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2020 Memorial Tournament: Latest betting odds, favorites and sleeper picks for Muirfield Village Golf Club

Tiger Woods Memorial Tournament
Tiger Woods, returning to competition this week at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, rates a 28-1 pick to win his 6th title at Muirfield Village, according to U.K. betting shop William Hill.

Bryson DeChambeau rates as the 10-1 favorite, with Justin Thomas next at 11-1 and Tiger Woods, making his first start since February, at 28-1

We got off to a hot start in our two-week stint at Jack’s place in Dublin, Ohio. Although we did not hit on a winner last week, we collected three more top-10s in Patrick Cantlay (16-1), Viktor Hovland (22-1) and Kevin Streelman (70-1). Hovland came the closest to the winner’s circle in the Workday Charity Open at Muirfield Village, but his putter fizzled on the back nine and he finished third as Collin Morikawa (22-1) and Justin Thomas (11-1) to eventually duel it out in a three-hole playoff. Morikawa ultimately held on for his second PGA Tour victory, extending a dazzlingly good start to his pro career, which now includes more wins (two) than missed cuts (one) in little more than a year.

With the Memorial Tournament on deck, the field will be smaller at 133 players, but should offer a more star-studded punch for the more prestigious annual tournament at Muirfield. Many of the world’s top players will be in the field, but none more notable Tiger Woods (28-1). It’s his first start since hosting the Genesis Invitational at Riviera in February, so he will look to build some momentum heading into the PGA Championship next month at TPC Harding Park.

According to U.K. bookmaker William Hill, Bryson DeChambeau has hulked his way to the pole position this week at 10-1. After Sunday’s heartbreak, Thomas comes in at 11-1. Next is Rory McIlroy, world No. 1, at 14-1, and then Patrick Cantlay, the 2019 champion, and Dustin Johnson, the recent Travelers champion, both at 16-1.

Among the favorites, we are going to run it back with Cantlay (16-1). He offers the most value out of the top contenders and probably will have the clearest mindset going in. Cantlay, who closed with a 65 on Sunday to move up to a T-7, is rounding into championship form, so we are going to ride his momentum.

We won’t call this next pick a sleeper because, by definition, the best to lace up the golf shoes simply cannot be. However, Woods, at 28-1, offers great value for the five-time Memorial winner. While he has not played in a PGA Tour event in five months, he has shown during his time off – notably at The Match: Champions for Charity – that his game is close to where it needs to be heading into the busy months.

An actual sleeper for this week is Mexico’s Abraham Ancer, at 50-1. Remember him? With so many rising young stars on the PGA Tour, a 29-year-old such as Ancer can get lost in the crowd. But with four top-10s this season, including a runner-up at Harbor Town, and a 3-1-1 record against the Americans in the Presidents Cup, he has posted perhaps the best season yet for a non-winner. After a two-week break, Ancer has the tee-to-green game to win.

2020 picks scoreboard:
Winners: 2
Top 10s: 5
Top 25s: 2
Misses: 3

Here are the full-field odds, according to William Hill:

Bryson DeChambeau 10-1
Justin Thomas 11-1
Rory McIlroy 14-1
Patrick Cantlay 16-1
Dustin Johnson 16-1
Collin Morikawa 22-1
Viktor Hovland 22-1
Jon Rahm 22-1
Brooks Koepka 25-1
Hideki Matsuyama 25-1
Tiger Woods 28-1
Webb Simpson 28-1
Xander Schauffele 28-1
Rickie Fowler 40-1
Daniel Berger 40-1
Gary Woodland 45-1
Justin Rose 50-1
Abraham Ancer 50-1
Patrick Reed 55-1
Tony Finau 60-1
Jason Day 60-1
Sungjae Im 66-1
Sergio Garcia 66-1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 66-1
Joaquin Niemann 66-1
Jordan Spieth 66-1
Marc Leishman 66-1
Matt Kuchar 66-1
Billy Horschel 70-1
Paul Casey 70-1
Kevin Streelman 70-1
Doc Redman 80-1
Ian Poulter 80-1
Adam Hadwin 80-1
Kevin Kisner 90-1
Rory Sabbatini 100-1
J.T. Poston 100-1
Matthew Wolff 100-1
Harris English 100-1
Corey Conners 100-1
Byeong Hun An 100-1
Cameron Champ 100-1
Louis Oosthuizen 125-1
Shane Lowry 125-1
Lucas Glover 125-1
Harold Varner 125-1
Kevin Na 125-1
Bubba Watson 125-1
Phil Mickelson 125-1
Danny Willett 125-1
Joel Dahmen 125-1
Scottie Scheffler 125-1
Sepp Straka 125-1
Keegan Bradley 150-1
Matt Wallace 150-1
Brian Harman 150-1
Brandt Snedeker 150-1
Brendon Todd 150-1
Brendan Steele 150-1
Alex Noren 150-1
Max Homa 175-1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 175-1
Matthias Schwab 175-1
Patrick Rodgers 175-1
Mackenzie Hughes 200-1
Emiliano Grillo 200-1
Jason Kokrak 200-1
Chez Reavie 200-1
Troy Merritt 200-1
Ryan Moore 200-1
Mark Hubbard 200-1
Bernd Wiesberger 200-1
Rafa Cabrera Bello 200-1
Zach Johnson 200-1
Branden Grace 200-1
Maverick McNealy 200-1
Lanto Griffin 200-1
Erik Van Rooyen 200-1
Cameron Smith 200-1
Ryan Palmer 200-1
Jason Dufner 225-1
Tom Hoge 250-1
Tyler Duncan 250-1
Haotong Li 250-1
Brian Stuard 250-1
Dylan Frittelli 250-1
Henrik Norlander 250-1
Nick Taylor 250-1
Scott Piercy 250-1
Andrew Landry 250-1
Talor Gooch 250-1
Jim Furyk 250-1
Si-Woo Kim 250-1
Charles Howell 250-1
Matthew NeSmith 250-1
Bud Cauley 250-1
Sebastian Munoz 300-1
Adam Long 300-1
Graeme McDowell 300-1
Wyndham Clark 300-1
Charl Schwartzel 300-1
Carlos Ortiz 300-1
Harry Higgs 300-1
Vaughn Taylor 300-1
Danny Lee 300-1
Stewart Cink 350-1
Victor Perez 350-1
Sung-Hoon Kang 350-1
Andrew Putnam 350-1
Jimmy Walker 400-1
Jazz Janewattananond 400-1
Nate Lashley 400-1
C.T. Pan 400-1
William McGirt 500-1
Ernie Els 500-1
Steve Stricker 500-1
David Lingmerth 500-1
Bill Haas 500-1
Keith Mitchell 500-1
Scott Harrington 500-1
Denny McCarthy 500-1
Zac Blair 500-1
Kevin Tway 500-1
Jason Scrivener 500-1
Bo Hoag 750-1
Xinjun Zhang 750-1
K.J. Choi 750-1
Vijay Singh 1000-1
Andy Ogletree 1000-1
Peter Kuest 1000-1
Jim Herman 1000-1
Tom Lehman 1000-1
Carl Pettersson 1000-1

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