2021 WGC - FedEx St. Jude Invitational Sleeper Picks and Tournament Preview

WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational Tournament LogoThe St. Jude Classic has been a staple on the PGA Tour since 1985 and has partnered with FedEx since 1995. In 2019, FedEx took over sponsorship of the World Golf Championships tournament that was the Bridgestone Invitational and now has become the WGC - FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Played at TPC Southwind which is often ranked among the Top US golf courses, the best in the world of golf will compete in the Invitational this week.

Typically the WGC - FedEx St. Jude Invitational has a field of about 75 golfers with invitations being sent out based on the following criteria:

  • Golfers that were on the Presidents Cup or Ryder Cup teams (depending on which was played the previous year)
  • Top 50 Golfers on the OWGR (Official World Golf Ranking) one to two weeks before this year's WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational
  • Event winners worldwide in the last year in a tournament with an OWGR Strength of Field Rating of 115 points or more
  • The winner of one selected tournament from each of the following: the Asian Tour, Sunshine Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia and two selected tournaments from the Japan Golf Tour

2021 FedEx St. Jude Invitational Tourney Preview

This is the last big tournament of the year before the FedEx Cup playoffs. Most of the worlds top golfers will be playing and should be well rested heading into this week's tourney. If you are already playing at DraftKings and FanDuel we have our fantasy golf sleeper picks further down the page. If you are looking to make a bet on the FedEx St. Jude then the current betting odds for the WGC should be up by now. If not, keep checking the link to see the betting odds as they appear.

If you are looking for real Expert Golf Picks for the 2021 WGC - FedEx St. Jude Invitational click the graphic to find out who the experts pick for this week

Dates - August 5 – August 8, 2021

Prize Pool - $10,500,000

First Place - $1,820,000

FedEx Cup Points - 550

TPC Southwind Golf Course

Examining the Golf Course

Name of Course – TPC Southwind

Where is TPC Southwind - Memphis, TN

St. Jude Classic Tee MarkersPar – 70

Yards – 7244

Slope – 138

Year Built – 1988

Designed by - Ron Prichard



Past World Golf Championships Invitational Winners

Justin Thomas Defending WGC - FedEx St. Jude Invitational ChampionJustin Thomas2020 - Justin Thomas


Brooks Koepka2019 – Brooks Koepka


Justin Thomas2018 – Justin Thomas


Hideki Matsuyama2017 - Hideki Matsuyama


Other WGC - FedEx St. Jude Invitational info - Trends, Tidbits

  • The St Jude Classic started as the Memphis Open in May 1958
  • FedEx partnered with St. Jude in 1986, then became the sponsor again in 2011. In 2019 FedEx became the title sponsor of the WGC Invitational and merged it with the St. Jude Classic.
  • Tiger Woods has won 8 WGC Invitational tournaments in his career
  • US President Gerald Ford hit a hole-in-one at TPC Southwind in the tournament's celebrity pro-am

2021 WGC - FedEx St. Jude Invitational Fantasy Golf Sleeper Picks

Check back closer to the tournament for our fantasy golf sleeper picks

2021 WGC - FedEx St. Jude Invitational Betting Picks

Check back closer to the tournament for our betting picks

Why You Need Expert picks for The 2021 World Golf Championships FedEx St. Jude Invitational

Are you an expert at making fantasy golf picks? Probably not, but the guys from GolfStats are! For those that don’t know about GolfStats.com they offer fantasy golf picks for DraftKings for each PGA tournament and give you tons of course and player analysis to help you make your own picks. They started out mostly giving out betting picks so they have you covered there as well. They offer different levels of memberships so you really have nothing to lose to try them out…who knows, you may win a bucnh of money next week and never look back!

If fantasy golf isn't your thing, their picks are often used for betting purposes. You can take their picks and bet on the winner outright, or use them in daily head to head or threesome bets or some of the other golf prop bets that you can win money at. Don't sleep on Golfstats and if you join, you will get their picks for a full year (so up to August 2022)!