DUBLIN, Ohio - Well, you can't win them all. Even Tiger Woods seems willing to accept that. Which was the news of the day in the second round of the Memorial Tournament.
Woods struggled to a 2-over-par 74 Friday morning at Muirfield Village GC, just his ninth score in plus territory in 54 tournament rounds. His two-day total of 1-over 145 was good enough to make his 15th cut in as many appearances at Jack Nicklaus' invitational, but he'll find himself beginning the third round 10 strokes behind Bill Haas, who has never finished better than T-30 at Memorial - unless you count the year as a college student when he caddied for his father, Jay, whose nine top-10s in 29 Memorial starts is a record.
Woods, of course, has eight top-10s here, including his record five wins. He's won four times this year, including favorite haunts Torrey Pines GC and Bay Hill, and is coming off a victory in The Players three weeks ago.
That he is struggling at the Memorial seems like a bit of a head scratcher, given those circumstances.
"I haven't won every tournament I've played in," Woods said.
No, it only seems that way, particularly this year when his victory clip thus far is running better than .500.
The last time Woods shot as high as 74 at Muirfield Village was in the second round of 2009. He then reeled off 69-65 on the weekend to win for the fourth time.
Perhaps the surprise related to Woods' performance thus far is that he's only missed four fairways. Conventional wisdom says that when Woods drives it well, he'll put himself in contention.
Not happening this week.
The culprit is a suddenly cold putter. After 30 whacks Thursday, Woods needed 29 more on Friday, including three at the par-5 15th that resulted in a double-bogey. Woods missed a five-foot par putt on the lightning-fast greens and then came up empty on the eight-foot comeback try.
Normally a brute on par-5s, he's even on them so far.
"Tough conditions out there, and I didn't exactly play my best, either," said the No. 1 player in the world. "It's a little rough out there. It's not that hard to make bogeys and doubles on this golf course."
Though he hasn't often done that, which probably speaks to the current state of his game. But he was not chagrined. "I'm not too disappointed with it," he said. "I'm not that far off. On a golf course like this, with the wind gusts like this, it's tough."
As for his putting, he didn't blame the slick greens, though Jim Furyk, who won the 2002 Memorial, said he'd never seen them faster, and the wind was making them even more devious.
"It was kind of a mental thing I was struggling with out there," he said.
Monday, June 3, is a big day in the life of hundreds of golfers who will tee it up in U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying. While many of those trying to qualify are former PGA Tour cardholders whose Open exemptions have run out, many of the contestants are better characterized by what they've experienced off the course.
With help from the USGA, we've gone through the fields at the 11 sectional qualifying sites and pinpointed some players (and their qualifying sites) with off the course stories worth noting.
Andy Aduddell, 38, of Avondale, Arizona, enlisted in the Air Force after September 11th and became a F-16 fighter pilot. He teaches the 56th Training Squadron at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale. (Lakewood CC, Dallas.)
Austin Grey, 25, of Spring Hill, Florida became a member of the U.S. Marine Corps after high school and served for five years. He was eventually named corporal and deployed to Kuwait in 2008. (Ritz-Carlton Members Club, Brandenton, Fla.)
Christian Heavens of Fairview, Illinois, is the nephew of Notre Dame's fifth all-time leading rusher, Jerome Heavens, who was drafted in 1979 by the Chicago Bears. (Springfield CC, Springfield, Ohio)
Mike Ignasiak, 47, of Saline, Michigan, was a relief pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers in the 90s and his brother, Gary, pitched for the Tigers. (Brookside G&CC and The Lakes G&CC, Columbus, Ohio)
Michael Muehr, 41, of Potomac Falls, Virginia, is a former PGA Tour player who, after being diagnosed with a cancerous tumor on his Achilles in 2002, founded Golf Pros Beating Cancer, an organization that raises money for Melanoma research. (Woodmont CC, Rockville, Md.)
Timothy O'Neal of Savannah, Georgia, won a PGA Tour Latinoamerica event in May and at one point in his career, was financed by various celebrities including Will Smith. (Woodmont CC)
Brinson Paolini of Virginia Beach is an All-American at Duke and was named the 2013 recipient of the Byron Nelson Award for combining excellence with character and integrity. Before graduating in May, Paolini volunteered at the Durham Soup Kitchen in his free time. (Woodmont CC)
Justin Reiger of East Amherst, N.Y. is the son of Darcy Reiger, who was a defenseman in the NHL and now is the general manager of the Buffalo Sabres. (Old Oaks CC & Century CC, Purchase, N.Y.)
