Top PGA stars like Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth, Colin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy head to the TPC Southwind golf course in Memphis, Tennessee on Thursday for the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational’s first round. Koepka is the favorite while Spieth and Morikawa offer second choice odds. Check out golf picks for three tiers: favorites, players who should be in the hunt, and outright underdogs.
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2021 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Tournament Info
- When: Thursday, August 5 – Sunday, August 8
- Where: TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN
- TV: CBS
- Radio: PGA Tour Radio
- Where: Golf.tv
WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Favorite’s Odds
- Brooks Koepka +1200
- Xander Schauffele +1400
- Jordan Spieth +1400
- Colin Morikawa +1400
- Dustin Johnson +1800
- Justin Thomas +1800
Koepka played great in 2020, finishing 10 under, but Brooks didn’t win the tournament. He finished tied for second behind Justin Thomas. JT shot a -13 to take the 2020 St. Jude Invitational. Can he make it back-to-back? That’s unlikely. For starters, like Morikawa and gold medal winner Xander Schauffele, Thomas played at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics last week. All three could suffer from the back-and-forth trip.
Neither Koepka nor Johnson went to Japan. Koepka is in better form, but DJ shot a -8 at last year’s St. Jude, just 2 strokes off this year’s chalk. If you’re looking to back a favorite, Dustin Johnson is the best play.
2021 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Pick: Dustin Johnson
WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational In the Hunt Odds
- Rory McIlroy +2000
- Louis Oosthuizen +2200
- Patrick Cantlay +2200
- Daniel Berger +2200
- Viktor Hovland +2200
- Scottie Scheffler +2800
- Bryson DeChambeau +2800
- Hideki Matsuyama +3000
- Paul Casey +3300
- Webb Simpson +3500
- Matt Fitzpatrick +3500
Don’t let Rory’s seventh place finish at the U.S. Open fool you. He shot a single round under 70. The top 10 finish happened because almost everyone struggled at Torrey Pines. At the odds, Rory is an underlay.
So is Bryson DeChambeau. Bryson hasn’t been right since he gave up the lead in the fourth round at the U.S. Open. It got so bad at The Open Championship that he blamed his drivers, which led Cobra, the folks who pay him to use their clubs, to say DeChambeau is never happy. There are a lot of ways to go in this odds category, but two golfers stand out. Louis Oosthuizen shot a -9 in this tournament last year. Oosthuizen played in the final group at The Open Championship. Backing Shrek makes sense.
Backing Daniel Berger also makes sense. Berger finished 3 strokes behind Justin Thomas at the 2020 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. He’s the pick over Louis.
2021 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Pick: Daniel Berger
WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Underdog Odds
- Cameron Smith +4000
- Harry English +4000
- Patrick Reed +4000
- Tony Finau +4000
- Corey Connors +4500
- Abraham Ancer +4500
- Shane Lowry +4500
- Joaquin Neimann +4500
- Tyler Hatton +5000
- Adam Scott +5500
- Will Zalatoris +5500
- Tommy Fleetwood +5500
- Brian Harmon +6000
- Jason Kokrak +6000
- Sung-Jae Kim +6600
- Sam Burns +6600
Last year, Abraham Ancer played great over the TPC Southwind course. Ancer shot a 67 Round 1, a 65 in the third round, and a 66 Round 4. If not for a terrible 75 on Friday, he may have won the tournament.
All Ancer requires is consistency. Since May, he shows a missed cut at the U.S. Open and a 59 the finish at The Open Championship. Ancer finished eighth at the PGA Championship, though. He also finished fourth at the Traveler’s. If Ancer can play consistent under par golf for the first three rounds, on Sunday, he should be close enough to have a shot at pulling off the big upset.
2021 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Pick: Abraham Ancer