2023 PGA Picks: The Memorial Tournament Odds and Expert Betting Predictions
There are only two more tournaments standing between us and the third major of the year. The Memorial Tournament is held at “Jack’s Place”: Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Owned by Jack Nicklaus, he traditionally awaits the winner on the 18th green on Sunday with a congratulatory handshake. A victory here holds a great deal of prestige and there is no shortage of star power in Ohio this weekend. Jon Rahm and Patrick Cantlay have a great track record at this course. Guys like Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele, and Rory Mcllroy, among others, will look to take home a victory this weekend. We will look below at some of the best bets for the Memorial Tournament.
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A Look at the Field
Here is a look at the Top 12 and ties with the lowest golf odds to win it all at online sportsbooks.
Scottie Scheffler +600 – Jon Rahm +750 – Patrick Cantlay +1000 – Xander Schauffele +1200
Rory Mcllroy +1200 – Viktor Hovland +1800 – Tyrrell Hatton +2200 – Collin Morikawa +2200
Jason Day +2500 – Justin Thomas +2800 – Sungjae Im +3000 – Jordan Spieth +3000
Course Characteristics of Those Who Can Win or Secure Winning Golf Bets
Muirfield Village Golf Club is a par 72 that measures at 7,533 yards. The course underwent massive renovations in 2020-2021 that added yardage to the course, fairways and greens were all re-grassed, and all the bunkers were remodified. The greens have always been known to be lightning fast, and this course really tests scrambling while rewarding precise iron play. The rough is also known to be some of the worst on the entire tour. Guys with great greens in regulation stats should find success this weekend.
Patrick Cantlay +1000
Cantlay has one finish outside the top four in his last five appearances at this tournament. The 31-year-old is tops in the field in all-time earnings at Muirfield Village. It’s safe to say that he enjoys this course and dominates it. He is 6-for-6 making the cut at the Memorial, with two victories in 2019 and 2021. He also has a T3 and 4th-place finish. He has played great in 2023 and comes into this weekend with nine straight top 25 finishes. Cantlay has a great chance to win on Sunday.
Xander Schauffele +1200
The World No. 5 is in great form in 2023, making all 14 cuts this year and tallying eight Top 10 finishes. He took last week off after finishing T18 at the PGA Championship and heads to Muirfield Village for a sixth straight year. One of the top iron players in the world, Schauffele ranks eighth on Tour in strokes gained tee-to-green and strokes gained approach. Schauffele has finished inside the top 18 in each of the previous five seasons here, and this could be the year to shake Nicklaus’ hand on Sunday.
Sahith Theegala +5000
Theegala has quietly put together a great month of golf over the past four tournaments. With four made cuts and a couple top 10 finishes, I would not be surprised to see him in the winner’s circle on Sunday. Sahith is one of the great young golfers on tour and has the ability to be a great shot-maker. It is just a matter of time before he puts it all together for his first career PGA Tour win. He even has a top five finish from last year at the Memorial to lean on for confidence.
Harris English +13000
A horrendous final round of 76 knocked him out of the top 10 of last week’s Charles Schwab Challenge. Besides the little blip on Sunday, English has been playing well in 2023. He finished third at the Wells Fargo Championship and was runner-up at Bay Hill back in March. Iron play has always been a strength of his game, and in two of his last four appearances here he has finished T13 and T18. English is worth a top 20 or top 10 bet this week.
Golf Picks: Who to Consider This Week:
Picks to win: Cantlay +1000, Schauffele +1200, Theegala +5000
Top 10: Theegala +450, English +900
Top 20: English +360