May 27, 2014
DENTON – Former Mean Green golfer Carlos Ortiz will make his PGA Tour debut this week as he plays against one of the top fields in the world at the 39th edition of Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio.
Ortiz, who is the Web.com Tour money leader with two victories and over $365,000 in winnings this season, is ranked the 162nd best player in the world.
The Memorial, also known as “Jack’s Tournament,” is played at Muirfield Village Golf Club, which was designed by the host and founder of the tournament, Jack Nicklaus.
Adam Scott, the No. 1 player in the world, heads a field of 120 players. He will be joined by six other players from the top-10 in the Official World Golf Ranking: Matt Kuchar (defending champ), Bubba Watson (reigning Masters Champion), Jason Day, Justin Rose (2010 Memorial winner and reigning U.S. Open champion), Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy.
The tournament field boasts seven of the current top-10 on the FedExCup points list and seven of the current top-10 on the PGA TOUR money list.
Ortiz, a four-time all-conference performer with the Mean Green from 2010-13, is the first North Texas golfer to play in a PGA Tour event since Joel Edwards.