June 4, 2021 7:55 am EDT
This Sunday morning, the PGA Tour will present the final round of the 2021 Memorial Tournament.
Before I dive into my favorite matchup bets for the final round of the 2021 Memorial Tournament let’s take a look at the current leaders in final round scoring average on the PGA Tour.
Here is a list of the top ten golfers with regard to final round scoring average on the PGA Tour that are in this week’s 2021 Memorial Tournament field with that player’s average final round score this season.
Top Ten Golfers in Final Round Scoring Average
- Vaughn Taylor 68.88
- Peter Malnati 69.00
- Si Woo Kim 69.03
- Matthew NeSmith 69.15
- Bo Hoag 69.22
- Camilo Villegas 69.23
- Patton Kizzire 69.24
- Jon Rahm 69.38
- Charles Howell III 69.42
- Xander Schauffele 69.44
Now let’s transition to my favorite final round matchup bets for the 2021 Memorial Tournament.
Branden Grace -110 over Lucas Herbert
Full transparency, Branden Grace did not have a great start to the current PGA Tour season. However, Grace turned his game around in February by accumulating two top 20 finishes, including a win at the Puerto Rico Open. He followed up those quality results with a 23rd place finish at the Valero Texas Open in March.
As of this writing (Saturday evening), Grace has completed three rounds of tournament play at the 2021 Memorial Tournament. Grace will enter Sunday’s final round of the Memorial Tournament in a tie for third place with a cumulative three round score of nine under par.
Aaron Wise -120 over Vaughn Taylor
Wise has two top 17 finishes in his last three tournaments played on the PGA Tour, including a ninth place result at the Wells Fargo Championship last month.
In relation to this week’s current listed 2021 Memorial Tournament field, in the last 12 rounds played on the PGA Tour, Wise ranks 16th in strokes gained tee to green, 18th in strokes gained around the green, and tenth in birdie or better percentage.
Patrick Reed -137 over Max Homa
Reed fired a third round 69 at today’s third round of the Memorial Tournament. It should be noted that key player statistics are always an important factor to consider when evaluating potential golf bets. Having stated that, I decided to take a hard look at the current key player statistics for this event.
Through three rounds of competitive play at the 2021 Memorial Tournament, in relation to the field, Reed ranks eighth in strokes gained ball striking, sixth in strokes gained approach, and sixth in strokes gained tee to green.