Who founded the Memorial Tournament?

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Memorial Tournament founded by Jack Nicklaus
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Clue

It's founder spent most of his early life in the area.

Answer

The Memorial Tournament is a PGA Tour golf tournament founded by Jack Nicklaus in 1976.

More about the Memorial Tournament founded by Jack Nicklaus

Hosted annually at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus.

The Tournament, founded and hosted by Jack Nicklaus, is conducted each year with three goals in mind:

  • to honor the memory of individuals living and deceased who have distinguished themselves in the game of golf
  • to showcase the world’s best golfers competing on one of the most challenging venues in the world for the enjoyment of spectators
  • and to benefit many Greater Columbus Charities in alliance with the Nicklaus Children's Healthcare Foundation, Nationwide Children's Hospital and numerous other local organizations.

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Multiple winners include:

  • Tiger Woods (1999, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2012)
  • Kenny Perry (1991, 2003, 2008)
  • Jack Nicklaus (1977, 1984)
  • Hale Irwin (1983, 1985)
  • Greg Norman (1990, 1995)
  • Tom Watson: (1979, 1996)
  • Patrick Cantlay (2019, 2021)