Said Els on his website, 'Having had an unscheduled weekend off (missed the cut at the BMW PGA), Im obviously keen to get back into the swing of things again. Originally, this week was going to be a gap in my schedule, but Ive changed my mind and decided to play in the Memorial.
'Its one of my favorite tournaments of the year and I love Jacks course, Muirfield Village. I figure itll be a good week to try to get back some positive vibes in my game. Im really looking forward to it.'
Els has played in the Memorial every year since 1994, winning the title in 2004.
In his 14 career starts at Jack's event, Els has five top-10 finishes and has never missed the cut.
The South African won the Honda Classic ealier this year and most recently tied for sixth at THE PLAYERS Championship.