The 2021 Memorial Tournament gets underway on Thursday in Dublin, Ohio. It will mark the the 46th edition of the PGA Tour stop at Jack’s Place: Muirfield Village Golf Club
Contested in July as part of the tour’s return from COVID, the 2020 title was claimed by Jon Rahm, who briefly moved to world No. 1 after his victory in Ohio.
The 27-year old Spaniard, now ranked at No. 3, will defend his title against a field which features six other top-10 ranked stars including world No. 2 Justin Thomas, No. 4 Bryson DeChambeau, Collin Morikawa (No. 6), and No. 7 Rory McIlroy.
Other top-15 ranked contenders include Xander Schauffele (No. 3), Patrick Reed (No. 9), Viktor Hovland (No. 12), Tony Finau (13), Hideki Matsuyama (14), and Patrick Cantlay (15).
Also in the field is red-hot Jordan Spieth who enters off a runner up at last week’s Colonial event. The three-time major winner is now ranked No. 23 and is one of the top-5 betting favorites this week.
2021 Memorial Tournament
Top-5 Betting Favorites
1. Jon Rahm (10/1)
2. Jordan Spieth (14/1)
2. Rory McIlroy Spieth (14/1)
2. Bryson DeChambeau (14/1)
5. Justin Thomas (16/1)
5. Collin Morikawa (16/1)
Memorial Tournament Bets
Bryson DeChambeau (+1400) – The 2018 Memorial champion is in a bit of a funk at the moment, with four of his past five starts resulting in finishes outside the top 35, but he always seems to get in the mix at the bigger events, and even despite his more recent results, he leads the Tour in strokes gained: off-the-tee and strokes gained: total, and is second in strokes gained: tee-to-green… Plus he’d love nothing more than to defend his 2020 U.S Open fresh off a win to troll Brooks Koepka.
Charley Hoffman (+750) – Don’t look now, but the 44-year-old UNLV product is playing some of the best golf of his underrated career. Hoffman’s field-low final-round 65 at last week’s Charles Schwab Challenge netted him a T3 finish, his sixth consecutive finish of T18 or better, and eighth in his last nine starts… The hot streak can be credited to a prodigious improvement in his iron play, as he currently ranks fifth on Tour in strokes gained: approach-the-green.
Rickie Fowler (+500) – The extremely-popular 32-year-old finally showed some signs of life two weeks ago at the PGA Championship, bouncing back from a Friday 76 to post a T8, his first top 10 in 18 starts this season… He has twice finished runner-up at The Memorial, most recently in 2017, and while he missed the cut last year, it was encouraging that he was able to shoot a second-round 68 after an abysmal 81 in the opening round.
Odds To Win: 2021 Memorial Tournament
Muirfield Village GC. Dublin, Ohio. June 3-6, 2021