Brad Schneider of Valrico, Florida is a member of the UCF golf team and received the David Toms Award in 2012, given to a player who overcomes adversity to achieve excellence. Schneider broke his leg while playing football with his friends, and had to relearn how to walk after nine surgeries kept him in bed for four months. (Ritz-Carlton Members Club)
John Wright, 49, of Gulf Shores, Alabama plays speed golf at least once a week, during which he carries four clubs and can play nine holes in under 28 minutes. It takes him an average of 65 minutes to play 18, and he shoots around 76. (Ritz-Carlton Members Club)
John Urquhart of Glendale, Arizona was diagnosed in 2006 with an autoimmune disease known as IgA nephropathy. After two and a half years of dialysis, he finally received a kidney transplant. John is also a 15-year member of a country music band. (Big Canyon CC & Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, Calif.)
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Tiger Woods has never won the Memorial Tournament without breaking par in the opening round. So to shoot a 1-under-par 71 Thursday at Muirfield Village GC would perhaps be the silver lining in a relatively frustrating day.
That he needed 30 putts spoiled a decent ball-striking round and got beat by playing partner Fred Couples, the 52-year-old Champions Tour player and U.S. Presidents Cup captain, certainly didn't make him happy, though he was able to joke about it at the end of a long, hot, windy afternoon.
"Yeah, he kicked my ass," Woods said of Couples, grinning.
"Can we say that word?" Couples said when the comment was relayed.
Well, if it fits.
Couples, who won the Memorial in 1998, snuck in a 15-foot par putt on the last to salvage a 2-under 70, while Woods bogeyed the final hole. A five-time winner of the Memorial, including last year, Woods seemed stuck in neutral throughout the day, mostly because the putter that has helped him to four PGA Tour wins already this year wasn't cooperating.
"I didn't score very well to how I hit it," Woods said, figuring he should have been at least a few strokes better. "I just didn't make anything today. I thought I hit good putts. I misread a couple pretty badly. The one on 18, I thought it was going to go left and the end and ended up going right. That was not very good."
But playing alongside Couples, who has become a good friend, and Keegan Bradley was a bright spot. "We had a good time. It had its moments."
Perhaps most of those moments belonged to Couples, who had wanted to play with the No. 1 player in the world.
"I won't lie to you, I asked to see if I could get paired [with Woods]; it probably might be my last time playing with Tiger," said Couples, who withdrew from last week's Senior PGA Championship because his bad back flared up. "Maybe at Augusta I might get paired with him. If he can be leading after two rounds again, maybe I'll get a shot at him. So I was blessed to play with him. And my goal when I play with him always is to try to hit it solid and stay out of his way. And today was a good one. I did beat him."
Couples also played with Woods in the first two rounds last year. Woods went on to win the tournament.
Woods, who begins the second round on the 10th tee at 8:26 a.m. Friday, trails Masters champion Charl Schwartzel by six strokes after Schwartzel converted nine birdies in a 65. Scott Piercy was next at 66.
Fourteen-year-old amateur Guan Tianlang bogeyed two of his final three holes for a 72, but that was far better than No. 2 Rory McIlroy, who struggled to a 78.
On the tee:
How Just One Golf's "teeosk" might look.
This won't do much to help pace of play, though for a certain type of golfer it could make the round a lot more fun. Florida-based Just One Golf has a "teeosk" system that rewards holes-in-one and other good shots. So far the company has signed up 11 courses in seven states, from Georgia to New York to Nevada.
The courses typically pay Just One Golf about $1 a round. Its surveillance cameras record every tee shot on the selected par-3 hole. Just One Golf pays $500 for an ace and a free beer or glass of wine at the clubhouse for hitting within a flagstick's distance of the hole. Want to play for bigger stakes? Swipe your credit card before you tee off. A $5 wager pays $5,000 for a hole-in-one, and a $25 play (the maximum) pays $100,000.
