FedEx St. Jude Championship Preview, Odds & Prediction

The PGA Tour action takes place in Memphis, Tennessee, this weekend, as the FedEx St. Jude Championship is staged. This weekend’s event will be hosted at the TPC Southwind, with the event being competed across a total length of 7,244 yards. The event has a par 70, and a prize fund of $15 million is available to players in action.

FedEx St. Jude Championship Odds

Some of the world’s best players will be in action in Memphis this weekend, which means that the competition looks to be a compelling betting heat. Rory McIlroy is the current favourite in the betting, as the Northern Irishman is an 11/1 chance with BetXchange.

Scottie Scheffler and Cameron Smith are the next two in the betting, as they are priced up at 16/1 and 18/1, respectively. Patrick Cantlay is also an 18/1 chance, while Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele, and Jon Rahm are all 20/1 chances.

Records

The record score in the event was set by Dustin Johnson in 2020, as he finished -30 with an aggregate score of 254. That success was the third time that he had won this event, making him the second most successful player in the history of the event. However, Johnson will be among the big names missing this weekend due to his participation in the LIV Golf Tour.

Vijay Singh is the most successful player in this event, as he won four times between 1993 and 2008. Five further players have won multiple titles at this event, including Jack Nicklaus, Sergio Garcia, and Patrick Reed.

Leading Contenders

Rory McIlroy heads the betting for the event this weekend, as he returns to the greens for the first time since finishing third at The Open. McIlroy held the lead going into the final round of the major, but his wait for success continued after a stunning final round by Cameron Smith. However, his form throughout this season remains very strong, as he picked up wins at the RBC Canadian Open and The CJ Cup, while he has finished in the top ten on eight occasions.

Cameron Smith looks set to go very well this weekend after winning The Open in emphatic fashion last month. The Australian went -8 over the final round to shock McIlroy and claim victory in a major for the very first time. His previous experience in this tournament could be a very strong factor in his favour, as he finished second last year following a playoff against Tony Finau.

Those looking for some extra value in the betting this weekend may be tempted by Viktor Hovland. The Norwegian looks massively overpriced at 45/1 this weekend. He has finished in the top ten on five occasions this season, and has already won on the PGA Tour this season following his victory in the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba.

FedEx St. Jude Championship Prediction

We like Hovland at a big price this weekend, while Collin Morikawa also gets the vote. The American hasn’t enjoyed the best of seasons overseas, but he was fifth on his last appearance on American soil in the U.S. Open. At a price, it could be worth taking a chance on his iron game this weekend.

Pick: Viktor Hovland at 45/1 with BetXchange.

Pick: Collin Morikawa at 40/1 with BetXchange.