2020 WGC-FedEX St. Jude Rank Fantasy Sports

2020 WGC- FedEx St. Jude Invitational Rankings, Course Preview, Player Field and Targets from Each Range

Jul 28, 2020

The PGA Tour heads to TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee for the WGC-Fed Ex St. Jude! This is the second year of this tournament in Memphis, it used to be WGC Bridgestone Invitational played at Firestone Country Club. TPC Southwind used to host the St. Jude Classic before it became a WGC tournament last year. After one of the weakest fields we’ve seen in a long-time last week at the 3M Open, WGC- St. Jude is packed with elite talent. Brooks Koepka is back to defend his title from last season and will look to remain the only champion of this event! The field will consist of 78 players and will be a no cut event. We will see 9 of the top 10 players ranked in the OWGR (Official World Golf Ranking); new world number 1, Jon Rahm, Rory Mcilroy, Justin Thomas, Webb Simpson, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Reed, and Patrick Cantlay! We also get to see the return of another big name for the first time since the pandemic, Henrik Stenson. We still won’t see the number 8 player in the world, Adam Scott, who will make his return next week for the PGA Championship! This no cut, stacked field, WGC event will be perfect prep for the PGA Championship.

TPC Southwind will play as a Par-70 7,238-yard Bermuda grass track, which is extremely long for a Par-70 course. TPC Southwind surrenders the most golf balls of any other track into water hazards on tour. The fairways are extremely tight, combine that with the length we mentioned earlier, it’s crucial to be long and straight off the tee! As always SG: Approach will be very crucial in determining a winner this week. Strokes gained ball striking is the combination of Strokes Gained Off the Tee and Strokes Gained Approach which should be the main thing you look at when constructing your lineups this week. If the players gain there, avoid the water and get hot with the putter a few times over the course of the weekend they’ll be in contention on Sunday!

The conditions at TPC Southwind in Memphis look to be wet this week! There’s a 100% chance of precipitation on Thursday, 60 % on Friday and Saturday, and 30 % on Sunday! This could have a huge factor on the way the course plays, as it’ll soften everything up! The temperatures will be in the high 60s-low 70s in the mornings and mid 8s in the afternoon. Hopefully the rain will stay light, and the lightning stays away, so we can finish this tournament with little to no delays, and head to San Francisco for the first Major Championship of the Season!

$10,000+ Range

Rory Mcilroy Rank Fantasy Sports

Rory Mcilroy

$11,200

Rory Mcilroy returns to action this week after taking last week off and losing his number 1 ranking in the OWGR to Jon Rahm after the Memorial. He’s a had a slow start back after the break but is still the most talented golfer on the planet. He should have his game dialed in coming into this weeks WGC, and next weeks PGA Championship. According to Fantasy National Golf Club, over the last 50 rounds in this field, he ranks 1st in total strokes gained, 2nd in strokes gained tee to green, 5th in ball striking, 3rd in strokes gained off the teem and 16th in strokes gained approach. Rory’s the perfect fit for TPC Southwind, he hits it long and straight off the tee, and dials in his irons. Last year he showed he could go extremely low at Southwind, firing an 8 under par round of 62 on Saturday to head into Sunday with a one stroke lead over Brooks Koepka. He shot a one over par round 71 to finish in a tie for 4th. He lost 2.7 strokes on approach and still finished in 4th place! If Rory can get his wedges and short irons dialed in and knock down some putts, he will be at the top of the leaderboard and have a great shot at winning.

Other Targets From This Range

Jon Rahm : $11,400, Justin Thomas : $10,700

$9,000 Range

Webb Simpson Rank Fantasy Sports

Webb Simpson

$9,900

The last time we saw Webb Simpson on Bermuda Grass he was winning the RBC Heritage, and the last time we saw Webb at TPC Southwind he was firing a final round 6 under par 64 to finish in 2nd place. Webb has arguably been the best player on tour this season with two victories, a 2nd and 3rd place finish, and 3 other top 10 finishes. According to fantasy national over the last 50 rounds, Webb ranks 11th in strokes gained total, 13th in strokes gained approach, and 3rd in strokes gained putting. He loves Bermuda Greens, and if he gets comfortable on these greens he will be tough to beat as he can roll them in in bunches. He won the RBC Heritage, and Southwind is going to require a lot of the same skill sets; put yourself in good position off the tee and hit your irons close. Look for Webb to be on the first page of the leaderboard when it’s all said and done.

