A area of 121 golfers is at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, this week for the Memorial Tournament. Below, we have a look at the fantasy golf energy rankings and odds for the 2021 Memorial Tournament, with PGA Tour picks and predictions.
The occasion is being held two weeks earlier than the 2021 U.S. Open however there are nonetheless many huge names in attendance for Jack Nicklaus’ match. Each of the highest three gamers within the Golfweek/Sagarin world rankings – headlined by defending champion Jon Rahm – are within the area. Webb Simpson (No. 4) and Dustin Johnson (No. 6) are probably the most notable omissions.
Muirfield Village underwent a dramatic overhaul since internet hosting the Workday Charity Open and the Memorial in back-to-back weeks final summer season. The long-time PGA Tour cease now measures 7,543 yards. The Nicklaus-designed venue places an emphasis on iron play and brief sport.
2021 Memorial Tournament: Fantasy Golf Top 20
20. Christiaan Bezuidenhout (+6600)
Up to thirty ninth within the Golfweek rankings with 9 straight made cuts to open his 2021 schedule, together with six PGA Tour occasions. He’s fourth amongst golfers with no less than 18 measured rounds performed with 0.54 Strokes Gained: Around-the-Green per spherical.
19. Shane Lowry (+5000)
Six straight made cuts on the PGA Tour with three top-10 finishes in that span, together with a T-4 on the PGA Championship. He has 16 profession rounds performed at Muirfield Village with 0.42 strokes gained on the sector per spherical.
18. Sungjae Im (+5000)
Fourteenth on Tour in driving accuracy, seventeenth in par-4 effectivity from 450-500 yards and tied for fortieth in scrambling. He’s struggling across the greens however has been very sharp with the putter this season.
17. Joaquin Niemann (+4500)
Averaging 1.61 strokes gained per spherical at MVGC over 14 profession rounds performed, together with a T-31 end finally 12 months’s Workday Charity Open the place he averaged 1.03 SG: Approach into the tough greens.
16. Matt Fitzpatrick (+3300)
Tied for twenty seventh on the Workday Charity Open after which completed third in more durable situations the subsequent week. He leaned closely on his putter within the second occasion.
15. Keegan Bradley (+5000)
Ninth on Tour with 0.84 SG: Approach for the season and is averaging 0.31 SG: Around-the-Green per spherical, as nicely. He has made 9 straight cuts and broke 70 within the first spherical of seven of these occasions.
14. Gary Woodland (+4500)
Fourteenth on this area with 40 rounds performed at Muirfield Village and has averaged 1.28 strokes gained per spherical. He tied for fifth on the Workday Charity Open in situations which are anticipated to extra intently resemble this week than the 2020 Memorial.
13. Hideki Matsuyama (+2200)
The 2021 Masters champ has struggled with the brief sport this season, however he put it collectively at Augusta National Golf Club. These greens have been redone within the offseason overhaul however stay corresponding to these at Augusta.
12. Louis Oosthuizen (+3300)
A co-runner-up on the PGA Championship, Oosthuizen averaged 1.25 SG: Around-the-Green two weeks in the past. He has three top-10 finishes in seven stroke-play occasions this 12 months and is as much as nineteenth within the Official World Golf Ranking.
11. Rory McIlroy (+1600)
Disappointedly adopted up his Wells Fargo Championship win with a T-49 end in his return to Kiawah Island for the PGA Championship. Struggled off the tee and on the greens, however nonetheless averaged 1.09 SG: Approach per spherical.
10. Xander Schauffele (+2000)
Finished within the prime 15 of each the 2020 Workday Charity Open and Memorial Tournament. He’s second within the Golfweek rankings and has 4 top-10 finishes this 12 months, however is coming off a uncommon missed reduce on the PGA Championship wherein he was unhealthy across the greens.
9. Corey Conners (+2800)
Up to 14th within the Golfweek rankings with only one missed reduce and 4 top-10 finishes via 13 occasions this 12 months. He tied for twenty second finally 12 months’s Memorial Tournament with 1.20 SG: Tee-to-Green per spherical.
8. Tony Finau (+2500)
Tied for eighth on the PGA Championship together with his sixth top-10 end of 2021 the place he posted a 1.57 SG: Around-the-Green per spherical, the very best amongst those that made the reduce. He’s additionally fourth on Tour with 1.79 SG: Tee-to-Green per spherical for the season.
7. Patrick Cantlay (+2200)
Won the 2019 Memorial Tournament by two strokes at 19-under par, and this week’s situations are anticipated to be extra much like the 2019 match than these of final 12 months. He’s third on Tour in scrambling.
6. Bryson DeChambeau (+1600)
The 2018 Memorial champion gained in a playoff at 15-under par. His added distance off the tee gained’t be as a lot of a bonus at this venue, however he’s additionally second on Tour in SG: Tee-to-Green per spherical, and his placing can’t be ignored.
5. Jordan Spieth (+1600)
Finished second final week on the Charles Schwab Challenge with a disappointing Sunday spherical of 73. He has averaged 1.56 strokes gained per spherical over 32 profession rounds at MVGC.
4. Viktor Hovland (+1800)
Fifth on Tour in SG: Tee-to-Green and tied for eleventh in SG: Approach for the season. He completed third on the Workday Charity Open and tied for forty eighth on the Memorial final summer season.
3. Collin Morikawa (+1800)
Morikawa gained final 12 months’s Workday Charity Open however adopted it up with a T-48 in more durable situations on the Memorial. Putting value him within the second occasion; nonetheless, the greens are anticipated to be softer and slower this 12 months. He’s first on Tour this season in SG: Approach and SG: Tee-to-Green.
2. Justin Thomas (+1600)
Went to a playoff with Morikawa on the Workday final 12 months and tied for 18th on the Memorial. He has 26 profession rounds performed at MVGC with a median of 1.36 strokes gained on the sector per spherical. He’s second in SG: Approach and sixth amongst certified golfers in SG: Tee-to-Green.
1. Jon Rahm (+1100)
Survived the tough situations final 12 months to win by three strokes at 9-under par. He led the sector with 3.87 SG: Tee-to-Green per spherical. He enters the week atop the Golfweek rankings whereas searching for his first win of 2021.
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