Sleeper Picks: the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday

Will Zalatoris (+6000)
Despite recent back soreness, Zalatoris remains a strong contender. He finished T5 in his last Memorial appearance in 2022 and has shown impressive performances this year, including a T2 at The Genesis Invitational, a T4 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, and a T9 at the Masters. His high odds in a 73-man field make him a valuable sleeper pick for the outright win.

Top 5 Finish

Denny McCarthy (+900)
McCarthy has a stellar track record at the Memorial, with top-five finishes in the last two editions. He excels in putting, currently ranking second in Strokes Gained: Putting and first in both one-putt percentage and fewest putts per round on the PGA TOUR. Given his recent form and affinity for the course, McCarthy is a strong bet for a top-five finish.

Top 10 Finish

Justin Rose (+550)
Rose has a history of strong performances at the Memorial, with seven top-10 finishes in 14 appearances, including a win in 2010 and runner-up finishes in 2008 and 2015. At 43, he still competes at a high level, evidenced by his recent T6 finish at the PGA Championship. His experience and respect for Nicklaus' course make him a speculative yet promising pick for a top-10 finish.

Top 20 Finish

Taylor Moore (+300)
Moore has been a reliable performer, making the top 20 in half of his last eight starts, including both majors. His well-managed schedule and consistent form against strong competition make him a solid choice for a top-20 finish, edging out Davis Thompson due to a more focused preparation.

Top 30 Finish

Jackson Koivun (+200)
Making his PGA TOUR debut in a Signature Event, Koivun is fresh off a successful college season, winning the SEC Championship and sweeping postseason awards, including the Jack Nicklaus Award. His impressive college record and immediate popularity make him a noteworthy pick for a top-30 finish, despite the competitive field.