Best Golf Betting Options at St. Jude Based on Course Style

Best Golf Betting Options at St. Jude Based on Course Style

The St. Jude Championship at TPC Southwind requires driving accuracy and strokes gained from tee-to-green.
Collin Morikawa has +2500 odds to win the 2023 FedEx St. Jude Championship and ranks top four in both categories.
Patrick Cantlay (+1800) ranks fifth in tee-to-green and 14th in driving accuracy on the PGA Tour this season.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The first PGA Tour playoff event features the top 70 golfers in the FedEx Cup standings squaring off at TPC Southwind. Scottie Scheffler is the betting favorite with +700 odds to win the 2023 FedEx St. Jude Championship, but there are more valuable options based on players who match the course requirements.

FedEx St. Jude Championship Betting Odds

Scottie Scheffler+700
Jon Rahm+800
Rory McIlroy+800
Patrick Cantlay+1800
Xander Schauffele+1800
Viktor Hovland+2000
Collin Morikawa+2500
Jordan Spieth+2500
Rickie Fowler+2500
Tyrrell Hatton+2500
Jason Day+3000
Matt Fitzpatrick+3000
Max Homa+3000
Tommy Fleetwood+3000
Cameron Young+3500
Tony Finau+3500
Wyndham Clark+3500
Brian Harman+4000
Hideki Matsuyama+4000
J.T. Poston+4000

Scottie Scheffler gets a great opportunity to win at TPC Southwind, as the course’s Bermuda greens are notable for being some of the easiest on the Tour that are fast and stay true to reads. Scheffler’s favored +700 odds at legal PGA Tour betting sites are logical, but bettors should explore more valuable options like Collin Morikawa with +2500 odds.

TPC Southwind emphasizes driving accuracy and tee-to-green players based on course rankings and characteristics. The fairways are in the top 10 for narrowest on the PGA Tour, there are 11 water hazards, and a brutal penal rough that ranks top six in approach difficulty from rough and penalty from missed fairways.

Course qualities puts driving accuracy at a premium for legal sports betting options at St. Jude. Collin Morikawa at +2500 and Patrick Cantlay at +1800 are the best bets based on an excellent combination of driving accuracy and tee-to-green ability.

PGA Tour Driving Accuracy Rankings

Driving Accuracy Percentage:
PGA Tour Ranking for Statistic:
Odds to Win St. Jude Championship:

Russell Henley

Collin Morikawa

Aaron Rai

Brian Harman

Patrick Cantlay

The PGA Tour average for driving accuracy percentage is 58.61%. Oddsmakers are undervaluing the importance of driving accuracy at the FedEx St. Jude Championship.

Based on driving accuracy, The Open Championship winner Brian Harman with +4000 odds and Russell Henley (+4500) are also valuable betting options. However, Collin Morikawa and Patrick Cantlay outclass the others as the only golfers to rank in the top 15 for both statistics, with Morikawa ranking in the top four in both.

PGA Tour Tee-to-Green Rankings

Strokes Gained Tee-to-Green:
PGA Tour Ranking for Statistic:
Odds to Win St. Jude Championship:

Scottie Scheffler

Rory McIlroy

Jon Rahm

Collin Morikawa

Patrick Cantlay

The top betting options at legal online sportsbooks are the same as the top tee-to-green players, except that Collin Morikawa and Patrick Cantlay are far more undervalued. Bet Collin Morikawa as the best betting option to win the first FedEx Cup Playoffs event.

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Zach Kelly

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