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Odds Outlook: Scottie Scheffler Leads the Pack at the Memorial Tournament

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The Memorial Tournament presented by Workday is set to take place this week at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. The field of 120 players will compete on the longest course in the event’s history, playing 7,571 yards to par 72. BetMGM Sportsbook has Scottie Scheffler as the top pick at +600 if he is in the field.

Scheffler has already won twice this season, and his last six paydays have all produced finishes of T11 or better. He has four top-five finishes, including a T3 last week at Colonial. While he has only played at Muirfield Village Golf Club twice, his form is not an issue, and putting four rounds together is the next step for him to win.

Jon Rahm, who won in just his second visit in 2020, is not the favorite this year, but MVGC is one of his favorite stops on the TOUR. He was six clear after 54 holes last year before he withdrew due to a positive COVID-19 test. Patrick Cantlay, who has won twice in the last four events at MVGC, is also a top contender. He was T3 last year and fourth in 2018.

Rory McIlroy, making his 12th appearance at MVGC, hasn’t produced a top-10 finish in his last four visits. Xander Schauffele, who has cashed top-10 money eight times in 14 starts this season, has never procured a top 10 at Jack’s place. Viktor Hovland, who has never won in the continental United States, has two victories in Mexico, two in the Bahamas, and one in Puerto Rico. His best finish at MVGC is T47 in 2021.

Collin Morikawa, who won the Workday event held here in 2020, is also a top contender. Tyrrell Hatton, who has demonstrated his ability to navigate every style of course this season, will look to keep his excellent 2023 form rolling along. Defending champion Billy Horschel will look to join Tiger Woods as the only player to successfully defend the Memorial title.

The field of 120 players includes seven of the top 10 in the OWGR and 37 of the top 50. The top 65 and ties after 36 holes will play the final two rounds. The prize pool is $20 million, with the winner receiving $3.6 million plus 550 FedExCup points and a three-year TOUR exemption.

Stay tuned for more details in Horses for Courses plus the Betting Stat Pack.

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