Golf Rankings for the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance
Jason Day [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #1
Day has made the cut in all 10 of his stroke play events this season. He’s played the Memorial each of the last four years, missing two cuts and in search of his first top-25.
Jim Furyk [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #27
Furyk won the Memorial back in 2002 and finished 13th or better three of the last four years, including a runner-up performance in 2009. Furyk has only missed one cut this season with four finishes of 31st or better in six of his 10 stroke play events.
Webb Simpson [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #95
Simpson finished a career-best T7 in the Memorial in 2011, but missed the cut last year. Simpson recently overcame two straight missed cuts by placing solo second at Harbour Town, T32 at Quail Hollow and is coming off a T15 in THE PLAYERS.
Hunter Mahan [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #134
After experiencing a dip in performance over the course of four consecutive starts, Mahan has rebounded with T19 and T26 finishes in his last two appearances. At the Memorial he’s finished inside the top 20 three of the last four years.
Nick Watney [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #172
Watney has played the Memorial two of the last three years missing the cut each time. He’s coming off a missed cut in THE PLAYERS, but had put together three straight top-15s before the misstep.
Dustin Johnson [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #8
A back injury caused Johnson to withdraw from THE PLAYERS, but he remains listed for a return to action in the Memorial. DJ has made the cut in all five of his starts at the site, finishing a career-best solo fourth in 2011. If Johnson’s health wasn’t a concern, he would certainly rank much higher on this list.
Zach Johnson [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #19
Johnson is coming off a solo third at Colonial, his best performance of the year. However, that’s a course ZJ has owned the last several seasons and he hasn’t been in this event since a T47 back in 2010. Johnson has been a mediocre player for much of the season, but last week’s performance is an encouraging sign.
Rickie Fowler [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #5
Fowler has been going on the wrong way in the Memorial. After earning a share of second in his 2010 debut, Fowler dropped to T22 the following year. He nearly redeemed himself last year by entering the final round inside the top five, but lost a dozen strokes on Sunday to finish T52. Fowler has finished outside of the top 30 in five straight starts.
Bubba Watson [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #4
Watson has played the Memorial each of the last seven years, but missed two cuts and has not landed a top-25. Over his last six starts of the season, Bubba owns three top-20s, but just one in his last four.
Kevin Streelman [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #127
Prior to missing the cut at Colonial, Streelman had placed sixth or better in three straight starts, including two podium finishes. Streelman missed the cut last year at the Memorial, but finished a career-best T7 in 2011.
Brendon de Jonge [Yahoo Class A]
Over the last three years, de Jonge has made the cut each time at the Memorial with a career-best T12 in his 2010 debut. He’s only missed one cut in his last seven starts this season, placing inside the top 25 on five occasions.
Henrik Stenson [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #6
Stenson is coming off a T35 at Colonial, but had notched four finishes inside the top 20 in a span of five prior events, including three top-10s. Stenson has played the Memorial each of the last three years with a career-best T46 last year.
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