FedEx St. Jude Classic: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 6/11/15
FedEx St. Jude Classic: Prediction, Odds, Pick
Masters: Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm (TPC Southwind)
The Line: -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Golf, NBC
The U.S. Open is just a week away, so let’s take a shot at making some money before then by capping this week’s FedEx St. Jude Classic. This is a rather weak field, as most of the top golfers are taking the week off to prepare for the major.
Here are some of the golfers you should include on this week’s card.
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Dustin Johnson - Again, this is a rather weak field, so taking the best available golfer with odds of +595 doesn’t sound like a bad idea. Johnson has Top 17 finishes in six of his last eight events and has finished in the top 10 in 50 percent of his tournaments played this season. Johnson is first in driving distance, sixth in birdie average and fourth in overall scoring average. Also, it also helps that Johnson won the FedEx St. Jude Classic in 2012. I usually don’t pick big favorites, as these articles are more for long shots, but taking these odds considering the field seems like a must play to me. You can do a lot worse with your money than this.
Webb Simpson - Webb Simpson hasn’t played in about a month, but the last time we saw him, he was finishing second in the Wells Fargo Championship. Simpson has four top 10 finishes in 12 events played and has missed the cut just once. Simpson is 11th in total driving, 12th in total strokes gained and third in all-around ranking. The long time off could also help him against a bunch of guys who may be saving themselves for next week. I’ll take a shot with Simpson and the +1800 odds.
Billy Horschel - We can get Billy Horschel with odds of +1600. Horschel is peaking at the right time heading into the U.S. Open, as he has top 15 finishes at the Players Championship and Memorial Tournament. Overall, Horschel has five top 25 finishes and has missed the cut just four times out of 18 tournaments played. Horschel is eighth in total driving, seventh in ball striking and 15th in greens in regulation percentage. Oh, Horschel has also back-to-back top 10 finishes in his last two times playing in the FedEx St. Jude Classic. I like my chances here.
Russell Knox - If you’re looking for more of a larger underdog this week, Russell Knox will be youg guy with odds of +5500. Knox has made the cut his last six events and has eight top 25 finishes in 19 tournaments played this season. Three of those eight top 25 finishes have taken place in his last four events. Knox is a solid 16th in ball striking and eighth in greens in regulation percentage. Knox is playing consistent golf as of late and with this field being somewhat ugly, I think he has a punchers chance to make a run at his first pro title since the 2011 Chiquita Classic.
Scott Pinckney - Scott Pinckney is another golfer who we haven’t seen in a while, but his second place finish at the Byron Nelson was encouraging. Pinckney has three top 10 finishes in 18 events played this season and has made the cut in 12 of those tournaments. Pinckney comes with odds of +7500, and with the way he played in his last event, he’s worth a shot in the dark as this week’s biggest longshot.