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Memorial Tournament Prop Bets: Look For Morikawa To Be Competitive

With our outright wagers placed, we now turn our attention to the prop market for our expert selections for the 2022 Memorial Tournament.

It is always important to search for value in the top finishing markets, so remember to shop around for the best lines for your 2022 Memorial Tournament prop bets as they typically differ from sportsbook to sportsbook.

It was a memorable Charles Schwab Challenge as we were able to continue our hot streak at Colonial Country Club. The final stop in Texas on the PGA Tour was more than kind to us as Andrew Putnam cashed in on a top-20 wager for us at +650.

A few of our outright selections had the opportunity to catch Scottie Scheffler in the final round but in the end, it was not meant to be.

Both the world No. 1 and last week’s Sportsbook, Sam Burns, will not be making an appearance at the Memorial Tournament as both set their sights on the U.S. Open at the Country Club at Brookline.

Instead, it is former world No. 1 Jon Rahm who tops the oddsboard at Sportsbook. The Spaniard has taken to Muirfield Village Golf Club the past two seasons and will look to capture his second victory in the last month after winning at the Mexico Open in early May.

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Our odds calculator gives Rahm a 73.33 percent chance to finish inside the top 20 as he is listed at -275 to do so. Needing to lay $275 to profit $100 at those odds, we will instead look at other top-10, top-20 and various prop markets in search of some perceived value for the 2022 Memorial Tournament.

2022 Memorial Tournament Prop Bets

Collin Morikawa Top-10 Finish: +155

The two-time major championship Sportsbook has been shut out in the 2021-22 season and his recent results do not exude confidence. Since his top-five finish at the Masters, Morikawa has yet to register a top-20 result on the PGA Tour but he should be able to get back on track at Muirfield Village.

In three starts on this golf course, Morikawa has a victory as well as a playoff defeat in last year’s Memorial to Patrick Cantlay. The Californian is the perfect fit for this Jack Nicklaus design as he remains a top-five ball-striker in the world.

His putter has been running ice-cold but he has often performed his best on fast, undulating bent grass greens. He has posted +1.42 and +1.25 Strokes Gained: Putting per round in his victory and playoff loss and anything reminiscent of those two outings will give him a good chance to finish inside the top 10.

Billy Horschel Top-10 Finish: +425 

Horschel was a surprising missed cut at the Charles Schwab Challenge as he lost strokes in every facet of the game barring off the tee. He has been tremendous in that department in 2022 and his ability to split fairways with consistency should allow his iron play to thrive.

This will be his 10th appearance at Muirfield Village and in his prior showings, he has made the cut seven times. In those appearances, he has five top-15 finishes and he arrives in arguably the best form of his career as he has a pair of runner-up results in 2022.

Adam Long Top-20 Finish: +400

The former Duke Blue Devil’s iron play is beginning to find its footing as Long finished in a tie for 35th last week at the Charles Schwab Challenge.

He posted +1.60 Strokes Gained: Approach per round at Colonial and this followed up performances of +0.06 at the Wells Fargo Championship and +0.46 at the Valero Texas Open.

He is a tremendous short-game player and if not for some loose driving in his last two tournaments, his finishes would have been even higher. Long should bounce back in this department as he is typically a very accurate driver of the golf ball, finishing in the upper half of accuracy in his nine prior tournaments.

This will be his fifth showing at Muirfield Village and his best finish was last year when he finished in a tie for 26th. His iron play was middling in 2021 and if he can recreate his performance in Texas this week in Ohio, he should improve and find his way inside the top 20.

Lucas Glover Top-20 Finish: +450

After a slow start to his spring, Glover has rediscovered his iron play. He posted +2.02 Strokes Gained: Approach per round at the PGA Championship and +1.89 at the Charles Schwab Challenge. Both of those tournaments resulted in top-40 finishes.

Glover has made eight consecutive cuts at the Memorial and has gained strokes putting in five of those outings. Simply put, if the Clemson product gains strokes on the greens at Muirfield Village, he has the potential to contend. While winning the Memorial would be a tall ask, finishing inside the top 20 is more than possible for Glover.

Chris Kirk To Win Group E: +375

The former Georgia Bulldog has now rattled off back-to-back top-15 finishes as he finished in a tie for fifth at the PGA Championship and a tie for 15th at the Charles Schwab Challenge. During this two-tournament stretch, Kirk has gained strokes on the field in every aspect of his game.

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This will be his 11th appearance at Muirfield Village with his best finish being a tie for fourth in 2014. In addition to that peak performance, he has a pair of top-30 finishes, one of which was a tie for 26th in last year’s tournament.

Kirk is as steady as they come and the four players he is facing off against in this tournament group are rather volatile. Reed has shown little form and both Power and Leishman are trending in the wrong direction.

The biggest question mark comes with Keegan Bradley as I envision this coming down to these two players. They are pretty similar from a statistical standpoint and whoever putts the best will win this group. For my money, it will be Kirk.

2022 Memorial Tournament: What To Look For

Course history matters more some weeks compared to others and this week it will be influential in who is the eventual champion of the Memorial Tournament. Those players who have played Muirfield Village well throughout the years include Patrick Cantlay, Collin Morikawa and Jon Rahm.

Between the three of them, they have four victories at Muirfield Village and were the top three on the leaderboard heading into the final round of last year’s tournament. Morikawa is the lone player to not raise the Memorial Trophy, but he did win the Workday Championship here in the summer of 2020.

While this trio has experienced tremendous success on the Jack Nicklaus design, players such as Jordan Spieth and Cameron Smith have struggled mightily throughout their career. Smith and Spieth are in the midst of some fantastic form and if there was ever a time for them to buck this trend, it is this week at the Memorial Tournament.

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