Halfway Through The Memorial Tournament

Published on May 31, 2019

The Memorial Tournament continued at Muirfield Village today. With the first round in the books, the golfers eagerly made efforts to not get cut, and hopefully play out the rest of the weekend.

Through the first couple days, big names have fallen, and lesser known golfers have excelled ahead to lead the pack.

Who’s Leading

Players To Watch

Justin Rose was a force today, especially in the middle rounds. Rose shot a 63 on the day, and was able to get onto the leaderboard giveing him a shot for contention for the rest of the weekend. Rose currently sits tied in tenth with a score of -6.

Rickie Fowler has been playing very consistent, he looks to be peaking at the right time in the tournament. After going -3 yesterday, and -5 today, he looks to be getting stronger each and every day.

Where Is Tiger Woods?

There is no secret Tiger Woods was the most followed golfer on the course, crowds of supporters swarm to the hole and surround the fairway.

Yesterday he was able to get a solid start by hitting a 70 leaving him -2 going into today.

Woods came away with a 72 today which seemed to be pretty decent after getting off to a rough start in the first couple holes.

His first drive to start the day put him in a bad spot as he was in the rough, and behind a tree. Luckily he was able to come-back with a great shot that would allow him to recover early.

His score could have been even better than the 72 if it weren’t for a bad second shot on the 15th hole. It took Woods three strokes to get out of the rough, and would also force him to two-putt and double bogey the hole.

Woods is currently tied at 33 with a score of -2.

“I can hit that ball 50 yards right of that flag and be fine, I just can’t afford to miss it left … and I did.” -Tiger Woods

Who Missed The Cut?

Some of the biggest names in golf missed the cut including: Justin Thomas, Rory Mcllroy, Matt Kuchar, Jason Day, Tony Finau, and Phil Mickelson.

For Thomas, this was his first cut since last year’s Open Championship, and Mcllroy’s first since the U.S. Open at Shinnecock last June.

Who Wins?

Winner: Rickie Fowler

There is no doubt that my original pick didn’t play anywhere close to my expectation. However I’ve been impressed with how Fowler has been playing thus far,  hitting a 69 yesterday and 68 today. His play seems to be getting better as he is carrying momentum into the rest of the weekend.

He is playing with a lot of confidence, I wouldn’t be surprised if he performs even better tomorrow.

Taylor Lee is a former Sports Editor at Grit Daily. With over ten years of experience in the business realm including an MBA from Grand Canyon University, Taylor focuses his writing in the fields of sports, music, and business. His other interest include being outdoors, cigars, and fine bourbons.

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