This week, I will be attempting to nail the 2022 PGA DFS: The Memorial Event FanDuel Picks because the PGA Tour heads to Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio – “the course that Jack (Nicklaus) constructed.”
The Memorial Event is on par with that of THE PLAYERS Championship in being one of many greatest non-majors of the 12 months.
Once more, like THE PLAYERS, it’s all the time held on the similar golf course, Muirfield Village on this case.
The Jack Nicklaus designed Muirfield Village is a real check for the world’s elite gamers. It is available in at a really lengthy 7,533 yards and has a number of the hardest greens on the PGA Tour. Muirfield Village can be house to a number of the hardest greenside bunkers on the planet which leads us to a straightforward determination on our key indicators for the week.
I will likely be utilizing three key indicators to make my choice for this week; SG: Method the inexperienced, SG: Placing, and sand save proportion.
2022 PGA DFS: The Memorial Event FanDuel Picks
Aaron Sensible – $8,800
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Typically, one key indicator is all I want if a man is in good type. That’s the case with Aaron Sensible. The one key indicator he hits for this week is SG: Method the inexperienced, as he sits in twenty sixth. His placing has been mediocre as he sits in 129th in SG: placing. Lastly, his sand save proportion is fairly poor, rating 164th.
The factor I am banking on right here is his strategy sport. The hope is that Sensible will likely be shut sufficient to the outlet the place his putter will not harm him and he’ll hit ok iron photographs to keep away from green-side bunkers.
I am additionally basing this choose on his present type. Sensible has made 4 consecutive cuts with finishes of T21st, T6th, T51st, and T23rd. There’s additionally the truth that Sensible performed effectively right here final 12 months, ending T9th within the 2021 Memorial Event.
We have been hitting fairly effectively recently on our lowest wage choice every week, let’s hope that continues this week.
Marc Leishman – $9,200
Marc Leishman at $9,200 looks as if insanely good worth for a man along with his brief sport and historical past at Muirfield Village. Fairly truthfully, his potential worth is simply too arduous to move up this week, I believe Leishman competes for a prime 10 end.
Leishman is broadly considered top-of-the-line bunker gamers on the planet, regardless of his common rating in sand save proportion, the place he ranks T98th. I anticipate water to seek out its stage right here, and probably as early as this week.
One space the place Leishman is protecting his status is as top-of-the-line putters on the planet. He at the moment ranks 14th in SG: placing. Lastly, Leishman has been very strong within the strategy sport, rating forty fifth in SG: Method the inexperienced.
As I discussed earlier, Leishman has been strong at Muirfield Village. He completed fifth in 2019, T40th in 2020, and T57th final 12 months.
Jason Day – $9,500
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I am going again down underneath for my subsequent choose and taking Jason Day. The withdrawal issue with Day is all the time excessive, however this can be a man who has a superb brief sport and has a home on the property, so he is aware of this golf course.
Day did not play on this occasion final 12 months however completed T4th in 2020. His latest type can be strong. After three consecutive missed cuts, Day has made the lower in every of the final 4 occasions and has two prime 15 finishes in that stretch.
Whereas he solely hits on two of our three key indicators, I nonetheless like this choice at this worth level. Day is at the moment 146th in SG: Method the inexperienced, fiftieth in SG: placing, and 71st in sand save proportion. Take Day this week and you should definitely monitor any information popping out of Dublin about Day and a probably ailing again that has caught up with him many instances over the previous few years.
Corey Conners – $9,700
Although Corey Conners probably value me an enormous week at The PGA Championship, I am going again to him this week. He is too good of a participant to get for underneath $10,000 in wage. He is additionally proven effectively within the Memorial Event; T22nd in 2020, and T53rd final 12 months.
Conners has a identified weak point in his sport, placing. Nevertheless, he reveals a little bit higher in SG: placing than his status would lead you to consider as he at the moment sits in 84th. Although that kind of balances out as a result of he has a status as an elite ball-striker but solely reveals in sixtieth in SG: Method the inexperienced. Of our final key indicator, sand save proportion, Conners is at the moment in a tie for seventy fifth.
I like Conners once more this week, as per typical, to compete for a prime 10 end.
Viktor Hovland – $10,900
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To ensure that this choice to be a profitable one, I’ve received to hope that Viktor Hovland’s iron sport is on and he isn’t lacking greens. Not solely is Hovland the worst scrambler on tour, however he’s additionally depressing out of bunkers. He at the moment sits in 161st in sand save proportion, which is definitely up from T196th going into final week.
The hope is that Hovland’s elite iron sport is on level to keep away from these difficult up-and-downs from the seashore. He’s at the moment fourth in SG: Method the inexperienced.
Hovland has, nonetheless, discovered a little bit one thing on the greens. He’s in thirty eighth in SG: placing, a really respectable rating.
Hovland has performed within the Memorial Event every of the final two seasons and has had ho-hum outcomes. He has made the lower every time however has completed in T48th in 2020 and T47th in 2021. If his iron sport is on, he’ll enhance on these finishes. If it isn’t on, and he finds himself within the sand greater than David Hasselhoff, he might be in for an extended week.
Rory McIlroy – $11,800
My ace within the gap this week is Rory McIlroy. McIlroy is all the time a “horse for a course” man and is absolutely matchup-proof as a result of his solely perceived weak point, his putter, is definitely that, a perceived weak point. He’s at the moment thirty fourth on tour in SG: placing.
Granted, when his putter is chilly, it is frigid. However as a rule, he simply putts it comparatively common. When it is scorching, he can put up some stupid-low rounds.
Not solely is he on the prime of the listing when the argument is made on who the perfect driver of the golf ball is, however his iron sport can be rock strong. McIlroy at the moment ranks thirty eighth in SG: Method the inexperienced.
McIlroy additionally reveals very effectively in our third key indicator, he’s nineteenth in sand save proportion. All the things traces up for him this week.
Although it seems his sport matches up with Muirfield Village, he has struggled, considerably, in his profession on the Memorial Event. He has simply 4 top-10s, along with his greatest ending coming in 2016 when he tied for fourth. It is arduous to wager in opposition to McIlroy, nonetheless, his swing is so good that he has an opportunity to win each time he tees it up.