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Star-studded field — minus LIV golfers — about to descend on the Memorial Tournament

Seven of the top 10 players in the world, including the first six in the Official World Golf Rankings, will descend on Muirfield Village Golf Club June 1-4 for the 47th Memorial Tournament in Dublin.

The final list of the 120-player field, which as expected does not include Tiger Woods, was released Friday evening. Woods, who won the Memorial a record five times, reduced his schedule significantly following a single-car crash in early 2021 that nearly cost him his lower right leg.

World no. 1 Scottie Scheffler, No. 2 Jon Rahm, No. 3 Rory McIlroy and No. 4 Patrick Cantlay will be joined by top-10 players Xander Schauffele (5), Viktor Hovland (6) and reigning US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick (9).

Defending Memorial champion Billy Horschel returns to the Jack Nicklaus-designed course, as do eight other former winners: Cantlay (2019, 2021), Rahm (2020), Jason Dufner (2017), William McGirt (2016), David Lingmerth (2015) , Hideki Matsuyama (2014), Matt Kuchar (2013) and KJ Choi (2007).

The field features 39 of the top 50 players in the world, Other notables include Jordan Spieth (11), Justin Thomas (15), Westerville resident Jason Day (22) and Adam Scott (40). Skipping the Jack Nicklaus-hosted tournament is Max Homa (7), Will Zalatoris (10, who is injured, Tony Finau (12) and 2010 Memorial winner Justin Rose (29). Also missing will be members of LIV Golf who have been banned from PGA Tour non-majors, including Cameron Smith (8), Brooks Koepka (13), Phil Mickelson (79), Dustin Johnson (82) and 2018 Memorial winner Bryson DeChambeau (90).

The field, which includes 39 of the top 50 players in the world, is competing for a purse of $20 million, a 60% increase from last year’s $12 million. The jump is due to the tour designating the Memorial as one of eight elevated events.

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Bennett, Sam

Bezuidenhout, Christiaan

Bhatia, Akshay

Bradley, Keegan

Bramlett, Joseph

Buckley, Hayden

Burns, Sam

Cantlay, Patrick

Choi, KJ

Zink, Stewart

Clark, Wyndham

Cole, Eric

Conners, Corey

Daffue, MJ

Dahmen, Joel

Davis, Cam

Day, Jason

Detry, Thomas

Donald, Luke

Dufner, Jason

Echavarria, Nico

Eckroat, Austin

English, Harris

Fitzpatrick, Matt

Fowler, Rickie

Fox, Ryan

Frittelli, Dylan

Glover, Lucas

Gordon, Will

Gotterup, Chris

Griffin, Ben

Griffin, Lanto

Grillo, Emiliano

Hadwin, Adam

Hardy, Nick

Harman, Brian

Hatton, Tyrrell

Henley, Russell

Herbert, Lucas

Hey, Kazuki

Higgo, Garrick

Hoag, Bo

Hodges, Lee

Hoge, Tom

Hojgaard, Nicolai

Horschel, Billy

Hossler, Beau

Hovland, Viktor

Hughes, Mackenzie

Im, Sungjae

Jaeger, Stephan

Johnson, Zach

Kim, SH

Kim, Si Woo

Kim, Tom

Kirk, Chris

Kisner, Kevin

Kitayama, Kurt

Kuchar, Matt

Lawrence, Thriston

Lee, KH

Lingmerth, David

Lipsky, David

Art, Luke

Long, Adam

Lower, Justin

Lowry, Shane

Malnati, Peter

Matsuyama, Hideki

McCarthy, Denny

McGirt, William

McIlroy, Rory

McNealy, Maverick

Merritt, Troy

Micheluzzi, David

Mitchell, Keith

Molinari, Francesco

Montgomery, Taylor

Moore, Taylor

Morikawa, Collin

Mullinax, Trey

NeSmith, Matt

Noren, Alex

Pendrith, Taylor

Poston, JT

Potgieter, Aldrich

Power, Seamus

Putnam, Andrew

Rahm, Jon

Ramey, Chad

Reavie, Chez

Riley, Davis

Rodgers, Patrick

Ryder, Sam

Schauffele, Xander

Scheffler, Scottie

Schenk, Adam

Scott, Adam

Shelton, Robby

Smalley, Alex

Snedeker, Brandt

Spaun, JJ

Spieth, Jordan

Stallings, Scott

Stevens, Sam

Straka, Sepp

Streelman, Kevin

Suh, Justin

Svensson, Adam

Taylor, Ben

Theegala, Sahith

Thomas, Justin

Thompson, Davis

Todd, Brendon

Wallace, Matt

Willett, Danny

Woodland, Gary

Wu, Brandon

Young, Cameron


Hubbard, Mark

Ray, Aaron

Alexander, Tyson

Knox, Russell

Martin, Ben

Tarren, Callum

Lashley, Nate

Kim, Michael

Duncan, Tyler

Pan, CT

Laird, Martin

Baddeley, Aaron

Wu, Dylan

Hall, Harry

Hahn, James

This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: Tiger Woods won’t be playing the Memorial, but top-6 in the world will be.