2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship Golf Odds, Preview and Picks
Some of the top golfers on the planet have decided to join the LIV Tour. The Saudi Arabia backed golf organization offers massive purses and a team concept. To counter LIV, the PGA has bumped their purses to astronomical heights. The purse for this week’s St. Jude Championship is a crazy $15,000,000. Last year it wasn’t close to that number, which is why golfers like Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele, Cameron Smith, and Matthew Fitzpatrick have joined this year’s field. See below for opening golf odds and free picks for this week’s St. Jude Championship.
2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship Info
- When: Thursday, August 11th – Sunday, August 14th
- Where: TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN
- TV: Golf Channel
- Live Stream: GolfChannel.com
- Purse: $15,000,000
- Defending Champion: Tony Finau
Odds to Win the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship
- Rory McIlroy +900
- Patrick Cantlay +1200
- Scottie Scheffler +1400
- Cameron Smith +1600
- Xander Schauffele +1600
- Matt Fitzpatrick +1800
- Justin Thomas +1800
- John Rahm +2000
- Tony Finau +2000
- Jordan Spieth +2500
- Will Zalatoris +2500
- Cameron Young +2800
- Sam Burns +3000
- Sung-Jae Im +3300
- Viktor Hovland +3300
- Collin Morikawa +3300
- Joohyung Kim +4000
- Billy Horschel +4000
- Shane Lowry +4000
- Russell Henley +5000
- Corey Connors +5000
- Hideki Matsuyama +5000
- Tyrell Hatton +5000
2021 FedEx St. Jude Championship Recap
Abraham Ancer, Hideki Matsuyama, and Sam Burns all shot -16. Ancer won the playoff with Burns and Matsuyama finishing a tied second. Two golfers offering odds to win this year’s St. Jude finished in the top ten. Cameron Smith finished tied for fifth with a -14. Will Zalatoris finished tied for eighth with a -12.
Top Pick to Win the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship
Scottie Scheffler shot a -9 at last season’s FedEx St. Jude Championship. Expect Scottie to produce a score much better than that in this year’s tournament. The Masters champion has played great golf all year. He finished second at the U.S. Open, and a tied twenty-first at the Open Championship.
Scheffler ranks a tied second in top ten finishes, first for FedEx Cup points, and first on the money list. Expect Scottie to produce a great four-round scorecard.
Second Top Pick to Win the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship
Since missing the cut at the Valero Texas Open in late March, the St. Jude favorite has played excellent golf. Rory McIlroy hasn’t missed a cut since. He’s won a tournament, the RBC Canadian Open, finished third at the Open Championship, and finished a tied fifth at the U.S. Open.
If McIlroy shows up with his best swing, he will be difficult to beat. But Rory has struggled to close out tournaments. He shot a 70 at St. Andrews on Sunday after heading to the fourth round with a lead. McIlroy feels like a good pick to finish second.
Third Top Pick to Win the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship
Cameron Smith made a remarkable run to grab the Open Championship trophy at St. Andrews. Cameron shot 8 birdies, including 5 straight from hole 10 through hole 14, on his way to a -20. Heading into the day, Smith was an afterthought. He had shot a 73 third round. So the 64 fourth round, Cameron’s second 64 of the tournament, surprised.
No doubt, the Open Championship winner can grab the victory in this. But it’s tough to reproduce big efforts in back-to-back tournaments. More than likely, Smith suffers a small bounce, which means he finishes in the top five, but he doesn’t win the St. Jude trophy.
Top Underdog Pick to Win the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship
Last season, Will Zalatoris hit well at TPC Southwinds. This season, Zalatoris has stepped his game up big time.
So it makes sense that Will would be our top underdog play. After missing the cut at the Genesis Scottish Open, Zalatoris tweaked his game to finish a tied twenty-eighth at the Open Championship.
Will followed up the twenty-eight at the Open, with a twentieth at the Rocket Mortgage Classic and a twenty-first at the Wyndham Championship. Zalatoris’ familiarity with the TPC Southwinds course gives him an edge. So if you believe, go for it because the odds are more than fair.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.