The second major of the 2016 season is right around the corner, but first the PGA Tour makes its annual stop in Memphis for the FedEx St. Jude Classic.
Only those guys who like to play themselves into major form are in the field at TPC Southwind, but to the presenting sponsor’s relief, Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson are two of those guys. Brooks Koepka is the only other top-20 player in the world teeing it up and Daniel Berger and Harris English round out the five top-50 players in the world in the field.
What The Experts Are Saying
Jeff Sherman of GolfOdds.com and the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has set Dustin Johnson as the prohibitive favorite at 6/1. Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson are 12/1, Ryan Palmer, Gary Woodland and Harris English are 20/1 and Daniel Berger is 25/1.
Rob Bolton at PGATour.com set his Power Rankings as follows: 1. DJ, 2. Phil, 3. Brooks, 4. Palmer, 5. Harris English, 6. Gary Woodland, 7. Chad Campbell, 8. Daniel Berger, 9. Colt Knost, 10. Charles Howell III, 11. Kyle Reifers, 12. David Hearn,
13. Brendan Steele (WD) , 14. Scott Brown, 15. Camilo Villegas.
Pat Mayo at RotoExperts.com is playing DJ, Phil, Brooks, Palmer, Knost, English, Berger and Tim Wilkinson.
Steve Bamford at Golf Betting System is backing Kyle Reifers, Freddie Jacobson, Tim Wilkinson, David Toms, Troy Merritt and Brooks.
Lastly, Ben Coley of Sporting Life’s Betting Zone is putting money on Graeme McDowell, Gary Woodland, Scott Stallings, Scott Brown, Peter Malnati, Miguel Angel Carballo.
Here’s how guys have fared recently in this tournament, via Golf Betting System:
One and Done
Used: Jimmy Walker, T10 (Hyundai); Brandt Snedeker, P2 (Sony); Patrick Reed, T56 (CB Challenge); Jamie Lovemark, T31 (Farmers); Bubba Watson, T14 (Phoenix); Phil Mickelson, 2 (Pebble); Charl Schwartzel, T45 (NTO); Sergio Garcia, 2 (Honda); Justin Rose, T17 (Cadillac); Ryan Moore, 3 (Valspar); Henrik Stenson, T3 (Bay Hill); Scott Brown, T5 (Puerto Rico); Paul Casey (Match Play); Louis Oosthuizen, MC (Shell); Rory McIlroy, T10 (Masters); Matt Kuchar, T48 (Heritage); Billy Horschel, T36 (Zurich); Hideki Matsuyama, T11 (Wells Fargo); Branden Grace, T57 (PLAYERS); Matt Kuchar, 3 (Byron Nelson); Jason Dufner, T6 (Colonial); Rickie Fowler, MC (Memorial).