Memorial Tournament, schedule

Many other champions competing, including Xander Schauffele (gold medal at the Tokyo Games), the Japanese Hideki Matsuyama (king of The Masters in 2021) and Will Zalatoris. The Californian DeChambeau (who scored in 2018 at The Memorial Tournament) returns to the field after the operation on his right wrist.

Stellar prize money ($ 12 million) in the US, in an event that looks like a Major. Bryson James Aldrich DeChambeau (born September 16, 1993) is an American golfer. As an amateur he won the NCAA Division I Championship and the U.S.

Amateur in 2015; with the victory of the U.S. Open in 2020 became the third golfer in history to have achieved these three titles after Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. He has been nicknamed "The Scientist" for his analytic play method.

His sticks are specially designed for his characteristics: the grips are narrower than usual and all the irons are the same length. In 2020 he became the player capable of driving the greatest distances on the PGA Tour. In 2010, at 16, he won the California State Junior Championship.