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