2020 WGC - FedEx St. Jude Invitational 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

2020 FedEx St. Jude Invitational Tourney Preview

The WGC Dell Technologies Match Play was cancelled due to Covid-19 so the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational will be the lead in to some spectacular golf coming up with next week’s PGA Championship and then the lead up to the FedEx Cup playoffs. We were treated to some great golf coming out of the Covid break and now the top golfers will once again headline these next few weeks of tournaments. If you are already playing at DraftKings and FanDuel we have our fantasy golf 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 2020 WGC - FedEx St. Jude Invitational click the graphic to find out who the experts pick for this week

Dates - July 30 – August 2, 2020

Prize Pool - $10,500,000

First Place - $1,890,000

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

 

Brooks Koepka Defending WGC - FedEx St. Jude Invitational ChampionBrooks Koepka2019 – Brooks Koepka

 

Justin Thomas2018 – Justin Thomas

 

Hideki Matsuyama2017 - Hideki Matsuyama

 

Dustin Johnson2016 - Dustin Johnson

 

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

2020 WGC - FedEx St. Jude Invitational Fantasy Golf Info

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2020 WGC - FedEx St. Jude Invitational Fantasy Golf Picks

Rory McIlroy - $11,200 - When I build my fantasy lineups this week I will build many of them around Rory McIlroy. He has yet to put together a great 4 rounds of golf since the Covid break but he has a great history playing in World Golf Championships having won 3 times and was the 54 hole leader last year in Memphis before shooting a 71 and falling into a 4th place final.

Louis Oosthuizen - $6,800 - Oosthuizen flies under the radar quite a bit especially for a guy ranked 25th in the Official World Golf Rankings and yet, he is a sleeper cost at DraftKings this week at $6,800. He has won a major in his career and come close to winning others. This year he has only missed two cuts and finished in 20th last year at the FedEx St Jude Invitational. Too good a player to be such a low fantasy cost.

2020 WGC - FedEx St. Jude Invitational Betting Picks

Justin Thomas - +1200 - I mentioned above that I do like McIlroy this week and at +1100 he pays out pretty well too but if I lay all my cards on McIlroy for my fantasy golf lineups then I will pick Justin Thomas as one of my picks to win out right with my betting picks. He is playing really well this year and has come close to winning a couple of times already in the last few weeks. He finished in 12th last year at the WGC FedEx St Jude and could be a solid bet to win this week as well!

Ian Poulter - +7500 - Poulter always seems to play well in WGC events and finished in 8th last year at the FedEx St Jude Invitational. Two Top 10 finishes in his last two times playing TPC Southwind and he is playing pretty well despite missing the cut in his last start at the Memorial. Betting odds at Intertops are too juicy to resist make a play on.

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