The Memorial Tournament tips: Scottie Scheffler can raise putting game to win at Muirfield Village
The USPGA Tour heads to Muirfield Village Golf Club (Jack’s Place), where golf expert Martin Colwell thinks Scottie Scheffler can solve his putting issues to win the Memorial Tournament.
A par 72 and a testing 7,571 yards in length, the course comprises tree lined fairways, tough strategic bunkering, water hazards on eleven holes and tough thick rough that is a mixture of three grasses. The course has a tough finishing stretch of five holes, with the eighteenth being considered to be one of the hardest on the Tour.
Billy Horschel is the defending champion, but the unsurprising favourite is Scottie Scheffler at 13/2, who is in great form at present, with only the putter stopping him from winning tournaments.
Scottie fell just short in last week's Charles Schwab Challenge, finishing just one stroke behind Emiliano Grillo and Adam Schenk, and if Scheffler can just warm up his flatstick then he will be close to unstoppable, given the great shape of the rest of his game.
Suggested bet: Scottie Scheffler to win the Memorial Tournament
Suggested bet: Patrick Cantlay each-way in the Memorial Tournament
Viktor Hovland has been contending strongly in recent weeks but bad errors in the final rounds have continued to scupper his chances. Can he cut those errors out to win here? He's currently around 20/1 if you think that he can.
Others to consider:
Sam Burns appears to be coming back to form,and looks appealing at 33/1, while I particularly like the look of Tom (JooHyung) Kim this week at 45/1 and he looks well worth an each-way punt.
Suggested bet: Tom Kim each-way in the Memorial Tournament
Summary of suggested bets: Scottie Scheffler to win: Patrick Cantlay, Tom Kim and Adam Schenk each-way