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David Lingmerth returns to Muirfield Village GC to defend his title at the Memorial Tournament.

The Swede was the unlikely winner here last year as a 400/1 long shot in his third appearance. He led by one after opening in 67-65, and trailed by three after a third-round even-par 72. The 28-year-old shot 69 in the finale to catch 54-hole leader Justin Rose and then won his maiden TOUR title with par on the third hole of sudden death. He's 12-for-16 this season with P2 at the CareerBuilder a lone top 10 -- and has just one top-30 finish in 10 starts since. Of course, he wasn't exactly in-form last year either heading in, missing four of five cuts with his only cash a T33.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 31 - 10:59 PM

Harold Varner III is at Muirfield Village GC for his tournament debut at the Memorial.

The Akron, Ohio, native took the last two weeks off after connecting five straight weeks and five straight paydays. In three of those five he was either the top rookie or shared top rookie honors with a run of T9-T8-T24. The 25-year-old book-ended those with 68th at the RBC Heritage and T57 at THE PLAYERS in his latest action. He ranks 98th on TOUR in scoring average (71.159) and 78th in the FedExCup standings with three top 10s on 19 starts.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 31 - 10:42 PM

Morgan Hoffmann heads to Dublin, Ohio, for his third appearance at this week's Memorial.

The Oklahoma State product has signed for three (of four) rounds of 75 or worse here at Muirfield Village Golf Club. His recent form is nothing to write home about, either, as he's finished outside the top 40 in 11 of his last 12 starts. His short game has been the biggest reason for the decline, as his strokes gained around-the-green has dropped from 13th to 115th, year-over-year. Muirfield Village is not a venue you want to play when your short game has gone missing, so gamers should probably look elsewhere this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 31 - 10:31 PM

Wes Homan makes his tournament debut at the Memorial in Dublin, Ohio, via a sponsor exemption.

The Cincinnati native and resident turned pro in 2008 and has made 54 career starts spread over various tours but this is his first start anywhere in nine months. He's made double-digit starts only once, which was in 2014 on the Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada. That year, he played in 12 events with two top 10s, including his only professional win. The 32-year-old has made just four career starts on the main tour, all in 2015. He went 2-for-4 with a best of T36 at the Barbasol Championship.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 31 - 10:30 PM

Camilo Villegas finds himself in the middle of a slump ahead of this week's Memorial, his 10th appearance at the event.

Villegas has finished outside the top 50 in six of his last seven starts heading into the week. That puts him at 137th in the FedExCup race, which wouldn't qualify him for the playoffs if they were to begin today. He should pick up some extra points this week though, as he's 8-for-9 at Muirfield Village, perfect since missing the cut in his 2006 debut. Despite the eight paychecks, he's never finished better than T28 here. The culprit appears to be the weekend course setup as his pre-cut scoring average is 0.87 strokes better than his weekend average at Memorial.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 31 - 10:25 PM

Magnus A Carlsson will look to make a big noise in front of his local fans when he contests this week's Nordea Masters in Sweden.

For Carlsson, it's a 10th start in the event and, so far, he's cashed in six of the previous nine. The 36-year-old isn't one of the more high-profile Swedes and that's reflected in his finishes in the event as he's not been able to improve upon T30 at Arlandastad in 2008. At this week's venue, Bro Hof Slott, he's made three cuts out of four with a best of T38 in 2012. That year, he opened with a 65 so he has gone low at the par 72 in Stockholm. As for recent European Tour form, he's missed his last two cuts (BMW PGA and Irish Open) but was T21 in the China Open before that. A T9 in the Perth Invitational is Carlsson's best result from 12 starts this season.
May 31 - 7:37 PM

Raphaël Jacquelin has missed seven of his last 14 cuts at the Nordea Masters in Sweden but has enjoyed some success in this week's tournament too.

The Frenchman has made this a regular stop down the years despite only reaching the weekend 50% of the time since T22 in 2001. His best result came courtesy of a fifth place at Barseback in 2006 while he also took T8 at Arlandastad in 2008. He added T24 at Bro Hof Slott (this week's venue) in 2010 and posted another top 25 at PGA Sweden National two years ago. Trying to predict what Jacquelin will do next is never easy and that's been apparent in the last fortnight. He missed the cut at Wentworth and prior to that was T23 in the Irish Open after shooting 69-79-66 over the final 54 holes.
May 31 - 7:25 PM

Soomin Lee won the Shenzhen International in China at the start of May but is looking to find that form again as he prepares for his debut at the Nordea Masters in Sweden.

