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2012 The Memorial Tournament Odds To Win: Luke Donald Favored

2012 The Memorial Tournament Odds To Win: Luke Donald Favored

2012 The Memorial Tournament Odds To Win: Luke Donald Favored
By Drew Sharper

DUBLIN, Ohio (TheSpread) – The 2012 Memorial Tournament is next up on the PGA Tour and the event features a number of the top players in the world. Here is a look at the odds for this event.

According to oddsmakers, Luke Donald is the favorite to win this event as he has 9/1 odds. Other short odds to win are Rory McIlroy (12/1), Phil Mickelson (16/1) and Tiger Woods and (16/1).

Donald is No. 1 in the world rankings following his win in the BMW PGA Championship last week. He has now placed in the top 6 in five of his last seven events. He placed seventh in this event last year.

McIlroy is second in the world rankings. He is struggling as of late, missing the cut in his last two tournaments and placing 40th in the Masters. He has placed in the top 10 of this tournament the last two years.

Mickelson is 12th in the world rankings. He has finished in the top 10 in three of his last five events and hasn’t finished worse than 26th in his last six tournaments. He placed 13th in this event last year and fifth in 2010.

Woods has won this event four times. The last title came in 2009. He is currently ninth in the world rankings but has placed 40th or worse in his last three tournaments. He placed 19th in this tournament in 2010.

The 2012 The Memorial Tournament takes place from Muirifield Village Golf Course in Dublin, Ohio. and will begin on Thursday, May 31 and conclude on Sunday, June 3.

2012 The Memorial Tournament Odds to Win

Luke Donald 9/1
Rory Mcilroy 12/1
Phil Mickelson 16/1
Tiger Woods 16/1
Justin Rose 18/1
Rickie Fowler 20/1
Steve Stricker 25/1
Jim Furyk 28/1
Bubba Watson 30/1
Bo VanPelt 35/1
Adam Scott 35/1
Webb Simpson 35/1
Jason Day 40/1
Hunter Mahan 40/1
Keegan Bradley 40/1
Charl Schwartzel 45/1
Ernie Els 45/1
Louis Oosthuizen 50/1
Ben Curtis 50/1
Dustin Johnson 50/1
Ryan Moore 55/1
Geoff Ogilvy 60/1
Jonathan Byrd 60/1
Nick Watney 66/1
Harris English 70/1
Brandt Snedeker 70/1
John Huh 70/1
Bill Haas 70/1
Carl Pettersson 75/1
Kevin Na 75/1
Ben Crane 80/1
KJ Choi 80/1
John Senden 80/1
Jonas Blixt 80/1
Branden Grace 90/1
Brandt Jobe 100/1
Bryce Molder 100/1
Sean OHair 100/1
Pat Perez 110/1
DA Points 110/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 110/1
Gary Woodland 110/1
Charley Hoffman 125/1
Charlie Wi 125/1
Mark Wilson 125/1
Chris Stroud 125/1
Scott Piercy 125/1
Camilo Villegas 125/1
Cameron Tringale 125/1
Bud Cauley 125/1
Robert Garrigus 125/1
Brian Davis 140/1
Jeff Overton 140/1
Fred Couples 140/1
Stewart Cink 140/1
Vijay Singh 140/1
Aaron Baddeley 140/1
Brendon De Jonge 140/1
Henrik Stenson 140/1
Marc Leishman 150/1
Kevin Streelman 150/1
Sang-Moon Bae 150/1
YE Yang 150/1
Ken Duke 150/1
Jimmy Walker 150/1
Johnson Wagner 150/1
Spencer Levin 150/1
George Mcneill 150/1
Ricky Barnes 150/1
Jhonattan Vegas 150/1
JB Holmes 150/1
Chris Kirk 175/1
Trevor Immelman 175/1
Greg Chalmers 175/1
Seung-Yul Noh 175/1
Paul Casey 175/1
Kyle Stanley 175/1
Rory Sabbatini 200/1
Blake Adams 200/1
Robert Allenby 200/1
Greg Owen 200/1
Graham Delaet 200/1
Angel Cabrera 200/1
Andres Romero 200/1
Michael Thompson 200/1
Matt Every 200/1
Dicky Pride 200/1
Tommy Gainey 200/1
John Mallinger 200/1
Brendan Steele 200/1
Steve Marino 200/1
Boo Weekley 200/1
Kevin Stadler 200/1
Tom Gillis 225/1
Kris Blanks 225/1
David Hearn 225/1
Davis Love III 225/1
James Driscoll 225/1
Jerry Kelly 250/1
Ryo Ishikawa 250/1
Lucas Glover 250/1
Kyle Reifers 250/1
Kevin Chappell 250/1
Brian Harman 250/1
Martin Flores 300/1
Ryuji Imada 300/1
Nick Ohern 300/1
Briny Baird 300/1
Stuart Appleby 300/1
Garth Mulroy 300/1
Colt Knost 300/1
Billy Mayfair 300/1
Chris DiMarco 300/1
Erik Compton 400/1
Troy Matteson 400/1
Scott Stallings 400/1
Billy Hurley III 500/1
Kelly Kraft 500/1
Mike Weir 500/1
JJ Killeen 500/1
Bo Hoag 600/1
Bryden Macpherson 750/1

