Tournament rescheduled for July 13- 19, 2020
AS A VALUED VOLUNTEER, WE WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE FOLLOWING UPDATE REGARDING THE SCHEDULED PLAYING OF THE 2020 MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT PRESENTED BY NATIONWIDE.
As a result of the ongoing health crisis related to the coronavirus pandemic, the 45th edition of the Memorial Tournament has been rescheduled and will now be contested the week of July 13-19, 2020 and will feature an increased field size of 144 players.
We want to thank everyone associated with the Memorial Tournament and our community for their patience during these uncertain times. This remains a very fluid situation and everyone’s health and safety continues to be the Tournament’s No. 1 priority. It is important to stress as we prepare for the 2020 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, that we will continue to monitor and gain direction from Governor DeWine’s decision with regard to public gathering and will follow the advice and recommendations of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control.
We understand the decision to postpone the Memorial impacts many people, and we are committed to offering regular updates, including the related protocols to ensure the health and safety of all who will be on-site at Muirfield Village Golf Club this July. Please anticipate further communications from the Tournament and/or directly from your committee as planning continues.
As always, we encourage our volunteers to stay informed on the developments of the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 through official sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website (cdc.gov) and coronavirus.ohio.gov/. We will provide further updates as new information becomes available.
A Message from our Founder and Host Jack Nicklaus:
"This is an unprecedented time in our world, as well as the world of sports. I can’t emphasize enough the message related to doing your part by social distancing and helping our nation and world by slowing this pandemic. But while we all need to come together and be strong, we also need to be understanding and flexible. When the PGA TOUR was looking at how and when to revamp the golf calendar, the Memorial Tournament was quick to raise its hand and step up, and offer support for a new date. Like all of you, I was saddened to see tournaments and major championships postponed, and The Open Championship cancelled for 2020. But we appreciate the PGA TOUR giving the Memorial Tournament the opportunity to fill that void in the schedule with these July dates and to bring golf to Central Ohio."
"This has been a couple months we would soon like to forget, but hopefully we can make this a summer to remember."