FedEx St. Jude Championship Picks – Top Betting Tips and Predictions

FedEx St. Jude Championship Picks – Top Betting Tips and Predictions
Saturday June 24, 2023: Rory McIlroy looks over a putt during the 3rd round of the Travelers Golf Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut. Gregory Vasil/CSM/Sipa USA(Credit Image: © Gregory Vasil/Cal Sport Media/Sipa USA) - Photo by Icon sport

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

As the 2022/23 PGA Tour season enters its final stretch, the FedEx Cup playoffs are set to get underway at the St. Jude Championship in Memphis, Tennessee. All season, players on the Tour have been scrambling to ensure they are inside the top 70 ranked players for the year to make it to this point where FedEx Cup glory beckons.

The St. Jude Championship is the first tournament in the FedEx Cup playoffs and at the end of the weekend, the top 50 players on the one-year ranking list will progress through to the second stage of the playoffs. This means that those currently ranked from 51-70 have significant work to do around TPC Southwind this week.

The good news for those players is that any ranking points earned this week are worth four times what they are usually worth during the PGA Tour regular season. As such, the winner this week will earn a whopping 2,000 points which would ensure safe passage through to next week’s BMW Championship.

With the best players in the world set to tee it up in the coming hours, here are some free tips and predictions for the St Jude Championship.

Best St Jude Championship picks and predictions

Rory McIlroy to win the St Jude Championship

Rory McIlroy has had the ultimate “roller coaster” of a season on the PGA Tour but thankfully for him, he is back on an upward trajectory. He came into the season as the man to beat as the world number one, however, back in the Spring he changed to a new driver and he had some serious difficulties off the tee. His poor performance at the Masters saw him miss the cut at the event and it took him a month or so to recover from that.

McIlroy is far too good a player to stay out of nick for long, though, and he eventually bounced back at the PGA Championship in May. He followed that up with a second-place finish at the US Open in June and he finally got his first win of the season in July at the Genesis Scottish Open. Although, he then failed to capitalise on that win at The Open Championship, all the signs are there that the world number three is bang in form.

McIlroy is playing this week safe in the knowledge that his place at the BMW Championship is secured thanks to points already accrued which means he should be able to play with the shackles off this week. He is gearing up to try and become the first man to ever retain the FedEx Cup and we believe he is going to put on a show for the fans in Memphis this weekend.

Tommy Fleetwood to finish in the top ten

From one member of Team Europe’s Ryder Cup Team to another in Tommy Fleetwood. The Englishman has somehow managed to go yet another season without a win on the PGA Tour despite a number of great performances. The closest he has come to breaking his duck this season was at the Canadian Open in May when he lost out in a nailbiting playoff to Nick Taylor.

The 32-year-old missed a couple of decent looks to win that particular tournament but the pain of that loss hasn’t seemed to have dented his confidence. He followed it up with a top-five finish at the US Open and he led the Open after the opening round last month at Royal Liverpool.

Fleetwood already has seven top tens to his name this season, with four of those coming in his last five outings. The form is there and we expect Fleetwood to secure another top-ten finish (at least) this week around TPC Southwind.

Top American player – Scottie Scheffler

Considering how well Scottie Scheffler has played this season, it is incredible that his last win came back in March at the Players Championship. From October – July, Scheffler finished inside the top-12 in every single tournament he played in displaying the type of elite consistency we haven’t seen since Tiger Woods was in the prime of his career.

One issue that Scheffler has had all season has been his putting. From tee to green he has been near-faultless and if his putter was as hot as his irons and wedges then he would have cleaned up in terms of trophies this season. After a poor showing at the Open Championship, Scheffler has finally switched to a new putter and we are backing him to use it to finish as the top American this week.

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