Is this the week Rickie Fowler argues again? Sleeper picks for the 2022 Memorial Tournament


The PGA Tour is in Ohio this week for the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village. Jack’s spot has produced big winners over the past four seasons: Patrick Cantlay twice, Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau.

Both Rahm and Cantlay are on the pitch while DeChambeau is still recovering from wrist surgery and unsure if he’ll give it a shot. World No 3 Cameron Smith, Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa, Viktor Hovland and Jordan Speith are also playing in Dublin.

Muirfield Village is a par 72 course measuring over 7,500 yards. It has undergone a renovation over the past few years which included the resurfacing of every green on the property.

Among the big names, there are several players further down the list of odds to watch.

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Choice of sleeper

Jason Day (60/1 or +6000)

2022 AT&T Byron Nelson

2022 AT&T Byron Nelson

Jason Day waits to putt on the 18th green during the first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson Golf Tournament. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports

The match of the day seems to be approaching, but a tough round per tournament has held it back. He will feel comfortable in this part of the country, as the Aussie has a home in Columbus.

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The last four stroke play starts on the PGA Tour: Cut, T-15, T-51, T-55

End of the 2021 Memorial Tournament: N/A (T-4 in 2020)

Chris Kirk (70/1 or +7000)

Chris Kirk plays his shot from the first tee in the third round of The Honda Classic golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Two key stats for the week are Strokes Gained: Tee to Green and SG: Around the Green. This season, Kirk ranks 8th in both.

The last four stroke play starts on the PGA Tour: Cut, cut, T-5, T-15

End of the 2021 Memorial Tournament: T-26

Rickie Fowler (100/1 or +10000)

Rickie Fowler looks on from the ninth fairway during a Pro-AM before the Wells Fargo Championship at TPC Potomac Clubhouse on May 04, 2022 in Potomac, Maryland. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

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I know, I know, that seems pretty unlikely. However, Fowler likes this track. In his last five starts at Memorial, he has finished in the top 20 four times and top 10 twice.

The last four stroke play starts on the PGA Tour: Cut, T-21, T-23, T-57

End of the 2021 Memorial Tournament: T-11

Patrick Rodgers (200/1 or +20000)

WM Phoenix Open 2022

WM Phoenix Open 2022

Patrick Rodgers encourages the crowd to cheer after putting on the 16th green during round two of the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale.

Rodgers missed the cut at Muirfield last season but had a top 20 finish in 2020 and a top 10 finish in 2018.

The last four stroke play starts on the PGA Tour: T-58, 10, T-32, T-35

End of the 2021 Memorial Tournament: To cut




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