The stars will converge at Muirfield Village this week, as all the top 12 players on the FedExCup standings will be there to play at the 2020 The Memorial Tournament. Patrick Cantlay is the defending champion of this event, but will he be able to top the field again? Let’s take a look at some of the favorites, sleepers, and long shots below.
Betting Preview for the 2020 PGA Memorial Tournament Presented by Nationwide Running from July 16 to 19 2020
Where: Muirfield Village GC, Dublin
When: July 16-19, 2020
TV Broadcast: ESPN/CBS
Tiger Woods (+2200)
Woods is finally playing, and forget what the odds say – he’s a favorite that could certainly pay-off significantly given that Vegas prices him at just +2200 (bet here). The 44-year-old legend was last seen on the course during the Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Charity, but his last official PGA Tour event he played at was at the Genesis Invitational last February, wherein he finished with a dismal 68th-place. Howe er, Woods has a win (ZOZO Championship) and two top 10s in three starts this season. Woods has won a lot at the Memorial Tournament. In fact, he holds the record for most wins there with five (1999-2001, 2009, 2012).
Rory McIlroy (+1400)
McIlroy has not won a Memorial Tournament so far in his career, but he’s come close to getting one a number of times before. In fact, he has a total of four top 10s in this tournament
Justin Thomas (+1100)
Tops in the current FedExCup rankings, Thomas recovered from a missed cut at the Travelers Championship by finishing solo second at the Workday Charity Open, which was also held at Muirfield. Thomas has two wins and eight top 10s in 12 starts this season. In McIlroy’s last start, he finished with a T11 at the Travelers Championship. He is no. 1 on Tour with a 68.685 scoring average.
Xander Schauffele (+2800)
Schauffele had a nice performance at the first event after the Tour restarted, finishing with a T3 at the Charles Schwab Challenge. But then he had a T64 and a T20 at the RBC Heritage and Travelers Championship, respectively. He is coming off a T14 at the Workday Charity Open, so if anything, at least he’s trending in the right direction again.
Tony Finau (+6600)
Finau has struggled of late. Over his last four starts, he’s failed to crack a top-20 finish, also missing the cut at the Travelers Championship. But Finau has shown some glimpses of solid performances this season, as evidenced by his T6 at the Farmers Insurance Open and a solo second at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Graeme McDowell (odds)
McDowell missed the cut at both the Charles Schwab Challenge and at the RBC Heritage, making his T35 at the Workday Charity Open a success of sorts for the Northern Irishman. He will now look to carry that momentum into next week’s Memorial Tournament.
Kevin Streelman (+6600)
Streelman can pass as a high-value sleeper, as he’s recovered from a back-to-back missed cuts with a solo second at the Travelers Championship and a T7 at the Workday Charity Open.
Rory McIlroy wins the 2020 Memorial Tournament.
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