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Last 3 winners at Muirfield Village paired for Memorial

Field Level Media
14 Jul 2020, 10:55 GMT+10

Collin Morikawa, Patrick Cantlay and Bryson DeChambeau, winners of the past three PGA Tour events at Muirfield Village, will be paired together Thursday and Friday for the first two rounds of the Memorial Tournament at the Dublin, Ohio, golf club.

The tour will be playing at Muirfield Village for the second week in a row, after Morikawa won the Workday Charity Open in a playoff with Justin Thomas on Sunday. The Memorial revealed its featured pairings on Monday.

Cantlay won last year's Memorial by two strokes over Australia's Adam Scott, and DeChambeau edged Kyle Stanley and South Korea's Byeong Hun An in a playoff to claim the 2018 Memorial.

Morikawa captured the second title of his one-year PGA Tour career, giving him more victories than missed cuts (one) in his 24 starts as a pro. He is up to No. 13 in the world golf rankings.

DeChambeau, No. 7 in the world, won his most recent event, the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit earlier this month. He is on a run of seven consecutive top-10 finishes.

Cantlay, No. 10 in the world, has tied for 11th and tied for seventh in two starts since the PGA Tour ended its hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Other featured groups include Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka and Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy; Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele and Dustin Johnson; and Phil Mickelson, England's Justin Rose and Ireland's Shane Lowry.

Woods, No. 14 in the world, will be competing for the first time since coming in 68th at The Genesis Invitational in February at Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Koepka, ranked sixth in the world, missed the cut last week in the Workday Charity Open. He has just one top-10 result and three missed cuts in his past nine tournaments.

McIlroy remains atop the world rankings even though his play has been mediocre since the restart. He had two wins and 10 top-10 results in his past 11 events prior to golf's shutdown, but he has just a tie for 32nd, a tie for 41st and a tie for 11th since play resumed.

Rose won the 2010 Memorial by three strokes over Rickie Fowler. He also tied for second at Muirfield Village in 2008 and lost to Sweden's David Lingmerth in a playoff in 2015.

--Field Level Media

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