3 Matchup Picks For the 2020 Memorial Tournament

| July 14, 2020 11:58 am PDT

If you’re always laying juice when betting golf matchups online, it’s hard to get ahead of the bookies in the long run. My philosophy has always been to attack golfers in “plus-money” territory — typically when I feel certain players are unjustly priced.

It’s no different this week when targeting the best Memorial Tournament matchups.

Check out the three-pack below.

Dustin Johnson vs. Tiger Woods

Dustin Johnson-140
Tiger Woods+117

It’s not so much that I don’t anticipate Dustin Johnson will play well. However, coughing up -140 against Tiger at a golf course Woods has an affinity for does seem a bit extreme. DJ gets hot and cold with the putter, so don’t hold your breath waiting for him to roll the rock like he did last time out at the Travelers.

We keep hearing how Muirfield Village Golf Club is a second-shot golf course, and past results at a specific venue is generally a good indicator of what to expect.

Tiger has won five times at Jack’s Place, and you won’t find a better iron player on planet Earth.

Enough said.

  • Tiger Woods

Matt Kuchar vs. Kevin Kisner

Matt Kuchar-135
Kevin Kisner+115

Maybe it’s a bit of rust, or maybe he’s intimidated by seeing one of his Presidents Cup teammates fly the ball some 80 yards past him. In any case, Matt Kuchar has teed it up thrice since play resumed in June and is yet to post anything better than a T-39th.

Until I see a bit more consistency from Matt’s long game, I’m steering clear of backing “Kuch.”

On the other hand, getting exposure on Kevin Kisner at +115 against Kuchar in a matchup is the type of value I’m searching for.

Kisner was firing on all cylinders in Detroit after working out a few kinks with his swing coach and is one of my favorite Memorial Tournament DFS picks. With that being said, getting money down on Kevin at this price in this format is even more attractive.

  • Kevin Kisner

Rory McIlroy vs. Patrick Cantlay

Rory McIlroy-130
Patrick Cantlay+110

I’m not actively trying to fade Rory McIlroy, but I have noticed that he usually doesn’t have his “A+” game during his first week back after any sort of break. Hence, I’m all over Patrick Cantlay in this Memorial Tournament matchup, especially considering the favorable +110 price tag.

Not only did Cantlay win this event in 2019, but he looked sharp in his return to “Milkshake Land” last week at the Workday Charity Open.

Patrick clocks in 2nd (behind Bryson DeChambeau) in the all-important all-around ranking statistic, and how’s this for consistency?

The 28-year-old UCLA product hasn’t finished worse than 17th in a PGA Tour since last September. Are the top golf betting sites sure they want to let us in at +110?

  • Patrick Cantlay
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