Craig Edwards @EdwardsTips_ previews the Memorial Tournament and brings you his best betting tips for this competition.
<div><h2>Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide</h2><p><strong>Muirfield Village Golf Course<br />Dublin, Ohio<br />Par 72, 7392 yards<br />May 30th – June 2nd</strong></p><p>The next stop on the PGA Tour schedule is the Memorial Tournament founded forty-three years ago by Jack Nicklaus. Muirfield Village Golf Course in Dublin, Ohio was designed by Jack Nicklaus. Dublin, Ohio is a northern suburb of Columbus, the area where Jack Nicklaus was born and raised. The vision was to create a golf club and golf tournament to give back to the community that had supported and embraced his career. It was also important for Jack Nicklaus to give back in charitable contributions to the poor and needy from the Columbus area with the primary charitable beneficiary of the tournament being the Nationwide Children’s Hospital.</p><p>The Muirfield Village Golf Course had no expense spared in construction with plenty of water features, bold hunkering and narrow fairways that demand accuracy from the tee. The final hole is a beautiful 390 yard dogleg where the fairway runs alongside Jack Nicklaus home with an approach shot to a raised green.</p><p>Tiger Woods had a period of domination with a record breaking five wins between 1999 and 2012. Kenny Perry was a three time champion while greats of the game Tom Watson, Greg Norman and Hale Irwin joined Jack Nicklaus in the list of players who have won twice.</p><p> </p><h2>Contenders</h2><p>Five time champion Tiger Woods entering last week was a pleasant surprise making this an impressive field for a PGA tour event. He will use it as a warm up for the US Open in a fortnight and don’t rule out the “Big Cat” if he is near the top of the leaderboard Sunday.</p><p>Last year multiple worldwide tournament winner Bryson Dechambeau won his first Memorial Tournament in a three way play off from Kyle Stanley and Byeong Hun An. Of the three Kyle Stanley is the only one in form and the year previous was 6th . Back in 2013 he also has a 3rd place finish proving this fantastic ball striker has a preference for Muirfield Village.</p><p>Patrick Cantlay was fourth last year and 3rd at last week's US PGA Championship. This followed a 3rd at the Heritage Classic and 9th at the Masters and we can expect him to add to double his tally of PGA titles soon.</p><p>Japan's Hideki Matsuyama the 2014 champion seems to be waiting for his season to catch fire this year and maybe this could be the place to kick start his campaign if he can get some confidence back in his putting.</p><p>We know Tiger Woods has five titles at the Memorial but the player with the next best record must be former champion Matt Kuchar who has become a permanent fixture at the top of the Memorial leaderboard’s with eight top 15 finishes in the last decade. A solid US Open in his previous start was another consistent performance in a season that he is already won twice in, at the Sony Open and the Mayakoba Classic.</p><p>On the brink of a Champions Tour career but not slowing down is another previous winner Jim Furyk who fits a similar profile to Matt Kuchar with two other runner up finishes aswell at Muirfield Village. Recent weeks since he won for readers at Players Championship have been quiet but he looked back in the groove last week at the Charles Schwab Challenge. That effort pushed the forty-nine year old back into the World's top fifty and an automatic spot at the British Open.</p><p>Jason Dufner was the 2017 winner showed up well a few weeks ago at the Wells Fargo Championship and last week at the Colonial.</p><p>Rickie Fowler looks a perfect candidate to be a winner here soon which is no surprise given his record on tough courses in major championships. Likewise Kevin Kisner fits a similar profile and we know this year's Matchplay champion is a proven winner.</p><p>Kevin Streelman, Rory Sabbatini, Kevin Na and Keegan Bradley are all PGA tour regulars and consistent performers at Muirfield Village making them look solid picks for the place markets.</p><p>Peter Uihlein has only played at the Memorial Tournament the last two years but has eye catching course and trending form. Not sure he will win but I expect him to go close and at Paddy Power or Betfair Sportsbook they bet a unique market of without the top five favourites ( Woods, McIlroy, Rose, Cantlay and Thomas) which looks a nice each way bet.</p><p>Respect also for Harold Varner who was 19th here in 2017 and fell away on a tough last day at the U.S. Open but has the ability to perform well at tough courses.</p><p> </p><h2>Recommended Bets</h2><p><strong>Kyle Stanley - each way @ 80/1 (81.00) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Betfred Today!">Betfred</a></strong></p><p><strong>Matt Kuchar - each way @ 20/1 (21.00) Betfred</strong></p><p><strong>Jim Furyk - each way @ 100/1 (101.00) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Paddy Power</a></strong></p><p><strong>Peter Uihlein – Top 20 @ 9/2 (5.50) Betfred</strong></p></div>