The PGA will hold the Memorial Tournament this weekend at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio. This will be the second week in a row they will be playing this golf course. The greens will pick up some speed to make it as different as possible from last week.
The tournament is hosted by Jack Nicklaus and will have 27 of the top 30 players in the world. Last year, Patrick Cantlay came out with the win.
Just like last week, Justin Thomas will be the favorite. He made the playoff this past weekend but lost to Collin Morikawa. He will look to have the same type of performance but close a little better. Justin Thomas is +900 for the tournament.
Behind him is Bryson DeChambeau. Ever since putting on some weight, DeChambeau has been absolutely bombing the ball off of the tee. He has played well since the return after COVID and hopes to continue his success.
DeChambeau also won this tournament back in 2018. He is at +1100.
Rory McIlroy is still at No. 1 in the World Golf Rankings. Every time he goes out, he is one of the guys to beat. He is at +1200 for the Memorial.
Here are the odds of some of the top players:
- Patrick Cantlay +1600
- Dustin Johnson +1800
- Jon Rahm +1800
- Collin Morikawa +2000
- Webb Simpson +2000
- Xander Schauffele +2000
- Tiger Woods +2500
Jon Rahm is right behind Rory McIlroy in the World Golf Rankings. This could be the weekend that he is able to pass him up.
Dustin Johnson has been in the conversation of the past couple of tournaments he has entered. He also has 11 starts at this event.
Morikawa has a chance to win at the same golf course two weekends in a row. After beating Thomas in a playoff, he will be coming into the tournament with a lot of confidence.
The last time fans got to see Tiger Woods was his charity match with Phil Mickelson, Peyton Manning, and Tom Brady. He looked sharp but has since taken some time off from appearing in any tournaments.
He took to Twitter to announce that he will be playing in the Memorial.
“I’m looking forward to playing in the @MemorialGolf next week. I’ve missed going out and competing with the guys and can’t wait to get back out there,” tweeted Woods.
He has yet to play any event after the pause from the coronavirus. His last tournament was the Genesis Invitational back in February. He made the cut but finished last among those who did.
Woods won at Muirfield Village back in 2012. He has had four appearances at the course since then.
- 2019: T-9th
- 2018: T-23rd
- 2015: 71st
- 2013: T-65th
He will highlight the loaded field that will be playing this weekend for the Memorial Tournament. Fans have been enjoying having golf back, even if it has been without fans, but Tiger has been missing.
This tournament will likely have the highest handle out of any so far with him in the field.