- After a tough week at Muirfield Village, Jon Rahm has a four-stroke lead at -12 heading into Sunday.
- Rahm is a -500 favorite on live betting odds followed by Tony Finau (-600), Ryan Palmer (+1400), Danny Willet (+2500), and Jason Day (+2800).
- Head to Head matchups including Rory McIlroy (-160) vs Jordan Speith (+130) and Tiger Woods (-115) vs Marc Leishman (-115).
DUBLIN, Ohio – A tough week at the Memorial Tournament has sent many of the betting favorites home packing while most of the remaining stars sit far away from the leaderboard.
Jon Rahm currently leads the field by four strokes at 12 under par after being the only player in the field to shoot below 70 in all three rounds.
Last week, at this very same course, Collin Morikawa won at -19, with the cut at -2 for the field. The Muirfield Village staff were apparently not joking when they said they were increasing the difficulty of the course between tournaments.
The cut was +3 this weekend with top finishers Morikawa and Justin Thomas currently sitting at that same number after three rounds.
Even with a large lead by Rahm, there is still plenty of opportunity for success (and failure) on Sunday.
Golf bettors still have time to make a few plays and find some great odds on the winner.
The Memorial Tournament – Winner Live
- John Rahm -500
- Tony Finau +600
- Ryan Palmer +1400
- Danny Willet +2500
- Jason Day +2800
- Henrik Norlander +10000
- Matt Wallace +12500
- Chez Reavie +15000
- Gary Woodland +15000
- Jordan Spieth +20000
- Luke List +20000
- Rory McIlory +20000
The oddsmakers are giving Rahm too much trust here.
While Rahm is one of the top golfers in the world, four shots are nothing on a course like this where aces like Bryson DeChambeau are shooting quintuple bogeys.
Bryson ruined his chance of playing on the weekend after a disastrous 15th hole at the Memorial. https://t.co/0Gvs67B6s1
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) July 17, 2020
Both Finau and Palmer are four back and could show the stuff they had during the week again on Sunday. Finau shot a 66 and Palmer a 67 on the first day.
Behind them, Jason Day has a decent shot considering this is his home course, and Henrik Norland is getting crazy value at +10000.
Of course, this all comes down to Rahm collapsing on Sunday. When it comes to live betting, sometimes rooting for the meltdown is more fun than rooting for the come up.
Other bets include some fun head to head matchups between some big names in the middle of the pack.
The Memorial Tournament – Head to Head – 1:25 p.m. EST
- Rory McIlory -0.5 (-160)
- Jordan Spieth +0.5 (+130)
Rory hasn’t had the tournament he hoped for and sits at -2, tied in 12th with Jordan Spieth. While Spieth has played well, Sundays are not his specialty. Take Rory to finish strong.
The Memorial Tournament – Head to Head – 11:25 a.m. EST
- Tiger Woods -0.5 (-115)
- Marc Leishman +0.5 (-115)
The return of Tiger Woods to the field was a beautiful sight for the golf world, even if he made the cut on the number at +3.
He and Leishman both sit at +2, but the best bet here might be to fade the Big Cat. Woods has struck the ball well but had a few pains and stingers pop up yesterday.
Tiger’s body might need to ease back into the golf schedule before he is ready to play a full 72 holes at full throttle.
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