2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship Odds, Best Bets: Our 5 Picks for Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth, More

2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship Odds, Best Bets: Our 5 Picks for Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth, More article feature image

Getty Images. Pictured: Collin Morikawa (left) and Jordan Spieth.

  • The PGA TOUR's annual playoffs begin with the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship.
  • Rory McIlroy is the consensus betting favorite this week at TPC Southwind.
  • Check out our GolfBet staff's best bets and picks for the week below.

Editor's note: Hideki Matsuyama has withdrawn from the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship.

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2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship Odds

Rory McIlroy+1000
Scottie Scheffler+1400
Cameron Smith+1600
Patrick Cantlay+1600
Justin Thomas+1800
Xander Schauffele+1800
Jon Rahm+2200
Matt Fitzpatrick+2200
Tony Finau+2200
Will Zalatoris+2500
Jordan Spieth+2800
Sam Burns+2800
Cameron Young+3000
Collin Morikawa+3300
Shane Lowry+3300
Sungjae Im+3300
Joohyung Kim+4000
Viktor Hovland+4000
Billy Horschel+4000
Hideki Matsuyama+5000
Joaquin Niemann+5000
Russell Henley+5000
Tyrrell Hatton+5000
Aaron Wise+5000
Max Homa+5000
Corey Conners+6600
Cam Davis+8000
Davis Riley+8000
Taylor Pendrith+8000
Chris Kirk+8000
Adam Scott+10000
Brian Harman+10000
Christiaan Bezuidenhout+10000
Harold Varner III+10000
J.T. Poston+10000
Keegan Bradley+10000
Sahith Theegala+10000
Scott Stallings+10000
Seamus Power+10000
Si Woo Kim+10000
Adam Hadwin+12500
Alex Noren+12500
Cameron Tringale+12500
Chez Reavie+12500
Denny McCarthy+12500
Emiliano Grillo+12500
Gary Woodland+12500
Jason Day+12500
Justin Rose+12500
Keith Mitchell+12500
Maverick McNealy+12500
Mito Pereira+12500
Tom Hoge+12500
Troy Merritt+12500
Webb Simpson+12500
Adam Long+15000
Alex Smalley+15000
Anirban Lahiri+15000
Brandon Wu+15000
Brendan Steele+15000
Brendon Todd+15000
Jhonattan Vegas+15000
John Huh+15000
Lucas Herbert+15000
Marc Leishman+15000
Mark Hubbard+15000
Russell Knox+15000
Sebastian Munoz+15000
Stephan Jaeger+15000
Taylor Moore+15000
Wyndham Clark+15000
Andrew Putnam+15000
Callum Tarren+15000
Kevin Streelman+15000
Matt Kuchar+15000
Aaron Rai+20000
Adam Svensson+20000
C.T. Pan+20000
David Lipsky+20000
K.H. Lee+20000
Kevin Kisner+20000
Kurt Kitayama+20000
Luke List+20000
Martin Laird+20000
Matthew NeSmith+20000
Ryan Palmer+20000
Stewart Cink+20000
Trey Mullinax+20000
Chesson Hadley+25000
Greyson Sigg+25000
James Hahn+25000
Joel Dahmen+25000
Lee Hodges+25000
Patrick Rodgers+25000
Tyler Duncan+25000
Vince Whaley+25000
Doug Ghim+30000
Dylan Frittelli+30000
Hayden Buckley+30000
J.J. Spaun+30000
Lucas Glover+30000
Mackenzie Hughes+30000
Max McGreevy+30000
Michael Thompson+30000
Peter Malnati+30000
Rickie Fowler+30000
Scott Piercy+30000
Beau Hossler+40000
Danny Lee+40000
Kevin Tway+40000
Matthias Schwab+40000
Nick Taylor+40000
Patton Kizzire+40000
Robert Streb+40000
Sam Ryder+40000
Adam Schenk+50000
Kramer Hickok+50000
Ryan Brehm+50000
Sepp Straka+50000
Chad Ramey+75000
Nick Watney+75000
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And then there were three.

We have three tournaments remaining in the 2021-22 PGA TOUR season. It seems like just yesterday that Max Homa was winning the opener in Napa last year around this time. We've seen players go from good to great and some incredible finishes along the way.

Now, the FedExCup Playoffs begin with the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship. TPC Southwind has been an annual stop on the PGA TOUR calendar for more than 30 years, but this is the first time its hosting a playoff event.

Rory McIlroy is the betting favorite, coming off a stellar string of results already this summer. The likes of Patrick Cantlay, Scottie Scheffler and Cameron Smith lead the way among players not far behind him on the odds board.

With an elite field this week, some familiar names are a little lower on the odds board than usual. Our GolfBet staff has targeted them and a few others this week for their favorite picks in Memphis.

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2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship Picks

Collin Morikawa +3300 (BetMGM, BetRivers, WynnBet)

Jason Sobel: First things first: During a summer of lost luggage, it’s nice to know that a player whom you’re betting has all the right tools of the trade arrive at his destination — and that is the case with Morikawa this week, though it wasn’t without a bit of trepidation, as he tweeted a photo from his plane of his travel bag laying helplessly on the tarmac, then later updated with another photo showing he’d received it.

Here’s hoping he wore out those clubs during his recent three-week break, following a pair of missed cuts at the Scottish Open and The Open Championship.

(One good sign: When I showed up at TPC Southwind on Monday morning, the first player I witnessed on the practice range was indeed Morikawa.)

Even though he was the defending champion at the latter, I don’t put too much stock into form at those overseas starts. In his last appearance on U.S. soil, Morikawa finished in a share of fifth place at the U.S. Open.

