Sleeper Picks & Longshot Bets for The 2020 Memorial Tournament
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images. Pictured: Corey Conners
- Hoping to sprinkle some action on a few longshots for the 2020 Memorial Tournament?
- Our staff is here to help with their favorite sleeper picks for this week's PGA Tour event.
The field for the 2020 Memorial Tournament is absolutely loaded so you’d be forgiven if you didn’t get past the 40-1 without being overwhelmed by bets you want to make.
While it’s hard to imagine a golfer coming from out of nowhere and pulling the upset this week, it is definitely not outside of the realm of possibilities, especially when you consider some of the names in the triple-digits this week.
For one reason or another, the starpower in this field has driven Shane Lowry, Bubba Watson, Kevin Kisner, Cam Champ and plenty of other intriguing names way down the board. That surely creates some value for longshot punters.
Here are our favorite sleepers for the 2020 Memorial Tournament:
Shane Lowry +15000
Are you a fan of biorhythms and body clocks and things like that? Can’t say I’ve ever really thought much about when players play their best golf, but I’ve started considering it lately.
When Daniel Berger won at Colonial, it was his third career win during that exact week. Koepka contended at Harbour Town on the same date he’s usually winning the U.S. Open.
So why not Lowry, who won The Open during this week last year, is fresh off a final-round 69, has won before in Ohio and might own an advantage if summer rain again impacts this week’s event.
Corey Conners +13000
The number on Conners has basically double in this stronger field.
When Conners is at his best, his tee-to-green game will allow him to hang around with anybody. The problem is that he rarely gets his putter to cooperate with the rest of his game. The good news is that the supposedly fast greens for this week should level the playing field a bit and that could give Conners a fighting chance.
We’ve seen longshots pull out some surprises at Memorial recently and I think Conners is the one with the best chance this week.
Lucas Glover +12500
Glover is interesting this week given the potential course fit at Muirfield given his iron play, along with his current form. Since the COVID-19 layoff, he’s been inside the top-25 in all four of his events, and he’s absolutely dominated with the approach game, consistently nailing greens.
Given how loaded this field is, I’d prefer to bet him for a top-20 or take him as a low-priced DFS play, but there’s no doubt that he’s underpriced in both of those markets.
Adam Hadwin +11000
I’m targeting good ball-strikers who are accurate off the tee this week so Hadwin fits the bill. The Saskatchewanian ranks inside the top-30 in ball-striking, driving accuracy, Strokes Gained: Approach and Greens in Regulation this season.
Hadwin also has a top-20 finish and he finished fourth at the Rocket Mortgage, so there’s a few reasons to throw some sleeper money at these odds.