Jack’s tournament attracts the best.
The name Jack Nicklaus and Muirfield Village add up to one of the finest stops on the PGA Tour.
Accordingly, you’ve got the best names showing up this week minus one big one.
Rory McIlroy and that pesky rib injury of his will not be there. McIlroy announced he’s still on the sidelines and might remain there until the U.S. Open in a few weeks at Erin Hills.
He won’t be missed. After all, Dustin Johnson will be there and his game is rounding into shape, nicely.
It’s a home game for world’s No. 3 Jason Day. He lives in Columbus. Lots of support this week for J-Day.
Jordan Spieth is coming closer and closer. He was a shot away from tying Kevin Kisner at Colonial last Sunday. Put up a good defense of that title.
Hideki Matsuyama’s game is perfect for Jack’s Place. He’s there.
Jon Rahm, who has worked his way all the way up to No. 9 has the perfect game to be a Sunday factor at Muirfield Village.
Only obvious names missing are Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson. Stenson was in England last week at the European PGA.
Sergio is taking a break before the U.S. Open.
Other than that, a spectacular field at the Memorial.