Staff at Muirfield working day and night to get course ready for Memorial Tournament

The Memorial

DUBLIN, OH (WCMH) — It’s a big week coming up at Muirfield Golf Course, as the Memorial Tournament is set to begin on Monday.

There is still a lot of work going in to get everything set up. 

The golf course is busy on Wednesday, as a lot of members are making the most out of their last few days before the entire area is filled with professional golfers, media and thousands of spectators. 

All the little details are happening to make sure the course looks perfect, and staff are spending day and night working on all aspects of this upcoming tournament. 

Dan Sullivan is the Executive Director of Memorial Tournament and explains how everything is getting prepared. 

“What’s happening now is everything,” he said. “We started building the layout for the golf tournament let’s say the first part of April it takes a long time to put everything together.”

Starting with the interior of the golf course and working their way out, they will be building all the way through Sunday and then the course will be ready to go. 

The golfers will begin to arrive this weekend as the majority will come in on Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning. The full field will be there on Tuesday afternoon into the pro a.m.  that’s taking place on Wednesday.

“It’s really important to have the golf course in perfect shape,” says Sullivan. “So, starting next week the long range forecast looks pretty good. You never know in Columbus. We’ll take it day by day and we feel pretty good about where we are.”

Sullivan explains several new features at this year’s Memorial.

“The entertainment out of our 19th hole we’ll have music there every night from 4-8. We’re offering up a millennial ticket so anybody in their 20s can come to the tournament on a daily basis as opposed to buying a full week.”

This is the 43rd year for the Memorial Tournament, which supports Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

“Last year we gave over $1.8 million dollars and a total of $2.5 million dollars into the community. This year, we look to raise that number. Something we’re really proud of and we continue to strive to make better every single year,” Sullivan. 

If you want to be in the stands next week to watch all of your favorite professional golfers you can still get tickets; however, full week passes are available only until this Friday. 

For tickets, visit

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