2021 the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide
Expert Picks and Tournament Preview

The Memorial Tournament LogoThe Memorial – or more importantly Jack’s Tournament is an invitational tournament started by Jack Nicklaus in 1976 with a vision to grow it to be as important as the Masters. Today the tournament has an annual field of 120 PGA Tour golfers that cherish the opportunity to play in Jack’s Tournament.

Officially called “the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide” it is played at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin Ohio which is a course built by –who else – Jack Nicklaus. One of the highlights of the tournament is an induction ceremony which honors past golfers. A plaque for each of the honored players is installed near the clubhouse at Muirfield.

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2021 the Memorial Tournament Preview

The 2021 Memorial Tournament is a 120 player invitational which usually has most of the biggest PGA Stars in the field.

Already invited and committed to playing the 2021 Memorial are top golfers such as: Defending Champion Jon Rahm, Hideki Matsuyama, Rory McIlroy, and Bryson DeChambeau, Xander Schauffele and Collin Morikawa. More committments will come in the day ahead especially with this being Jack's Tournament and most don't turn down that invite.

It's a good week to make a bet on golf with such a strong field and we've found the odds at Intertops have been quite generous for some of the favorites since golf has returned. Check out Intertops if you are looking for a new golf betting site.

Bet on Golf for the Memorial

Dates - June 3 – June 6, 2021

Prize Pool - $9,300,000

First Place - $1,674,000

FedEx Cup Points - 500

Muirfield Village Golf Course

2021 Memorial Tournament Golf Course

Name of Course – Muirfield Village GC

Where is Muirfield Village GC - Dublin, OH

Muirfield Village GCPar – 72

Yards – 7392

Slope Rating - 153

Year Built – 1974

Designed by - Jack Nicklaus


Past Memorial Tournament Invitational Champions

Jon Rahm Defending ChampionJon Rahm2020 – Jon Rahm


Patrick Cantlay2019 – Patrick Cantlay


Bryson DeChambeau2018 - Bryson DeChambeau


Jason Dufner2017 - Jason Dufner


The Memorial Tournament info - Trends, Tidbits

  • the Memorial Tournament is one of 5 PGA Tour tournaments that are considered "invitational"
  • the Memorial has a reduced field of only 120 golfers
  • Tiger Woods has won 5 times (1999, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2012)
  • Tiger Woods also won the Memorial 3 years in a row (1999-2001)
  • In 1984 Jack Nicklaus became the first 2 time winner of the Memorial Tournament
  • In the 1990s the tournament started having years where tickets were sold-out - a first on the PGA Tour other than the major championships

2021 The Memorial Tournament Fantasy Golf Picks Info

If you are a fantasy golf player you should already have an account at DraftKings and FanDuel. Many top DFS golf players like to check the betting odds of a tournament out when creating lineups to see how the professionals see the field in terms of who has a chance to win and who is a longshot pick. Knowing the Current Betting Odds for the Memorial is just another tool that you can use when making your fantasy golf picks.

Why you need expert picks for the 2021 Memorial?

When you have smaller fields like the 2021 Memorial Tournament you need to focus more on finding fantasy golfers that make the cut, more so than in a regular PGA Tour week as well you will need those players to have a higher than average finishing position than you would in a normal week as well. Using stats like the ones offered at Golfstats.com will help you concentrate your research in one location as opposed to spreading it out over several websites that provide stats (sometimes out of date or even incorrect stats). If you want to see how it works, click the video to check it out: