This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.
the Memorial Tournament
Muirfield Village Golf Club
The PGA Tour heads to Ohio once again for Jack's event.
Though we are returning to a familiar site, there's a kicker this year – the course has been completely renovated. Well, "completely" might be an overstatement, but a lot of work has certainly been done in the past 12 months. I won't go into detail here with all the information a Google search away, but plenty has changed since we last saw Muirfield Village.
The question, of course, is how much will the changes affect the players? While the track will look different in spots, I'm still going to lean on course history this week in my picks. I might not lean as heavily on those numbers as I normally do, but I think it's a mistake to completely discard track records because of the new surroundings. I could be wrong – maybe the track will play completely different – but when you build a course, you have a certain idea in mind. Although there have been many changes, that original thought still remains. I have a feeling that those who have felt comfortable on this course in the past will have that same feeling when they return this year. Even if things look a little different.
Jon Rahm (11-1)
This is a somewhat interesting entry as this week's favorite,