Davis Riley left Muirfield Village Golf Course Thursday with a lead.
The American golfer and Alabama graduate stormed again, utilizing 4 birdies on the entrance 9 to complete the primary spherical of the 2023 Memorial Event 5-under par.
As Thursday closed, Riley sat forward of Matt Wallace, who spent most of his first spherical both tied for or the outright chief, Jordan Spieth, who sits tied for third after 4 birdies, 13 pars and one bogey, and Rory McIlroy, who was at 3-under par heading into the 18th gap earlier than he triple-bogeyed leaving him even after 18 holes and tied for thirty first.
This is what occurred within the first spherical of the 2023 Memorial Event Thursday.
This is what occurred within the second spherical of the 2023 Memorial Event Friday.
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2023 Memorial Event first spherical leaderboard
Right here’s a have a look at who’s on the high of the leaderboard on the finish of the primary spherical of the 2023 Memorial Event.
- 1 Davis Riley: -5
- 2 Matt Wallace: -4
- T3 Danny Willett: -3
- T3 Adam Hadwin: -3
- T3 Mark Hubbard: -3
- T3 Shane Lowry: -3
- T3 David Lipsky: -3
- T3 Jordan Spieth: -3
- T10 Patrick Rodgers: -2
- T10 Justin Suh: -2
- T10 Wyndham Clark: -2
- T10 Seamus Energy: -2
- T10 Jon Rahm: -2
- T10 Adam Scott: -2
- T10 Sungjae Im: -2
Christiaam Bezuidenhout, Lee Hodges, Sam Stevens will kick off the second spherical of the 2023 Memorial Event Friday at 7 a.m.
Deadlocked at 4-under with Matt Wallace, Davis Riley hit a 13-foot putt within the closing gap of his first spherical, taking the lead from Wallace outright.
Riley completed his first spherical of the 2023 Memorial Event 5-under par with six birdies.
Two consecutive birdies introduced Davis Riley to the entrance of the again on the 2023 Memorial Event.
Heading into the entrance 9 1-under par, Riley, the No. 79 golfer on this planet, recorded three birdies in seven strokes, securing a share of the lead after a 5-foot, 5-inch putt at gap No. 7.
Riley gained the Zurich Basic of New Orleans April 23.
Jordan Spieth’s time on the high of the Memorial Event leaderboard was brief lived.
Spieth bogeyed within the closing gap of the primary spherical Thursday, making an attempt to safe par off a bunker shot on gap 18.
Matt Wallace holds first place by himself at 4-under par.
Rory McIlroy struggled as he completed his first spherical of the Memorial Thursday.
Coming into the 18th gap with 3-under par and one stroke off the lead, McIlroy hit a triple bogey to push him again to even within the first spherical.
McIlroy completed tied for thirty third with golfers together with Rickie Fowler, and Hideki Matsuyama.
Jordan Spieth is tied with Matt Wallace.
Spieth, who sat at 3 strokes below par for 5 holes on the again 9, hit a birdie on the seventeenth gap after a 312-yard tee shot, a 195-yard hit to the inexperienced and a 15-foot, 6-inch putt to safe a share of the lead.
Rory McIlroy missed an opportunity to share the primary spherical lead of the 2023 Memorial Event with Matt Wallace.
McIlroy missed a 7-foot, 6-inch putt for a birdie to present him a share of first place with Wallace. As a substitute, the try rimmed out, conserving McIlroy at 3-under after a made par putt.
Twelve strokes into his 2023 Memorial Event, Jordan Spieth is inside putting distance of the highest.
Spieth sits at 3-under par, recording three birdies and 9 pars.
In his previous 10 Memorial appearances, Spieth’s finest end was tying for third place in 2015. Spieth missed the reduce for the Charles Schwab Problem final weekend after ending tied for fourth within the Masters Event April 9.
After bogeying on three of the primary 4 holes of the primary spherical, reigning Memorial Event champion Billy Horschel’s day did not get significantly better.
After 4 consecutive pars, Horschel recorded consecutive double-bogeys together with a bogey at gap No. 11.
Horschel is presently tied for final at 8-over par with Hayden Buckley and Nico Echavarria.
Adam Schenk has moved into first place on the 2023 Memorial Event.
Schenk, the No. 60 golfer on this planet, began the match with 4 bogeys in seven holes. he presently sits at 4-under par.
