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It’s the week before the US Open, and the PGA goes to Memphis, Tennessee for the annual visit to TPC Southwind.
Originally known as the Memphis Open, the Fedex St. Jude Classic has been known under this name since 2011. It’s also had St Jude in the name since 1985.
This is a great course – designed by Ron Pirthcard, it’s one of the toughest Par 70s on the PGA Tour. It’s a tough course, and the Memphis weather is often hot and humid to make things worse. Checking the forecast it looks like we’re going to see over 60% humidity every day – with rain and thunderstorms scheduled for Friday through Sunday. Hopefully that doesn’t cause many interruptions.
The tournament hasn’t had a repeat winner since 2008, when Justin Leonard scraped it in a playoff to match his 2005 victory. The last 4 winners have all been Americans – going back in years it’s been Ben Crane, Harris English, Dustin Johnson and Harrison Frazer respectively.
Fedex Classic 2015 Betting Odds:
- Dustin Johnson: 6/1
- Ryan Palmer: 14/1
- Billy Horschel: 14/1
- Webb Simpson: 16/1
- Phil Mickelson: 16/1
- Harris English: 22/1
- Jamie Donaldson: 28/1
- Brooks Koekpa: 28/1
- Luke Donald: 30/1
- Graeme McDowell: 40/1
Betting odds are taken from – which is the best place to bet golf due to top 5 places paying for each way bets.
Fedex Classic Betting Tip #1: Robert Allenby
Once a fixture on this course Allenby has really deteriorated as a golfer in disappointing fashion. However one can not ignore his form on this course.
In the last 6 tournaments he has played, he has had 4 top 10 finishes. Last year he didn’t make the cut – but it wasn’t too long ago he was coming 2nd and 4th.
Now this year he has been extremely poor – we can’t deny that. Barely making cuts, and when he does he can’t even crack the top 50.
But his course form is something where we’re willing to ignore last years – and place a quarter unit bet on him at 225/1.
Unfortunately, that is all the betting tips we have for the Fedex Classic this week. We’ve looked at so many golfers and ran our usual array of simulations – but nothing is standing out. There is no-one on form enough who coincide with the betting odds, nor is there anyone with strong course form here that we like.