Since that breakthrough victory, the 22-year-old Korean has missed cuts in the China and Irish Opens and finished down the field in both the Mauritius Open (T59) and the BMW PGA Championship (T67) at Wentworth. He did though return home to finish runner-up in the OneAsia Tour's Maekyung Open a fortnight after his Shenzhen success. Inconsistency is to be expected in one so young but gamers may just want to see a few more upward signs before investing again.
May 31 - 7:10 PM

Alvaro Quiros will peg it up in this week's Nordea Masters and try to arrest another disappointing slump in form.

The Spaniard was fourth at the Dubai Desert Classic back in February but since then has managed just one finish inside the top 50 (T24 at the Shenzhen International). In recent weeks, Quiros really does seem to have lost his way, his last five round scores reading: 79-74-78-77-78. At least he has some positive memories to draw upon from trips to Sweden. The six-time Tour winner (the last of those in 2011) has made the top 30 in this tournament in each of the last three years, with a best of T6 at PGA Sweden National in 2014.
May 31 - 6:53 PM

Stewart Cink has backed out of this week's Memorial in Dublin, Ohio, he will be replaced in the field by Rod Pampling.

Last Thursday Cink tweeted "Future schedule uncertain, likely to be sporadic. Mainly plan to be there for @lisacink. Will throw in some events when she's feeling well." You have to assume this kind of in-then-out commitment may become the norm for Cink as he goes through this tough time with his wife. Replacing him in the field is Rod Pampling, who is 8-for-11 at the Memorial, making his first appearance here since a T46 in 2012.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 31 - 5:54 PM

Despite a disappointing weekend at Wentworth, YE Yang has something to build on ahead of this week's Nordea Masters in Sweden.

The Korean could only manage a pair of 75s over the weekend at the BMW PGA Championship but a strong 65-69 start meant that was still enough for T12. Yang was second in Scrambling and second in Putting Average last week so will hope to take that to Sweden for his debut in this event. Twice in 2015 he backed up a top 10 with a top 20 on his next start so it's reasonable to expect another decent performance.
May 31 - 5:15 PM

Ethan Tracy will make his second career PGA TOUR start as he tees it up at this week's Memorial.

In on a sponsor's invite this week, Tracy grew up 20 minutes from the course in Hilliard, Ohio. In 2011, he bested Jordan Spieth to win the Western Amateur, a match-play event, so the pedigree is there. He's been cited saying the Memorial is the reason he pursued a PGA TOUR career, attending it yearly growing up. In 2016, Tracy is 0-for-3 across all circuits, he missed the cut at the Wells Fargo Championship after Monday Qualifying and has missed two cuts on the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica, as well. The local knowledge is on his side this week, but he remains a longshot to truly contend this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 31 - 10:43 AM

Nathan Holman heads to Dublin, Ohio, for his second career PGA TOUR start at this week's Memorial.

The young Aussie has rattled off top 40s in six of his 10 starts in 2016, internationally. That is fresh after his first career victory which occurred at the Australian PGA Championship in December. In his first PGA TOUR start, the WGC-Cadillac Championship, Holman opened with a 10-over 82 before settling down with rounds of 70-73-73. It's easy to dismiss that opening round since it was his first PGA TOUR event, and also first WGC event. His consistency overseas is promising, making him a nice sleeper in deep fantasy formats.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 31 - 10:26 AM

Kyle Reifers returns to his old stomping grounds as he preps for this week's Memorial in Dublin, Ohio.

Reifers arrives in great form, posting a fifth-place finish at last week's DEAN & DELUCA and a T10 the week prior (AT&T Byron Nelson). He's playing well, and now he gets to play at a venue he knows like the back of his hand. Reifers grew up caddying at Muirfield Village Golf Club. As a pro, he's appeared here three times, posting a T25 in 2012 but missing the cut in 2007 and 2015. Given his current form and knowledge of the course, Reifers makes for a very interesting sleeper this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 31 - 10:19 AM

Daniel Chopra is plotting his first competitive tour of Bro Hof Slott GC in this week's Nordea Masters.

The nomadic Chopra has racked up starts on the OneAsia, PGA, Asian, Japan, Australasian, Sunshine and European Tours since missing the cut in this tournament last year. He’s a mere 5-for-20 in that spell, with just the two top 40 finishes. All in all it doesn’t bode well for the 42-year-old two-time winner on the PGA Tour. If he needs inspiration it might come from his record in Sweden, but even that is grasping at straws. He’s 3-for-9 and yet when he had made the cut, he’s been at the sharp edge. He was T15 in the Scandinavian Masters back in 1997, contended a Challenge Tour event in 2001 and was T2 heading into the final round of the SAS Masters in 2008.
May 31 - 7:10 AM



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