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2014 PGA The Memorial Tournament Odds: Rory McIlroy Favored

2014 PGA The Memorial Tournament Odds: Rory McIlroy Favored

2014 PGA The Memorial Tournament Odds: Rory McIlroy Favored    
By Drew Sharper 

DUBLIN, OH (TheSpread) – The Memorial Tournament tees off this weekend for the PGA Tour. Here is a look at the odds to win this event.

According to oddsmakers from, Rory McIlroy is favored to win, as he has 8/1 odds to prevail. The other short odds to win are Adam Scott (10/1), Matt Kuchar (14/1) and Justin Rose (16/1).

McIlroy is sixth in the world rankings and coming off a win last weekend in the European Tour. He has placed in the top 10 in five straight events and in eight of the 10 events he has played in in 2014.

Scott is No. 1 in the world rankings and coming off a win last week at Colonial. Scott has now won three of his last 12 events. He finished 13th in this event last year.

Kuchar won this event last year. He is fourth in the world rankings and coming off a missed cut last week. Prior to last week he had placed in the top 10 in five of his last six events.

Rose won this tournament in 2010. He is currently ninth in the world rankings but hasn’t had a great run in 2014. He does have four top 10s, but is seeking his first win.

The 2014 The Memorial Tournament takes place from May 29-June 1 from Muirfield Village Golf Course. For a look at the odds to win this golf tournament, see below.

Bet on Memorial Tournament Odds

2014 PGA The Memorial Tournament Odds To Win

Rory McIlroy 8/1
Adam Scott 10/1
Matt Kuchar 14/1
Justin Rose 16/1
Dustin Johnson 25/1
Jim Furyk 25/1
Jordan Spieth 25/1
Luke Donald 25/1
Phil Mickelson 28/1
Bubba Watson 33/1
Gary Woodland 33/1
Jason Day 33/1
Jason Dufner 33/1
Keegan Bradley 40/1
Steve Stricker 40/1
Bill Haas 50/1
Charl Schwartzel 50/1
Hunter Mahan 50/1
Kevin Chappell 50/1
Ryan Moore 50/1
Brendon Todd 66/1
Charles Howell III 66/1
Chris Kirk 66/1
Fredrik Jacobson 66/1
Hideki Matsuyama 66/1
J.B. Holmes 66/1
Marc Leishman 66/1
Matt Jones 66/1
Rickie Fowler 66/1
Bo Van Pelt 80/1
Charley Hoffman 80/1
John Huh 80/1
K.J. Choi 80/1
Paul Casey 80/1
Rory Sabbatini 80/1
Russell Henley 80/1
Billy Horschel 100/1
Brendon De Jonge 100/1
Brian Davis 100/1
Chris Stroud 100/1
David Hearn 100/1
Kevin Na 100/1
Michael Thompson 100/1
Morgan Hoffman 100/1
Russell Knox 100/1
Stewart Cink 100/1
Ben Martin 125/1
Daniel Summerhays 125/1
George Mcneill 125/1
Nick Watney 125/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 125/1
Pat Perez 125/1
Patrick Reed 125/1
Ryo Ishikawa 125/1
Brian Harman 150/1
Cameron Tringale 150/1
David Lingmerth 150/1
Ernie Els 150/1
Jeff Overton 150/1
Kevin Stadler 150/1
Kevin Streelman 150/1
Martin Flores 150/1
Martin Laird 150/1
Matt Every 150/1
Mike Weir 150/1
Nicholas Thompson 150/1
Robert Garrigus 150/1
Robert Streb 150/1
Roberto Castro 150/1
Scott Stallings 150/1
Seung-yul Noh 150/1
Tim Clark 150/1
Will Mackenzie 150/1
Branden Grace 200/1
Brendan Steele 200/1
Brian Stuard 200/1
Bryce Molder 200/1
Carl Pettersson 200/1
Carlos Ortiz 200/1
Chesson Hadley 200/1
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 200/1
Jason Bohn 200/1
Justin Hicks 200/1
Justin Thomas 200/1
Kyle Stanley 200/1
Robert Allenby 200/1
Scott Brown 200/1
Thomas Aiken 200/1
Thorbjorn Olesen 200/1
Vijay Singh 200/1
William Mcgirt 200/1
Billy Hurley III 250/1
Camilo Villegas 250/1
Erik Compton 250/1
Greg Chalmers 250/1
Hyung-Sung Kim 250/1
Justin Leonard 250/1
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 250/1
Luke Guthrie 250/1
Mark Wilson 250/1
Sean O'Hair 250/1
Steven Bowditch 250/1
Stuart Appleby 250/1
Trevor Immelman 250/1
Yong-Eun Yang 250/1
Andrew Svoboda 300/1
Ben Curtis 300/1
D.A. Points 300/1
Josh Teater 300/1
Ken Duke 300/1
Lucas Glover 300/1
Michael Putnam 300/1
Scott Langley 300/1
Richard Lee 400/1
Derek Ernst 500/1
Justin Lower 500/1
Michael Kim 500/1
Woody Austin 500/1

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Re: 2014 PGA The Memorial Tournament Odds: Rory McIlroy Favored

The Memorial Tournament Preview and Picks
Matt Fargo

The Texas swing concluded last week and the PGA Tour heads north to Dublin, Ohio and Muirfield Village Golf Club for the Memorial Tournament. This is the final tuneup for most prior to the U.S. Open in two weeks as a majority of players will be taking next week off. 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 usual a very strong field.

Muirfield is a par 72 layout and far from easy one. It ranked as the toughest par 72 of all non-majors in 2009 at +1.4 over par. It lessened up after that, finishing 19th in difficulty both in 2010 and 2011. Two years ago, it ranked as the second-hardest among par 72's in non-majors while last year it finished as the hardest. Hitting greens and making birdies are two of the bigger challenges here making ball stroking a real priority. 77 bunkers are in play with 11 of the 18 holes having water hazards.