Schenk has two top-10 finishes in 2022-23, ending second on the Valspar Championship March 19 and second on the Charles Schwab Problem Could 28.
Jason Dufner’s driver snaps after tee shot on hole 17
Jason Dufner had to find a new driver for the final hole of his first round at the 2023 Memorial Tournament.
After his tee shot on the 17th hole, Dufner’s driver snapped after hitting the ball 294 feet. It was the first of four shots to secure a par on the hole. With a new driver, Dufner started his 18th round with a 279-yard hit to the intermediate rough.
Dufner finished the first round 4-over par with a 76.
Thomas Detry did not have a strong start to the first round of the Memorial Tournament.
The former Illinois golfer started 3-over par after the first two holes before three pars and a birdie brought him back to 2-over.
On the seventh hole, Detry made himself even, recording an eagle — the sixth overall of the tournament —on a 46-foot putt. Detry is currently tied for 39th through eight holes.
Aiming for his first Memorial win, Rory McIlroy has not made many mistakes through four holes.
McIlroy is 1-under par through four holes, recording a birdie in the third hole.
Arriving as the reigning Memorial Tournament champion, Billy Horschel is off to a slow start in Dublin.
Horschel sits at 3-over par after he bogeyed three of the first four holes.
In the first round of his 2022 tournament win, Horschel finished 2-under par.
Matt Wallace finished his 2023 Memorial first round at the top of the pack.
Wallace, with a bogey on hole 18, finished 4-under with a 68, which is currently tied for first with Mark Hubbard through 17 strokes and Austin Eckroat through 16 strokes.
Rickie Fowler finished in the middle of the pack in his first round of the Memorial Tournament.
With three birdies, 11 pars and three bogeys, Fowler finished even with a 72 and currently sits tied for 30th.
Matt Wallace finished the first round of the 2023 Memorial near the top of the leaderboard.
With six birdies, 10 pars and two bogeys, Wallace finished four strokes under par at 68, finishing tied with Austin Eckroat, who was at 4-under through 15 strokes.
Wallace is two strokes behind Mark Hubbard, who has a 6-under through 15 holes.
Rory McIlroy has a PGA Championship, an Open Championship and multiple Tour championships. As he arrives Thursday, McIlroy is trying for his first Memorial Tournament title.
McIlroy has played in 11 Memorial Tournaments. His best finish was in 2016 when he tied for fourth place. he had three other top-10 finishes in 2010, 2011 and 2018.
Two former Memorial Tournament winners have begun their first rounds
Two-time winner Patrick Cantlay (2019, 2021) and Billy Horschel (2022) have each started their first rounds of the 2023 Memorial Tournament.
Horschel finished the 2022 tournament 13 strokes under par, including a combined 11 strokes under par in the second and third rounds of the tournament to separate himself for the Memorial win. He was one of 31 participants to finish at par or better in the 2022 tournament.
Cantlay’s scoring average at the Memorial sits at 70.19 — better than any golfer that has played at least 10 rounds at the tournament.
Patrick Rodgers, former Jack Nicklaus Player of the Year, shoots 2 under par in first round
A former Jack Nicklaus Player of the Year is making his presence felt at the 2023 Memorial Tournament.
Former Stanford golfer Patrick Rodgers won the Jack Nicklaus Player of the Year Award in 2014 as the top player in Division I. And in his eighth appearance in the Memorial Tournament, Rodgers is near the top of the leaderboard.
After the first round, Rodgers is tied for seventh place with golfers like Jon Rahm and Justin Suh, shooting 2 under par through the first 18 holes.
Rodgers’ best finish in the Memorial was in 2018 when he was tied for eighth place.
Danny Willett was one of the first golfers to complete their first round, leaving Muirfield Village Golf Club three strokes under par.
After his first-round performance, Willett said the course was playing well, even with the hot temperatures and the dry course.
“Especially this morning you could still, if you were in the fairway, you could still stop it the quite nicely with a mid iron,” Willett said, who was a part of the first group that took the course at 7 a.m. “And you could spin back a wedge if you caught it real good. Most of that is due to the slopes around the flags. Really fair. You hit good shots you can make birdie. You hit bad shots and you’re really struggling to kind of make par. So I assume, as every year when we come back to Jack’s (Nicklaus) place, that it just kind of gets progressively tougher as the week goes on.”
Mark Hubbard is at the top of the Memorial Tournament leaderboard 14 holes into his first round.
