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The Memorial DFS Showdown picks for Round 3 at Muirfield Village

The cut has been made, but who can really get out there and score on Moving Day?

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his shot from the ninth tee during the second round of The Memorial Tournament on July 17, 2020 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Through 36 holes at The Memorial, The +3 cut line shows a bit more teeth to the loop at Muirfield Village this week than last. But who can really go out and attack the course tomorrow?

The Showdown Challenge for today uses just the scores from Round 3 of the event. And the weather will be hot as the forecast is for 93 degrees and sunny in Dublin, Ohio tomorrow. So who will score under these conditions?

Keep in mind three players in Dylan Frittelli, Harris English, and Denny McCarthy will tee off as singles due to Covid-19 concerns. And their being alone forced Patrick Reed to be the first guy off also as a onesome, but he’ll be playing with all his friends on the PGA Tour.

We make some picks for Round 2 below. Enter your lineups here.

Rory McIlroy ($10,200)

In his last nine Saturday rounds on the PGA Tour, he’s broken 70 eight times. but his four birdies and two bogeys yesterday still give him value. An eagle and four birdies yesterday were counteracted with four bogeys and a double for an even round. But for DFS purposes, that’s a lot better than shooting 18 lame pars. His go-big-or-go-home approach scores, and he’s worth the premium.

Matt Kuchar ($7,500)

We had him yesterday, and he rewarded with eight birdies, a bogey, and a double to shoot 67 and get to -1 overall. Since 2011 he’s got four Top 5’s at The Memorial with a win in 2013, and he’s $200 cheaper on salary than yesterday. What are we missing here? Grab him!

Jordan Spieth ($7,500)

Five birdies and three bogeys gave him another round of 70 yesterday. His refashioned swing is starting to pay dividends, so get in on the ground floor. His round on Thursday: Eagle, three birdies, a bogey and a double (in the water on #12). He’s always been great for DFS, and is very much in contention despite recent form. Finished third here in 2015, and seventh last year. Just needs to avoid the infamous Speith Snowman (or worse) and he should in the hunt on Sunday.

Bo Hoag ($6,000)

Grew up in Columbus, went to Ohio State, knows Jack Nicklaus and this course as well as his own driveway, and shot 67 yesterday to make sure he played the weekend. He opened with a 75, and missed the cut in four straight events before this one, but does have a Top 10 this year on Tour. Sometimes you just need a little home cookin’ and the caring words of the Golden Bear. DFS golf usually means eat a lot of chalk, which means you need to save salary somewhere. Here’s a place to do it tomorrow.