The 2022 Memorial Tournament takes place this week and, perhaps, no event on tour has given Jon Rahm the spectrum of emotions as this one. Two years ago, Rahm’s win here elevated him to the World No. 1 for the first time in his career. But last year, he appeared to be on his way to another victory with a six-stroke lead after 54 holes but was then forced to withdraw due to a positive COVID-19 test. The now-World No. 2 will be hoping for a result more aligned with the former than the latter when the Memorial Tournament 2022 tees off Thursday from Muirfield Village Golf Club.
Rahm is one of eight former champions in the field, and they will compete for the $12 million prize pool with $2.16 going to the victor. The Spaniard is the favourite in the latest 2022 Memorial Tournament odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Rory McIlroy is right behind. Other contenders include defending champion Patrick Cantlay, Jordan Spieth and Collin Morikawa.