Back-to-back birdies on holes 13 and 14 brought Hubbard in front of Matt Wallace for the tournament lead at 6-under.
Through 14 holes, Hubbard has seven birdies, six pars and a bogey.
After six straight holes recording at least a bogey, Dylan Frittelli has withdrawn from the Memorial Tournament.
Starting even through the first three holes of the first round, Fritelli finished with nine bogeys, including double-bogeys on holes 9, 12 and 14, and triple-bogeys on holes 10 and 8.
Frittelli had played in two previous Memorial Tournaments, placing 22nd in 2020.
Matt Wallace relinquishes lead after missed putt
Leading the field at 5-under par coming into the 12th hole, by the time Matt Wallace teed off on hole No. 13, his lead was gone.
Wallace missed a putt from just under eight feet on par, tapping it in from two feet for a bogey.
As a result, Wallace is tied with Danny Willett and Keith Wallace at the top of the leaderboard.
Coming into the 2023 Memorial Tournament as the No. 1 golfer in the world, Scottie Scheffler had a consistent start, finishing even through the back nine holes with a birdie on the 11th hole and a bogey on the 16th hole.
To start the second half of his first round, Scheffler bogeyed the second hole at Muirfield Village. He’s +1 through 11 holes, tied for 32nd with golfers like Jason Day and Emiliano Grillo.
Dylan Frittelli’s third trip to the Memorial has not gone as planned.
After finishing even through the first three holes, Frittelli bogeyed the fourth and fifth holes, birdied the sixth and and bogeyed the seventh before hitting par on the eighth hole.
The ninth hole is when Frittelli’s day went off the rails.
Frittelli double-bogeyed or triple-bogeyed each of the next four holes, coming into his 13th hole with a +12.
In 2020, Fritteli finished tied for 22nd in the Memorial. He missed the cut in 2021.
Matt Wallace and Shane Lowry each have hot starts to begin the first round of the 2023 Memorial Tournament.
Through six holes, Lowry has five birdies, while Wallace finished the first half of the first round at 5-under, finishing the ninth hole with in three strokes.
The reigning Masters Tournament champion and 2020 Memorial Tournament winner is even through seven holes.
Jon Rahm, ranked as the No. 2 golfer in the world, has scored par on each of the first seven holes he’s played in the first round of the Memorial Tournament.
On the eighth hole, he birdied, moving up the leaderboard tied for 17th place with golfers including Viktor Hovland, Adam Scott and Cameron Young.
After starting the tournament on the 10th hole with a par, Shane Lowry recorded four straight birdies, securing his fourth with a 14-foot putt to move himself to the top of the Memorial leaderboard with Matt Wallace.
The Irish professional golfer is No. 26 in the world.
Before the tournament began Thursday, Memorial participants had a chance to pose with another trophy.
While NBA star Stephen Curry participated in Wednesday’s Memorial Pro-Am, golfers like Rory McIlroy and Scottie Scheffler along with Jack Nicklaus posed with the NBA Finals trophy at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
Emiliano Grillo off to slow start at 2023 Memorial Tournament
Coming off a win at the Charles Schwab Challenge May 28, Emiliano Grillo is off to a slow start at the 2023 Memorial Tournament.
The No. 42 golfer in the world is 1 over par through his first seven holes, bogeying the 10th and 12th holes. Grillo currently sits at tied for 34th early in the tournament.
Matt Wallace’s run continues.
Wallace birdied on the seventh hole with the help of a 311-yard first shot, sinking the put 13 feet, 7 inches from the hole. He is one stroke ahead of Brandon Wu, Keith Mitchell and Shane Lowry, who is only through four holes.
The Memorial has two new leaders.
Mitchell, the No. 56 golfer in the world, birdied on the 14th and 15th holes and sits at 3-under through six holes played.
Wallace birdied on the fourth and fifth holes.
The eighth hole proved to be a tough one for Danny Willett.
The English golfer, who has one top-10 finish in 2022-23, bogeyed the eighth hole, moving him back in a tie for third with Justin Suh and Garrick Higgo
After scoring par on each of the first four holes, Danny Willett has found his groove early in his Memorial Tournament.
On holes five, six and seven, Willett has finished 1 under par, bringing him at 3-under through seven holes.
A Columbus native has arrived at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
Bo Hoag, a four-year letterwinner for Ohio State men’s golf, has begun his day at the Memorial Tournament. Hoag is a former first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2009 and 2011.
