Potentially the only positive thing to come from COVID-19 is loaded golf fields and we have another one this week. The Memorial always has a good turnout, but this is a major-level field. With guys like Tiger and Jon Rahm priced below $9,500, there is going to be a lot of room to build some star-studded lineups.
They are playing Muirfield Village again so no need to go into course specifics, as ball strikers will be the key here this week again.
- SG: Approach
- Proximatey Gained 150-200
- SG: Off The Tee
- Sand Saves Gained
- SG: Putting Bent
- Par 4s Gained 450-500 yds
Patrick Cantlay – $9,800
We know Cantlay was a chalky play last week, but we are going back to him. As the defending champ of this tournament, he has a keen eye for this course. On Sunday, he proved he can low here as he shot a seven-under on Sunday to tie for seventh place.
This wasn’t just a hot week with the putter either as he gained 7.9 strokes tee to green and 3.8 strokes on approach. If he continues to strike the ball well, there is no reason to believe he will not be in contention to defend his title on Sunday.
Daniel Berger – $8,700
Give me some fries with my Berger! Daniel Berger is one of our top picks this week for obvious reasons. He has been on an incredible heater since before the break. Berger now has five top 10s in a row and a championship at the Charles Schwab.
His putting has been lights out gaining 4.7 stokes on the field during that time and a ridiculous 10.4 strokes total on the field. Berger has not played since the RBC Heritage and should be well-rested and ready to go.
Abraham Ancer – $8,500
I am not sure if you have noticed but Ancer has played some fantastic golf since coming out of quarantine. Abe has finished in 11th, 2nd and 14th in his past three events. He ranks out high in our model and similar to Cantlay has great tee to green and approach numbers. Ancer has gained 6.1 strokes tee to green in his last 5 events. We do not expect that to stop this week at Muirfield.
Paul Casey – $7,900
We find Paul Casey to be a nice value play this week at The Memorial. Although Popeye has only played in one event since the break at The Travelers finishing in 32nd place, his stats weren’t too shabby. Casey lost strokes putting shocking… but he did gain 5.9 T2G. With that said, Casey does prefer Bent Grass and his putting surface, so if he can sink a few putts, watch out.
Doc Redman $7,600
As seen last week, Muirfield rewards guys who hit fairways and can throw darts with their irons, and Doc Redman is one of those guys. Since the break Doc, has averaged 4.1 strokes gained on approach and ranks 4th in the field in the last three events. While Doc is not the best putter there is no reason to think he cannot continue his hot steak.
Danny Willet – $7,000
The Master champion is our sleeper this week. Oh Danny boy, put together a nice tournament at Rocket Mortgage finishing in 4th. Willet is great when playing in tough course conditions, which are expected this week.He also excels in tough fields and had two top 12 finishes at last year’s US Open and British Open. His tee to green and approach game are strong, and for 7k he allows for more elite players up top.
Other Golfers to Consider
Rory ($10,700), Morikawa ($10,000), Hovland ($9,500), Rahm ($9,300), Serigo ($7,800), Benny An ($7,700), Streelman ($7,600), Kisner ($7,500), Brendan Steele ($7,100), Sebastian Munoz ($6,500), Danny Lee ($6,400)