Other Targets From This Range

Brooks Koepka : $9,200, Xander Schauffele : $9,800, Daniel Berger : $9,600, Matthew Fitzpatrick : $9,000, Viktor Hovland : $9,400

$8,000 Range

patrick reed Rank Fantasy Sports

Patrick Reed

$8,800

Patrick Reed finally got back to form at the Memorial Tournament, finishing in 10th place. His putter left him for about 4 weeks but finally showed back up. Reed is one of the best putters in the world and when he gains strokes putting, he gains them in bunches. The flat stick ignites Reeds game, in tournaments this season that he’s gained 2 or more strokes putting he’s finished 10th, 7th, 15th, 1st, 6th, and 2nd! A no cut event makes Reed that much more valuable, because he makes a ton of birdies and gets to stick around all 4 rounds with the chance to go low. According to Fantasy National over the last 50 rounds, Reed ranks 6th in strokes gained total, 10th in strokes gained around the green, and 2nd in strokes gained putting. If Reed keeps himself out of trouble off the tee, he can birdie any hole when the flat stick is working. Even when he misses greens his short game is good enough to get him up and down for par on any hole. Patrick Reed is a guy that likes big events, the more pressure he has and the bigger the situation is the better he performs. He finished 12th here last year and won the last WGC event, WGC Mexico!

Other Targets From This Range

Tommy Fleetwood : $8,700, Hideki Matsuyama : $8,900, Abraham Ancer : $8,400, Gary Woodland : $8,600

$7,000 Range

sungjae im Rank Fantasy Sports

Sungjae Im

$7,500

Sungjae Im has more birdies than anyone else on the PGA Tour over the last 2 seasons. Yes, he plays almost every week, but still a very impressive stat to lead in. He has been a little out of form since the Charles Schwab, but hopefully the break from action and just working on the loose ends of his game last week is just what he needed to get his game back on track. According to Fantasy National, Im ranks 16th in strokes gained off the tee, 22nd in strokes gained total, and 31st in ball striking. The key for him this week is he gets to play on Bermuda grass! He is a very mediocre putter, except on Bermuda grass! His price tag brings him a lot value in DraftKings this week, considering there’s no cut and he leads all players in birdies.

Other Targets From This Range

Ian Poulter : $7,400, Scottie Scheffler : $7,300, Adam Hadwin : $7,200, Marc Leishman : $7,700

$6,000 Range

jt poston Rank Fantasy Sports

J.T. Poston

$6,500

J.T. Poston is a guy that pops in our stat model. He hits 5.4% more fairways, 2.2% more greens in regulation, gains .55 strokes putting, and averages 0.19 more birdies per round than the fields he’s played over the last year. Over the last 50 rounds he ranks 38th in strokes gained total, 44th in strokes gained off the tee, 18th in strokes gained around the green, and 7th in strokes gained putting!  With his greens in regulation efficiency and bad ass putter he’s a guy that could sneak into the top of a leaderboard which we’ve seen him do over the past couple of seasons. Poston is another guy that rides his putter to spark his game, and Bermuda grass is by far his best putting surface! The last Bermuda grass track we saw Poston on was RBC Heritage where he finished in 8th place!

Other Targets From This Range

Nick Taylor : $6,100, Louis Oosthuzien : $6,800, Erik Van Rooyen : $6,800, Brandt Snedeker : $6,400, Matt Wallace : $6,700, Cameron Champ : $6,200, Brendon Todd : $6,600, Hao Tong Li : $6,100, Robert Macintyre : $6,400

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