FedEx St. Jude Classic: PGA Golf Pick, Odds, Preview, Predictions, Dark Horses - 6/7/18
The 2018 FedEx St. Jude Classic
FedEx St. Jude Classic: Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm (TPC Southwind) See the Latest Odds
TV: PGA, CBS
We make our only trip of the year to Tennessee for the FedEx St. Jude Classic, an event that debuted 60 years ago and is the final warm up before the US Open. Last week in the Memorial Tournament, many of our guys gave us a chance at cashing out, especially Kyle Stanley, who we gave out with +8000 odds. But he folded in the playoff and we went home for the second straight week with a bunch of frustration. Time to get back on that horse and try to secure a golfer who doesn’t let us down late.
Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week.
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Daniel Berger - Daniel Berger hasn’t had a great season if we’re being honest and hasn’t looked good since his top-20 finish in the Houston Open back in April. The good news is Berger has missed the cut just once in his last 14 events and is in the top-50 in greens in regulation percentage. The real reason to consider Berger and the +2800 odds is the fact he’s won this event each of the last two years with some of the better showings at TPC Southwind in recently memory. It’s easy to forget current form when that’s the case. Berger has a chance to join Dave Hill and Lee Trevino as the only golfers to win this event at least three times.
Phil Mickelson - We had Phil Mickelson on the card last week, and he gave us a solid performance, finishing in the top-25 in now five of his last seven events. Mickelson is now third in birdie average and fifth in sand save percentage. Mickelson has also finished no worse than 11th in each of his last five appearances at the St. Jude Classic, which includes runner-up finishes in 2016 and 2013. Odds aren’t as good as they were last week, but I’ll take a stab with the old guy at +1400 odds.
Charles Howell III - Charles Howell III is coming off a forgettable performance at the Memorial Tournament, but he has finished 21st or better in six of his last eight events. Howell has consistently put himself in the thick of things this season and is usually in the top-25 when he makes the cut. Howell has also finished in the top-30 in four of his last six appearances at the St. Jude Classic and that includes a third place finish back in 2011. Howell is a decent under the radar option this week with +4500 odds.
Chez Reavie - Chez Reavie wasn’t good in the Fort Worth Invitational and hasn’t had a top-25 finish since the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. However, Reavie had some really good performances earlier in the year, and despite some recent hiccups, he’s still third in driving accuracy percentage. Reavie has also finished no worse than 27th in each of his last three appearances at the St. Jude Classic, improving his finish each of the last three years. Last season, Reavie finished fourth at this event. If you’re looking for a big boy dark horse like Stanley last week, Reavie is worth a look at +7000 odds.
Billy Horschel - Billy Horschel has had an issue making the cut this year at times, but he’s finished in the top-25 in four of his last five events in which he’s made the cut, and that includes a win at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Hope Horschel gets to the weekend and you have to like your chances to cash your ticket. As for the St. Jude Classic, Horschel has finished in the top-10 in each of his last four appearances, which includes a fourth place finish last year. Horschel has a legit chance to win this event this week and odds of +2800 makes him a must play.