By Christian R
Memorial Tournament is a golf tournament associated with the PGA Tour. The venue for this tournament would be the ‘Muirfield Village Golf Club,’ located in Dublin in Ohio.
It was announced that Tiger Woods will be back to PGA golf with this tournament which will be held in the month of June. He took a break from the sport to undergo treatment for a neck injury. He was a participant of the Players Championship but had to stop playing due to the injury. This took place during the first week of May, 2010. He has regained his health and will be performing in the Masters Tournament according to reports from a sports channel.
His admirers are eagerly waiting to see excellent performances from him. His chances to emerge as a winner are being analyzed by golfers as well as lovers of the sport. His previous performances in the venue would be a key factor in analyzing his chances of winning. He has gained four titles as a player of this tournament and is the current champion of Memorial Tournament. He was able to perform well in the venue during the previous seasons. This experience is surely an advantage for him. His health conditions can be a concern for some people, but according to reports he has regained his health and this would not be a significant factor in his play in the tournament.
You should also remember that he is the top ranked golfer in the present world rankings and would be trying hard to defend his title of the tournament champion. He has got adequate experience in playing in the tournament and would be able to use the experienced gained so far for winning the tournament for a fifth time. He is well-versed with the playing conditions at the venue which again is going to be an advantage for him.
Tiger Woods has a total of four victories in this tournament which were obtained in the years 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2009. He was highly consistent during the early years of 2000s with his performances in the tournament. His winning the tournament in 2009 is surely going to be a motivating factor for him. He has performed well recently and if he maintains this present form, he can surely emerge as the winner of the tournament for the fifth time.
In 2009, he scored 276 to win the tournament. In 2001, his score was 271 and in 2000, he scored a total of 269. His score of 271 in the 1999 season of the tournament enabled him to find victory for the first time in the Memorial Tournament. Vijay Singh was the runner up in the 1999 season with a score of 275. Ernie Els, Paul Azinger and Jim Furyk were the second place occupants in the years 2000, 2001 and 2009 respectively.
He has maintained his position as the No 1 Golfer of the world for a total of 601 weeks. Of this, he remained the No 1 for a total of 264 continuous weeks. His name was in the list of top golfers in the years 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
The number of major professional golf championships won by him is 14 which is a record. He has also obtained the Grand Slam Career for a total of three times. The World Golf Championships won by him is found to be 16. If you go by this record, you have no reason to doubt his ability to find victory in the Masters tournament for the fifth time.
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