One More Championship for PSU Turf Alum

October 2, 2013 in 2-year, Alumni, Articles, Extension

The name is a nod back to Scotland, where golf’s first rules were written. The inspiration draws upon Bobby Jones and Augusta National.

But the stamp upon Muirfield Village Golf Club is wholly that of Jack Nicklaus.

Muirfield Village, site of the 10th Presidents Cup this week, is but one of nearly 300 layouts designed by Nicklaus in his second career as a golf course architect. But the Muirfield course, built partly as a gift to his hometown, is the one with which he is most closely associated.

As the site of the annual Memorial Tournament, the P.G.A. Tour stop that attracts one of the strongest collections of golf’s marquee names outside the major championships, it also keeps him in touch with new generations of players.

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“I have always considered Muirfield Village Golf Club a showcase for my love and respect for the game of golf,” Nicklaus said last year.

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