WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational Odds, Betting Tips & Picks
With the Olympic men’s golf tournament all wrapped up in Tokyo, the golf betting world takes a hard left turn into the World Golf Championships FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
It was a thrilling four days in Tokyo featuring a fierce bronze-medal playoff and Xander Schauffele taking the gold. No prize money was offered and players wore hats featuring their nation’s flag instead of a “Dude Wipes” logo. Even Rory McIlroy, an Olympic cynic entering the week, was inspired and humbled by the experience.
We hope you enjoyed it because things are back to normal this week at the cash-grab, no-cut WGC event at TPC Southwind in Memphis.
It’s no surprise Brooks Koepka, the 2019 winner and 2020 runner-up, is the golf odds betting favorite (+1100) with the top sportsbooks and betting websites. Reigning British Open champion Collin Morikawa and Jordan Spieth are next at +1200, and Schauffele is fourth at +1400 coming off his triumph in Tokyo. Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas round out the top six at +1800 odds.
It’s a quick turnaround and big change of scenery for the Olympic participants, but the course is familiar to all but a few and the race is on with the FedEx Cup playoffs less than three weeks away.
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WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Expert Picks
Scottie Scheffler over Justin Thomas
Odds: +100 at DraftKings
You’ll never get great odds for a top-10 finish at a WGC, with Scheffler checking in at +200. But we can get him at even-money odds in the matchup with the defending champion. We definitely think it’s the right play this week.
Thomas was in great form when he picked up his third win of the season a year ago in Memphis. This year he’s gone 10 consecutive tournaments without a top-10 finish, dating back to his Players win in March, and he wasn’t particularly sharp in Tokyo. And the biological clock has taken a beating lately coming off the British Open and Olympic appearances.
Scheffler should be fresh and ready to go, and he’s playing great with top-10s in three of his last four tournaments. We love him in this matchup over Thomas at +100 odds on our sports betting app.
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WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Betting Tips
The bombers have fared great at TPC Southwind lately with champions in Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson over the past three years. But this isn’t an overly long course. In fact, it’s relatively short by Tour standards. And while that A-list trio can smoke it off the tee, all of them are exceptional irons players as well.
Accuracy is important here with a maddening number of water hazards that can lead to big numbers in a hurry. More players find the water here than any other course on Tour, so things like accuracy off the tee and bogey avoidance are important stats this week.
We will also be cautious with Olympic participants. While these guys are definitely used to international travel, they almost never play back-to-back tournaments with a 12-hour flight and 13-hour time difference on the front end.
WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, Date & TV
When: Thursday-Sunday, August 5-8
Where: TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tennessee
TV: Golf Channel, CBS