The Memorial Preview: Rory Is Rolling
The Memorial Preview: Rory Is Rolling

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

The PGA Tour heads north to "Jack's event" in Dublin, Ohio, this week as the ramp-up to the U.S. Open begins. Since Jack Nicklaus is so entrenched in this event, it is among the most sought-after titles outside of the majors. WGC events and the Players hold more prestige, but everyone wants to win in front of Jack, putting it near the level of those events. In other words, even though it's not a major, it's not a normal tour stop either; everyone in the field this week will be fully engaged. 

Muirfield Village is again the course this year, which means there is plenty of course history in play. As for the previous winners; there are some big names on the list, but there are some surprises as well. This doesn't look like a surprise-winner type of year, though, as there are plenty of big guns in the field.    

This Week: The Memorial – Muirfield Village, Dublin, Ohio 

Last Year: Bryson DeChambeau shot a final-round 70 on his way to a playoff victory over Kyle Stanley and Byeong-Hun An.  

FAVORITES

Rory McIlroy (9-1) 

Outside of majors, nobody on the PGA Tour has played better than McIlroy. This is a big event, but it does not carry the pressure of a major, which means Rory is definitely in the mix. McIlroy has yet to win here, but he has four top-10s in seven starts.  

Tiger Woods (12-1)   

Woods did not look good his last

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