This weekend the Memorial Tournament, known as the Masters of the Midwest, celebrates 35 years at the course designed by local links legend Jack Nicklaus.

This weekend the Memorial Tournament, known as the Masters of the Midwest, celebrates 35 years at the course designed by local links legend Jack Nicklaus.

Memorial Tournament competition rounds run Thursday through Sunday, and entry badges are available for $155.

Here's what you need to know for this year's event.

Is Tiger playing?

No. The four-time winner announced last week that he's skipping the tournament to nurse leg injuries. This year's field boasts six of the world's top 10 golfers, including fan fave Phil Mickelson. Memorial veterans Vijay Singh, Ernie Els and Jim Furyk also return.

What should I wear?

Spectators can leave the plaid knickers at home and opt for casual golf wear: khaki shorts, polo shirts and tennis shoes or soft spikes. Avoid T-shirts with writing and any clothing you've made by cutting. Mobile phones are allowed this year, but you can use them only in designated areas.

Where should I watch?

Muirfield Village is a long, hilly course, so most fans choose to stay in one place and watch single shots by multiple players. Try the stream-lined fairway of the beautiful second hole or the lively gallery that convenes near the 12th green.

If you're an annual visitor, check out the completely redesigned 16th hole. If you're new to the sport, arrive early to grab a Sirius earpiece, which will provide live tournament broadcasts. They'll be given out free each day to the first 7,500 patrons.

Gates open daily at 7 a.m.

Where do people go when the action's over?

If you're looking for a raucous, golf-crazy crowd, head to the Bogey Bar & Grill, which was recently reopened by new owners at 6013 Glick Rd. For a more laidback place to rehydrate, check out Jimmy V's Grill & Pub, 9215 Dublin Rd.