St Jude Invitational betting tips: King Louis in the swing
Odds and preview for this week’s PGA Tour event
With the FedEx Cup Playoffs two weeks away, there is a big field at TPC Southwind in Memphis as we look at the odds to find some WCG-FedEx St Jude Invitational betting tips.
No less than 48 of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Rankings take part in the event, including last year’s winner Justin Thomas. Only Jon Rahm and Christian Bezuidenhout are absent.
The par-72, 7,233-yards Ron Pritchard-designed course has smaller than usual Bermuda-grass greens and water comes into play on 10 holes. As it is a FedEx Cup tournament, there is no cut after the second round.
This is not a course where driving distance is essential, nor do you have to be particularly accurate off the tee, but hitting a high percentage of greens in regulation is one of the best indicators at this course.
Those with previous good form at the course are always worth a look and Brooks Koepka tops the list.
The world number six and four-time Major champion won this event in 2019, was T4 and T6 at the US Open and Open Championship respectively and heads the market at 10/1.
While seeking only his second tournament victory in 2021, he has been in good form, with steady results in PGA Tour appearances finishing among the top 10 in four of his last five outings heading to Memphis – and 10 of the last 16 events.
A top-three finish in four of his six appearances at this event, the 31-year-old is high on the WCG-FedEx St Jude Invitational betting tips list.
Open Championship hero Collin Morikawa followed up with a fine fourth at the Tokyo Olympics and is in much better form than when he came here last year and placed 20th. Morikawa is an 11/1 shot.
Fresh off his gold medal performance at the Tokyo Olympics, Xander Schauffele may be one to swerve this week in St Jude Invitational betting tips. While he is high in the betting market at 12/1, he has finished in the top 10 in Memphis just once in three tries.
Dustin Johnson (above) had plenty of questions about his mid-season form coming into this event last year, but finished T12 and then went on to finish T2 at the PGA Championship.
After winning the Masters in November, Johnson has recorded just three top-10 finishes in his last 14 events and has missed three cuts in that span, including at the 3M Open.
This is a potential bounce-back course for the FedEx Cup defending champion, who won here for a second time in 2018, but whose indifferent form makes him a 16/1 chance.
Justin Thomas is another who would like to find some form. He needed a final round of 65 to finish T22 in Tokyo and he has just two top-20s in 10 outings since winning the Players Championship.
However, Thomas, a 16/1 shot, is a two-time winner of this event and he will be happy to get to a spot he feels at ease with.
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Daniel Berger won here in 2016 and 2017, and has been in good form lately, winning the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and added four top-10 finishes in his last nine events, including seventh place at the US Open and eight at the Open Championship.
With seven T10 finishes in his last 14 tournaments, Berger has been knocking on the door and it would be no surprise to see him justify his 20/1 odds.
Louis Oosthuizen may not have been able to find that elusive win, but his form suggests he will be in the mix again.
He followed up a runner-up and third place at the US Open and Open Championship respectively, with a T2 at the 3M Open.
He is averaging over 4.7 strokes gained on approach and if he finally catches a hot putter, watch out. A T6 here last year also inspires confidence and he is 20/1 and could be higher on the WCG-FedEx St Jude Invitational betting tips list.
Webb Simpson looked to be finding his game at the Open Championship, finishing four-under for a T19 which was a fair effort considering he missed the cut at the US Open and Rocket Mortgage Classic. His four birdies per round average at Royal St George’s was solid work and his scrambling ability makes him interesting at this course, where he is 35/1 to win.
Abraham Ancer has had seven T20 finishes in his last nine tournaments, including a fourth-place finish at the Travelers Championship and a runner-up finish at the Wells Fargo Championship. He is 33/1 and if getting a good start, the Mexican may well be in the mix.
The form of the Sony Open and Zurich Classic often translates in Memphis and Billy Horschel has top-10 finishes in both events. His form has dipped a little since the PGA Championship, but he is no back number at 66/1.
All odds and markets are correct as of the date of publication