The money list: Our 7 best bets for the St. Jude Classic
A four-time winner on the PGA Tour, the world No. 48 heads our top picks for the weekend at TPC Southwind...
Billy Horschel –
World No. 48 Horschel won the Byron Nelson last month, and his previous form at TPC Southwind suggests he could contend once again this weekend.
The American has played at this event in three of the last four years, finishing inside the top 10 on all three occasions.
Aside from that triumph in Dallas, Horschel’s form this season has been indifferent.
But against this less-than-stellar field – and with our Betway Boost enhancing the odds to – the four-time PGA Tour winner is worth backing.
Danny Lee –
Course form isn’t necessarily that important at this event, given that none of the previous four champions had finished inside the top 10 before winning at TPC Southwind.
For that reason, it’s worth backing world No. 96 Lee.
The 26-year-old from New Zealand has finished 49th and 32nd in his two starts in Memphis, but is on a fine run of form on the PGA Tour.
He placed fifth at the Byron Nelson in May and followed that up by coming sixth at the Dean & Deluca a week later.
Should he continue to play well, he’s got a great chance of earning his second win on US soil.
Kevin Tway –
Tway has enjoyed a fine run of form in the past two months, with five top-20s and three top-fives in his last six starts.
It has been the best run of results of the 28-year-old’s career so far.
Tway has only played at this event once before, missing the cut in 2014, but he should better that result this weekend given how well he’s playing.
The American has an advantage over the majority of players with the driver in hand, ranking 29th in shots gained off the tee and sixth in driving distance this season.
If he keeps it on the fairways he has a great chance of capitalising on his strong form.
Seung-Yul Noh –
With an excellent record at TPC Southwind, Noh looks a fine outside bet to win in Memphis.
The 26-year-old Korean has finished seventh or better in three of his four starts at this event, including a third place two years ago.
He withdrew from the Dean & Deluca last week and missed the cut at the Byron Nelson in his previous start, but finished 22nd and fifth at the two events before that.
He’s won in America before, having triumphed at the Zurich Classic in April 2014, and should be in contention again this weekend.
Best of the rest
Francesco Molinari has finished 22nd, 24th, sixth and second in his last four starts.
Back him to beat the out-of-form Adam Scott over 72 holes at .
Brooks Koepka finished second at TPC Southwind last year and third in 2015.
Back him to finish above Rickie Fowler – who has only played at this event once, finishing 13th in 2014 – at .
Daniel Berger won this event last year in his only appearance in Memphis.
Back him to beat Russell Henley – who has two missed cuts and no top-20s in his last four starts – at .