The Memorial Match FanDuel Picks

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This week, I will be making an attempt to nail the 2022 PGA DFS: The Memorial Match FanDuel Picks because the PGA Tour heads to Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio – “the course that Jack (Nicklaus) constructed.”

The Memorial Match is on par with that of THE PLAYERS Championship in being one of many largest non-majors of the 12 months.

Once more, like THE PLAYERS, it’s all the time held on the similar golf course, Muirfield Village on this case.

The Jack Nicklaus designed Muirfield Village is a real take a look at for the world’s elite gamers. It is available in at a really lengthy 7,533 yards and has a few of the hardest greens on the PGA Tour. Muirfield Village can be residence to a few of the hardest greenside bunkers on this planet which leads us to a simple determination on our key indicators for the week.

I shall be utilizing three key indicators to make my choice for this week; SG: Strategy the inexperienced, SG: Placing, and sand save share.

2022 PGA DFS: The Memorial Match FanDuel Picks

Aaron Clever – $8,800

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Generally, one key indicator is all I want if a man is in good kind. That’s the case with Aaron Clever. The one key indicator he hits for this week is SG: Strategy the inexperienced, as he sits in twenty sixth. His placing has been mediocre as he sits in 129th in SG: placing. Lastly, his sand save share is fairly poor, rating 164th.

The factor I am banking on right here is his strategy recreation. The hope is that Clever shall be shut sufficient to the outlet the place his putter will not harm him and he’ll hit ok iron photographs to keep away from green-side bunkers.

I am additionally basing this decide on his present kind. Clever has made 4 consecutive cuts with finishes of T21st, T6th, T51st, and T23rd. There’s additionally the truth that Clever performed properly right here final 12 months, ending T9th within the 2021 Memorial Match.

We have been hitting fairly properly recently on our lowest wage choice every week, let’s hope that continues this week.

Marc Leishman – $9,200

Marc Leishman at $9,200 looks like insanely good worth for a man together with his quick recreation and historical past at Muirfield Village. Fairly truthfully, his potential worth is simply too laborious to move up this week, I feel Leishman competes for a high 10 end.

Leishman is broadly thought to be the most effective bunker gamers on this planet, regardless of his common rating in sand save share, the place he ranks T98th. I count on water to search out its stage right here, and doubtlessly as early as this week.

One space the place Leishman is protecting his status is as the most effective putters on this planet. He at the moment ranks 14th in SG: placing. Lastly, Leishman has been very strong within the strategy recreation, rating forty fifth in SG: Strategy the inexperienced.

As I discussed earlier, Leishman has been strong at Muirfield Village. He completed fifth in 2019, T40th in 2020, and T57th final 12 months.

Jason Day – $9,500

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I am going again down underneath for my subsequent decide and taking Jason Day. The withdrawal issue with Day is all the time excessive, however this can be a man who has a wonderful quick recreation and has a home on the property, so he is aware of this golf course.

Day did not play on this occasion final 12 months however completed T4th in 2020. His current kind can be strong. After three consecutive missed cuts, Day has made the lower in every of the final 4 occasions and has two high 15 finishes in that stretch.

Whereas he solely hits on two of our three key indicators, I nonetheless like this choice at this worth level. Day is at the moment 146th in SG: Strategy the inexperienced, fiftieth in SG: placing, and 71st in sand save share. Take Day this week and make sure to monitor any information popping out of Dublin about Day and a doubtlessly ailing again that has caught up with him many instances over the previous couple of years.

Corey Conners – $9,700

Despite the fact that Corey Conners doubtlessly price me a giant week at The PGA Championship, I am going again to him this week. He is too good of a participant to get for underneath $10,000 in wage. He is additionally proven properly within the Memorial Match; T22nd in 2020, and T53rd final 12 months.

Conners has a recognized weak spot in his recreation, placing. Nevertheless, he exhibits a little bit higher in SG: placing than his status would lead you to imagine as he at the moment sits in 84th. Although that form of balances out as a result of he has a status as an elite ball-striker but solely exhibits in sixtieth in SG: Strategy the inexperienced. Of our final key indicator, sand save share, Conners is at the moment in a tie for seventy fifth.

I like Conners once more this week, as per ordinary, to compete for a high 10 end.

Viktor Hovland – $10,900

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To ensure that this choice to be a profitable one, I’ve received to hope that Viktor Hovland’s iron recreation is on and he isn’t lacking greens. Not solely is Hovland the worst scrambler on tour, however he’s additionally depressing out of bunkers. He at the moment sits in 161st in sand save share, which is definitely up from T196th going into final week.

The hope is that Hovland’s elite iron recreation is on level to keep away from these difficult up-and-downs from the seaside. He’s at the moment fourth in SG: Strategy the inexperienced.

Hovland has, nonetheless, discovered a little bit one thing on the greens. He’s in thirty eighth in SG: placing, a really respectable rating.

Hovland has performed within the Memorial Match every of the final two seasons and has had ho-hum outcomes. He has made the lower every time however has completed in T48th in 2020 and T47th in 2021. If his iron recreation is on, he’ll enhance on these finishes. If it is not on, and he finds himself within the sand greater than David Hasselhoff, he may very well be in for an extended week.

Rory McIlroy – $11,800

My ace within the gap this week is Rory McIlroy. McIlroy is all the time a “horse for a course” man and is basically matchup-proof as a result of his solely perceived weak spot, his putter, is definitely that, a perceived weak spot. He’s at the moment thirty fourth on tour in SG: placing.

Granted, when his putter is chilly, it is frigid. However as a rule, he simply putts it comparatively common. When it is scorching, he can put up some stupid-low rounds.

Not solely is he on the high of the listing when the argument is made on who the perfect driver of the golf ball is, however his iron recreation can be rock strong. McIlroy at the moment ranks thirty eighth in SG: Strategy the inexperienced.

McIlroy additionally exhibits very properly in our third key indicator, he’s nineteenth in sand save share. Every little thing strains up for him this week.

Although it seems his recreation matches up with Muirfield Village, he has struggled, considerably, in his profession on the Memorial Match. He has simply 4 top-10s, together with his greatest ending coming in 2016 when he tied for fourth. It is laborious to wager in opposition to McIlroy, nonetheless, his swing is so good that he has an opportunity to win each time he tees it up.

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