2019 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Betting Preview: Justin Thomas Is Close

Jul 25, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Justin Thomas.

  • The 2019 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational begins on Thursday, July 25 at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy are co-favorites to win at 10-1.
  • Jason Sobel previews the tournament and analyzes whether or not Justin Thomas is a good bet at the top of the board.

Ever since the former WGC event at Firestone before the PGA Championship was rescheduled for TPC Southwind on the heels of The Open, I’ve been referring to this cross-continental jaunt as the PGA Tour’s Pneumonia Swing.

I mean, talk about climate shock. After a week of being bundled up at Portrush, more than a few of the world’s best golfers are going to travel to steamy Memphis and get one of those midsummer flu-bugs where they’re alternating between sweating profusely and shivering with the chills.

Have fun, fellas!

The truth is, they’ll be getting a bit of a reprieve at the newly named WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, as it doesn’t look like temps won’t even break 90 this week – an early longshot already paying off.

Even so, making the transition from cashmere and three-quarter zips to chugging water for extra hydration is going to be a change to the system. Not that these guys aren’t used to it. Today’s elite players are also elite travelers, the jetlag gone once the private jet touches down and a watch to ensure all chemicals in the system are balanced.

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