The MemorialTees Off: Thursday, May 30
Muirfield Village Golf Club – Dublin, OH
Odds to Win Tournament(For the latest Odds, connect to Sportsbook.ag)
|Bo Van Pelt||50-to-1|
|FIELD (Any other golfer)||5-to-1|
All the headliners will come out this week for the Memorial, one of the biggest non-major tournaments of the year. Tiger Woods is the defending champion of this tournament, but last year's event might also be remembered for Woods' playing partner on Sunday, Rickie Fowler, who compiled a -5 score through three rounds before shooting an 84 to close the tournament. Here’s a look at this week’s best bets.
Golfers to WatchTiger Woods (9/4): Woods enters the week as a heavy, heavy favorite as the defending champion and once again the best golfer in the world by a wide margin. He’s won five times in Dublin, and won The Players in his last start.
Justin Rose (25/1): Rose has slumped of late, finishing T50 across the pond in last week’s BMW PGA Championship, and missing the cut in The Players. His track record in Dublin is excellent though, including his first victory stateside in 2010. He had a solo eighth here a year ago.
Jim Furyk (40/1): Furyk won here in 2002, and since then he has three top-10's at The Memorial. He finished T13 here a year ago and should be in contention again this week.
Rory McIlroy (15/1): McIlroy’s disappointing year continued last week with a missed cut at the BMW PGA Championship on the European Tour, but as usual, he has too much talent to ignore completely. He had gone top-10 in his other two May starts. He finished T10 here in 2010 and T5 in 2011 before a missed cut last year.
Luke Donald (30/1): He’s coming off a stunning missed cut at the BMW PGA Championship in England, a tournament he ran away with last year. But Donald had gone top-25 in four of his previous five starts, including a couple of top-5's, and he annually contends in Dublin. He has a string of four straight top-15 finishes at The Memorial.