2023 Memorial Tournament picks, odds, predictions, field: Golf expert fading Rory McIlroy at Muirfield

The PGA Tour’s best will be back in action this week at the 2023 Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Scottie Scheffler never left, posting his 14th straight top-12 finish with a tie for third at last week’s Charles Schwab Challenge. He will be part of a 2023 Memorial Tournament field teeing off Thursday that features 10 of the world’s top 15 golfers. Scheffler is No. 1, and the rest of the top five – Jon Rahm, Rory Mcilroy, Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele – all took last week off following the PGA Championship. Rahm won the Memorial in 2020, and Cantlay is a two-time champion (2019, 2021). Scheffler tied for third in 2021 before skipping ii last year.

Those three are the favorites in the latest 2023 Memorial Tournament odds from Caesars Sportsbook, with Scheffler the 6-1 top choice. Rahm is right behind at 7-1, and Cantlay is priced at 10-1. The other favorites in the 2023 Memorial Tournament field are McIlroy (12-1), Schauffele (14-1), Viktor Hovland (20-1) and Collin Morikawa (22-1). Defending champion Billy Horschel, who shot 13-under to win by four strokes last year, is a 125-1 longshot. Before making any 2023 Memorial Tournament picks, be sure you check out the PGA Tour predictions and best bets from SportsLine golf insider Sia Nejad.

Nejad specializes in betting and DFS in golf, among other sports. He’s had incredible success in the outright and first-round leader markets and betting head-to-head matchups. At the Wells Fargo, he had Wyndham Clark among his longshot outrights, backing the 75-1 shot before he dominated at Quail Hollow for his first PGA Tour victory.

In 2022, Nejad hit six first-round leaders in a 12-week span while peppering in tournament outrights throughout the year. In 2023, Sportsline debuted “The Early Wedge,” and in the first three months of the show, he hit two FRLs and three outright winners. Nejad also had a winning head-to-head record in eight of 10 weeks (including full tournament sweeps on head-to-head plays). He was up more than 70 units over that three-month span.

Now, Nejad has studied the 2023 Memorial Tournament field and has locked in his best bets, top sleepers and favorites to avoid. You can head to SportsLine now to see all of Nejad’s PGA picks and analysis.  

Top 2023 Memorial Tournament expert picks

In a stunning move, Nejad is fading McIlroy, the No. 3 golfer in the world and a four-time major champion. McIlroy has a victory this season, but it came in October in his first outing of 2022-23. He has mostly struggled since returning from Europe in February. The Northern Irishman has two missed cuts, two top-10 finishes and three outside the top 25 in seven stroke-play events since then. Muirfield requires strong all-around play, and McIlroy’s has been anything but. He hasn’t cracked the top 15 in his last four appearances.

On the other hand, Tyrrell Hatton has been firing on all cylinders, and Nejad loves the value on him at 35-1. “He simply checks all the boxes,” Nejad says of the Englishman, who has four straight top-20 finishes. The 31-year-old ranks third in strokes gained total and 17th in strokes gained putting, helping him rank fifth in scoring average (69.46). Hatton has just one tour victory but has six on the European tour. Nejad believes it’s a matter of time before he wins again. “I think he has a shot to win the Memorial,” the expert says. See who else he is backing at SportsLine.

How to make 2023 Memorial Tournament golf picks

Nejad has locked in his best bets for the 2023 Memorial Tournament and is picking his longshots, including one player who’s priced higher than 60-1. The expert says this golfer “recently flashed the ability to contend” and has a strong history at Muirfield. You can only see the picks at SportsLine.

So which players should you target or avoid for the 2023 Memorial Tournament, and which golfer could bring a huge payday of more than 60-1? Check out the odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Sia Nejad’s top prop picks for Memorial Tournament 2023, all from the expert coming off a three-month span where he was up 70 units, and find out.

2023 Memorial Tournament odds, field, contenders

See Nejad’s picks, best bets and predictions here.

Scottie Scheffler 6-1
Jon Rahm 7-1
Patrick Cantlay 10-1
Rory McIlroy 12-1
Xander Schauffele 14-1
Viktor Hovland 20-1
Collin Morikawa 22-1
Cameron Young 30-1
Jordan Spieth 30-1
Justin Thomas 30-1
Jason Day 30-1
Rickie Fowler 35-1
Tyrrell Hatton 35-1
Sungjae Im 40-1
Hideki Matsuyama 40-1
Matt Fitzpatrick 40-1
Corey Conners 40-1
Russell Henley 45-1
Sam Burns 45-1
Shane Lowry 55-1
Sahith Theegala 55-1
Tom Kim 60-1
Adam Scott 65-1
Si Woo Kim 65-1
Wyndham Clark 65-1
Matt Kuchar 80-1
Gary Woodland 80-1
Keith Mitchell 100-1
Denny McCarthy 100-1
Keegan Bradley 100-1
Cam Davis 100-1
Emiliano Grillo 100-1
Byeong Hun An 125-1
Kurt Kitayama 125-1
Billy Horschel 125-1
Harris English 125-1
K.H. Lee 125-1
Brian Harman 125-1
Adam Hadwin 125-1
Chris Kirk 150-1
Ryan Fox 150-1
Taylor Montgomery 150-1
Hayden Buckley 150-1
Nicolai Hojgaard 150-1
Patrick Rodgers 150-1
Lucas Herbert 175-1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 175-1
Seamus Power 175-1
Beau Hossler 175-1
Tom Hoge 175-1
Stephan Jaeger 175-1
J.T. Poston 200-1
Thomas Detry 200-1
Andrew Putnam 200-1
Matt NeSmith 200-1
Aaron Rai 200-1
Adam Schenk 225-1
Davis Riley 225-1
Justin Suh 225-1
Mark Hubbard 250-1
Adam Svensson 250-1
Alex Smalley 250-1
Brendon Todd 275-1
Jospeh Bramlett 275-1

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