The FedEx St Jude Classic is played where a former dairy farm stood just southeast of Memphis. The course is known as the TPC Southwind and is a par 70 course and plays 7,244 yards. There are natural lakes, streams and ponds on the course that was laid out by Fuzzy Zoeller and Hubert Green, former U.S. Open champions along with Ron Pritchard.
The winner of this events gets 500 points toward the FedEx playoffs.This event has raised over $33 millions in funds to help research that is needed at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital that was established by entertainer Danny Thomas and is now overseen by his daughter Marlo. We have all the best on how to bet on the FedEx St. Jude Classic.
A player that received exemptions to play in this event are Braden Thornberry, the NCAA individual champion from Ole Miss, will get to tee it up along with Sam Horshfield, a former Florida star, in his first professional debut.Some of the records for this course includes a 72-hole record from John Cook in 1996 with a 258. Al Geiberger holds the 18-hole record with a 59 followed by Jay Delsing at 61.
Daniel Berger won this event last year holding off Phil Mickelson on the back nine of the final day. It is reported that Mickelson ribbed Berger a bit on the final day and a new gear was started until he finished the winner. Mickelson will not be entering this year due to a graduation in the family.
Two of the favorites in this tourney this year include Adam Scott and Rickie Fowler. That makes sense as they are the highest ranked players in this years contest. Both are playing very well recently as Scott has captured two Top 10 in two of his last four games.Rickie Fowler almost on his first PGA event last week but came up short. It won’t be long before Fowler is in the win column. He has four top five finishes this season.
Look for Ryan Palmer to be a sleeper in this event as he has experience at TPC Southwind with three top 25 finishes in his last five attempts. Another is the defending champ Daniel Berger. He knows the course and finished fifth in the Houston Open this season.
If you like a longshot then it has to be Camilo Villegas who has seven top 20 finishes in 11 events at TPC Southwind. Last week he was 63rd and really hasn’t played well this season. However, his experience on the course will mean something.
Look for Rickie Fowler at 15/2 to break through and nab the win.
Here are some odds for this event:
Rickie Fowler: 15/2
Brooks Koepka: 11/1
Adam Scott: 12/1
Francesco Molinari: 14/1
Daniel Berger: 25/1
Russell Henley: 25/1
Billy Horschel: 30/1
Kevin Chappell: 30/1
Charl Schwartzel: 33/1
Kyle Stanley: 33/1
Steve Stricker: 33/1
Ian Poulter: 40/1
Peter Uihlein: 40/1
Ryan Palmer: 40/1
Did You Know This?
There are 72 golfers entered in this event that have at least on career PGA win.
Adam Scott, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Vijay Singh, Charl Schwartzel, Stewart Cink, Retief Goosen, Davis Love III, David Duval, Keegan Bradley, Graeme McDowell and Padraig Harrington have won major championship events and are entered in 2017
Next week is the 2017 U.S Open in Erin Hills, Wisconsin and NO golfer has won the week before and went on to win the U.S. Open.