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2nd Jun 2021 | Workaday Charity Open

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 remains at Jack Nicklaus’ home town for the Memorial Tournament. Like the Workday Charity Open the event is played at the Muirfield Village Golf Club. The course is never usually kind to rookies, although Collin Morikawa triumphed last week on his first visit. The course promises to be set-up with faster greens but the trees aren’t moving!

Here are the trends needed to win the Memorial Tournament based on the last 15 Memorial champions (and Collin Morikawa):

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. 13 of the last 15 winners ranked in the top-60 on tour for par 5 scoring.

Top-60 on tour for scoring average
Of the last 15 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 15 ranked inside the top-60 for strokes gained tee-to-green, with 12 champions ranked inside the top-20.

Top-60 on tour for birdie average
The average winning score over the last five years has been 15-under, with past champions all being prolific birdie makers.

Players that fit all four trends:
Bryson DeChambeau
Cameron Smith
Cameron Tringale
Charley Hoffman
Collin Morikawa
Corey Conners
Hideki Matsuyama
Joaquin Niemann
Jon Rahm
Jordan Spieth
Justin Thomas
Matt Fitzpatrick
Patrick Cantlay
Patrick Reed
Rory McIlroy
Sam Burns
Scottie Scheffler
Sungjae Im
Tony Finau
Viktor Hovland
Xander Schauffele

Xander Schauffele to win 22/1 with Bet365
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Odds correct at time of publishing: 09:21 2nd Jun, 2021 but subject to change