Betting on the FedEx Cup Playoffs
The bulk of the golf season is behind us, with all four majors now in the rearview mirror. But the big prize of the FedEx Cup still remains, and the three-tournament playoff to decide the season’s champion begins on Thursday.
Leg one for the 70 qualifiers is at the FedEx St. Jude Championship in Memphis, Tennessee. From there the top 50 golfers move on to the Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Illinois, south of Chicago. The final 30 golfers that remain go on to Atlanta the final weekend of August for the Tour Championship, and the biggest payday of the season.
Everyone that plays the final weekend in Atlanta will get at least $500,000, the Top-10 will all make more than $1 million, and the check for winning the FedEx Cup is for $18 million.
Favorites to Win FedEx St. Jude Championship
Scottie Scheffler (+650)
Rory McIlroy (+900)
Jon Rahm (+900)
Patrick Cantlay (+1600)
Xander Schauffele (+1800)
Viktor Hovland (+2000)
Tyrrell Hatton (+2200)
Collin Morikawa (+2200)
Wyndham Clark (+2800)
Tommy Fleetwood (+2800)
Rickie Fowler (+2800)
Rory McIlroy is the defending FedEx Cup champion, although he began his victorious playoffs by missing the cut in the St. Jude last year. Thus is the importance of having a big lead in the standings as you head into the playoffs. The regular season points will carry over until we have our final 30 golfers.
That means no matter what disaster strikes the top three golfers in the world, Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler, and McIlroy, they will be around for round two. Rahm is the current FedEx points leader with 3,320 points, Scheffler is second with 3,146, and McIlroy has 2,304. Only Max Homa also has over 2,000 points.
It’s important to note that these odds for this tournament only, not the overall winner of the FedEx Cup, and that none of the top-10 favorites listed here have ever won the St. Jude. However, just out of the top-10 is Jason Day, the 2015 winner of the St. Jude, paying +3000. Tony Finau won this event in 2021, and he is on the odds board at +3500.
Last year at this event Will Zalatoris recorded the first PGA Tour win of his career. He was out of the playoffs the following week with a back injury, and it is the ongoing recovery from that injury that kept him from returning to Memphis this year.
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