PGA TOUR Golf Sleepers: 4 Potential Memorial Tournament Longshot Picks
One of my favorite non-major events of the year, nearly all of the PGA TOUR’s best are making their way up to Dublin, Ohio for the 2023 Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village. We’ll see if we can dig up any corresponding PGA TOUR golf sleepers to compete with this stacked field.
Despite the demanding conditions from tee to green which would typically whittle down the list of serious contenders, this event has actually been kind to longshots. Six of the last nine winners opened beyond 50-1 in PGA TOUR odds. Significant misses off the tee are penalized heavily at Muirfield Village. But, by and large, players will need to be sharp with long irons and putting on firm, fast Bentgrass greens to contend. That formula is simple enough to help find some value toward the bottom of the odds board. We’ll look to dig for some diamonds in the rough in this article ahead of the 2023 Memorial Tournament.
Muirfield Village boasts the most picturesque backdrop for golf on the PGA TOUR schedule each year, which makes it one of my favorite tournaments to watch each year as well. The excitement will crank up an extra notch this year as the event has received elevated status and an increased purse to $20M.
After an extensive renovation project in 2020, Jack’s Place continued to reward the same style of player in its next two years of tournament play. Par-5 Scoring remains crucial this week, as the four par 4s on the par 72 are the only holes with a scoring average below par. Additionally, the top long-iron players from beyond 175 yards with the ability to spike putt on Bentgrass greens have risen to the top at the Memorial.
For a deeper dive into the course, read my Memorial Tournament preview. Let’s get to our 2023 Memorial Tournament picks, with a focus on longshots and PGA TOUR golf sleepers for your DFS lineups.
PGA TOUR GOLF SLEEPERS: THE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT
As the fields get stronger, win equity tends to be more concentrated amongst the elites like Jon Rahm and Scottie Scheffler. But, it also subsequently leads to longer odds than usual on talented players in the middle of the odds board. So, from a betting perspective, it’s still a viable week to chase players at a longer outright price. Look no further than David Lingmerth and William McGirt’s wins beyond 200-1 odds in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
In terms of DFS, the stacked, limited field presents plenty of viable options at the bottom of the board. Players must land on the right sleepers when looking to afford at least one of Scheffler, Rahm, and Patrick Cantlay this week.
Below, find my favorite value PGA TOUR golf sleepers and longshots for the 2023 Memorial. Stats pulled across Last 36 Rounds unless otherwise noted. Each player is listed with best price in Memorial Tournament odds.
Byeong Hun An (, $7,400)
Byeong Hun An’s name appears an outlier compared to the other course horses at Muirfield Village. But, with five top-25 finishes over his last seven appearances, there’s no denying An’s fit for this course set up.
His best finish came in 2018 where he ultimately lost to Bryson DeChambeau in a playoff. In 2023, he enters the Memorial Tournament in better leading form than ever, averaging nearly 5 strokes gained per event over his last five starts. He has three top-20 finishes over that stretch, including a T6 at the Valero Texas Open.
An ranks top 10 in SG: T2G, SG: ARG, Scrambling Gained, and Driving Distance over the last 36 rounds. Poor putting has held him back from higher finishes recently. But, a neutral-or-better putting display in each of his last six trips to Muirfield Village gives plenty of reason for optimism.
KH Lee (, $7,300)
If you’re looking for a conservative cut-maker, Lee may be your best bet this far down the odds board and DraftKings player pool. He carries a streak of seven consecutive made cuts into the Memorial Tournament and is a perfect three-for-three at this event.
From a statistical standpoint, Lee presents a solid value at this price, as he ranks No. 28 overall in my model this week. He ranks No. 6 in the field Par-5 Scoring, always crucial at Muirfield Village. He also ranks top 40 in Comp Course History, SG: T2G, SG: Short Game, and Par-4: 450-500, demonstrating the type of well-rounded game needed to withstand Muirfield Village.
Lee’s results at Muirfield Village (T37, T65, and T53) don’t tell the full story. Last year, he found himself in solo second place, one stroke off the lead through the first two rounds, before imploding for 10 strokes lost on the weekend. In 2019, we saw a similar story, as Lee held a share of the lead through two rounds before going on to lose seven strokes over the weekend. If nothing else, Lee makes for a terrific First Round Leader bet this week.
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Justin Suh (, $6,900)
It’s been an up and down rookie season for the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour Player of the Year. But, few other longshots possess the raw talent and high-finish upside that Suh has displayed already this season. Suh picked up a pair of top-six finishes on the Florida Swing earlier this spring between the Honda Classic and THE PLAYERS. Since then, Suh has been dynamic on the greens, gaining 1+ stroke putting in 11 of his last 12 events.
More recently, he’s paired up the dominant putting performance with trending ball-striking to finish T16 at the Charles Schwab Challenge and T26 at the PGA Championship over his last two starts.
With just one missed cut over his last 17 events, Suh’s high-finish ceiling and cut-making floor appeal at this price as a DraftKings play and top-20 or top-40 placement bet.
Kevin Streelman (, $6,700)
It’s tough to ever make a case for Kevin Streelman being under-priced. But, I expect that is the story DraftKings ownership will tell by the end of this week, given his combination of strong recent form and course history.
The 44-year-old veteran has welcomed these trips to Jack’s Place. A second-shot course which rewards elite long-iron play and a conservative, strategic approach has always been right up his alley. Streelman has posted six top-20 finishes over 14 career starts at this event, and has just one missed cut since 2015. That’s good enough for No. 5 in SG: TOT at Muirfield Village over the last 10 years.
The month of May has been kind to Streelman as well, turning a corner with finishes of T18 at the Wells Fargo Championship and T9 at the Charles Schwab Challenge. That ability to contend in difficult scoring conditions should continue to translate to more success at the Memorial this week.
Best of luck if you choose to bet these PGA TOUR golf sleepers!
THE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT ODDS
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