As a professional golfer, Hoag has one top-25 finish and four cuts made in 11 events.
Through three holes, Matt Wallace is tied for first at the Memorial Tournament.
Back-to-back birdies brings Wallace to the top of the leaderboard with Danny Willett and Brandon Wu. Wallace recorded his first career win at the Corales Puntacana Championship Match 26.
Brandon Wu didn’t hold onto the top spot for long.
After reaching par through the first four holes, Danny Willett birdied the fifth and sixth holes, tying Wu with 2-under.
Taylor Montgomery, Keith Mitchell, Justin Suh, Wyndham Clark, Matt Wallace, Scottie Scheffler and Si Woo Kim each remain one stroke under par.
Brandon Wu is off to a fast start at the 2023 Memorial.
Coming off a par at the first hole, Wu birdied back-to-back holes to take a one-stroke lead early in the tournament.
Wu is the No. 83 golfer in the world out of Stanford, and has two top-10 finishes in 2022-23.
The 13-time PGA Tour winner last won at the AT&T Byron Nelson, winning by one shot at 23 under par for his first win since the 2018 Wells Fargo Championship.
Day, an Australian, came into the Memorial as the No. 22 golfer in the world, finishing in the top 10 seven times during 2022-23.
Day will take the course along with reigning Masters Tournament and former Memorial champion Jon Rahm — the No. 2 golfer in the world, and Collin Morikawa, who is ranked at No. 18.
Scottie Scheffler takes course at 2023 Memorial Tournament
The No. 1 golfer in the world has started his first round at the 2023 Memorial Tournament.
Coming off a third-place finish at the Charles Schwab Challenge, Scottie Scheffler took the course Thursday morning along with Emiliano Grillo and Viktor Hovland. Scheffler won The Players Championship March 12, finishing 17 strokes under par.
Grillo is ranked as the No. 42 golfer in the world, while Hovland is at No. 7: one of seven top-10 golfers participating in the 2023 Memorial.
The Memorial has its first leader.
After eight golfers began the first round even, including Danny Willett and Peter Malnati through the first two holes, American golfer Denny McCarthy began his day with a birdie on the 10th hole.
McCarthy is ranked 47th in the FedEx Cup standings and has three top-10 wins in 2022-23.
The 2023 Memorial Tournament is off and running.
Danny Willett, Peter Malnati and Robby Shelton started at the first tee at 7 a.m.
Willett and Malnati each have one top-10 win in 2022-23, while Shelton, out of Alabama, has two.
While Billy Horschel looks to secure his second straight Memorial Tournament title, he is not the favorite heading into the 2023 tournament.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Scottie Scheffler, the No. 1 golfer in the world according to the Official World Golf Ranking, is the favorite to win the 2023 Memorial Tournament at +650, while Jon Rahm, the reigning Masters Tournament champion and No. 2 golfer in the world, has +750 odds.
Scheffler (-140) and Rahm (-115) are each heavy favorites to finish in the top 10, while Patrick Cantlay (+115), Xander Schauffele (+140), Rory McIlroy (+150), and Viktor Hovland (+200) all have +200 odds or better to finish in the top 10 spots.
Horschel has +18000 odds to repeat as champion, while Westerville resident Jason Day comes in with +2500 odds to win the Memorial.
The 2023 Memorial Tournament will begin under sunny skies Thursday.
According to the National Weather Service, the weather in Dublin for the first round of the Memorial Thursday will be sunny with a high near 89. There will also be a southeast wind around 5 mph that becomes calm in the evening.
Friday and Saturday are expected to bring more sun with highs near 91, while Sunday will be sunny with a high near 84 during the final round of the tournament.
Billy Horschel will take the course at Muirfield Village Golf Club trying to repeat as Memorial champion.
After finishing the first round of the 2022 tournament 2 strokes under par, Horschel finished the next two rounds 11 strokes under par, finishing the tournament 4 strokes better than Aaron Wise for his first Memorial championship with a 275. Horschel secured more than $2 million of the $12 million purse with the 2022 Memorial Tournament title.
Patrick Cantlay, who won the Memorial in 2019 and 2021, finished tied for third place with Joaquin Niemann with a 281, while 2020 Memorial champion Jon Rahm finished tied for 10th place with Sungjae Im and Brendan Steele with a 284.
