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World's top 3 golfers all coming off wins to Memorial

Jordan Spieth poses for photos after being presented with the plead jacket after winning the Dean & DeLuca Invitational golf tournament at Colonial, Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Jordan Spieth poses for photos after being presented with the plead jacket after winning the Dean & DeLuca Invitational golf tournament at Colonial, Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, the top three in the world golf ranking, are all going to Muirfield Village for the Memorial coming off victories.

The second-ranked Spieth won Sunday at Colonial for his eighth PGA Tour victory and first in his home state of Texas.

Day, the world's No. 1 player, hasn't played since winning The Players Championship two weeks ago. McIlroy took a short break after winning his home tournament at the Irish Open last week.

"For me, it's big just to take a big step and a small chunk into Jason's lead right now," Spieth said. "I knew there was a large gap. I had been told before last week that had I won last week (at the Byron Nelson) and this week, I still wouldn't take over, which just speaks to what Jason has been able to do."

The Jack Nicklaus-hosted Memorial starts Thursday in Dublin, Ohio.