DUBLIN, Ohio - Not like he felt like he needed it, but Fred Ridley agreed Wednesday at Muirfield Village Golf Club that he felt some sense of vindication when the U.S. Golf Association, the R&A and six-time Masters champion Jack Nicklaus all voiced support for the decision he and the Masters competition committee made in permitting Tiger Woods to continue competing in last month's tournament despite signing an incorrect scorecard.
"Yes, that [the support] was good," said Ridley, a member of the Captains Club, which advises on the conduct of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village and selects the tournament's honoree each year.
Ridley, chairman of the Masters competition committee and a former USGA president, was the point person at Augusta National GC charged with explaining how Woods had escaped the penalty of disqualification for a player who violates Rule 6-6d, signing an incorrect card.
In the second round of the Masters, Woods had made a bad drop after his approach into the 15th hole hit the flagstick and caromed into the water in front of the green.
The committee reviewed the drop and initially decided before Woods signed his card that he had not made an improper drop, but Woods later admitted in a television interview that he had not taken his penalty drop in the same area from which he had played his original stroke. Because of the extraordinary circumstances, the committee invoked Rule 33-7,which holds that a "penalty of disqualification may in an exceptional individual case be waived, modified or imposed if the Committee considers such action warranted."
Woods was assessed a two-stroke penalty prior to the third round but was allowed to continue, and the four-time Masters champion ended up T-4.
In the wake of that decision, Ridley and the Masters came under fire and were accused of giving Woods preferential treatment. Two weeks later, on April 24, Nicklaus said the Masters had done the right thing, given the circumstances.
"Could they have disqualified him? Probably," Nicklaus said. "But you've got all the best rules heads together and they said that they thought there was no intent to do anything [improper] and that two strokes was a strong enough penalty. And you move on."
On May 1, the USGA and R&A issued a lengthy statement that, in essence, supported the decision of the Masters committee.
"We knew that the USGA and R&A supported the decision right away, as soon as we let them know. But because it was of such intense interest in the golfing community they felt like they wanted to clarify their position on it," Ridley said. "As for Jack, we all know Jack has strong opinions. He and I haven't talked about it, but I respect his opinion. I've known Jack for a long time."
Ridley added that the Masters ended on a high note, with Adam Scott defeating Angel Cabrera on the second hole of a sudden death playoff with darkness descending on Augusta National GC.
"It was a great tournament, we had a great finish and we had a fine winner," Ridley said.
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Tiger Woods put the world of golf as he sees it -- and perhaps as it should be seen -- into perspective Wednesday afternoon at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
Five-time winner of the Memorial Tournament, including last year when he surged to victory in the final round thanks to an improbable chip-in birdie on the par-3 16th hole, Woods was asked to assess the peripheral distractions currently consuming the news cycle -- from the anchoring debate to Vijay Singh's lawsuit against the PGA Tour . . . to his spat with Sergio Garcia at the Players and the subsequent racially insensitive remark Garcia uttered directed at Woods last week at the BMW PGA Championship in England.
"Well," he said, "I've won four times this year."
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Though he fell short in the year's first major, the Masters, after an unfortunate bounce and a fortunate ruling, Woods so far is enjoying a stretch of golf that should seem eerily familiar. He has four wins in eight worldwide starts, including his second triumph in the Players. Only in 2008 has he reached four wins faster, capturing a European Tour victory at Dubai and then winning his first three U.S. starts at Torrey Pines, the WGC-Accenture Match Play and the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
"I don't think he's on the verge of [a crazy run], I think he's in one," said former world No. 1 Lee Westwood.
Since turning professional in 1996, Woods has eight seasons in which he has won five times or more on the PGA Tour. And he's a heavy favorite to make it nine this week at Jack Nicklaus' Memorial and perhaps chalk up win No. 79 on the PGA Tour, which would bring him within three of Sam Snead's all-time mark.
"Tiger seems to play very well here," said the Golden Bear, who last year watched Woods tie his tour victory total of 73 in his own ballpark. "He's got several golf courses he plays well at: Pebble, St. Andrews, Augusta ... plays well at Bay Hill. I'm delighted that this is one of the golf courses that he likes."
