Memorial Tournament Prop Betting Picks: Billy Horschel For A Top-20 Finish, More
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- Our golf crew breaks down their favorite Memorial Tournament prop betting picks.
- Find out why they like Billy Horschel to finish in the top 20 and more.
The field for the 2020 Memorial Tournament is absolutely loaded so nobody can blame you for getting overwhelmed by the starpower. That being said, it’s important to make sure you take a look at the entire betting menu as props and matchups are offer the best place to find value and build your bankroll as a golf speculator.
Like a longshot but don’t think he can win? Take him to finish inside the top-20. Think the market is too high on a big name that won’t fit in this course? Back him to miss the cut. The options, and opportunities, are endless.
Here are our favorite prop bets for this week’s PGA TOUR action:
Charl Schwartzel Top-40 Finish (+300)
There aren’t many oft-forgotten Masters champions, but Schwartzel has largely become an afterthought nine years removed from his biggest victory.
He’s not the same player he was then, but on any given week, he can spring to life and post a strong finish, as he did with a T-3 at last year’s Dunhill Links and a T-5 at Pebble earlier this year.
Despite MCing last week, he’s made the cut in seven of his last nine Memorial starts, with finishes of 35th-or-better in each of them, plus a couple of top-10s. This feels like a nice play on a course horse here.
Xander Schauffele Top-20 Finish (+125)
Xander likes showing up when fields are at their strongest and it’s hard to imagine many fields being more competitive than Memorial this week.
He was 14th last week and 14th at the 2019 Memorial, so I’ll take plus money for him to slot inside the top-20.
Billy Horschel Top-20 Finish (+300)
What does my man Billy have to do to get some respect around here?
The guy just finished seventh last week on this very course, along with a ninth-placer last year at the Memorial with a tougher field. He missed two cuts prior to last week’s outing, but even that last missed cut at the Travelers was promising: He hit over 72% of his greens in regulation but had an outlier bad putting performance.
The short stick was there in a big way last week on these Muirfield greens, and I like him to repeat a good showing in Week 2. At 3/1 to bank a top-20 and at $7,500 on DraftKings, he’s an easy buy for the second week in a row.
Gary Woodland Top-20 Finish (+175)
Woodland may sneak under the radar since he never contended at the Workday Charity Open. Woodland’s opening round 73 kept him from threatening the top of the leaderboard last week, but he followed that up with three solid rounds of 68, 66, and 69, respectively.
Woodland’s metrics saw a similar rebound after a dud on Thursday. Hold the line and keep wagering on the former Kansas Jayhawk.