Memorial Tournament Betting Tips

the Memorial Tournament betting tipsThe Memorial Tournament betting tips & predictionsthe Memorial Tournament was founded in 1976 by Jack Nicklaus and is played at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.

There are two golf courses located at Muirfield Village, The Country Club at Muirfield and the signature Muirfield Village Golf Club, where the Memorial Tournament is held annually.



Muirfield Village Golf Club has hosted several national championships and international team competitions including the 1992 U.S. Amateur, the 1987 Ryder Cup, the 1998 Solheim Cup, the 1986 U.S. Junior Amateur and the 2013 Presidents Cup.

Muirfield Village was founded and designed by Jack Nicklaus and officially opened in May 1974. It is named after Muirfield in Scotland where he won the first of his three British Open titles. His victory at Muirfield in 1966 completed the first of his three career Grand Slams.

One of the main features of the tournament is a yearly induction ceremony honouring past golfers. A plaque for each honouree is installed near the clubhouse at Muirfield. Nicklaus himself was the honouree in 2000.

The Memorial Tournament is one of only five tournaments given “invitational” status by the PGA Tour and consequently it has a reduced field of only 120 players. The other four tournaments with invitational status are the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the RBC Heritage, the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and the Quicken Loans National.

In June 2014, the PGA Tour approved a resolution to grant the winner a three-year playing exemption, one more than other regular Tour events and on a par with winners of the World Golf Championships, The Tour Championship and the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Muirfield Village GC is a 7,300 yard+ Par 72 with 71 bunkers and water in play on 11 holes. Like most of Nicklaus’ designs the challenge increases as you near the hole. Muirfield Village is a proper test of golf and a good warm-up event for the US Open. The fairways are fairly generous but the rough is demanding.

The greens are tough and it’s a tricky place to get up-and-down. This is again one of those weeks where accuracy will win over power and a good scrambling game won’t go astray. Expect players in the mix to have a healthy percentage of greens in regulation with first class putting and a low scoring average on the four gettable Par 5s.



Last year, Jason Dufner, captured the title by 3 strokes from Anirban Lahiri and Rickie Fowler for his 5th PGA Tour victory. He joined tournament host Jack Nicklaus as the only Ohio-born winners of the Memorial. On his way to victory he set the 36-hole scoring record but undid much of his good work with a +5 (77) on the Saturday. A final round -4 (68) with two lengthy weather delays, was enough to get the job done.

Dufner’s game tee-to-green was sublime. He gained an impressive 16.532 strokes over the field average for the week in Strokes Gained Tee-To-Green. He finished with a negative Strokes Gained Putting losing a total -0.368 on the field. The negative stat was down to his poor showing in the third round. Other stats for the week include 29th in Driving Distance, T7 in Driving Accuracy, 1st in GIR and T7 in Putts per GIR.

In 2016, William McGirt won in a play-off against Jon Curran to secure his first PGA Tour title. He finished with a bogey free final round 71 on a score of -15(273). McGirt ended the week 50th in Driving Distance, T39 in Driving Accuracy, T7 in GIR and 55th in Putts per GIR.

In 2015, David Lingmerth, prevailed in a three hole playoff with Justin Rose to secure his first PGA Tour title. He finished the week 2nd in Strokes Gained Approach and 3rd in Strokes Gained Putting. His stellar iron play and putting resulted in a 3.6 strokes gain on the field average per round.

The Memorial Tournament Betting Tips 2018

Henrik Stenson golf betting tipsHenrik Stenson 25/1 (E/W) – hasn’t played the tournament since 2013 when he finished an uninspiring T41. His Current Form is as you would expect from the Swede, top notch. Has 4 x Top 10’s from 7 starts including a personal best T5 in the Masters. Places 5th in this week’s Stats Analysis thanks to his stellar iron play and scrambling. He is also 6th on Tour for Scoring Average and heads the Tour for both Driving Accuracy and GIR. Okay to dismiss Event Form based on other variables.
Marc Leishman golf betting tipsMarc Leishman 33/1 (E/W) – a regular to Jack’s tournament, his last 3 results here read T5-T11-T15. Has 6 x Top 10’s from 14 starts including a solo 2nd in his last outing at the Byron Nelson. Does everything well without being brilliant which is enough to get him inside the Top 30 of this week’s Stats Analysis. Arriving hot to a course where he has shown form in the past. Always dangerous to contend.

 

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