Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and PGA Memorial Golf Tournament 2013

Memorial 2013: Rory McIlroy Knows Why Tiger Woods Dominates Jack Nicklaus’ Tournament

Tiger Wood 2013DUBLIN, Ohio — Rory McIlroy deadpanned the best line of the day. And the most honest.

The world’s No. 2 golfer was asked why Tiger Woods has won five times at the Memorial Tournament.

“The same reason he’s done so well everywhere, I guess,” McIlroy said, prompting loud laughter.

Woods’ dominance isn’t necessarily a laughing matter for the rest of the field at Muirfield Village this week. In 13 trips to Jack Nicklaus’ tournament, Woods has wins in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009 and last year. He’s cashed more than $5 million, also finishing third twice and fourth once.

So when the Memorial tees off on Thursday morning, there’s no question who everyone will be watching.

“For some reason, I just feel comfortable on (Nicklaus-designed) golf courses, the way he sets it up,” said Woods, who has won four times this year in only seven starts to climb back to No. 1 in the world rankings. “There is ample room off the tees. The greens are really severe. If you miss the greens, it tests your short game. Those are the things that I think I do well.”

For his part, Nicklaus referred to the eye of the Tiger.

“Obviously, (the course) fits his eye,” he said. “I’m delighted that this is one of the golf courses that he likes.”

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Everybody is chasing Tiger Woods as 38th Memorial Tournament prepares to tee off

The world’s No. 2 golfer was asked why Tiger Woods has won five times at the Memorial Tournament.

“The same reason he’s done so well everywhere, I guess,” McIlroy said, prompting loud laughter.

Woods’ dominance isn’t necessarily a laughing matter for the rest of the field at Muirfield Village this week. In 13 trips to Jack Nicklaus’ tournament, Woods has wins in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009 and last year. He’s cashed more than $5 million, also finishing third twice and fourth once.

So when the Memorial tees off on Thursday morning, there’s no question who everyone will be watching.

“For some reason, I just feel comfortable on (Nicklaus-designed) golf courses, the way he sets it up,” said Woods, who has won four times this year in only seven starts to climb back to No. 1 in the world rankings. “There is ample room off the tees. The greens are really severe. If you miss the greens, it tests your short game. Those are the things that I think I do well.”

For his part, Nicklaus referred to the eye of the Tiger.

“Obviously, (the course) fits his eye,” he said. “I’m delighted that this is one of the golf courses that he likes.”

Woods’ strong start has perhaps gotten lost in the flurry of news, both good and bad, surrounding the sport these days. Two of the game’s sanctioning bodies have banned the anchored putting stroke that has helped four of the last six major-championship winners. Vijay Singh has sued the PGA Tour for its investigation into his use of deer-antler spray. Sergio Garcia made an off-hand comment with racial overtones that was directed at Woods, with whom he squabbled after they were paired at The Players Championship.

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2013 Memorial Tournament: Tee times, TV schedule for Thursday

Here’s a full look at the tee times for round 1:

First tee:

Morning Wave

7:20 a.m. – Jason Day, Matt Jones, Nicolas Colsaerts

7:31 a.m. – John Senden, William McGirt, Jordan Spieth

7:42 a.m. – Charlie Beljan, Ryan Moore, Lucas Glover

7:53 a.m. – Johnson Wagner, Jonathan Byrd, Stewart Cink

8:04 a.m. – Scott Brown, Scott Piercy, Davis Love III

8:15 a.m. – Billy Horschel, Martin Laird, Lee Westwood

8:26 a.m. – Brandt Snedeker, Russell Henley, Luke Donald

8:37 a.m. – Marc Leishman, Carl Pettersson, George McNeil

8:48 a.m. – Ricky Barnes, David Lingmerth, Cameron Tringale

8:59 a.m. – Robert Garrigus, Ken Duke, James Hahn

Afternoon Wave

12:10 p.m. – Matt Every, Jason Kokrak, Brian Stuard

12:21 p.m. – Pat Perez, Kevin Stadler, Robert Karlsson

12:32 p.m. – Camilo Villegas, Seung-Yul Noh, Fabian Gomez

12:43 p.m. – Zach Johnson, Henrik Stenson, Robert Allenby

12:54 p.m. – Rickie Fowler, Bryce Molder, John Huh

1:05 p.m. – Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson, Hunter Mahan

1:16 p.m. – Tiger Woods, Keegan Bradley, Fred Couples

1:27 p.m. – Ted Potter Jr., Vijay Singh, Trevor Immelman

1:38 p.m. – Bud Cauley, Jimmy Walker, Ben Kohles

1:49 p.m. – Justin Bolli, Guan Tianlang (a), Peter Williamson (a)

10th tee:

Morning Wave

7:20 a.m. – Greg Chalmers, Josh Teater, Brandt Jobe

7:31 a.m. – Brian Davis, Erik Compton, David Hearn

7:42 a.m. – Ryo Ishikawa, Justin Hicks, Roberto Castro

7:53 a.m. – J.J. Henry, Mark Wilson, Justin Leonard

8:04 a.m. – Michael Thompson, K.J. Choi, Mike Weir

8:15 a.m. – Adam Scott, Ernie Els, Charl Schwartzel

8:26 a.m. – Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, Justin Rose

8:37 a.m. – Derek Ernst, Scott Stallings, Kyle Stanley

8:48 a.m. – James Driscoll, Luke Guthrie, Brian Harman

8:59 a.m. – Charlie Wi, Nicholas Thompson, Graham DeLaet

Afternoon Wave

12:10 p.m. – Brendon De Jonge, Kevin Chappell, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano

12:21 p.m. – Charley Hoffman, Bo Van Pelt, Chris Stroud

12:32 p.m. – Jeff Overton, Tom Gillis, Branden Grace

12:43 p.m. – Tommy Gainey, Bill Haas, Kenny Perry

12:54 p.m. – Ben Curtis, Jim Furyk, Geoff Ogilvy

1:05 p.m. – Kevin Streelman, Dustin Johnson, Chris Kirk

1:16 p.m. – Sang-Moon Bae, D.A. Points, Nick Watney

1:27 p.m. – Brendan Steele, Gary Woodland, Aaron Baddeley

1:38 p.m. – Charles Howell III, Casey Wittenberg, Richard H. Lee

1:49 p.m. – George Coetzee, Shane Lowry, Steven Fox (a)

…More at 2013 Memorial Tournament: Tee times, TV schedule for Thursday – SB Nation

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