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2023 Memorial Tournament: Round 1 tee times, pairings, and featured groups

This tournament is known for drawing in top golfers and carries much prestige. Additionally, it offers substantial prize money and awards FedEx points.

Rory McIlroy waits to putt on the 18th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Oak Hill Country Club.
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The 2023 Memorial Tournament boasts a great purse of $20 million, with the champion taking home an impressive $3.6 million. These numbers place the event in the top six PGA Tour competitions, with the highest prize pools out of the 47 official tournaments.

The renowned Memorial Tournament presents a captivating four-round stroke play format. Uniquely distinguishing itself from other PGA Tour events, this prestigious tournament takes on the coveted status of an “invitational,” an honor shared by a mere five tournaments. As a result, a select field of 120 players can compete, further enhancing the competition’s exclusivity.

The tournament’s format introduces a cut after the second round, intensifying the thrill as players strive to secure a coveted spot in the weekend rounds. This crucial juncture determines which individuals will continue their pursuit of glory, as only the most accomplished golfers will advance to the following stages of the competition. With stakes running high and skillful performances on display, the Memorial Tournament promises to deliver a riveting spectacle for avid golf enthusiasts and casual fans alike.

The reigning champion, Billy Horschel, faces a tough challenge this year. He’ll be up against highly skilled players, each with a strong desire to win. Some top contenders include Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Patrick Cantlay (who has won twice before), Viktor Hovland, and Xander Schauffele. These players are known for their exceptional abilities and unwavering drive to succeed so we can expect an exciting display of talent.

The tournament has a significant feel, an atmosphere of anticipation and intensity. The impressive roster of talented golfers adds prestige to the event and guarantees intense competition.

2023 Memorial Tournament: Round 1 tee times

Tee 1

Time (ET)Group of players
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

Tee 10

Time (ET)Group of players
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