The Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau invites residents to vote on Dublin’s most memorable golf moments. Voting began in July and closes Labor Day. All voters will be entered in a drawing for two tickets for the last day of play in The Presidents Cup, Oct. 6. Visit www.IrishisanAttitude.com to rank these amazing moments.
1964 – Golf is introduced to Dublin with the opening of Bash Recreation Driving Range and executive golf course.
- 1966 – Jack Nicklaus tours land in Dublin that later becomes Muirfield Village Golf Club.
- 1970 – Riviera Golf Club opens and is future host of the LPGA’s Borden Classic.
- 1973 – Nicklaus, Ivor Young, Pandel Savic and Bob Hoag play the first round of golf at Muirfield Village.
- 1976 – Roger Maltbie wins the inaugural Memorial Tournament.
- 1977 – Dublin Coffman High School wins its first boys’ golf state championship.
- 1979 – Tom Watson wins the Memorial after shooting a 69 in rain, wind and a wind chill of 13 degrees on the second day of the tournament.
- 1987 – Europe upsets the United States in the Ryder Cup at Muirfield Village.
- 1992 – Justin Leonard wins the USGA’s U.S. Amateur Championship at Muirfield Village.
- 1993 – Paul Azinger chips in from an 18th hole bunker to beat Payne Stewart by one stroke in the Memorial.
- 1998 – The City of Dublin and the Dublin Arts Council commission the tribute to Jack Nicklaus sculpture.
- 1998 – The United States women’s team beats Europe to win the Solheim Cup at Muirfield Village.
- 2001 – Tiger Woods wins his third consecutive Memorial Tournament.
- 2002 – The Golf Club of Dublin opens.
- 2006 – Lorena Ochoa wins the final LPGA’s Wendy’s Championship for Children at Tartan Fields Golf Club.
- 2011-2012 – Dublin Jerome High School’s boys’ and girls’ golf teams win back-to-back state championships.
- 2012 – Tiger Woods chips in on the 16th hole on his way to his fifth win at the Memorial Tournament and his 73rd PGA Tour victory, tying Nicklaus for second all-time PGA Tour wins.
- 2013 – The Presidents Cup to be held at Muirfield Village, making it and Dublin the only course and city in the world to have hosted the Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup and Presidents Cup.