PGA Player Profiles, Odds And Tiger Woods Return At Memorial Tournament
Tiger Woods returns to action this week for his first PGA Tournament since the Tour returned from the Covid-19 hiatus in mid June. Many players return to the same course after Muirfield played host to the Workday Charity Open last week.
I provided another tournament preview in my coverage at TheLines, which has added odds, analysis, player profiles, key stats and information you can bet on for this week’s Memorial Tournament.
I’ll update more prior to the tournament including selections and match-ups of interest, as we shoot for more match-up winners, birdies and greens after cashing in last week on Top-10 finishing Russell Henley. Ryan Armour missed the cut and we were enjoying a cool one in the clubhouse by the weekend.
COURSE AND TOURNAMENT INFO
- Course: Muirfield Village Golf Club
- Location: Dublin, Ohio
- Date: July 16-19
- Par: 72 / Yardage 7,456
- Purse: $9.1 Million / Winner $1.6 M
- Fairways/Rough: Bentgrass / poa annua with Kentucky bluegrass, ryegrass, fescu at 3′-4”
- Greens: Bentgrass / poa annua
- TV: Golf Channel (Thurs-Sun) and CBS (Thurs-Sun 3-6 pm ET)
- Twitter & Hashtag: @MemorialGolf, #theMemorial
STAR-STUDDED FIELD JOINS TIGER AT MEMORIAL
The prestigious Memorial Tournament is loaded with the top-9 players in the World Golf Rankings along with 26 of the top 30 players that competed in last years Tour Championship. In addition, the top-14 players from the current FedExCup standings will tee it up at Jack’s place at Muirfield for the Memorial.
I’ve added the odds from DraftKings Sportsbook to the players listed from the top-10, along with comments from DraftKings Director of Sportsbook operations Johnny Avello, who told me Monday,
“The Memorial is loaded with great value on great players. With last week’s tournament getting limited TV coverage, why wouldn’t the wagering on this to be over the top? Golf betting is exploding and I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon.”
For additional player odds, see my Memorial Tournament betting preview at TheLines.
You can also check out golf odds for the Memorial at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas, which has added tournament match-ups and largest menu of golf offerings and props each week.
The Memorial Tournament Odds
Rory McIlroy (+1300), Jon Rahm (+2000), Dustin Johnson (+1700), Webb Simpson (+2000) and Justin Thomas (+950), who lost in a playoff to Collin Morikawa (+2200) Sunday in the Workday event at Muirfield. Brooks Koepka (+2800) was a late addition to the tournament on Friday and joins Patrick Reed (+4500) and the last two Memorial Tournament winners, Bryson DeChambeau (+1050) in 2018 and Patrick Cantlay (+1450) in 2019, who are currently ranked No. 7 and No. 8 in the world.
Johnny Avello told me there was a $1,000 wager at 29-1 on Collin Morikawa to win last week. That bettor was rewarded with a $29,000 payoff.
Follow the player performance, profiles and golf stats as we update the Memorial Tournament and add more insight and information you can bet on.
Betting on Tiger Woods at the Memorial Tournament
Tiger Woods (+2500) is a most popular bet this week.
Avello added that there plenty of Tiger props up this week which should generate action.
- Tiger to have a birdie or better in starting hole Round 1.
- Tiger to hit his starting hole fairway in regulation in round 1.
- Tiger to hit his starting hole green in regulation in round 1.
“How’s that for getting your Tiger bankroll started on the right foot for betting purposes,” Avello said.
Avello and DraftKings noted the early week betting activity was heavily on Tiger. Woods had generated 21% of the handle and 15% of the win bets. Next was Koepka (16/8%) followed by Rose (8/4%), DeChambeau (4/4%) and Viktor Hovland (4/4%), who finished third last week in his debut playing at Muirfield.
“Tiger Woods is the most popular player this week and generating the biggest betting interest. We’ve added props on Tiger that has generated additional betting buzz.”
Update: As of Wednesday afternoon, Tiger is taking 10% of the total bets and has accounted for 13% of the total handle. Next is Koepka (+2800), DeChambeau (+1050), Johnson (+1700), Ancer (+5000), Cantlay (+1450) and McIlroy (+1300). Those players have each taken 4-5% of the win bets and 5-8% of the total handle to win the tournament.
You can read more about the Memorial Tournament and betting information in my article at Forbes.
Also, track the odds of other players and longshots to win plus props, finishing position and matchup odds as they are posted at FanDuel, DraftKings and William Hill sportsbooks. Odds above are from Monday’s opening odds and there is greater discrepancy in odds for longshots greater than 40-1 and especially those players priced higher than 80-1 or so. Two Las Vegas sportsbooks and twitter accounts to follow that usually have more bettor-friendly odds are the Westgate SuperBook through its oddsmaker and the golfodds site along with Circa Sports.
Another match-up winner last week with Henley (T7) over Armour (cut).
This week we fire for more birdies and green in the prestigious Memorial Tournament. More top players and more cream rising to the top. But it won’t be Tiger Woods.
Fairway’s Foursome: Favorites – McIlroy, Rahm, Matsuyama, Schauffele
Fairway’s Foursome: Longshots – Fowler (+4100), Finau (+5000), Horschell (+8000), Hadwin (+9000)
Top-10: Schauffele, Spieth, Fitzpatrick, Niemann
Tournament Match-ups: Schauffele (-110) over Simpson and Schauffele (-1.5 strokes) over Woods, Rahm (-110) over Johnson
Post Memorial Tournament update: Jon Rahm wins at 22-1 odds. Rahm moves to No. 1 in the World Golf Rankings. Fairway’s Forecast goes 3-for-3 tournament match-up winners. Fitzpatrick shoots low round Sunday (68) to crack top-10 and finish 3rd on a day just five players broke par including Schauffele, who finished one stroke out of top-10 along with Spieth.