2023 the Memorial Tournament Updated Betting Odds & PGA Tour Field: Scottie Scheffler Favored Over Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay at Muirfield Village
Via Steve Dykes/Getty Images. Pictured: Scottie Scheffler of the United States hits his first shot on the 6th hole during the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club on May 28, 2023 in Fort Worth, Texas.
2023 the Memorial Tournament Presented by Workday Odds
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The PGA Tour heads to Dublin, Ohio for the 2023 edition of the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
This is another designated event on the PGA Tour schedule with a stacked field, including each of the top-five players in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Last year's champion, Billy Horschel, who won the Memorial by four shots over Aaron Wise, opened as a 100-1 longshot to defend his title this week.
Horschel has four top-13 finishes in his last five starts at the Memorial, but the Florida Gator hasn't finished in the top 30 of a PGA Tour stroke-play event this calendar year.
Scottie Scheffler is looking for his first victory at Muirfield Village in his fourth start, and the Texas Longhorn opened Monday morning with the shortest odds to win this week at +650 at bet365. He has since moved to +700 in the Enhanced Win market at bet365.
The Dallas native enters with 15 consecutive top-12 finishes in PGA Tour events after another strong showing this past weekend at the Charles Schwab Challenge, where he finished in a tie for third after making a hole-in-one on the eighth hole on Sunday.
Scheffler didn't play here last year, but finished in solo third place in his most recent start here in 2021.
Jon Rahm is right behind Scheffler on the odds board at +750 to win outright this week at bet365.
The Spaniard is a former winner here at Muirfield Village in 2020, and he very likely would have defended his title in 2021 had he not been forced to withdraw from the tournament after a positive COVID-19 test following the third round. He held a six-shot lead with just 18 holes remaining before withdrawing.
Rahm finished in a tie for 10th here last year and is coming off a tie for 50th at the PGA Championship in his most recent start on Tour.
Patrick Cantlay ended up winning the Memorial in 2021 after Rahm was forced to withdraw. He opened with the third-shortest odds to win this week at bet365 at +1000 and sits at +1100 as of Monday afternoon
The UCLA Bruin has finished in the top 10 in six of his last nine starts on the PGA Tour and overall, has finished outside of the top 26 just once out of 13 overall starts this season.
He also has great history at Muirfield Village, with top-seven finishes in five of his last six starts here, including two wins in 2021 and 2019.
Cantlay's partner at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Xander Schauffele, has the fourth-shortest odds to win this week at +1300.
Schauffele has also played consistently strong golf this year, as he has top-20 finishes in seven straight events. Last year's Scottish Open winner also has five consecutive top-18 finishes at Muirfield Village, as he looks for his first win at the Memorial this week.
Rory McIlroy is tied with Schauffele for the fourth-shortest odds at open at bet365 at +1300. The Northern Irishman ranks second on Tour this year in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green and has a win at THE CJ CUP in South Carolina from October.
McIlroy has never won in 11 starts at the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday, but he does have four top-10 finishes and seven total top 20s.
Viktor Hovland is the final player listed at 20-1 or shorter as he opened at +2000 at bet365 and as of Monday afternoon moved to +2200. Hovland notably finished in a tie for second at the PGA Championship two weeks ago and was in contention this past weekend at the Charles Schwab Challenge before a rough finish on the final six holes.
The Norwegian finished third at the 2020 Workday Charity Open in his debut at Muirfield Village, but he has yet to crack the top 40 at the Memorial in three other starts in Dublin.
Muirfield Village Golf Club is a 7,571-yard par-72 designed by Jack Nicklaus in 1974, which was also redesigned by Nicklaus in 2020.
PGA Tour golfers will compete on Bentgrass greens for the fourth consecutive week, although the four-inch rough made of a fescue, rye and Kentucky Bluegrass mix will penalize wayward drives and approaches.
Golfers will also navigate a total of 68 bunkers on the course, and water comes into play on 13 holes.
Since last year, new tees have been added on the 16th hole (extending it to 220 yards) and the 17th hole (503 yards).
Historically, Strokes Gained: Approach and SG: Around the Green play more important roles than normal in selecting the winner at Muirfield Village, since Nicklaus demands precision into his greens and makes players pay for errant approaches.
Horschel, Cantlay, Rahm, Hideki Matsuyama, Matt Kuchar, William McGirt, Jason Dufner and David Lingmerth are all past champions in the field for this week's Memorial Tournament presented by Workday.