Spieth and McIlroy in same group for Memorial Tournament


Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy have been grouped together for the opening two rounds of the Memorial Tournament at the Muirfield Village Golf Club.

The world number two and three will start on the back nine and be joined at the tee by Justin Thomas when play commences on Thursday.

Spieth and McIlroy were paired for round three of the 2016 Masters after leading the way following the opening two days, though neither was able to claim the coveted green jacket.

Meanwhile, world number one Jason Day has been grouped with David Lingmerth and Jim Furyk.

Day heads into the tournament following a wire-to-wire victory at the Players Championship this month.

McIlroy triumphed in his last outing at the Irish Open, while Spieth also showed good form by winning the Dean & DeLuca Invitational last week.