The PGA Tour heads to Dublin, Ohio this weekend for the Memorial Tournament at the Muirfield Village Golf Club. This is always one of the most respected tournaments on the tour calendar, in part because of the course, but most because of the involvement of Jack Nicklaus. This year’s golf betting is no different, as 15 of the current top 25 players will be teeing off. Tiger Woods will also be there as he tries to get in shape for the upcoming US Open.
Brief Look at the 2015 Memorial Tournament Golf Betting Preview
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Woods has been out of action for 3 weeks, and despite his poor form of late, he must still be considered a favorite due to the fact that he has won this tournament 5 times over the years. His last victory at Muirfield Village came back in 2012. Defending champion Hideki Matsuyama will also be there, and he has been in real fine form all season long, making the cut in 14 of the 15 events he has taken part in this season. Dustin Johnson is another golfer to watch, as he will be looking to bounce back after a disastrous final round at the Byron Nelson last week. Johnson was right in the hunt, but a quadruple bogey in the final round killed his chances.
Masters winner Jordan Spieth will also be playing this weekend, and will be looking to improve on a disappointing 30th place finish last week. Another big winner this year, Ricki Fowler, will be playing in a PGA event for the first time since winning the Players Championship. Fowler is a player that many believe has yet to reach full potential, but that big win earlier in the season has some believing that he may have finally turned the corner. This is a very strong field, though, and there are any number of players who could easily take the win this weekend.
The big favorite for the Memorial Tournament is 21-year old Jordan Spieth, and it’s easy to understand why. The greens at the 7,392 yard, Par 72 Muirfield Village tend to run on the fast side, which plays right into Spieth’s game. Anyone who watched him in action at Augusta will be well aware of just how good he is on greens of this type. I like Spieth to get the win this weekend, but I might also give Tiger a bit of a look. He loves this course, and might just do enough to still be hanging around on Sunday.