Sport 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship Betting Picks
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During the 2022 golf season, Stadium sports betting analyst Nate Jacobson will share his betting targets each week using odds as of Tuesday morning. Here are his thoughts on this week’s FedEx St. Jude Championship.
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About the tournament
The first of three FedEx Cup Playoffs events takes place this week in Memphis with the FedEx St. Jude Championship.are eligible to play this week at TPC Southwind. After this week the top 70 players in the standings will move on to the BMW Championship and then the top 30 players will play in the TOUR Championship the following week with .
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In the last five years the first FedEx Cup Playoffs event was called THE NORTHERN TRUST and was played at a rotation of courses in the Northeast region of the country. Now the first event has moved to Memphis where the PGA TOUR has been making annual stops. The last three years, TPC Southwind has hosted a WGC tournament and before that there was a regular event at the course since 1989.
Top of the board
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The field for this event is one of the strongest of the year because it’s based off results over the last 11 months on the PGA TOUR and majors. Many of the top players haven’t played competitively in nearly a month at The Open Championship. Rory McIlroy (10/1) tops the oddsboard this week and he is followed in the pricing by currently FedEx Cup points leader Scottie Scheffler (14/1).
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Jack Sammons posed for the photo inside the corporate FedEx cabana overlooking the 18th green at TPC Southwind, the sparkling FedEx Cup trophy encased next to him to start the 65th year of the annual pro golf tournament in Memphis, Tennessee. © Provided by Golfweek WGC - FedEx St. Jude Invitational The image was so much more than a picture given the circumstances, given the name of the event is different again, and the date of the event is different again, and the tournament director is different again, and even the stability of the PGA Tour is different than it was just a year ago.
Justin Thomas (18/1) is the player I’m going to consider in this range. I like the number on Thomas who has only contended once (third at the RBC Canadian Open) since he won the PGA Championship back in May. Thomas made the weekends, but was a non-factor at both the U.S. Open and The Open Championship. Because of his lackluster recent results, I believe there is a price discount on Thomas. Now he plays at a course he won at two years ago in a strong-field event like this one, despite losing strokes putting that week. I’ll closely monitor Thomas’ odds this week and hope he drifts to 20/1 or better.
Will Zalatoris (25/1) played the last two weeks unlike many of his top-rated counterparts. He was priced as one of the favorites at the Rocket Mortgage Challenge and the Wyndham Championship, and I wasn’t interested in Zalatoris at shorter prices in weaker fields.because he’s played his best in strong-field events. Zalatoris has the iron game to have success at this course even if he struggles putting. One potential concern is , but that could end up being a positive. I bet on Zalatoris in the last three majors and will try again to be on him for his first PGA TOUR victory.
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Shane Lowry (33/1) was a player I considered last week at the Wyndham Championship at 16/1 but didn’t feel comfortable betting him at that number. He also faced some adversity during the week when his golf clubs and suitcase went missing and. He also left Greensboro on Friday thinking he was going to miss the cut and then after making it. Hopefully Lowry has a smoother week of preparation and he can make his move up the FedEx Cup standings entering this week in 28th place. Lowry finished tied for 83rd at the Wyndham, but had good approach numbers over the four days.
Russell Henley (50/1) is my favorite player in this range after I bet on him at half the price last week. Henley played how I was hoping he would at the Wyndham Championship, as he ranked first in strokes gained approach and played bogey-free golf for his first 47 holes. But an average week with his putter was only good enough to finish tied for fifth place and he missed multiple short birdie putts all weekend. I’ll bet on Henley to continue his strong iron play for the third-straight week and hope he can hole some of the makable putts.
I am hesitant to bet multiple longshots this week even though there are several intriguing players at big numbers. But usually in fields this strong, an elite player rises to the top. Davis Riley (80/1) and Brendan Steele (150/1) are players I have recently bet who are good ball strikers. I would even add Anirban Lahiri (150/1) to the shortlist after the week he had off the tee and with approach at the Wyndham Championship.
The player that sticks out and one I ultimately bet already is Keith Mitchell (125/1). His form was very strong before the July events in Scotland and then disappointingly missed the cut at The Open Championship. Last week he finished 54th at the Wyndham and led the field in strokes gained off the tee. Mitchell has putted very well this year, but that was not the case this past week. At this number, I took a shot on positive putting regression and will also bet on him to finish top 5 at 20/1.
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