Memorial Promises to Be a Nail-Biter Right to the Finish
Friday, June 3, 2022

    The Memorial, worth $12 million this year, promised to be one of the best events of the season based on the entries list, and round 1 lived up to expectations. No less than six players are tied at the top at the Muirfield Village course of Jack Nicklaus.

    But Cam Young, Luke List, Cam Smith, K. H. Lee, Mackenzie Hughes and Davis Riley won't have a moment to relax behind their rounds of 5-under-67. They're followed by a group of four at 4 under - Will Zalatoris, Denny McCarthy, Sahith Theegala and Wyndham Clark. That's not all. There are 10 more at 3 under. 

    In the new wave that has permeated the PGA Tour following the various problems of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, and the inconsistent play of Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas, the two Cams, Zalatoris and a few others, such as Patrick Cantlay, Collin Morikawa, Max Homa, Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns, have come to the fore and established themselves as the ones to beat in the coming months. Cantlay, the defending champ who took home $1,674,000 last year, is at even par 72 after 18 holes, but he's been known to turn that round in a hurry.

    The one Seminole in the mix is Daniel Berger, who is tied for 21st with 2-under 70. Gator Billy Horschel is also 2 under, and Camilo Villegas is at 1-over 73, tied for 59th. Ocalan Louis Oosthuizen is not playing. 





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