This week the PGA Tour returns to Muirfield Village, in Dublin, Ohio, for the Memorial Tournament. The elevated status tournament — now in its 46th year — is one of the Tour’s premier events outside of the majors, and fans are quite familiar with the host site.
But this year, the course will have a new look.
The 2021 edition of the Memorial will be golf fans’ first look at Jack’s place since an extensive renovation that took place over the last year. New tees were installed, every green rebuilt, fairways reshaped, bunkers added and removed — all with the dual goal of making Muirfield Village both a better test for the pros and more enjoyable experience for members. (For a behind-the-scenes at the redesign process, watch the video above.)
To get more insight on the ins and outs of the project, we caught up with Chris Cochran, a senior design associate at Nicklaus Design. (Nicklaus Design and GOLF.com are affiliates of 8AM Golf.) Here are 6 takeaways from Cochran about the latest renovations to Muirfield Village.
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