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2022 Memorial Tournament Odds, Betting Picks & Predictions

Dan Kilbridge for Bookies.com

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2022 Memorial Tournament Odds, Betting Picks & Predictions

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DUBLIN, Ohio – Jack Nicklaus entered the press room at Muirfield Village and lumbered down the dozen or so steps to his place at the table facing the auditorium-style media seating. 

“Hi, kids,” said Nicklaus. 

And with that, the 82-year-old golf legend held court for the better part of an hour at the Memorial Tournament he created back in 1976, an event that has become as familiar an annual stop as Augusta National, Pebble Beach and the rest of the mainstays.

The field is loaded again, with seven of the top-10 players in the world, in what’s been an extremely competitive season already for rising stars and young talent. 

“Right now I think we have more good players in the game of golf on the PGA Tour than we’ve ever had in the history of the game, and I think it’s wonderful,” Nicklaus said.

That includes 2020 winner Jon Rahm, who tops the golf betting board with +800 odds. Rahm was well on his way to a second straight Memorial victory a year ago, but he was forced to withdraw with a six-shot lead after testing positive for COVID-19 ahead of the final round.

Patrick Cantlay, who capitalized and won here in Rahm’s absence last year, is next on the board at +1000 while Rory McIlroy is third on betting sites and betting apps at +1100.

Xander Schauffele is fourth at +1600, while Collin Morikawa rounds out the top five with golf odds of +1800. 

Top 2022 Memorial Tournament Odds

Player WinnerTop 5Top 10
Jon Rahm +800 +170 -115
Patrick Cantlay +1000 +230 +110
Rory McIlroy +1100 +275 +115
Xander Schauffele +1600 +350 +160
Collin Morikawa +1800 +450 +175
Viktor Hovland +2000 +450 +200
Shane Lowry +2000 +450 +200
Cameron Smith +2200 +450 +200
Jordan Spieth +2200 +450 +200

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Memorial Tournament Expert Picks & Predictions

Max Homa Top-10 Finish

Odds: +330 at DraftKings

Homa might be so good at Twitter that he doesn’t get enough credit for his golf. A millennial golf star if there ever was one. But the 31-year-old has been cashing serious checks with consistency lately. Homa has now finished top-25 in eight of his last nine events, including a win at the Wells Fargo and a T-13 at the PGA Championship at Southern Hills. 

It’s pretty clear Homa can draw inspiration from highly-regarded, long-standing Tour stops like this. He picked up his first win at the Wells Fargo at Quail Hollow and also won the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club in 2021. 

The irons have been great all season and Homa has a nice mix of distance and accuracy off the tee. It’s not surprising to see him at 13th in Strokes Gained Total overall, and that’s what we love to see at a challenging but provocative test such as this.

We’re on Homa for a top-10 finish at +330 with DraftKings.

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Memorial Tournament Betting Tips

The ball was flying in the sweltering heat Tuesday, with temperatures approaching 90 degrees late in the afternoon. With the exception of possible rain on Thursday, it looks absolutely perfect over the weekend and shouldn’t favor any type of player. 

Muirfield Village represents a complete test, which is why the very biggest names tend to win here more often than not. Fairways are generous but straying into the rough will cause problems and ensure a player won’t be able to reach a par-5 in two shots. While Nicklaus said the rough isn’t as thick this year as it was last year, avoiding it remains advisable. 

Like Augusta National and most of the great courses, Muirfield Village is a second-shot course and a ballstriker's delight. The greens run small and players are already talking about how firm the putting surfaces seem to be this year after an extensive remodeling that began in 2020. Players who can get up and down from tricky spots around the greens will have a huge advantage. 

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Overall, we’re looking for Strokes Gained Approach studs and short-game wizards who’ve won at the highest level already and enter in good form. 

Previous experience at this course is also a huge bonus. Rahm missed the cut his first time here and swore he’d never be back. His caddie, Adam Hayes, talked him into another go-round. 

“He kept telling me, ‘Man, I’m telling you, this place is great for you. You just need to learn certain holes and certain shots, and you’ll be great for it.’ We came back and I won,” Rahm said Tuesday. “It’s definitely a golf course where you have to learn a bit of the strategy, and you have to think your way around it. … So I think I learned to play it and it does favor, obviously, the better ballstriker. You need to be able to control the flight of your golf ball, control the flight of your tee shots, spin rate, pretty much everything.”

For our PGA betting picks, we’re looking at ballstrikers with a good history around those three courses, as well as players who hung tough and played well in difficult conditions all week at Southern Hills.

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Memorial Tournament, Date & TV

When: Thursday-Sunday, June 2-June 5 

Where: Muirfield Village, Dublin, Ohio

TV: CBS, Golf Channel

About the Author

Dan Kilbridge for Bookies.com
Dan Kilbridge
Handicapper Dan Kilbridge writes about college football, MLB and other sports for Bookies.com after spending three years covering Tiger Woods’ comeback and the PGA for Golfweek.