The Memorial Tournament 2023 Odds And Preview
June tees off with the Memorial Tournament 2023 at Jack’s Place. The 7,571 yard Par 72 at Muifield Village Golf Club will challenge 120 players including seven of the top eight top-ranked players in the world – Scheffler, Rahm, McIlroy, Cantlay, Schauffele, Hovland and Fitzpatrick.
Muirfield Village Golf Club was the dream and work of Jack Nicklaus. The course was officially dedicated on Memorial Day, May 27, 1974, with an exhibition match between Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf. Nearly 50 years later, it’s one of the premier golf tournaments on the PGA Tour.
Tight lies and tight time this week, so check out the Memorial Tournament course preview I provide for FanDuel, along with dark horses to watch and wager and additional tournament coverage including weather in Dublin, Ohio at Muirfield Village.
Memorial Tournament Odds 2023
Opening odds from the SuperBook. Subject to change.
S Scheffler 7/1
J Rahm 8/1
P Cantlay 9/1
X Schauffele 14/1
R McIlroy 14/1
V Hovland 20/1
C Morikawa 25/1
J Day 30/1
J Thomas 30/1
T Hatton 30/1
S Im 30/1
J Spieth 35/1
R Fowler 35/1
Cam Young 40/1
H Matsuyama 40/1
M Fitzpatrick 40/1
72 Hole Winning Score: 274.5
— Jeff Sherman (@golfodds) May 29, 2023
Renovation in 2020 included rebuilding of all 18 greens, relocation of several greens, contour changes on greens, rebuilding bunkers, leveling and seeding tees, relocating several tees, and renovating and seeding fairways.
A Muirfield course overview provides additional details, stats and toughest holes to monitor when watching and wagering on the Memorial Tournament.
Approach play stats are still more significant than driving stats at Muirfield Village. Key stats from Fantasy National as researched and provided.
- Strokes Gained: Around the Green
- Strokes Gained: Approach and Ball Striking
- Strokes Gained: Putting (on bentgrass)
- Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green
- Par-4 Scoring (focus 400-450 yards)
- Proximity to Hole (150-175 yards)
Making birdies on Par 5’s is where scoring is made at Muirfield, and I’ll update more strokes gained data along with sportsbook golfer data.
Memorial Tournament Picks
Fairway’s Favorites: McIlroy, Cantlay, Schauffele, Day
Fairway’s Longshots: Conners, Lowry, Rodgers, Byeong Hun An
Tournament Match-ups: Rahm (+115) over Scheffler (Caesars)
Round 1 match-up: Conners (-122) over Kirk (Circa)
Check out more of my coverage that includes strokes gained stats and know driving distance matters more this week at Oak Hill, along with approach play and being able to make and save pars.
Last year we cashed in another Memorial Tournament winner on Billy Horschel, who was an underdog and he won the tournament outright.
I’ll return next week to add more picks and match-ups for the RBC Canadian Open. Last year we had the winner Billy Horschel as our top match-up play for an easy winner.
Golf Betting Notes and History from FairwayJay
My golf coverage and research includes use and references from sites at Golf Stats along with Fantasy National and Data Golf. I gain added information and betting news with fantasy golf insight from FanShare Sports and other sites and golf analysts. That includes top golf insider Justin Ray Golf, who contributes to PGA Tour (dot com) and The Athletic with insightful stats. The site GolfStats has also has player performance charts and a player competitor tool plus added stats and previews.
I put it all together and add my intuitive feel for the game and betting acumen to provide golf picks and chip-in added insight with information you can bet on.
More than a decade ago I was a lead golf handicapper and analyst on a popular sports handicapping radio show out of Las Vegas whose picks were provided to a betting syndicate. I continue my golf coverage in a different format, and provide my experience and intuitive feel for the game and betting acumen to provide golf picks and chip-in added insight with information you can bet on.
This season, I’ll add more Round 1 matchup bets. I will limit tournament matchups posted on these pages, but have more available to those bettors that chip-in and wish to correspond with me directly. You can email me at [email protected] for more picks and information you can bet on. Having been a proven performer for decades, I’ve posted picks the last two years on Vegas Sports Zone and tournament match-ups were 41-27.
FairwayJay’s 2022 PGA Tour tournament match-up picks finished 20-12 and concluded with the TOUR Championship.