Memorial Tournament 2021: Betting Preview, Odds and Analysis

This week’s Memorial Tournament is the next stop on the 2020-21 PGA Tour. The annual event used to honor past golfers will be held from Thursday, June 3 to Sunday, June 6 at the Muirfield Village Golf Club course (designed by Jack Nicklaus) in Dublin, Ohio. After last year’s thrilling tournament, fans and golfers alike are hoping for a similar experience in 2021.

BetOnline has once again released odds on this year’s event. At +900, they’re favoring Jon Rahm to win the Memorial Tournament. This decision shouldn’t be that surprising, considering that he’s no stranger to the Muirfield Village Golf Club. Rahm actually won this event last year, defeating Ryan Palmer by three strokes to claim the victory. He’s also been playing some great golf this season.

Despite having not won on the current tour, Rahm has 10 top-10 finishes in 16 events and he’s showing no signs of slowing down. He just came in tied for 8th place at the PGA Championship over a week ago and he’ll be looking to carry that momentum into Dublin beginning on Thursday. Should he win, he’d be the first player to win the event back-to-back since Tiger Woods did it three times in a row between 1999 and 2001.

With that being said, Rahm isn’t the only golfer with favourable odds to win the Memorial Tournament. Continue reading to see who else stands a good chance.

2021 Memorial Tournament Odds

Odds via BetOnline as of Monday, May 31

  • Jon Rahm (+900)
  • Bryson DeChambeau (+1400)
  • Jordan Spieth (+1400)
  • Rory McIlroy (+1400)
  • Collin Morikawa (+1600)
  • Justin Thomas (+1600)
  • Viktor Hovland (+1600)
  • Patrick Cantlay (+2000)
  • Xander Schauffele (+2000)
  • Hideki Matsuyama (+2500)
  • Tony Finau (+2800)

Complete Memorial Tournament odds list available at BetOnline.ag.

DeChambeau, Spieth, McIlroy 3-Way Tie for Second-Best Odds

Bryson DeChambeau, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy are in a 3-way tie for having the second-best odds (+1400) to win this week’s Memorial Tournament. When it comes to golfers who’ve previously won the tournament, DeChambeau did it back in 2018 when he won a playoff between him, An Byeong-hun and Kyle Stanley. Unfortunately, he’s finished in 22nd and been cut in the two subsequent annual tournaments since then, so it’ll be interesting to see how DeChambeau responds this week.

Spieth is a golfer who hasn’t won the Memorial Tournament yet, however, he has competed at the last eight iterations of the event. During that span, Spieth has five top-25 finishes, including when he finished in 3rd back in 2015. Fortunately for him, he’s riding a wave of momentum on the current tour. In his last five events, Spieth has three top-3 finishes, including when he won the Valero Texas Open at the beginning of April.

McIlroy has been on a bit of a rollercoaster during this season’s PGA Tour. While he’s had some impressive finishes, he’s also missed the cut three times since February. Following his Wells Fargo Championship win at the start of May, McIlroy finished in 49th at the PGA Championship almost two weeks ago. Judging by his odds, BetOnline is predicting a decent showing from him this week. However, only time will tell which version of McIlroy we’ll be seeing.

Memorial Tournament Odds: Can Cantlay Win His Second?

Adding to the list of past Memorial Tournament winners, Patrick Cantlay has +2000 odds to win the event for the second time since 2019. While his odds may not be as good as the aforementioned golfers, Cantlay has had promising showings in the past. Aside from his victory, he’s also finished in 4th in 2018. The fact of the matter is that he could use the momentum this year after the recent up-and-down streak he’s been riding. Cantlay has missed the cut in four of his last seven tournaments, while also having three top-25 finishes in that span.

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Devon Platana
After graduating with a Masters degree in Journalism, Devon joined USGS to improve his sports writing skills. As a lifelong sports fan, one of Devon’s favorite things to do is analyze statistics across all sports.