WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational Odds and Picks

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PUBLISHED: Monday, July 27th, 2020
LAST UPDATE: 01:22 pm, Mon, July 27, 2020

WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational Odds and Picks
The top eight in the latest World Golf Rankings and 45 of the top 50 are in the field for this week's WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Let’s look at this week’s WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational and golf picks.

Location
TPC Southwind
Media Coverage
CBS and Golf Channel

You might not have even thought about it, but Golf’s first major of the year is less than two weeks away. This year the PGA Championship will be the first of just three golf majors and most of the world’s top players are using this week’s WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational to get ready. The top eight in the latest World Golf Rankings and 45 of the top 50 are in the field. That makes this event the strongest so far this season. Let’s look at this week’s WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational and golf picks.

Course: TPC Southwind

This course in Memphis, Tennessee has hosted a PGA Tour event every year since 1958.  It is one of the longest courses on the Tour and it also has a lot of danger, as since 2004, more than 5,000 balls have ended up in the water. While distance off the tee is important, shots gained on approach is a critical stat to look at.

Defending Champion: Brooks Koepka

TV Coverage: CBS and Golf Channel

WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational Odds

Jon Rahm +1050

Rory McIlroy +1102

Justin Thomas +1102

Bryson Dechambeau +1302

Patrick Cantlay +1802

Webb Simpson +2204

Daniel Berger +2500

Xander Schauffele +2404

Collin Morikawa +2504

Tyrrell Hatton +2806

Hideki Matsuyama +2806

Viktor Hovland +2806

Dustin Johnson +2806

Matthew Fitzpatrick +3200

Brooks Koepka +3308

Patrick Reed +3510

Tommy Fleetwood +3510

Tony Finau +3810

Rickie Fowler +4000

Jason Day +4000

Gary Woodland +5000

Billy Horschel +5000

Abraham Ancer +5500

Marc Leishman +6000

Jordan Spieth +6000

Sungjae Im +7000

Matthew Wolff +7000

Sergio Garcia +8000

Paul Casey +8000

Matt Kuchar +8000

Joaquin Niemann +8000

Danny Willett +9000

All other players are listed at odds of 100-1 or more or they are part of the field.

Favorite

Jon Rahm +1050

The new World No. 1 is listed as the favorite this week. He took last week off after winning the previous week. I had him as the winner a couple of weeks ago, but I can’t back him at these odds against such a strong field. I like Rahm’s game and he is capable of winning, but there is no value on him at this number.

Value Plays

Webb Simpson +2204

Webb finished as the runner-up in this event a year ago. He is in the midst of another strong season and this course really suits him well. He is pretty long off the tee and he is also accurate. I give Webb a good chance to be in the mix this week and we get him at odds of more than 20-1.

Xander Schauffele +2404

I was really hoping for 30-1 or more on Schauffele but we take what we can get. Schauffele is a lot closer to playing at a high level than you might think at first glance. He seems to have one bad round in each event. He still has four top 20 finishes in five starts and he usually plays really well against top fields. I have gone with Schauffele in this type of spot before and I am taking him again for this tournament.

Hideki Matsuyama +2806

Another player who should thrive on a course like this is Matsuyama. He has normally played well in WGC events, including wins in the WGC HSBC Champions in 2016 and the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in 2017. Matsuyama has finished 11th and 6th in two WGC events this season. He ranks in the top five in strokes gained on approach this season. I think he is a solid value play this week.

Max Homa +12500

I am going to throw in one big longshot in here and take Homa. You could see signs of Homa getting close last week. He ranks sixth in Shots Gained: Tee-to-Green and if he could just get his putter going he would win. The field this week is really strong, but Homa looks like a player who is gaining confidence every week. We don’t need to hit many of these bombs to make them worthwhile, as hitting just one at odds of more than 100-1 make the season. I’ll take Homa at big odds this week.

Check out the latest WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational odds at the online sportsbook.