Memorial Tournament: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 6/2/16
Memorial Tournament: Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Muirfield Village Golf Club) See the Latest Odds
TV: GOLF, NBC
This week we head to Dublin, Ohio for The Memorial Tournament. The event turned 40 years old this season and was founded by the great Jack Nicklaus. Throughout its history, this event has produced six multiple winners with Tiger Woods leading the way with five victories.
You guys know the deal, as we look for long shot picks in hopes of walking away with a big payday.
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Here are some golfers to consider for your card this week.
Jordan Spieth - Jordan Spieth won last week in the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational and isn’t the overall favorite this week with odds of +640. Spieth has been looking more and more like the player of old recently, as he’s now finished 18th or better in six of his last seven events and has 10 top-25 finishes in 12 appearances overall. Spieth is also now first in birdie average and scoring average. He also finished third on this course last season. I like the chances of making 6.5 times our money.
Bill Haas - Looking for a big boy dark horse, Bill Haas could be your guy with odds of +7500. Haas hasn’t been in good form since the RBC Heritage, but he’s absolutely loved the Muirfield Village Golf Club, which includes three straight top-20 finishes the last three years. Haas has finished in the top-25 in 50 percent of his events this season overall and is 38th in scoring average. If there’s any course that can help Haas get back on track, it’s this one. I’ll take a stab with these big odds.
Hideki Matsuyama - Hideki Matsuyama has finished no worse than 11th in his last three events, and he has five top-10 finishes in 13 events played overall. Matsuyama consistently puts himself in the thick of the pack, as he’s second in birdie average, seventh in scoring average and 11th in greens in regulation percentage. Matsuyama also won The Memorial Tournament in 2014 and had a chance to win last year before finishing fifth. Given his current form and his history on this course, Matsuyama is definitely worth a play with odds of +1800.
Chris Kirk - Chris Kirk continues his terrific form, as he’s finished in the top-15 in five of his last eight outings and has two top-10 finishes overall. Kirk is in some of his best form we’ve seen from him in a while, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him get a victory here. Kirk is 11th in sand save percentage and has racked up a couple of top-25 finishes at the Muirfield Village Golf Club, which includes a top-five finish in 2014. I’ll take a shot with Kirk and +6600 odds.
Francesco Molinari - Another golfer who enters this week in solid form is Francesco Molinari, who finished 17th in the Wells Fargo and seventh in the Players Championship. Molinari has now made the cut nine times in 11 events and has three top-25 finishes. Molinari also had a top three finish last year in The Memorial Tournament, which is also encouraging heading into this week. There’s things to like with Molinari and odds of +11500 given what we’ve seen recently.