FedEx St. Jude Championship 2022 Betting Preview

by WagerHome Blog on August 9, 2022

The PGA Tour’s regular season has ended, and we now begin the FedEx Cup Playoffs, which start in Memphis at the St. Jude Championship.

There will be a field of 125 this week; next week at the BMW, there will still be 70 golfers in the hunt, and we’ll be down to 30 when the Tour Championship tees off in Atlanta in two weeks’ time.

It’s the official start of elimination golf, but that actually began some time ago and was highlighted last week by Joohyung Kim winning the Wyndham Championship. He shot a final round 61, got his first ever PGA Tour win, and qualified for the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

Favorites to Win FedEx St. Jude Championship

  • Rory McIlroy (+1000)
  • Scottie Scheffler (+1400)
  • Cameron Smith (+1600)
  • Patrick Cantlay (+1600)
  • Justin Thomas (+1800)
  • Xander Schauffele (+1800)
  • Jon Rahm (+2200)
  • Matt Fitzpatrick (+2200)
  • Tony Finau (+2200)
  • Will Zalatoris (+2500)

Rory McIlroy has twice captured the FedEx Cup, and he’s playing for the first time since he finished third at The Open in St. Andrews. He has a pair of top-10 finishes at TPC Southwind and was 12th last year with three straight 66s to finish the tournament.

Leading the FedEx standings is Scottie Scheffler, who has four wins this season, but he hasn’t won since April. Of course, that April win was the Masters, so not too shabby. And he did have a T2 at the U.S. Open.

Cameron Smith is playing for the first time since he lifted the Claret Jug at FedEx St. Jude Championship, and he comes to a course where he shot a 62 last year on his way to a fifth-place finish.

Lower down on the list of FedEx St. Jude Championship favorites is Tony Finau, who won the 3M Open on July 24, then won the Rocket Mortgage Classic on July 31. He’s the hottest golfer on the course, but on this course, he has never done that well. He finished 27th in 2019, 65th in 2020, and 34th in 2021 after a final round 74.

St. Jude Championship

And once again, we are talking about Will Zalatoris, possibly winning the first tournament of his career but now coming off the most tumultuous week of his young career. Last week in the middle of the Wyndham, he fired his caddie, Ryan Gobble. He used his coach, Josh Gregory, on Saturday and Sunday.

Zalatoris called it the “toughest decision I’ve had to make in my golf career.”

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The FedEx Cup Playoffs continue next week at the BMW Championship in Wilmington, Delaware, as the field gets down to 70. We’ve also got a full weekend of NFL preseason football and the heating up of the pennant races in Major League Baseball.

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