The Memorial Tournament usually is one of the top PGA Tour events outside of the four majors, and this week should be no different with the star-studded field at Muirfield Village.
The “Big Four” of Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler all are in the field, along with past winners like Hideki Matsuyama and Matt Kuchar.
With no shortage of top players to choose from for your daily fantasy golf lineup, here are five names you should consider starting this week.
Spieth’s back. Much was made of the former No. 1 golfer’s collapse at the Masters, which he followed with a missed cut at The Players Championship, but he finally got back in the win column at last week’s Dean & Deluca Invitational. Now that he’s found his form again, it’s hard to pick against Spieth at Muirfield, especially after finishing in a tie for third here last year.
The current No. 1 golfer has three wins this season, including in his last start at The Players. But even though he continues to dominate the golf universe, Day has has a spotty history at Muirfield. He’s never finished better than in a tie for 27th place, but doubting Day, especially since last summer, is never a good idea.
Matsuyama has been one of the most consistent golfers on Tour this season. He’s made the cut in 11 of his 12 starts, and he’s finished in the top 25 nine times. He’s also a past Memorial Tournament winner (2014), and he followed his title with a top five finish last year.
Kuchar also is a past champion here (2013), and he enters the Memorial Tournament as one of the hottest golfers on Tour. Since missing the cut at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Kuchar has five top 10s in seven tries, including back-to-back third place finishes at The Players Championship and AT&T Byron Nelson.
If you’re looking for an outside-the-box pick for the Memorial, then Thomas might be the perfect choice for you. Thomas is one of the top up-and-coming stars on Tour, and he’s coming off a tie for third place at The Players Championship.
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