"Most golf courses set up well for Tiger Woods," said No. 2 Rory McIlroy, who is winless thus far in 2013. "He's won the Players this year, and that was a golf course that everyone said didn't quite suit him. The guy is good wherever he goes and plays."
Especially when he is filled with confidence, like he is at the current time. To that he credits his understanding of his golf swing that he's honed with the help of Sean Foley.
"I feel comfortable with the motion I'm making, and I think ... all the stretches where I've played well for a few years, a few tournaments, five plus or whatever it was, I just felt good about what I was able to do as far as my misses, and being able to fix it on the fly," he said. "That's huge. To be able to make those tinkerings from shot to shot and day to day and know where within this model what my tendencies are. That took a little bit of time, and I finally have turned the corner to that. And I think that's what you're seeing this year is that I've gotten more precise and I've been able to work on other parts of my game and made them strengths."
Woods stopped by Merion GC Tuesday for a practice round in preparation for the U.S. Open in two weeks. He didn't learn as much as he'd hoped to; it was cold, rainy and windy, which made the relatively short East Course play long and difficult. But the trip was still worthwhile.
"It was nice to see and get an understanding of what I need to visualize in my prep next week and get ready for that," said Woods, a three-time U.S. Open champion. "Have a nice understanding of where my sight lines are going to be and where I need to land the ball. Obviously it will be different clubs. Won't be quite as long as it was playing yesterday."
The U.S. Open isn't yet his primary concern, however. He enjoys the Memorial and playing in the company of founder and host Jack Nicklaus.
"It's about playing well, hopefully winning the event and carrying that confidence into the Open," Woods said of his goal for the week. "I already have, as I said, most of the lines and the things that I've been working on, but it's about this week and it's about winning this event. I've won it in the past, I'm defending this year. I'm looking forward to the next four days. This golf course the way it's drying out and getting thunderstorms later in the week, it's going to be a heck of a test."
In a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, NBC's golf analyst Roger Maltbie said he's "concerned" that the crowds, fueled by the ongoing controversy over the USGA's decision to ban anchored putters and the racially-charged Tiger-Sergio spat, will become an issue during the U.S. Open at Merion.
"I hope the crowd doesn't get involved and become a factor in this thing in maybe making inappropriate comments or comments that certainly aren't necessary during the play of the championship," said Maltbie. "I'm a little concerned about that, and hope it doesn't happen."
The thought was met with general acceptance by Johnny Miller, Gary Koch, and Peter Jacobsen, who joined him on the panel, which got us thinking: are we prepared for what the U.S. Open crowds may have in store?
It's no secret that Philadelphia fans are notoriously, shall we say, tough (not even Santa Clause could avoid their wrath), and with Merion resting neatly in the city's suburbs, how popular a player is with the fans could play an amplified role in either helping--or hurting--their chances of winning golf's second major of year.
It doesn't help that Garcia is one of those in the middle of the controversy. He's been heckled at a number of different tournaments throughout his professional career, among them the 2002 U.S. Open at Bethpage, which eventually culminated in a sly middle finger to the crowd from Garcia, and a warning from the USGA to fans before the 2009 U.S. Open (which was also held a Bethpage) to behave.
So, could we see something similar to Bethpage at Merion this year? Or perhaps even something worse? We'll have to wait and see.
DUBLIN, Ohio - Dick Grout's first golf lesson occurred in 1963. He was 10 years old, and he was playing a casual round with Jack Nicklaus at La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach, Fla.
"It was on about the third or fourth hole. I had made a sizable putt," Grout recalls. "I'm just a little kid. Jack just looks at me, and then he asks me, 'What do you think about when you're putting?' Well, you know what they say - try to putt like when you're a kid and your mind isn't cluttered. I just told him I pick a line and try to knock it in. So there's Jack Nicklaus asking me about my putting. I guess you could say I gave him a little lesson."
Grout laughs at the memory. He has a lot of them when it comes to Nicklaus, given that his father was Jack Grout, who was Nicklaus' longtime teacher. The younger Grout, who is now a teaching pro himself in Greenville, S.C., was the most enthusiastic of the four Grout children when it came to golf, and through the years he often engaged his father in conversations about his career, the game and, yes, the Golden Bear.
