Justin Suh, the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour Player of the Year, leads the field by one stroke heading into today’s third round at the 2023 Memorial Tournament. Check out here the Memorial Tournament Round 1 and 2 Recap & Round 3 Odds.
In what is an absolutely loaded leaderboard. If Suh is to go on and win his first-ever PGA title he will need to hold off a string of top-quality players.
Recognized as one of the toughest tests in all of golf, the Memorial has long been regarded as one of the most prestigious tournaments on the PGA Tour.
Hosted by Jack Nicklaus and played on the most famous course that he designed, it was Englishman Matt Wallace who got off to hot start and led the way after the first eighteen holes. Unable to kick on and cement his lead at the top, Wallace slipped out of the lead after a disappointing second round 74.
Taking Wallace’s spot at the top of the leaderboard was PGA Tour Rookie Justin Suh, who produced one of the rounds of the day to lead by one stroke.
Suh’s stunning round of 66 included just one bogey and seven birdies. In absolutely devastating form around the greens, this will be the second time that Suh has led at the halfway stage of a PGA Tour event.
If Suh is to go on and land his first PGA title he will have to do it the hard way as some of the game’s best talents will be in hot pursuit.
Everything is set up for a fantastic day of golf.
Despite Justin Suh leading the tournament, it is Patrick Cantlay who has been positioned as the favorite to lift the 2023 Memorial title.
Cantlay has a fine record at the tournament having won at Muirfield Village twice. Looking for a trio of victories, he put himself in a great position to complete the feat following a solid second round 67. He knows what it takes to win around this tough course and he will be more than confident of overhauling the two stroke deficit he currently faces.
Next in the betting comes the 2021 Masters Champion Hideki Matsuyama. Since his major breakthrough, life on Tour has been hard for the Japanese star. Struggling for both form and fitness, Matsuyama has now gone well over a year without a win. Matsuyama played some of his best golf since his Masters win yesterday and if he can bring that momentum into the weekend he will be a danger to all.
Rounding out the top three is this year’s Masters Champion Jon Rahm. It was inevitable that Rahm’s hot start to the year would probably cool off, as over the last few weeks he hasn’t been able to perform at the standard we are used to seeing.
A winner of this tournament back in 2020, he is another that knows how to get the job done around this tough and undulating course. Lurking four back he could be today’s value angle.
Despite not being the favorite, it’s hard to look beyond Justin Suh’s current odds.
Although not a household name, Suh has had a solid season and has recorded top ten finishes in both the Honda Classic and Players Championship, he also found himself in contention at the PGA Championship before tamely falling away in the final round.
Despite a lack of pedigree at this level, he will certainly be confident of converting his halfway lead. If he can keep his ball out of trouble his current odds could look vastly overpriced by the end of the day.
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