Mobile Ohio sports betting made its debut on New Years Day. Since then, bettors in the state have had many events to consider for a wager.
Now it is time for an annual Ohio golf event.
The start of June tees off Thursday with The Memorial Tournament - hosted by 18-time major champion and arguably the greatest golfer ever, Jack Nicklaus - at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.
The Memorial is one of the PGA Tour’s longest-running events at one venue, having debuted at Muirfield Village in 1976. Dublin is an 18-mile, 20-minute drive from Columbus.
Bettors will be able to consider the PGA’s top players on Ohio sports betting apps.
The top five players on the Official World Golf Ranking - Scottie Scheffler, 2020 champion Jon Rahm, 2019 and 2021 champion Patrick Cantlay, Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele – all will tee it up among a field of 120.
The field also includes defending champion Billy Horschel, who won by four strokes last year.
Missing from the event will be five-time champion Tiger Woods (1999, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2012).
Muirfield plays as a 7,571-yard, par 72 layout.
As of noon Wednesday, the top five favorites at BetMGM Ohio Sportsbook to win the tournament and shake Nicklaus' hand at the end are:
- Scheffler, No. 1 in the world, at +600, with 9% of the handle and 6% of the tickets held.
- Masters champion Rahm opened at +800 and has improved slightly to +750 and is the second choice with 11.7% of the handle and 6.6% of the tickets.
- Cantlay, who is looking for his third Memorial title, is the third favorite at +1000 with 13.4% of the handle (highest) and 6.1% of the tickets.
- Rounding out the top five are: Schauffele and McIlroy, both tied for fourth at +1400.
Viktor Hovland, who battled it out with eventual winner Brooks Koepka at the recently played PGA Championship, has the highest ticket percentage at 8.9%.
The biggest liabilities for the BetMGM are Hovland, Hideki Matsuyama and Jordan Spieth.
One special bet posted at BetMGM: Will there be a hole in one at any time during the tournament? Yes is the slight favorite at -135, No is at +110.
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