He's finally put all that information to good use. Released this week, perhaps appropriately in conjunction with Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament, is the book, "Jack Grout - A Legacy in Golf," which Dick Grout wrote with the help of former newspaperman Bill Winter. It is available at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and other outlets.
"It occurred to me ... I followed dad so closely through the years. He had so much going on in his life, so many things he accomplished," Grout said. "I wanted to fill in the blanks on him and some golf history. Besides being Jack Nicklaus' teacher, he did so many other things. My dad was 40 years old when he started teaching Jack Nicklaus [in 1950]. His life didn't just begin when he got to Scioto Country Club."
Indeed, and that's why, other than a cursory mention in the introduction, Nicklaus doesn't appear until page 161 of the 270-page book. Before that, Grout takes the opportunity to bring readers another perspective on the early years of professional golf. Before he became a club pro and Nicklaus' mentor, Jack Grout was a caddie (at 12 he carried the bag of Walter Hagen in a tournament in Oklahoma) and a tour player who competed against Ben Hogan. There are many colorful stories that he gleaned from his reticent father.
Nicklaus wrote a foreword to the book. Raymond Floyd, who also benefitted from Grout's tutelage (and who this week is the Memorial Tournament honoree), penned an afterword.
"Dad was a humble guy. He just didn't talk about himself," Dick Grout said. "He was quiet, even somewhat shy, but I would pester him about things, and he would tell me these stories. There are things in this book my brother and two sisters even didn't know. I had pages of pages of stories about him, and I hope that telling his story would somehow get him the recognition he deserves."
Ultimately, that would mean consideration for the World Golf Hall of Fame. But any recognition would be a step in the right direction.
"It's astounding to me that he's not in any Hall of Fame," Grout said. "Not in the Ohio Golf Hall of Fame. Not in the South Florida Hall of Fame. Not even the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame. You start to think maybe these halls of fame aren't what they're cracked up to be.
"Long story short," Grout added, "I just wanted to fill in the blanks on my dad's life. His influence on the game is really pretty impressive and spans half a century. I doubt very many people know that."
It's fair to say the golf world was pretty happy to see the ever-colorful Boo Weekley walk home the victor at Colonial after five years outside the winner's circle. Weekley may have credited his win to solid ball-striking (hitting about 85% and 72% of his fairways and greens, respectively), and back-to-back 66's in the third and fourth rounds, but I suspect the winner's prize has more to do with it.
Weekley's three career PGA Tour victories (two at the Verizon Heritage in Hilton Head, and one at Colonial) have now come at events that award plaid jackets to the winner. It makes sense that he pays close attention to these things--his unique fashion sense and cotton allergy are both well known--so we decided to put together a list of tournament "swag" that could have Boo Weekley's name all over it in the future.
Welcome to another edition of The Grind, where we're scratching our heads as to why Boo Weekley isn't a weekly contender on the PGA Tour. Oh yeah, that's right. Putting is part of golf. A big part. Even in his latest win at the Crowne Plaza Invitational, Boo showed how scary that part of his game remains. But when you're a ball-striking savant who hits it to within 10 feet on every hole, you can still score well. And when you do that enough on the PGA Tour, you can quietly surpass TEN MILLION in career earnings. Hey Boo, bring a little of that cash and come meet us at the nearest mini-golf course.
Boo knows plaid. (Getty Images)
Boo Weekley. As John Strege points out, golf needs more characters. And the man who once wrestled an orangutan certainly fits the bill. For a third time in his PGA Tour career, Weekley won. And for a third time, he took home a plaid jacket (the other two for his wins at the Heritage in 2007 and 2008). It wouldn't be far-fetched to assume those are the only three "dressy" pieces of clothing he owns other than whatever team-issued items he still has from being on the 2008 Ryder Cup team. Nike struck marketing gold with its famed "Bo knows" ad campaign centered around Bo Jackson. "Boo knows" seems like a can't-miss idea. Hang on, while we Google "copyright lawyers". . .
Matteo Manassero. The Italian prodigy now has four European Tour wins, including a victory in the tour's flagship event, the BMW PGA. He just turned 20. Why aren't people making a bigger deal about this?!
Kohki Idoki. A 5-foot-5, 51-year-old taming a 7,000-yard golf course? That should give everyone lacking distance in their golf games hope. More amazing was the fact that this was Idoki's first trip to the U.S. Something tells us he'll be back a bit more.
