The WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational 2020, Betting Preview

The WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational is the first WGC event since the COVID-19 break ended and takes place at the TPC Southwind Course in Memphis, Tennessee.

The course plays to a Par 70 and is testing with small greens which should challenge the players.  History suggests that finding the greens in regulation will be key to a top finish and as you would expect from a WGC event we have a quality field taking to the 1st tee.

Jon Rahm and Rory Mcilroy are disputing favouritism at 11/1 ahead of Justin Thomas 12/1, Bryson Dechambeau 14/1 and you can get 20/1 and better the balance.  Louis Oosthuizen is the first South African I came to as I scanned down the betting and he is 125/1 and in the Top South African market he, Van Rooyen and Bezuidenhout are all trading at 37/20.

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Recent Winners of the St Jude

2019 – Brooks Koepka*

2018 – Justin Thomas

2017 – Hideki Matsuyama

2016 – Dustin Johnson

2015 – Shane Lowry

*WGC event

Outright Betting

Jon Rahm 11/1

Rory Mcilroy 11/1

Justin Thomas 12/1

Bryson DeChambeau 14/1

Xander Schauffele 20/1

22/1 and better the balance, prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change

Selections

Jon Rahm each way at 11/1

The way Rahm won 2 weeks ago it really is hard to picture him not being in the shake up come Sunday.  He was 7th here in 2019 and I have a feeling that victory of his is going to unlock many more.  I am also going to back Rahm at 17/20 to beat Rory Mcilroy who has looked a bit out of sorts although did have a Top 5 finish here last season.  Rahm is 17/20 to beat Mcilroy and you can Click here for 72 Hole Match Betting.

Billy Horschel each way at 60/1

I may have included the favourite in my picks, but I am going to be going for some outsiders from here on.  Horschel is a man with excellent course form and he is no fewer than 5 Top 10’s in his last 6 starts here.  He has also been in good recent nick with a Top 15 and a Top 10 to his credit in recent weeks.

Ryan Palmer each way at 200/1

Palmer’s price looks tempting this week and he is coming off a runner-up finish in his last start, behind Rahm at the Memorial.  His recent course form hasn’t been great, but if we go back a few years he has two Top 5 finishes at this venue.

Jordan Spieth each way at 66/1

Spieth is showing hints of coming back to form and he was Top 15 in his last start.  He also finished just outside the Top 10 here last year and if he can continue his progression that 66/1 might look very juicy on Sunday night.

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The 3M Open 2020, Betting Preview & Predictions

The TPC Twin Cities course in Blaine, Minnesota is host to this week’s PGA Tournament the 3M Open.

This is the second running of the 3M Open and a look at the field shows that a number of the top players have decided to take the week off

The beauty of sports betting is that by putting our money down this event could turn out to be just as exciting as any Major.

The TPC Twin Cities was designed by Arnold Palmer and plays to a Par 71.  The course which used to be a regular on the Champions Tour was toughened up ahead of last year’s event, but as it often happens these days the pros were still able to take advantage of it with the winning score of -21.  Driving distance and accuracy will certainly be an advantage, but a red hot putter will probably be the key to victory this week.

Dustin Johnson, a winner in his penultimate start, tops the betting boards at 12/1 ahead of Tommy Fleetwood at 15/1 and a somewhat out of sorts, Brooks Koepka at 16/1, you can 18/1 and better the balance.

Recent Winners

2019 – Matthew Wolff -21

Outright Betting

Dustin Johnson 12/1

Tommy Fleetwood 15/1

Brooks Koepka 16/1

Tony Finau 18/1

25/1 and better the balance, prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change

Selections

Dustin Johnson each way at 12/1

Johnson missed the cut last week after taking a couple of weeks off, but if he can return to the form that saw him win just 4 weeks ago then he should have the beating of this field.  DJ plays this course for the first time having not teed it up last year.

Lucas Glover each way at 35/1

Glover has been very consistent since returning to action and his Top 40 finish last week came on the back of 4 consecutive Top 25 finishes.  He also had some course form with a Top 10 here last year.

Brian Harman each way at 55/1

Harman finished in the Top 10 here in 2019 and that is the only basis on which he is making a staking plan as he has missed his last 3 cuts.  In this field and on a course that he obviously enjoys I am hoping he can come to light.

Tom Lewis each way at 80/1

Lewis finished in the Top 15 in his last start and is a player I used to watch quite closely on the European Tour.  He didn’t play in this event last season, but he is a player who I can see making a good go of it in the USA and in this field 80/1 looks decent.

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The Memorial Tournament 2020, Betting Preview

Jack Nicklaus plays host to the Memorial Tournament taking place at Muirfield Village in Ohio and while it is taking place at the same venue as last week’s event, but punters should note that the course will be set up differently.

Muirfield Village is a par 72 layout designed by Nicklaus and he has a habit of tweaking the course on a regular basis.  The fairways are generous meaning length off the tee can be an advantage, but those who watched last week will see that the rough is going to be a lot thicker and the greens a lot faster than what we saw then.

A quality field takes to the first tee and the favourite is the super consistent Bryson Dechambeau who is also coming off a victory in his last start, he is priced at 11/1 just ahead of Justin Thomas, who lost in a playoff last week, at 12/1 and Rory Mcilroy will be hoping a little bit of a break has done him good and he is priced at 13/1 with last year’s winner Patrick Cantlay 15/1.  Dustin Johnson is another who has won recently and he can be backed at 16/1 and you can get 22/1 and better the balance.

A couple of other notable names in the field are Brooks Koepka at 30/1 and Tiger Woods, who makes his first appearance since the break, at 28/1.

Recent Winners

2019 – Patrick Cantlay -19

2018 – Bryson DeChambeau -15*

2017 – Jason Dufner -13

2016 – William McGirt –15*

2015 – David Lingmerth -15 *

*playoff

Outright Betting

Bryson DeChambeau 11/1

Justin Thomas 12/1

Rory Mcilroy 13/1

Patrick Cantlay 15/1

Dustin Johnson 16/1

22/1 and better the balance, prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change

Selections

Bryson DeChambeau each way at 11/1

DeChambeau’s form has been incredibly consistent and he has reeled off 7 successive Top 10 finishes including a victory in his last start.  There were those, myself included, that were starting to question his ability to get over the line and although he was in a weaker field than what he faces here his price is almost double as what it was then and I am happy to have him on side this week

Patrick Cantlay Top 10 finish at 16/10 – Click Here for Top 10 Betting

Although he is the defending Champion, Cantlay is not a man who wins that often.  He loves the course though and counting last weeks event has 3 successive Top 10’s including 2 Top 5’s in the Memorial in 2018 and 2019 so the 16/10 looks good value.

Hideki Matsuyama each way at 28/1

Matsuyama loves the course and I would not worry too much about his 22nd place last week as I got the feeling that he was tuning up for this event.  He has 3 Top 10 finishes in his last 6 starts.

Kevin Streelman each way at 70/1

We backed Streelman at a similar price last week and he just failed to deliver place money for us finishing in a tie for 7th.  He has now strung together some good recent form to go with his excellent course form where he has 3 Top 10’s and a Top 15 finish in his last 5 outings at Muirfield Village.

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