Weekly Preview: WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

Weekly Preview: WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

TPC Southwind
Memphis, TN

In honor of the start – and hopefully not the end – of the baseball season, the PGA Tour this week sends split squads to California for the Barracuda Championship and to Tennessee for the first WGC event since late February. Due to the weaker field last week in Minnesota, wacky things were anticipated and wacky things occurred, including a guy winning after seven-year drought. Don't expect anything too crazy this week, though, as this event is littered with high-end golfers and has a history of big-name winners. Since 2011, every winner of this WGC tournament – which was played elsewhere until last year – with the exception of one also has a major on his resume, and the one guy who doesn't is Hideki Matsuyama. In other words, avoiding chalk last week was the way to go, but this week it's all about the chalk. There are still golfers to pinpoint within that group, though. There are a lot of golfers with solid track records in this event, which complicates matters a bit. However, the recent form of many of the top guys makes them easy to fade, which thins the crowd some. When making picks this week, it will be important to remember this event has been held at TPC Southwind for only one year. However, Southwind did host a different event before last year, so most golfers have at least some history in Tennessee. And although the WGC event

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Greg Vara
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