Memorial Tournament Odds: Best Picks and Latest Trends for PGA Tour Event

Tiger Woods may be making his return to professional golf after a five-month hiatus, but Bryson DeChambeau is the bookmakers' favorite to win the Memorial Tournament this week.

DraftKings, FanDuel and Bet MGM all have the world No. 7 as a 10/1 favorite to triumph at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, on Sunday.

DeChambeau's physical transformation has been one of the theme of the PGA Tour since the tour resumed last month, with the 26-year-old cutting a far more imposing figure than at any stage of his career after packing on 20 pounds thanks to a gruelling workout regime during the lockdown.

The Californian hasn't been shy about his desire to get physically stronger in order to develop his drive into a formidable weapon. So far, the effort has paid off and he is currently ranked top of the driving distance stats on the PGA Tour averaging 323 yards per drive.

DeChambeau has hit the ground running after the restart, winning the Rocket Mortgage Classic two weeks ago, after finishing tied for third, tied for eighth and tied for sixth finishes at the Charles Schwab Challenge, RBC Heritage and Travelers Championship respectively.

Since missing the cut at the A Military Tribute at The Greenbier in mid-September last year, DeChambeau has finished outside the top-15 just once in the 11 events he's played.

Bookmakers expect Justin Thomas and defending champion Patrick Cantlay to be the biggest threat to DeChambeau this week. The former is an 11/1 and 12/1 second-favorite with Bet MGM and Fan Duel, while Cantlay is 13/1 with Fan Duel and 14/1 with both Bet MGM and DraftKings.

Thomas, the world No. 3, has been in excellent form since the PGA Tour restarted last month, finishing in the top-10 in three of the four events played, while Cantlay hasn't finished outside the top 20 in his last seven tournaments. Last week, the duo finished tied for second and tied for seventh respectively at the Workday Charity Open, which was staged on the same course that will host the Memorial Tournament this weekend.

At 14/1, world No. 1 Rory McIlroy shares third-best odds with Cantlay as he makes his first start since the Travelers Championship last month.

After finishing outside the top six just once in 10 starts since missing the cut at The Open Championship a year ago, the Northern Irishman has finished outside the top-10 in each of his last three entries but remains a good bet for the weekend on a course where he has finished in the top 15 five times in eight appearances.

Dustin Johnson rounds out the top five with 15/1 odds, while Colin Morikawa, who edged out Thomas in a playoff last week, is a 20/1 shot, followed by world No. 2 Jon Rahm at 22/1.

In his first PGA Tour appearance in five months, Woods is a 25/1 outsider to win the Memorial Tournament for a record sixth time, sharing the same odds as Hideki Matsuyama, Viktor Hovland and Webb Simpson, who won the RBC Heritage last month and finished tied for eighth at the Rocket Mortgage Classic two weeks ago.

Simpson ranks 12th in strokes gained tee to green, tied for ninth in greens in regulation and ninth in scrambling and could be one the dark horses to monitor this week.

Meanwhile, four-time major winner and current world No.6 Brooks Koepka is a 28/1 shot, with Xander Schauffele and Rickie Fowler at 31/1 at 40/1 respectively, while 2018 Masters winner Patrick Reed and former world No. 1 Justin Rose are 50/1 outsiders.

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Bryson DeChambeau of the United States celebrates with the trophy after winning the Rocket Mortgage Classic on July 5 at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, Michigan. Leon Halip/Getty