The Memorial preview: star studded field takes centre stage in Ohio

The PGA Tour had a fairytale ending last week in Canada as Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre landed his first PGA Tour victory with his Dad on the bag who in an interview after said “I cut grass for a living.”

As the Tour heads down to Ohio for this weeks tournament, a week out before the US Open, the quality of field is nothing to shy away from as we look at potential winners of the tournament this week.

Scottie Scheffler’s name will be first on everyone’s list of claiming the Memorial title this week but I look at four golfers other than the world number one who has a chance of winning this week.

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Xander Schauffele

Arguably there is nobody in the world who is in better form than current USPGA champion Xander Schauffele, as he will look to continue his form that has seen him finish first and second in his last two starts.

He will be trying to add another title to his tally before he heads for Pinehurst.

Viktor Hovland

The Norwegian has found his golf game once again after months of swing coach changes, he seems to finally be back in the groove that saw him claim the FedEx Cup last September.

The 26-year-old looks to add the Memorial to his stacked CV and win this week in Ohio.

Rory McIlroy

McIlroy, coming off his tied fourth finish at the Canadian Open will be hoping to get back in the winner’s circle and the game is there to suggest he has every chance.

Finishing inside the top 10 five times at this event, McIlroy will try to get his first win on this golf course.

Ludvig Aberg

Aberg will be looking to get himself back in the groove as he plays his first Memorial tournament. The Swede has just recovered from a knee injury and will be looking to get his first win of the 2024 season.