• Memorial: 9 players ahead of TW

    Tiger Woods
    Tiger Woods

    The bookmakers are not ruling it out but at the same time, they are not overly confident of a Tiger Woods win in his first start since lockdown.

    Woods makes up a marquee three-ball alongside Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka with the PGA Tour opting to keep red-hot Bryson DeChambeau and Koepka apart over the first two rounds at Muirfield Village.

    OUR PICKS: Memorial Tournament

    Only McIlroy is tipped with a better chance of success this week at The Memorial Tournament with Koepka installed at 25/1 to win – the same price as Woods, Xander Schauffele and Hideki Matsuyama.

    In all, nine players are listed with better odds than the 15-time Major champion. Leading the way is DeChambeau as the favourite at 9/1 after his win at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. He shades the 10/1 on offer for Justin Thomas, a playoff loser to Collin Morikawa at the same venue on Sunday, to win at the famed Jack Nicklaus design that will offer much slicker greens in week two.

    McIlroy is third favourite (12/1) ahead of the defending champion Patrick Cantlay. Dustin Johnson, himself a winner since the restart, is tied alongside Cantlay at 14/1.

    Morikawa and Jon Rahm are tied together at 20/1 ahead of RBC Heritage winner Webb Simpson and Viktor Hovland, third last week, at 22/1.

    Odds via Bet.co.za

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