The PGA Tour continues this week, as it rolls into Ohio for the 2019 Memorial Tournament. It’s the 44th edition of the event and some of the best golfers will converge at the Muirfield Village, looking to rule the course designed by Jack Nicklaus himself. It’s an invitational tournament, meaning the field is limited to a lower number than the usual 156 headcount in a PGA Tour event. Now, let’s take a look which players the experts are picking to winning it all this weekend.
Expert Picks and Predictions for the Memorial Tournament Running from May 30 to June 2 2019
Where: Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio
When: May 30-June 2, 2019
TV Broadcast: CBS
Rotoworld – Josh Culp
|Josh Culp||Rory McIlroy|
McIlroy should have more than one win on the season based on his talents alone, and he could add another to his lone title in 2019 at Muirfield Village. As the overall favorite to win the 2019 Memorial Tournament, McIlroy has the confidence of Rotoworld Josh Culp, who ranked the Northern Irishman No. 1 on his list of top contenders at the event. Priced at +700 to take down the rest of the competition at the course designed by the great Jack Nicklaus, McIlroy is second on the PGA Tour in driving distance and tops in eagles (holes per).
Golfweek – Dan Kilbridge
|Dan Kilbridge||Rory McIlroy|
Dan Kilbridge of Golfweek isn’t one to go against the flow. Like most other experts, he thinks McIlroy has the game to pull off a win in Ohio this coming weekend. Kilbridge knows that Muirfield Village can bring the best out of the Northern Irishman. McIlroy has gone inside the top 10 in seven career starts at Jack’s course. Add to that the fact that McIlroy has been performing at a very high level on the season. He has a top 1o finish in nine of 11 starts, including his win at the PLAYERS championship last March. McIlroy is on pace to break his personal best of 12 PGA Tour top 10s in a season since 2014.
|CBS Sports||Xander Schauffele|
The guys over at CBS Sports have a very different take on who they think will make a killing at Muirfield Village: Xander Schauffele. The golfer is likely not in the radar of most people, especially after he just flunked out of the Charles Schwab Challenge with a missed cut despite shooting a 67 in the second round. But here’s the thing, Schauffele has two wins already this season, bagging the top prize at the World Golf Championship-HSBC Champions and topping the field at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Schauffele is 21st overall in the TOUR in birdie average and 14th in scoring average.
TopBet Writer – Ryan Simpson
|Ryan Simpson||Adam Scott|
Adam Scott is +2800 to win the 2019 Memorial Tournament, a price that puts him in the group of sleepers – behind the elites like Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods, and Justin Rose. That said, Ryan Simpson has high hopes on Scott. After all, the Australian has finished inside the top 10 three times in 11 overall starts at Muirfield Village. After missing the cut at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Scott bounced back and got a T8 at the PGA Championship. He’s in fine form heading into the Memorial Tournament.
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