DUBLIN, Ohio – New town, different tournament, same story.
That has become the story for Will Zalatoris, who once again put himself into contention to win his first PGA Tour title Thursday in the opening round of The Memorial at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
Zalatoris, who is the highest-ranked player in the world (No. 14) who does not have a Tour title, lost in a three-hole, aggregate score playoff two weeks ago to Justin Thomas in the PGA Championship and lost in a playoff earlier this year to Luke List at the Farmers insurance Open.
Not one to sulk – he missed the cut last week in the Charles Schwab Challenge – Zalatoris picked himself up and made eight birdies on Jack Nicklaus' gem that had been softened by overnight rain and shot 4-under 68.
He's one shot behind the clubhouse lead.