Who is the honoree at the Memorial Tournament this year?

Last Modified May 31, 2024 05:33 GMT

The Memorial Tournament is held yearly at the Dublin, Ohio, suburb of Muirfield Village Golf Club, which is close to Columbus. The three objectives of the Jack Nicklaus-founded and hosted Tournament are as follows: to pay tribute to those who have made significant contributions to the game of golf, both alive and deceased; to entertain spectators with the world's best golfers competing on one of the most challenging courses in the world; and to support numerous Greater Columbus Charities in partnership with the Nicklaus Children's Healthcare Foundation, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation, and countless other local organisations.


The Memorial Tournament Honorees

Every year, the Memorial Tournament honours a deceased or living individual who has significantly contributed to the game of golf.

Jack Nicklaus came up with this concept to help preserve the accomplishments of the greatest players in history. The Captains Club, a group of distinguished individuals who operate independently of the tournament organisers but provide guidance on player invitations and event management in general, chooses the honoree. Here’s a list of Memorial Tournament Honorees so far:

  1. 2023 — Larry Nelson

  2. 2022 — Ben Crenshaw

  3. 2022 (P) — Charlie Sifford

  4. 2020/2021 — Nick Price

  5. 2020/2021 (P) — Gene Littler and Ted Ray

  6. 2019 — Judy Rankin

  7. 2018 — Hale Irwin

  8. 2018 (P) — Jock Hutchison & Willie Turnesa

  9. 2017 — Greg Norman

  10. 2017 (P) — Tony Lema, Ken Venturi & Harvie Ward

  11. 2016 — Johnny Miller

  12. 2016 (P) — Leo Diegel & Horton Smith

  13. 2015 — Sir Nick Faldo

  14. 2015 (P) — Dorothy Campbell, Jerome Travers, Walter Travis

  15. 2014 — Annika Sorenstam, Jim Barnes, Joe Carr, Willie Park, Sr.

  16. 2013 — Raymond Floyd

  17. 2012 — Tom Watson

  18. 2011 — Nancy Lopez

  19. 2010 — Severiano Ballesteros

  20. 2009 — Jackie Burke, Jr. & JoAnne Carner

  21. 2008 — Tony Jacklin, Ralph Guldahl, Charles Blair MacDonald, Craig Wood

  22. 2007 — Louise Suggs & Dow Finsterwald

  23. 2006 — Michael Bonallack, Charles Coe, William Lawson Little, Jr., Henry Picard, Paul Runyan & Densmore Shute

  24. 2005 — Betsy Rawls & Cary Middlecoff

  25. 2004 — Lee Trevino & Joyce Wethered

  26. 2003 — Julius Boros & William Campbell

  27. 2002 — Kathy Whitworth & Bobby Locke

  28. 2001 — Payne Stewart

  29. 2000 — Jack Nicklaus

  30. 1999 — Ben Hogan

  31. 1998 — Peter Thomson

  32. 1997 — Gary Player

  33. 1996 — Billy Casper

  34. 1995 — Willie Anderson, John Ball, James Braid, Harold Hilton & J.H. Taylor

  35. 1994 — Mickey Wright

  36. 1993 — Arnold Palmer

  37. 1992 — Joseph C. Dey, Jr.

  38. 1991 — Babe Zaharias

  39. 1990 — Jimmy Demaret

  40. 1989 — Sir Henry Cotton

  41. 1988 — Patty Berg

  42. 1987 — Tom Morris, Sr. & Tom Morris, Jr.

  43. 1986 — Robert De Vicenzo

  44. 1985 — Charles "Chick" Evans

  45. 1984 — Sam Snead

  46. 1983 — Tommy Armour

  47. 1982 — Glenna Collette Vare

  48. 1981 — Harry Vardon

  49. 1980 — Byron Nelson

  50. 1979 — Gene Sarazen

  51. 1978 — Francis Ouimet

  52. 1977 — Walter Hagen

  53. 1976 — Robert Tyre Jones, Jr.


The Hononees for the 2024 Memorial Tournament

Tom Weiskopf and Juli Inkster are the 2024 Honorees for the 2024 Memorial Tournament.


Juli Inkster

American professional golfer Juli Inkster (née Simpson; born June 24, 1960) is a member of the LPGA Tour. Inkster has played on the LPGA Tour for 29 years, and her 31 victories to date place her second among all active players. Her career earnings have exceeded $14 million. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame and holds the record for most victories in Solheim Cup matches among Americans. With three straight major victories in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, Inkster is the only golfer in LPGA Tour history to win two majors in a decade.


Tom Weiskopf

American professional golfer Thomas Daniel Weiskopf, born November 9, 1942, and passed away August 20, 2022, competed on both the PGA and Champions Tours. The 1970s were the decade of his greatest triumph. From 1968 to 1982, he won 16 PGA Tour championships, including the 1973 Open Championship. Four times, he finished second at The Masters. Following his retirement from competitive golf, Weiskopf rose to prominence as a golf course designer. In 2024, he was enshrined in the World Golf Hall of Fame, where he was elected in 2023.

FAQ's On the Memorial Tournament honoree

A. The Memorial Tournament is held yearly at the Dublin, Ohio, suburb of Muirfield Village Golf Club, which is close to Columbus.

A. The Memorial Tournament is being held from June 6–9, 2024.

A. Unfortunately not, Dublin, Ohio's 18-hole private Muirfield Village Golf Club first opened for play in 1974.

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