The Memorial Tournament title is one that every professional golfer would like to have on his CV – even if it’s only to shake the hand of Jack Nicklaus as he presents them with the trophy.
The tournament is hosted by the tough Jack Nicklaus designed Muirfield Village which demands that a golfer brings his “A” game if he want to be crowned champion come Sunday.
However, whilst the title often goes to one of the more high-ranking players, there are a quite a few lesser players who frequently hang around the top of the leaderboard come Sunday, and that’s where this week’s value may be. That leads me to four selections.
Rory Sabbatini 0.5 points each-way @ 100/1 (Paddy Power) 1/4 1-2-3-4-5-6 and 2 points top-20 @ 4/1 (Stan James)
Rory Sabbatini can get a little hot under the collar when things don’t go to plan, but he has put up a string of consistent performances together here over the years including a 2nd place and four other top-20s. He’s also posted two top-10s in his last 4 events and could feature on the leaderboard come Sunday.
Cameron Tringale 0.5 points each-way @ 125/1 (Coral) 1/4 1-2-3-4-5 and 2 points top-20 @ 18/5 (Betfred)
Tringale has posted consecutive finishes here of 25/16/37 and that’s enough to suggest he could have a big day here soon. He’s also twice finished in the top-5 in his last 6 events.
Will MacKenzie 1 point top-10 @ 18/1 (Coral) and 1 point top-20 @ 8/1 (Betfred)
MacKenzie has only made three appearances here, which have been stagnated over an eight year period. However, the first of those two resulted in a 10th and an 11th placed finishes. A run of missed cuts was halted with a 20th place finish in his last event and, with a week off to hone his skills, he may just be ready for a big performance this week.
David Hearn 1 point top-10 @ 12/1 (Paddy Power) and 1 point top-20 @ 11/2 (Hills)
The Canadian boasts an accurate tee-to-green game when on form and has posted consecutive event finishes of 25/21/28. A 6th placed finish 4 tournaments ago was followed by a disastrous last round at the Players Championship however, after a missed cut the weekend after, he recovered to finish 33rd in his last tournament and could sneak onto the second page of the leaderboard here.
Any fellow Golf Tipsters out there?
Let me know if you agree with the above predictions or fancy someone different.