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On The Range Blog - May 30

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On The Range Talent
Host: Gary Williams (Golf Channel)
Analyst: Billy Kratzert (4-time PGA TOUR winner)
Analyst: Bill Harmon (Instructor & Caddie for Jay & Bill Haas)

This Week’s Event
the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance
Muirfield Village Golf Club - Dublin, OH
Defending Champion: Steve Stricker

Featured Player
Rory McIlroy
-2nd in Official World Golf Ranking
-2011 U.S. Open Champion
-2nd in Scoring Average on 2012 PGA TOUR
-Finished 5th in 2011 Memorial Tournament
-Caddie: J.P. Fitzgerald
-Swing Coach: Michael Bannon

Course Survey
Muirfield Village Golf Club
Par 72 - 7,352 yards

-Hitting Fairways: The past 7 winners of the Memorial Tournament have all finished Top 10 for the week in Driving Accuracy. The best of all 7 believe it or not was Tiger Woods in 2009 who hit 87.50% of his fairway, tied with the 1998 Masters for the highest percentage for any tournament in his career.

-Putting: 7 of the past 8 winners have finished Top 11 in the field in Putting Average. Also, 5 of the past 6 winner have had zero 3-putts during the tournament (Tiger Woods in 2009 is the lone exception in both)

Top 5: Jack Nicklaus Achievements
Jack Nicklaus is not only one of, if not the greastest golfer of all-time, but he is also the founder and host of this week's Memorial Tournament. Nicklaus also designed Muirfield Village Golf Club. Here are the viewer results of our On The Range Poll and our analyst rankings for Top 5 Jack Nicklaus Achievements:

Billy Kratzert
1.) 18-time Major Champion ('I think that record will stand through golf history!')
2.) 24 year span between first and last Major Championship 
3.) 17 straight seasons with a PGA TOUR win
4.) 19 runner-up finishes in Majors
5.) Completing the Career Grand Slam 3 times

Bill Harmon
1.) 18-time Major Champion ('No one else has ever done it!')
2.) Completing the Career Grand Slam 3 times
3.) 73 career PGA TOUR wins
4.) 115 worldwide wins
5.) 5-time PGA Champion

Viewer Results
1.) 18-time Major Champion 
2.) Completing the Career Grand Slam 3 times
3.) 6-time Masters Champion
4.) 17 straight seasons with a PGA TOUR win
5.) Winning Masters at age 46

Next Week's Show
FedEx St. Jude Classic & Wegmans LPGA Championship
Wednesday 8:00M ET