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28th May 2019 | The Memorial Tournament

The Memorial Tournament Trends

The Memorial Tournament

We look at the trends needed to win the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

This week the PGA Tour drops into Jack Nicklaus’ home town for his Memorial Tournament. Played at the Muirfield Village Golf Club the course is never usually kind to rookies, although Hideki Matsuyama broke the hoodoo with a win on his first visit in 2014.

Here are the trends needed to win the Memorial based on the last twelve champions:

Top-60 for par-5 scoring
With four par 5s measuring between 527 and 567 yards it is obvious where the birdies are most achievable. Ten of the last twelve winners ranked in the top-60 on tour for par 5 scoring.

Top-60 on tour for scoring average
Of the last twelve winners, only two ranked outside the top-40 on tour for adjusted scoring average. (William McGirt & David Lingmerth).

Top-60 on tour for strokes gained tee-to-green
The last eleven twelve ranked inside the top-60 for strokes gained tee-to-green, with nine champions ranked inside the top-20.

Top-60 on tour for birdie average
The average winning score over the last five years has been 14-under, with past champions all being prolific birdie makers.

Players that fit all four trends:
Adam Scott
Bryson DeChambeau
Bud Cauley
Charles Howell III
Gary Woodland
Hideki Matsuyama
Jason Day
Justin Thomas
Luke List
Marc Leishman
Matt Kuchar
Patrick Cantlay
Rory McIlroy
Rory Sabbatini
Sung Kang
Sungjae Im
Talor Gooch
Tony Finau
Xander Schauffele

Jason Day to win 22/1 with Paddypower
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Odds correct at time of publishing: 08:36 28th May, 2019 but subject to change

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