This week the tour moves to Dublin, Ohio for the Memorial held at Muirfield Village Golf Club…or better know as “Jack’s Place.” On average, these fairways are 36 yards wide. These are the largest fairways that the golfers have seen in months on tour but the US Open length rough is high enough that’ll cause the players problems. Total driving over pure distance is the key this week. Bogey avoidance is another stat that we will be looking at with importance.
The field is again smaller this week with 120 players instead of 156. That means getting 6/6 through the cut will be huge in cashing in both cash games and GPP’s. This is a great field this week with 11 of the top 20 players in the world teeing it up.
This is a second shot golf course so you will see players hitting a lot of 3 woods on many of the holes. The par 5’s are where the players are going to have to make up ground. They are only playing between 529 -567 yards, which make tour players’ mouth water.
As most of Jack’s designs, this course sets up for a fade…since he was a fader of the golf ball. If you see guys on TV, they can all fade the ball. Lol. It’s not as important here as it is at… say, Augusta.
The expensive studs are all in play this week. For my 1-N-Done pick, I like Tiger Woods or Rory Mcilroy.
Cash Game Plays
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Favorite cash plays: Cantlay, Kuchar, Matsuyama
Hello value: Furyk, Lingmerth, Conners, Haas, Uihlein, Gooch, Luiten, Im
Winning score: -15
The High Fade Plays (stay away) – Xander, Jason Kokrak, Oosthuizen, Kisner, and Fowler
Using 10 year data:
Kuchar hasn’t missed a cut here and is in great form with a T-12 being his worst finish in the last 2 months. Patrick Cantlay is my pick to win this week and I’ll be overweight on him. T-4 here last year and a T-3, T-3, T-9 in his last 3 event on tour. The Spieth watch is still in full effect, but I’ll be a week late on JS rather than a week early. Finau is simply a STUD. Plug him in. Hideki is another cash game play I’m on. If you can get Cantlay, Kuchar, Hideki as your cash core, that’s a great base. With it being a small field, there is definitely value around $7500 and below. Furyk, Hoffman, Moore, Noren, Perez, Mitchell, Lingmerth, Haas are in that range just to name a few. I hope this helps you with your builds!!! Good Luck!!!