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Re: 2012 The Memorial Tournament Odds To Win: Luke Donald Favored

PGA Betting Odds and Preview: The Memorial Championship
By Matt Fargo

The Memorial Tournament is the final tuneup for the US Open for most players. With that tournament going two weeks from now, a lot of the usual suspects take next week off, so they'll be looking to come out of this weekend with some momentum.

This is the course that Jack built and Nicklaus has been the host of this event since 1976 and even though his tournament has not gotten as big as he had always hoped, there is usually a very strong field.

Muirfield is a par 72 layout and is ranked as the toughest par 72 of all non-majors in 2009 at +1.4 over par. It has lessened up the last two years, finishing 19th in difficulty both in 2010 and 2011. Distance and accuracy off the tee are both extremely important but hitting greens and making birdies are two of the bigger challenges here. There are 77 bunkers in play with 11 of the 18 holes including water hazards so getting to the green is often the toughest part.

A course is usually judged by the finishing hole and how it can determine the outcome of the tournament and Muirfield is no exception. In 2009, Muirfield Village had the third-toughest closing hole on the PGA Tour as only Doral and Quail Hollow’s closing holes played tougher. Like the overall course ranking, the closing hole has let up in difficulty the last two years but the 18th has not come into play for the last two champions, Justin Rose and Steve Stricker.

Eight of the OWGR top 10 are in play this week as well as seven of the top 10 on the money list. The big story this week is the return of Tiger Woods who has won here four times but only once since 2001. Also on hand is the No. 1 player in the world, Luke Donald, who took over the top spot from Rory McIlroy after his win at the BMW PGA Championship. He came into the Memorial last year off the same win and finished T7.

Justin Rose (+1,500) is one of five players with odds of +1,500 or less but he could be the best of the bunch coming into Muirfield. He finished in second place behind Donald last week and loves playing at the Memorial. He won here in 2010 and has two other top four finishes. He has four top 10s on the PGA Tour this year, including a win at the Cadillac Championship.

We will ride the hot hand in Rickie Fowler (+2,000), who is coming off a T5 last week at Colonial. He has recorded four straight top 10s and while a letdown was possible following his win at the Wells Fargo Championship, it has only given him more confidence. He has had success here as well with a T22 last year which came after a solo second in 2010, three shots behind Rose.

Bo Van Pelt (+3,000) has been a popular choice here in recent weeks and we will go with him again. He got into contention last week with a Friday 64. Even though he faded over the weekend, he still finished T19. He has five top 10s this year with his best coming at The Players where he finished T7. Last year at the Memorial he finished T13 after tying for third in 2010.

Ernie Els (+4,000) is enjoying a great comeback season. He finished T7 last week he has three top 10s in 10 medal play events on the PGA Tour. He lost in a playoff in New Orleans so he has been close to breaking through. He won the Memorial in 2004 and while he finished 61st last year, he was not playing well anywhere all year.

Carl Pettersson (+6,000) won here in 2006 and two years later logged a T10. He did miss the cut last year but his past success negates that. He won the RBC Heritage last month and has two other runner-ups yet is still flying under the radar.

Recommended Tournament Win Five Pack at the Memorial (all for one unit)

Justin Rose (+1,500)
Rickie Fowler (+2,000)
Bo Van Pelt (+3,000)
Ernie Els (+4,000)
Carl Pettersson (+6,000)

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