Tim Clark. No, the South African didn't win to give us the elusive "Grind Slam" (predicting the winner of the same event three years in a row -- copyright pending), but we appreciate his effort at Colonial. Clark flirted with the lead all weekend before finishing T-7. Now if only. . .
Bitter anchorers. Guys like Clark, Adam Scott and Carl Pettersson are lawyering up in response to the anchor ban? Really? This doesn't seem like a possibility in other sports. Imagine if Wilt Chamberlain sued the NBA for changing the rules to keep him in check? Imagine defensive backs suing the NFL for enforcing the illegal contact rule?
Lee Westwood. Forget winning a major, this guy can't even win a European Tour major. Once again, Westwood put himself in position to claim the BMW PGA Championship and once again, he came up short, this time to a player half his age. Kind of reminds us of. . .
Kenny Perry. Is this guy's hometown Elizabethtown, KY or Heartbreak City, USA? We're sorry to say it, but this guy just can't win a big one -- even on the senior circuit. The Senior PGA Championship was all but Perry's, until a late collapse left him looking up at the diminutive Idoki.
LPGA Weather. Apparently, it's not just the PGA Tour that's cursed this year. Weather was so bad at the LPGA's inaugural event in the Bahamas that the tournament used a makeshift 12-hole course Friday-Sunday to create a 36-hole event. Ilhee Lee won by shooting a, um, never mind. It's too confusing to try to figure out.
The PGA Tour heads to Dublin, Ohio for the Memorial, aka the place where Tiger returned to being Tiger last year. Remember that flop shot from behind the 16th green to vault him into the lead? Here's the clip in case you don't.
Random tournament fact: Jack Nicklaus called Tiger's shot the best he's ever seen under pressure. As great as it was, It wasn't. Unless, of course, the Golden Bear only watches his own event.
WEEKLY YAHOO! FANTASY LINEUP
We had a good showing last week with Matt Kuchar (2nd), Zach Johnson (3rd) and Tim Clark (T-7). Let's keep it going by picking Tiger Woods and three other guys this week.
Starters -- (A-List): Tiger Woods. Let's see if he can break the streak of only winning when we put him on the bench.
(B-List): Justin Rose. The Brit has three top-five finishes at Muirfield Village, including his maiden PGA Tour title in 2010.
(B-List): Bo Van Pelt. BVP has a pair of T-13s and a T-3 in his last three appearances here.
(C-List): Charl Schwartzel. Our just-a-hunch pick of the week.
Bench -- Rory McIlroy, Jimmy Walker, Jim Furyk and Rickie Fowler.
VIRAL VIDEO OF THE WEEK
In honor of Boo Weekley, who earlier this year tried to communicate with a gator on the course at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, here's a clip of a gator walking across a tee box in North Carolina while carrying dinner in its mouth. We're not sure if even Boo would mess with this big guy.
RANDOM PROP BETS OF THE WEEK
-- Tianlang Guan will be spotted in the Muirfield Village clubhouse catching up on homework during a weather delay: 10-to-1 odds
-- Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia will Skype each other to patch things up during a weather delay: TEN Million-to-1 odds
-- There will be a weather delay: LOCK
THIS WEEK IN DUSTIN JOHNSON-PAULINA GRETZKY DISPLAYS OF PUBLIC AFFECTION
Paulina give's DJ's brother, Austin, some love calling the group, "The 3 Amigos." She also breaks the unofficial record for consecutive days wearing a bikini. Congrats!
THIS AND THAT
Annie Park won the NCAA individual championship, while leading USC to the team title. The 21-shot victory had about as much drama as an Adam Sandler movie. . . . Jeff Overton was disqualified at the Crowne Plaza Invitational for using a practice aid while waiting to tee off on the back nine and then complained about it afterward. Is he going to retain a lawyer, too? . . . These Burger King frozen lemonades are surprisingly tasty. They also make as great drink mixers. You can thank me later.
RANDOM QUESTIONS TO PONDER
Whatever happened to Michelle Wie?
Why isn't the Memorial on Memorial Day weekend?
Will Dustin Johnson actually play some golf this week?