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The Memorial Tournament: Each-way selections for Jack's tournament

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After Matteo Manassero collected for the column at 66-1 last week, the betting.betfair golf team are quickly back in action in search of another big-price winner at this week's Memorial Tournament on the PGA Tour...

"That final round collapse must have knocked the stuffing out of young Rickie but he’s a year older and a year wiser and if he finds himself in-the-mix for the third time in four years this time around, a place payout at least could be easily attained."

Steve Rawlings says: Back Rickie Fowler @ [67.0]

Rickie Fowler has only played this event three times but he's held every chance of victory twice already. He led with a round to go on debut in 2010 before a final round 73 saw him slip to second and then last year he hit the front after birdying the first hole on day four. Having just won his first PGA Tour event at Wachovia, it looked as though the game's hottest young star was about to take his next step to greatness but he lost his way completely and finished up shooting 84! That final round collapse must have knocked the stuffing out of young Rickie but he's a year older and a year wiser and if he finds himself in-the-mix for the third time in four years this time around, a place payout at least could be easily attained.


Paul Krishnamurty says: Back Matt Every @ [126.0]

Given that he was ceding a significant advantage in terms of course form to almost the entire field, Matt Every's sixth place on last year's Memorial debut reads extremely well. Even if he lacks consistency, Every is the type of player that pops up in serious contention fairly regularly, as illustrated by six top-six finishes last season. He's in good form, finishing fourth at Colonial and twice ranking inside the top-three for greens in regulation this month, and certainly has the putting prowess to cope with greens measuring 13 on the stimp-meter.


Dan Geraghty says: Back Camilo Villegas @ [151.0]

At the end of last season Camilo Villegas found himself just failing to reach the top 25 places at 2012 PGA Tour Q school, a situation he called 'a reality check'. That failure to gain full playing privileges (awarded to the top 25 finishers) hasn't yet affected the Columbian's ability to get starts; thanks to his conditional status and sponsors' exemptions he's already played 12 events and following a mixed bag of results sits 116th in the FedEx Cup race.

Villegas admitted golf stopped 'being fun' and has reapplied himself this season, vowing to win back his card. He led the Honda after the first round in March, but missed the cut after a dreadful second round 77. However, he's bounced back from that disappointment with four top 30 placements since and his ballstriking is getting back to what it once was. 'Spiderman' once again finds himself in this week's fairly exclusive field of 120 invitees. This is the fifth year in a row that Villegas will tee it up at Muirfield village, he's made the cut on the previous four occasions; he's playing well and is just one hot putter away from the victory that will reignite his career.


Mike Norman says: Back Jim Furyk @ [51.0]

Gentleman Jim hasn't been as ruthless as he can be on a golf course of late but nobody as good as him becomes a bad player overnight. The truth is, there's been glimpses of his best this season - T7 at Tampa Bay, T3 at the Texas Open - but he's just not as consistent as he used to be. He likes this tournament though as a second in 2009 and two other top-15 finishes in the last few years will testify. And the reason he likes it here is because he's amongst the most accurate drivers on tour which is key at Muirfield Village. At 50/1, he's worth backing each way.


Joe Dyer says: Back Hunter Mahan @ [67.0]

A fine field has assembled in Ohio for the Memorial. Tiger dominates the betting of course and below him are most of the game's best players but you have to go some way down before you find Hunter Mahan. So, at long odds, the Ryder Cup star is my selection. Mahan is a class act and has been in okay form this year, but the lack of a tournament win has seen his odds inflate. I think Mahan enjoys the tougher tests and fancy him to improve on a decent Muirfield Village record that includes top 20s in the last two years.


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