2017 FedEx St. Jude Classic Betting Overview & Odds

Posted by Peter Boysen on June 7, 2017 in

TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee, is the site for the 2017 FedEx St. Jude Classis, set for this weekend. Next weekend, of course, is the U.S. Open, so a lot of the PGA Tour’s top golfers are sitting St. Jude out. #9 Rickie Fowler, the runner-up at the Memorial, is the top ranked golfer in this field. There are just six players in the top 25 here, which could make things quite interesting. With that in mind, here’s a look at the latest golf betting odds for the tournament.

2017 FedEx St. Jude Classic Betting Overview & Odds

Top Odds for the Tournament

15/2: Rickie Fowler
11/1: Brooks Koepka
12/1: Adam Scott
14/1: Francesco Molinari
16/1: Phil Mickelson
25/1: Daniel Berger, Russell Henley
30/1: Billy Horschel, Kevin Chappell
33/1: Charl Schwartzel, Kyle Stanley, Steve Stricker
40/1: Ian Poulter, Peter Uihlein, Ryan Palmer
50/1: Daniel Summerhays, Danny Lee, Kevin Tway, Scott Piercy, Seung Yul Noh
60/1: Graeme McDowell
66/1: Brian Gay, Harold Varner III, J.B. Holmes, Keegan Bradley, Russell Knox, Stewart Cink

Brooks Koepka has played this tournament three times, and each result has improved: T-19, T-3 and then runner-up in 2016. Kopeka has no wins yet on the year, but he has made every cut since the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He could be peaking at just the right time.

Adam Scott last played here in 2007. He led after the third round that year but then coughed up that lead with a 75 in the last round. He’s finally back — could this be the year that he gets redemption? His play this year has been more consistent.

Rickie Fowler has five top-10 finishes this year, including a victory. This will be a tune-up for him as he prepares for the U.S. Open, where he has missed cuts the last two years. Will he be locked in this week? Or will he be looking ahead to Erin Hills next week?

Braden Thornberry enters the tournament on a sponsor’s exemption, just having won the NCAA men’s championship individual title. He is ranked #16 among the world’s amateur golfers and makes his PGA Tour debut. Given the thinness of the field, he could catch lightning in a bottle.

But let’s not forget Lefty. Phil Mickelson has not missed any cuts this year, but he still only has two Top-10 finishes to show for it. He is usually one of those feast-or-famine golfers (missing the cut or a top-tier finish), but he has been more in the middle this year. However, in his last four appearances at St Jude, he has finished in the top 11 each time. He’s supposedly sitting out the U.S. Open, so he could be pouring it all on here.