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Vegas favors Johnson to win at Memorial

Dustin Johnson enters this week’s Memorial Tournament as a big favorite to accept the trophy from host Jack Nicklaus on Sunday.

Johnson, the No. 1 player in the Official World Golf Ranking, was listed as the 6-1 choice in the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook to win at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Johnson, a three-time winner this season, finished third in last year’s Memorial.

Major champions Jordan Spieth and Jason Day and Spanish rookie Jon Rahm were listed as co-second choices, at 12-1.

Hideki Matsuyama, the 2014 Memorial champion, was a 15-1 pick, followed by Adam Scott at 20-1. Rickie Fowler and Matt Kuchar, the 2013 Memorial winner, were listed at 25-1 odds.

Looking for a hot hand? Kevin Kisner, who won the recent Tour event at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, was listed at 30-1, as was Brooks Koepka.

On the European Tour, Henrik Stenson was a 5-1 choice to win the Nordea Masters in Malmo in his native Sweden. Alex Noren, the Swede who rallied with a final-round 62 to win the recent BMW PGA Championship, rated second among oddsmakers, at 7-1. England’s Lee Westwood carried 15-1 odds.