FedEx St. Jude Championship 2023 leaderboard and odds – how things stand after day 2

FedEx St. Jude Championship 2023 leaderboard and odds – how things stand after day 2
August 6, 2023: Lucas Glover attempts a birdie putt on one during the final day of the 2023 Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC. Scott Kinser/CSM/Sipa USA (Credit Image: © Scott Kinser/Cal Sport Media/Sipa USA) - Photo by Icon sport

After two rounds at the FedEx St. Jude Championship, the leaderboard is starting to properly take shape and unsurprisingly, the biggest names in the world of golf are circling at the very top. After an exciting opening day, which saw Jordan Spieth take an early lead, day two was a slightly tougher day out on the course but it did see some movement at the top of the leaderboard.

At the halfway stage, Lucas Glover has a one-shot lead over Spieth but there are plenty more twists and turns to come as all 70 men take on TPC Southwind this weekend with no cut line in place. Can Glover win back-to-back events or will one of the big names in the pack pip him to the post?

FedEx St. Jude Championship leaderboard 2023



Lucas Glover (USA)


Jordan Spieth (USA)


Sungjae Im (KOR)


Taylor Moore (USA)


Tommy Fleetwood (ENG)


Emiliano Grillo (ARG)


Adam Hadwin (CAN)


J.T Poston (USA)


Scottie Scheffler (USA)


Rory McIlroy (NIR)

Highlights from round two

Glover takes charge

Lucas Glover is enjoying something of a renaissance and the 43-year-old finds himself in with a good chance of winning another event just a week after winning the Wyndham Championship. Glover opened up on Thursday with a comfortable round of 66 but bettered that on Friday with a 64 to take him to the very top of the leaderboard.

Glover started on the back nine on Friday and took full advantage of the par-five 16th (his 7th) by sinking an eagle which set him on his way. He followed that up with three birdies in four holes on the front nine to give himself a one-shot lead going into the weekend.

Glover is ranked 49th in the FedEx Cup rankings meaning he needs a good performance this week to stay in the top 50 to qualify for the BMW Championship next week. If he can keep this level of form up, then next week is already a foregone conclusion.

Spieth stutters to a 68

After his opening round of 63, many analysts were already writing Spieth’s name on the trophy and a few others were even making him the favourite for the FedEx Cup. On Friday, however, the inconsistencies that have damaged his game in recent times reared their ugly head again but he still managed to scramble to finish under-par for the day.

On Thursday, the 30-year-old didn’t card a single bogey, however, on Friday he posted four of them. The fact he still managed to go around in 68 despite that is testament to his character and he will still feel like he has a great chance going into the weekend, particularly if he can cut out those dropped shots.

The highlight of Spieths’ round was his chip-in from the bunker on the par-three fourth. Unfortunately for him, he followed that up with two consecutive bogeys – a sequence of play that summed up his day.

McIlroy and Scheffler move into contention

The two best players in the world are Rory McIlroy and Scottie Scheffler and both men have moved into contention after rounds of 66 apiece on Friday. Both men are using new putters this week after difficulties on the greens denied them both major championships in 2023 and they seem to be having the desired effect.

They have been playing together this week, alongside Jon Rahm, and both of them moved from five shots behind Glover with four holes to play, to just three behind after the 18th. They are set to play with each other again on Saturday and both will be eager to close the gap to the top as quickly as possible.

Rahm bounces back

Since winning the Masters in April, Jon Rahm’s form has nosedived. He’s slipped from first to third in the world rankings and hasn’t won an event since. On Thursday, his woes continued as he posted a severely disappointing round of 73 which effectively put him out of contention barring a miracle.

The Spaniard played far better on Friday and posted a three-under-par round of 67 and he now sits on even part in the leaderboard. With no cut line in place, Rahm will look to move higher up the leaderboard over the weekend as he tries to regain some form ahead of the BMW Championship next week.

Updated FedEx St. Jude Championship odds

  1. Scottie Scheffler – 11/2
  2. Jordan Spieth – 13/2
  3. Rory McIlroy – 13/2
  4. Lucas Glover – 15/2
  5. Tommy Fleetwood – 9/1
  6. Tom Kim – 12/1
  7. Sungjae Im – 14/1

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