Memorial Tournament: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 6/4/15
Memorial Tournament: Prediction, Odds, Pick
Masters: Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Muirfield Village Golf Club)
The Line: -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: GOLF, CBS
The Memorial Tournament tees off this week, giving us golf fans and bettors a chance to make some big money as we prepare for the U.S. Open in a couple of weeks.
Anyway, here’s some of the golfers you should consider putting on this week’s card.
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Hideki Matsuyama - Hideki Matsuyama won this event last season, and you can get him with odds of +5500. That’s big odds for somebody who has four straight top 20 finishes and seven top 10 finishes in 15 events played. Matsuyama always seems to hang around and gives himself a chance to win every week. Matsuyama is sixth in total strokes gained, third in total driving and fourth in all-around ranking. What’s not to like? Also, The Memorial Tournament has a history of producing two-time winners including Tiger Woods, Kenny Perry, Greg Norman and Tom Watson. These odds are a steal.
Jordan Spieth - You guys know I usually stay away from the overall favorite. However, you can get Spieth with odds of +650, which is higher than usual. Spieth has five top five finishes in his last nine events, which includes a second place finish a couple of weeks ago at the Crowne Plaza. Overall, Spieth has 11 Top 25 finishes in 15 appearances this season, which is downright insane. Spieth is first in scoring average, second in total strokes gained and second in birdie average. Over six times my money with the by far the best player on tour? Yes, I’ll take that every day of the week. Thank you.
Bubba Watson - Bubba Watson is another player you can get with odds of +5500 this week. Watson has four top 10 finishes in 10 events this season and is one of two players to not miss the cut all year. Watson is third in driving distance, ninth in birdie average and second in eagles (holes per). Even in a limited role, Watson has been one of the more consistent players this season and gives himself a chance to win each event. You have to like the odds we’re getting here, as a win should be coming sooner or later.
Sergio Garcia - Sergio Garcia is another golfer who has been solid in a limited role, as he has four top 25 finishes in nine appearances. In fact, the last time we saw Garcia, he was finishing second in the Players Championship. Garcia is sixth in total strokes gained, eighth in scoring average and 29th in driving distance. Garcia has played well enough this season to be given a shot with odds of +2800, especially considering he finished second on this course back in 2001, losing to only a prime Tiger Woods.
Ernie Els - If you’re looking for the longest of longshots this week, Ernie Els is your guy with odds of +14500. Els has just two Top 25 finishes in 10 appearances this season and has failed to make the cut in half of his events. However, Els did win this event back in 2004 and will make his 22nd consecutive start this week on this course. Despite his overwhelming experience of playing at The Memorial Tournament, he was also runner-up in 2000 and has has five other Top 10 performances on this course. Els has done nothing this year to make you think he’ll win an event, but I love his experience and past success with these odds.