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Memorial Tournament: Expert Picks

Patrick Cantlay is a can’t miss at Muirfield.

The Memorial Tournament - Final Round Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Tournament Information

Memorial Tournament
Date: June 3rd – 6th
Course: Muirfield Village Country Club
Purse: $9.3MM ($1.4MM to winner)
2020 Winner: Jon Rahm (-9)
OWGR Points: 68

Course: Muirfield

Opened in 1974, this course is named after Muirfield, Scotland. This par 72, 7,390 yard course is fun in that Jack will routinely tweak aspects to challenge golfers any time it is noted that they are cheating the layout. It has a slope rating of 153 and a course rating of 76.9. It is built and tailored for golfers to follow it through a journey with bunkers and hills, forcing them into selected shots. It has Bentgrass for both the greens and fairways.

the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide - Round Three Photo by Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR via Getty Images

My Starting 4

Patrick Cantlay (third selection this year) he has been arguably the best golfer at the Memorial the last four years. Three straight years of 20th or better finishes.

Kevin Streelman (second selection this year) — Kevin has been inside the top 30 three of the last four years at Muirfield. Kevin is driving the ball well (36thin strokes gained off the tee. He has top 30s in each of his last three tournaments.

Rickie Fowler (seventh selection this year) Last year was the first year since 2015 that Rickie was NOT inside the top 15. After missing back-to-back cuts at Wells Fargo and AT&T, he finished 8th two weeks ago at the PGA Championship.

Byeong Hun-An (third selection this year) – He finished 100th here last year, which was not great. The previous three years he was top 25 each year.

My Bench 2

Billy Horschel (first selection this year) — The last two years Billy finished among the top 10 at Muirfield. He’s 20th in OWGR and he’s made seven straight cuts.

Gary Woodland (third selection this year) – Gary was among the top 25 in two of the last three years at the Memorial Tournament. He’s 54th in OWGR and has top 15 finishes in two of his last three tournaments.

Fun Fact: Tiger Woods won here three consecutive years 1999-2001.

2020-2021 Stats

(1st percent would be the top golfer picked every week)

Starting 4: avg finish 38th (29th percent)
Bench 2: avg finish 45th (34th percent)