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2011 MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT PICKS

Memorial Tournament Picks
Pick 1: Nick Watney E/W @ 20/1 (BET365) A name that features regularly on the Memorial Tournament leaderboard in recent years despite a nightmare 12 months ago. Coming off the back of a top 10 at the Byron Nelson, Watney has been extremely consistent this year and has the ideal game for Muirfield Village. The bigger hitters with high GIR stats will be the main focus this week on what is widely known as a "second shot course".

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Pick 2: Matt Kuchar @ 20/1 (general) very similar to Watney this week in terms of reason for a pick. His record in the Memorial Tournament suggests he loves the course set up, also coming off a top 10 last week and 1 of the most consistent and improved players on the PGA Tour. Ranks 12th in GIR% and will use his experience to avoid short siding himself, something you must avoid here at Muirfield.


Pick 3: Justin Rose E/W @ 35/1 (Betfred) Defending champion of the Memorial Tournament and 3rd here 3 years back. Ranks 3rd in GIR% and flights the ball high, enabling him to hold greens which are tough to hit, 1 of the main reasons he does so well around this track.

Pick 4: Rickie Fowler E/W @ 40/1 (Betfred) Got to back Fowler at this price given his performance at the Memorial Tournament last year. Finished runner up to Rose in the end but I can only put that down to nerves down the stretch, having watched how well he dealt with the course for the most part.

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Memorial Tournament Sleeper Pick
Pick 5: Bo Van Pelt E/W @ 50/1 (general) For me, Muirfield sets up a little like Augusta, with wider than average fairways and huge importance on the approach shots to fast and firm greens and BVP had 1 of his best finishes of the season at Augusta, features regularly on the Leaderboard at the Memorial (tied 3rd last year) and off the back of a 3rd place at Colonial last time out.

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