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The calendar has officially flipped to June, which means it's another big week of action in golf as we head into the heart of the summer season.
The PGA Tour's best will be in Ohio this week for the Memorial Tournament, where host Jack Nicklaus has overseen a significant renovation to Muirfield Village Golf Club. We dig into the details in Josh Culp's thorough course preview, and dive into the betting numbers where Jon Rahm starts the week as a betting favorite after his three-shot win at this event a year ago.
Fresh off another strong iron performance, Collin Morikawa headlines the players to consider for win bets at the Memorial while Keegan Bradley and Billy Horschel are on the short list of contenders for first-round leader status on Thursday. Later this week we'll also have a breakdown examining head-to-head matchups and potential prop bets. The Memorial field also includes Xander Schauffele, who shared a great on-course gambling story from the time last year when he beat Phil Mickelson's press bet with an ace.
For the DFS crowd, we've got previews planned for all three major golf DFS platforms: DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo. There's also the free-to-play Golf Pick 'Em game in the NBC Sports Predictor app, where participants can win a $50,000 jackpot with a perfect score. Check out an overview of this week's head-to-head matchups.
But it's not all about the men this week. The best women in the world will be at the Olympic Club outside San Francisco for the U.S. Women's Open, where two-time champ Inbee Park opened as a betting favorite. We'll have a preview piece Wednesday breaking down the biggest storylines and players to watch heading into the year's second major. We'll also take a look behind the counter, breaking down the action reports from PointsBet Sportsbook as well as the biggest bets and liabilities heading into opening-round play.
We'll also offer video analysis, including an appearance by Will Gray on Wednesday's episode of the "Bet the Edge" podcast. Once play begins, we'll have updated odds and plays to watch ahead of each of the final three rounds at Memorial as well as some insights and analysis on the action at Olympic. It should be a great week, as a major champion is crowned and another player gets a coveted handshake from Jack Nicklaus behind the 18th green at Muirfield Village.
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