2021 Memorial Tournament
June 3, 2021 7:20 am EDT
This week, the PGA Tour presents golf betting enthusiasts with the 2021 Memorial Tournament.
Before I discuss my favorite golf bets for this week’s PGA Tour event let’s take a look at the golf course the field will play and a few key facts that I think are relevant to those placing golf wagers on the 2021 Memorial Tournament.
The 2021 Memorial Tournament will be played at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. This golf course is a par 72, that measures 7,543 yards. Additionally, the golf course was designed by the tournament host, Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus always preferred to fade the golf ball (a left to right ball flight) as a player. Having stated that, it should come as little surprise that this course, which he designed, clearly favors the golfer that prefers to hit fades rather than draws. I would recommend that you keep this in mind as you decide which golfers to potentially place bets on this week.
The average cumulative four round winning score of the five previous winners of the Memorial Tournament was 14 under par.
Muirfield Village Golf Club hosted the 1987 Ryder Cup and 2013 Presidents Cup.
After the completion of last year’s Memorial Tournament, Jack Nicklaus supervised a complete renovation of 14 of the 18 greens at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
Now let’s shift our focus to my favorite golf bets for the 2021 Memorial Tournament.
Here are two golfers to consider placing on your card to finish in the top ten.
Charley Hoffman +400
The 44 year old American has been playing some outstanding and consistent golf lately. Let me be more specific. Since the beginning of March, Hoffman has played eight tournaments on the PGA Tour. In those eight events just mentioned, Hoffman has an impressive seven top 18 finishes, including a third place result at the Charles Schwab Challenge last week.
In relation to this week’s current listed 2021 Memorial Tournament field, in the last 12 rounds played on the PGA Tour, Hoffman ranks fifth in GIR (greens in regulation), second in strokes gained ball striking, and first in proximity to the hole.
Stewart Cink +650
Quite frankly, I am consistently surprised how little respect Stewart Cink is getting in the betting market. I am not sure what Cink needs to do in order to establish some respect. Let me provide you some data to support my previous statement. Since September of last year, Stewart Cink has accumulated nine top 31 finishes on the PGA Tour, including two wins (2020 Safeway Open, 2021 RBC Heritage). I will gladly place Cink on my betting card to top ten this week.