WHAT will it take to win the Memorial Tournament?
Without doubt the key stat is Driving Accuracy. Although the fairways are fairly generous missing them spells disaster and at a ranking of 17th last year, Tiger Woods was the first winner in eight years to rank outside the top 10 for fairways hit.
This is again one of those weeks where accuracy will win over power and a good scrambling game won't go amiss. The last four players to top the scrambling stats at the event have finished in the top five.
The front nine is much easier than the back nine and it's a case of making your score early and hanging on. Two years ago Steve Stricker went on to win the event despite playing the back nine in four over and he failed to make a single birdie there all weekend.
This is yet another event where a fast start is essential. In the last 15 years, only Woods and Jim Furyk have managed to win the event from any further back than four shots after day one.
But that's a really bizarre stat, given that five of the last six winners were at least three back with a round to go.
If recent history is anything to go by it might just be worth taking on the third-round leader. They used to have a solid record but only one of the last six (Stricker in 2012) has managed to do hold on for victory.
Stricker won by a single stroke, having led by three through 54 holes, but the other five winners since 2006 had all been at least three back with a round to go.
KJ Choi, in 2007, was fully five back, Kenny Perry, a year later, three and the other three all trailed by four with a round to go.
Muirfield Village has a strong finish and given the above record of third-round leaders, anyone who gets into the house either leading, tied for the lead, or even one back, may be worth backing.
Last year, holes 16, 17 and 18 ranked 1st, 4th and 5th hardest and in 2011 they ranked the three hardest on the course. Unsurprisingly, the four long holes, 5, 7, 11 and 15 consistently rank as the four easiest.
There's no doubt or debate surrounding who should be favourite this week, the only question is what price should he be?
Defending champion Woods has won four of the seven PGA Tour events he's played this season and he's won this event five times in 13 attempts. His victory last time out at the Players Championship was particularly noteworthy as his record at the host course, Sawgrass, was ordinary.
Second favourite Rory McIlroy's performance at Wentworth last week, where he missed the cut for the second year in a row, was much maligned but I wouldn't read that much into it.
He got the worst of the draw and has a poor record in the event anyway and I expect a much improved effort this week. He missed the cut here last year but prior to that had shown a liking to the course. Tied 10th on debut was a decent effort in 2010 and he led after day one 12 months later before going on to finish fifth.
When Woods took the title 12 months ago, thanks largely to this incredible birdie on the hardest hole on the course, the par-three 16th, he did so when seemingly out of form.
How quickly things change. Luke Donald, who missed the cut by miles at Wentworth last week, was the favourite here last year. This time around he's available at 50.0 and given how poor he played in Surrey last week that's not overly generous.
Tiger has shortened up all week so far but that's only because he opened up too big. Given all the evidence we have, if this event was played out three times, Tiger would win it at least once and I believe anything over 3.0 is still fair.
I totally understand taking a shade over 3.0 about anyone prior to the off in a competitive PGA Tour event is not everyone's cup of tea but I thought he was a fair price on Sunday and early on Monday, so I've got him on board at a decent wager.
My only other selection is Rickie Fowler, who has already hit the front here twice in three years. The orange-clad wonderboy is always seen at his best on the toughest of venues and I can see him contending again this week at a sporting price.
Tiger Woods @ 3.7
Rickie Fowler @ 70.0