Golf Rankings for the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance
Charley Hoffman [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #74
Hoffman has played the Memorial each of the last six years, but has yet to record a top-40. He’s playing well right now, however. Hoffman owns five top-20 finishes in his last seven starts with three top-10s.
Jimmy Walker [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #13
Walker missed the cut in his first two trips to Memorial, but managed a T62 last year. His T27 at the Byron Nelson gives Walker five straight finishes of 31st or better this season and extended his run of cuts made to 23 events, the longest active streak on Tour.
John Huh [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #175
Huh is beginning to come out of a season-long slump with T8 and T11 performances in his last two starts. Last year he placed T19 in his first appearance in the Memorial.
K.J. Choi [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #125
Since winning the 2007 edition of the Memorial, Choi has finished 22nd or better three of the last five years. Choi has been a mixed performer much of the season, but may have something for this course.
Ernie Els [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #60
Els has missed three of his last five cuts while on Tour, but recorded top-15s in the other two. He’s also coming off a T5 in last week’s BMW Championship. Els won the Memorial back in 2004, but has carded just one top-10 since, a T8 in 2009.
Barnes is very much a long shot this week, given the nine cuts he’s already missed in 16 starts this season. However, he’s played this course very well with a top-25 finish each of the last three years.
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