Memorial Tournament tee times: 2023 first round
|7 a.m.||Danny Willett, Peter Malnati, Robby Shelton|
|7:12 a.m.||Dylan Frittelli, Adam Hadwin, Taylor Montgomery|
|7:24 a.m.||Troy Merritt, Brandon Wu, Ben Taylor|
|7:36 a.m.||Harris English, Garrick Higgo, Brendon Todd|
|7:48 a.m.||Matt Wallace, Seamus Power, Cam Davis|
|8 a.m.||Russell Henley, Lanto Griffin, Matt Kuchar|
|8:12 a.m.||Kevin Kisner, Lucas Glover, Brian Harman|
|8:24 a.m.||J.J. Spaun, Luke List, Stewart Cink|
|8:36 a.m.||Jason Dufner, Mark Hubbard, Hayden Buckley|
|8:48 a.m.||Austin Eckroat, Bo Hoag, Chris Gotterup|
|12 p.m.||Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Lee Hodges, Sam Stevens|
|12:12 p.m.||David Lipsky, Ben Griffin, S.H. Kim|
|12:24 p.m.||Adam Long, William McGirt, K.J. Choi|
|12:36 p.m.||Mackenzie Hughes, Chad Ramey, Joel Dahmen|
|12:48 p.m.||Nico Echavarria, Trey Mullinax, Francesco Molinari|
|1 p.m.||Chez Reavie, J.T. Poston, Sepp Straka|
|1:12 p.m.||Davis Riley, Lucas Herbert, Brandt Snedeker|
|1:24 p.m.||Chris Kirk, Tom Hoge, Scott Stallings|
|1:36 p.m.||Kevin Streelman, Adam Schenk, Sam Ryder|
|1:48 p.m.||Kazuki Higa, Thriston Lawrence, David Micheluzzi|
|7:05 a.m.||Beau Hossler, Taylor Pendrith, Davis Thompson|
|7:17 a.m.||Patrick Rodgers, Ben An, Denny McCarthy|
|7:29 a.m.||Keith Mitchell, Joseph Bramlett, Justin Suh|
|7:41 a.m.||Wyndham Clark, Kurt Kitayama, Tom Kim|
|7:53 a.m.||Emiliano Grillo, Scottie Scheffler, Viktor Hovland|
|8:05 a.m.||Jason Day, Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa|
|8:17 a.m.||Sam Burns, Si Woo Kim, Rickie Fowler|
|8:29 a.m.||Adam Scott, Zach Johnson, Cameron Young|
|8:41 a.m.||Nick Hardy, Sungjae Im, Shane Lowry|
|8:53 a.m.||Aaron Rai, Akshay Bhatia, Sam Bennett|
|12:05 p.m.||Will Gordon, Eric Cole, Ryan Fox|
|12:17 p.m.||David Lingmerth, Alex Noren, Matt NeSmith|
|12:29 p.m.||Luke Donald, Stephan Jaeger, Thomas Detry|
|12:41 p.m.||Patrick Cantlay, Billy Horschel, Hideki Matsuyama|
|12:53 p.m.||Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tyrrell Hatton|
|1:05 p.m.||Matt Fitzpatrick, Xander Schauffele, Justin Thomas|
|1:17 p.m.||Adam Svensson, K.H. Lee, Gary Woodland|
|1:29 p.m.||Corey Conners, Keegan Bradley, Sahith Theegala|
|1:41 p.m.||Andrew Putnam, Alex Smalley, Justin Lower|
|1:53 p.m.||MJ Daffue, Nicolai Hojgaard, Aldrich Potgieter (a)|
When do gates open for the first round of the 2023 Memorial Tournament?
Gates open for the first round of the 2023 Memorial Tournament at 6:30 a.m. Thursday at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
How to watch Memorial Tournament first round
Staring June 1, the Golf Channel and CBS Sports will broadcast parts of the 2023 Memorial Tournament. The Memorial Tournament will also be available on ESPN+ and Peacock. Coverage will also be available on Sirius XM radio.
Here’s what is scheduled to be broadcasted during the first round of the Memorial Tournament Thursday.
- Golf Channel: Live first round coverage, 2-6 p.m.
- Sirius XM radio: 12-6 p.m.
- Stream: ESPN+ 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Peacock 2-6 p.m.
- Golf Channel Replay: 7-11 p.m., 12-4 a.m. (June 2)