The field is a strong one this week. Seven of the world's top 10 players will be competing with second-ranked Henrik Stenson, third-ranked Tiger Woods and eighth-ranked Sergio Garcia being the lone three not competing. Additionally, seven of the top ten in the FedEx Cup Standings are teeing it up. It is a limited field with just 120 players taking part but that includes 76 PGA Tour winners, 18 Major winners and 16 WGC winners.

Dustin Johnson (+2,200) looks to be healthy and once again ready to win. He is coming off a T14 last week at Colonial as a Saturday 74 did him in which followed a T7 at the Byron Nelson Championship. He missed the cut here last year which was due to another injury but prior to that, he finished T19 in 2012 and solo fourth in 2011.

This is the first start for Phil Mickelson (+2,400) on Tour since missing the cut in the Players Championship. It has not been a good start this season as his best finish is a T11 at the Wells Fargo but with the U.S. Open fast approaching, something says he is ready to break out. He has three top 20's in his last four trips to Muirfield.

Gary Woodland (+3,000) has made 13 straight cuts and he has cashed a lot of those in with nine top 25's including four top tens. He finished T7 at the Byron Nelson Championship two weeks ago in his last start and he has had success at Muirfield with a T16 last year and a solo sixth in 2011.

Charl Schwartzel (+5,000) is getting longshot type odds this week and I think they are overinflated. He is coming off a missed cut at the BMW Championship last week but that was his first European Tour start in 15 weeks. He has six top 20's on the PGA Tour and his play at the Memorial has gotten better each year culminating with a T8 last year.

Kevin Chappell (+6,000) will be the longshot pick this week and he has recent form and past history both on his side. He has finished T26 or better in his last three starts which includes a T11 at the Wells Fargo and a T10 at Colonial last week. After missing the cut in two of his first three starts at the Memorial, he finished solo second last year.

Recommended Tournament Win Five Pack at the Memorial Tournament (all for One Unit)

Dustin Johnson (+2,200)
Phil Mickelson (+2,400)
Gary Woodland (+3,000)
Charl Schwartzel (+5,000)
Kevin Chappell (+6,000)

2014 Record to date after 19 events: -42 Units

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Rory made Memorial 'chalk'

Tournament: The Memorial Tournament
Date: May 29 - June 1, 2014
Venue: Muirfield Village Golf Club
Location: Dublin, Ohio

The PGA Tour will head to Ohio this weekend for the Memorial presented by Nationwide Insurance with a strong field where the top-75 players on last year’s money list are the only players guaranteed an invitation to the 120-man field. Last year, Matt Kuchar had no issues on the Par-72, 7,354-yard course, as he shot 12-under and defeated American Kevin Chappell by two strokes. Tiger Woods has been dominant in this tournament, winning it five times over his career, so his absence due to injury will open the door to plenty of other players this week.

Last week was a big one for some of the top players in the world, as Adam Scott won the Crown Plaza Invitational, proving why he has earned the No. 1 ranking in the world, while Rory McIlroy took a victory on the European Tour; moving from 10th to sixth in the World Golf Rankings. This was actually a surprise, as much of the season has been about newcomers with names like Jimmy Walker, Brendon Todd and Chesson Hadley all getting their first career victories.

Let’s take a look at a few golfers -- established and non-established -- who could top the leaderboard come Sunday afternoon.

Golfers to Watch

Adam Scott (9/1):
Scott proved worthy of his top ranking in the world last week, shooting two consecutive rounds of 66 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational and finishing off the tournament with a playoff win over Jason Dufner. It was Scott’s 11th career PGA victory and he has now placed in the top-10 in half of his eight tourneys this season. He has averaged 4.2 birdies per round (4th on tour) and has a scoring average of 69.79 (5th on tour) this year while getting a birdie or better 53.9% of the time on par-5’s (best on tour). His No. 1 ranking has given Scott confidence, and he should have a good chance at making it two consecutive wins this weekend.

Justin Rose (16/1): This tournament has been a great one for Rose, who has placed in the top-8 in three of the past four years; including a victory here in 2010. He also has five top-10 finishes in his nine tournaments in 2014, with his best finish being a runner-up performance at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. His past three events have been amazing, totaling 33-under par in the three tournaments, and while his driving accuracy is not great (57%, 144th on tour), he has the ability to score from the rough with a scrambling percentage of 67.2% from there (3rd on tour).

Matt Kuchar (13/1): Kuchar has had a tremendous season so far, and even though he was unable to make the cut in last week’s Crowne Plaza Invitational, he has still placed in the top-5 in half of his 14 tournaments. He earned his sixth career victory here last season and has done well at Muirfield Village many times in the past, placing fifth in 2009, eighth in 2010 and coming in second in 2011. Unsurprisingly, Kuchar has the best scoring average on tour (69.44) this year and could use that to win his eighth career PGA event come Sunday.

Freddie Jacobson (100/1): Jacobson will be turning 40 years old this season and is coming off his best performance of the year as he placed in third at the Crowne Plaza Invitational this past weekend. Jacobson has just one career PGA victory on his resume, but has been incredible on the green this year, gaining .825 strokes putting (6th on tour) and three-putting just 1.1% of the time (best on tour), which gives him a strong chance in this tourney.

George McNeill (250/1): McNeill is having one of the best seasons of his career and has placed in the top-10 three times already this year. He has been one of the better scorers on par-3’s, making a birdie or better 15.8% of the time (27th on tour) and is even overall on the short holes this year (17th on tour). McNeill does have two career PGA victories and could be a nice longshot pick for this tournament.

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