McIlroy heads all-Irish group
Rory McIlroy will be part an all-Irish trio in the first two rounds of the St Jude Classic with Graeme McDowell and Padraig Harrington.
The 23-year-old added the Memphis event to his itinerary after a recent dip in form that has seen him miss the cut in his last three events.
After finishing in a tie for second at Quail Hollow, the Northern Irishman was unable to make the weekend at the Players Championship before fluffing his lines at Wentworth in the BMW PGA Championship.
And he completed a half-track of missed cuts with a woeful showing at last week's Memorial Tournament, with Tiger Woods going on to lift the trophy.
McIlroy destroyed the field at Congressional 12 months ago to win the US Open and claim his first major and he will look to defend his title at the Olympic Club in San Francisco next week.
But before then the youngster will hope to at least make the weekend in Tennessee and will be able to draw on the support of his Ryder Cup team-mates from the Emerald Isle on Thursday and Friday who are also seeking a return to form.
Harrington has now slipped way down the rankings and is only just inside the world's top 100 while McDowell has missed the cut in his last two stroke play events.
But all three are talented enough to bounce back and there is every chance that Irish eyes will be smiling on Saturday and Sunday.