What I do like is that his odds have drifted, which historically has been a signal that we should start playing him. He won the 2020 Workday Charity Open at 35-1, the 2020 PGA Championship at 30/1 and the 2021 Open Championship at 30-1. In between, he’s owned some much shorter prices, meaning he’s the type of player we should target when the public least suspects it.

In a game that’s so often cyclical, we’ve seen an uptick on players such as Scottie Scheffler, Cameron Smith, Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele and Justin Thomas, just to name a few. As they often say in NBA games, every team goes on a run at some point. This just might be Morikawa’s time to go on a run, much like Patrick Cantlay last year.

Despite those recent struggles, Morikawa’s iron game has remained elite. We know he owns the ability to win whenever his putting is just above-average, which means only a small improvement from his past two Memphis starts. On a course where iron play is the most important metric, I like Morikawa to start that proverbial run.

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Hideki Matsuyama +5000 (BetMGM, BetRivers, Caesars, WynnBet)

Chris MurphyI’m clearly a glutton for punishment going back to Hideki Matsuyama this week since I have been notably burned by him in every way shape and form this year between his withdrawals (THE PLAYERS and 3M Open) and the disqualification at the Memorial.

Still, I will bet on the talent at a number that is far too enticing for me to pass on a player who lost in a playoff at this tournament last year and has consistently played well at TPC Southwind in his career.

Matsuyama is still one of the elite iron players on TOUR when he has his game going and despite recent results, he can turn that on in a hurry. He has shown the ability to do that both on approach and on the greens, and in those weeks where those two things come together he is still a threat to win.

I’ll bite at the +5000 number available on multiple sites knowing that I am getting a solid discount on a top player.

Will Zalatoris +2500 (BetMGM, BetRivers, Caesars, WynnBet)

Matt Vincenzi: For the past few weeks, we've seen Zalatoris near the top of the odds board. Despite being one of the most talented players in the field, there was nothing about Detroit Golf Club or Sedgefield Country Club that made me interested in betting him at those spots. The opposite is true about TPC Southwind.

When targeting Will Zalatoris for an outright bet, it's most prudent to look for spots on the schedule where his immaculate ball striking can set him apart from the rest of the field.  The Rocket Mortgage Classic rewarded driving distance and wedge play. The Wyndham Championship rewarded the best putters and most accurate drivers.

This week, the FedEx St. Jude Championship will favor the best iron players who can ball strike their way to the top of the leaderboard. In the past, Strokes Gained: Putting hasn't been a strong indicator of who will play well at TPC Southwind, which is great news for Zalatoris who often struggles with the putter.

As evidenced by his three top-six finishes including two runners-up at major championships in 2022, Zalatoris can absolutely compete in the strongest of fields. In fact, I believe his chances to win in a star-studded event are higher than they are to win a lesser event on TOUR. The 25-year-old is a big game hunter who does his best work when the stakes are high.

The first leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs is an excellent time for "Willy Z" to finally break through for his inevitable maiden PGA TOUR victory.

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Jordan Spieth +3300 (WynnBet)

Derek Farnsworth: I was going back and forth between Spieth and Zalatoris as my best bet for the week (for the record, I bet both) but decided on the former because I had some fun digging through his results at this event last year.

When hitting from the fairway on par 4s and 5s or hitting from the tee boxes on the par threes, Spieth was 18-under par. When he missed the fairway, he was 8-over. By far the biggest improvement in his game this season has been off the tee. He’s gone from 135th in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee last season to 29th this season.

If Spieth is consistently playing from the short grass, how do we not like his chances this week? His iron play has been tremendous this season, and he has always had magic around the greens. His putting has turned into a weakness, but we’ve seen quite a few golfers contend at this event while losing strokes with the flatstick. And we know with Spieth that it only takes a couple to go in before the hole starts to look like a basketball hoop.

Spieth finished in the top 10 in his last two starts at the Scottish and British Opens, and he should be well-rested after taking three weeks off.

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Tony Finau +2200 (BetMGM, FanDuel, WynnBet)

Landon SilinskyI probably don't need to go too deep into why Finau is a good bet this week.

I mean, the man has won his last two PGA TOUR starts, something you don’t see often. In the process, he's gained over 11 strokes ball-striking in each of the wins. I certainly expect that level of play to continue into this week.

TPC Southwind is not an easy test, and you must be hitting it well to contend. It will come as no surprise, but Finau ranks No. 1 in Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green, Strokes Gained: Approach, Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee, Strokes Gained: Ball-Striking and Strokes Gained: Total across his past eight rounds.

There have only been two instances since 2004 (26 total) that someone has won three consecutive PGA TOUR starts; Dustin Johnson in 2017 and Rory McIlroy in 2014. Finau will look to become No. 27 on that list, and I would not put it past him with the way he's playing.

Russell Henley +6000 (WynnBet)

Bryan Berryman: I’m going back to Henley again this week. His fifth-place finish last week at Wyndham marks top-10 finishes in back-to-back starts. In both weeks, Henley finished inside the top three in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green. He led the field last week in Strokes Gained: Approach and Fairways Hit, both of which have been a staple of his game for years and will be vital to success this week in Memphis.

TPC Southwind is a difficult golf course. With water in play on 10 holes and nearly 100 bunkers scattered across the 7,244-yard layout, elite ball-striking will be paramount. Henley leads this stacked field in Strokes Gained: Approach over the last 24 and 50 round sample sizes. He also ranks 22nd in Fairways Hit and seventh in greens in regulation over the last 50 rounds. This sort of consistency should keep Henley out of trouble, and in the mix this week.

The only question is Henley’s putter, particularly inside of 10 feet. He missed 10 of these such putts last week, many of which were inside the 6-foot range. This is ironic considering he ranks 12th in this field in Strokes Gained: Putting on Bermuda greens over all rounds tracked.

If Henley can get the short putting squared away, there’s no reason to believe he can’t get the job done this week.

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