FedEx Cup Playoffs – Betting The 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship

The FedExCup Playoffs begin with three tournaments starting with the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship. The top 125 players in the FedEx Cup Standings compete for big bucks and a $15 million prize pool.

I chip-in tournament coverage of the event with my FedEx St. Jude Championship update at Forbes that includes betting data and most bet golfers at BetMGM.

Viktor Hovland (40/1) and Will Zalatoris (25/1) are taking the most money to win, despite not being the leading favorites at the opening playoff event at TPC Southwind in Memphis.

2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship Odds

I chip-in added coverage for FanDuel and The Duel Sports with some longshots and dark horses to consider at the FedEx St. Jude Championship.

Billy Horschel ranks top-5 in this field in Strokes Gained: Total at TPC Southwind. He’s played 36 rounds at the course, and 35-year-old 7-time Tour winner ranks top-12 in all key strokes gained stats at the course other than approach (22). Horschel won the Memorial in June, and he’s finished T-3 and T-21 in two of his last four events at this course. Add in his strong accuracy from the tee and coming off a week where he was one of the top par-4 performers at the Wyndham, and Horschel is a definite dark horse to watch and wager on this week to start the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

We enter the FedEx Cup Playoffs 18-10 YTD on our posted tournament match-ups.

2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship Picks

Fairway’s Favorites: Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele, Will Zalatoris, Sungjae Im
Fairway’s Longshots: Billy Horschel, Joaquin Nieman, Chris Kirk, Sebastian Munoz

Tournament Match-ups: Justin Thomas (+125) over Scottie Scheffler and Chris Kirk (-130) over Troy Merritt (Caesars)

Next week it’s the second leg of the FedExCup Playoffs and 70 golfers will advance to play in the BMW Championship with another massive $15 million prize pool and a no-cut event. Then the final 30 leading players in the FedEx Cup points standings will play the finale at East Lake in Atlanta for the Tour Championship.

Update: We split our tournament match-ups with both decided by the weekend. Justin Thomas was a winner as world No. 1 and FedEx Cup points leader Scottie Scheffler missed the cut. So did Chris Kirk, and our YTD tournament match-ups are now 19-11 heading to the second-leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs and BMW Championship.

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