2024 the Memorial Tournament betting and DFS picks: Current form, course fit and horses for courses
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2024 the Memorial Tournament betting and DFS picks: Current form, course fit and horses for courses

A photo of golfer Xander Schauffele WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - AUGUST 21: Xander Schauffele of the United States plays his shot from the seventh tee during the final round of the BMW Championship at Wilmington Country Club on August 21, 2022 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Each week, including this week's 2024 Memorial Tournament, Golf News Net offers PGA Tour betting picks and daily fantasy sports (DFS) lineups using our proprietary model, which is weighted toward longer-term performance.

However, we don't just use our model when making these picks. We also need to look at current form, course fits and horses for courses. This data can and should help inform our decision making, including validating things we see in the model. If everything lines up, then a player can become an auto-play. If only some parts of the equation suggest a player will perform well this week, then we may look more tepidly at investing in a player.

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2024 Memorial Tournament history and current PGA Tour finish trends

Finish Trends

Recent PGA Tour Trends

We start by looking at the recent past, back at players who have finished inside the top 15 in the last five individual PGA Tour events. This week, we're including players in the PGA Tour fields this week.

  • Byeong Hun An - 2 - T-4 Byron Nelson, T-3 Wells Fargo Championship
  • Sam Burns - 2 - T-13 Wells Fargo Championship, T-10 RBC Canadian Open
  • Corey Conners - 2 - T-13 Wells Fargo Championship, T-6 RBC Canadian Open
  • Ben Griffin - 2 - T-13 Byron Nelson, 2nd RBC Canadian Open
  • Lee Hodges - 2 - T-12 PGA Championship, T-12 Colonial
  • Mackenzie Hughes - 2 - T-6 Wells Fargo Championship, T-7 RBC Canadian Open
  • Sungjae Im - 2 - T-4 Wells Fargo Championship, T-9 Colonial
  • Rory McIlroy - 3 - WIN Wells Fargo Chapionship, T-12 PGA Championship, T-4 RBC Canadian Open
  • Collin Morikawa - 2 - T-4 PGA Championship, T-4 Colonial
  • Alex Noren - 2 - T-3 Byron Nelson, T-12 PGA Championship
  • Taylor Pendrith - 2 - WIN Byron Nelson, T-10 Wells Fargo Championship
  • Xander Schauffele - 2 - 2nd Wells Fargo Championship, WIN PGA Championship
  • Scottie Scheffler - 2 - T-8 PGA Championship, 2nd Colonial
  • Sepp Straka - 2 - T-8 Wells Fargo Championship, 5th Colonial

Event Finish History

We like to look for potential horses for courses with most PGA Tour events, particularly those with regular host courses. We're typically looking at players who finished in the top 15 at the Memorial Tournament in the last five years.

Here are those players:

Course Fits

A player is a course fit -- or a potential course fit, at least -- if their Strokes Gained breakout when they finish in the top 25 is similar to the average for top-25 finishers at this week's Memorial Tournament.

Putting: 30%
Tee to Green: 70%
Off the Tee: 17%
Approach: 36%
Around the Green: 17%

Some fits include:

Patrick Cantlay
Jordan Spieth
Rickie Fowler
Tommy Fleetwood
Ben Griffin
Tom Detry

Find course fits using our member-only tool which shows this week's course numbers relative to the field.

I've also created a new listing which helps you find correlated courses by looking at the course fit breakdown for each recurring host course on the PGA Tour.

Also, find this week's model right here.

Good luck this week!

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