2018 FedEx St. Jude Classic PGA DFS Preview
Hello Degens! Chalk up another win for Team Science. Bryson Dechambeau was able to hold off Ben An and Kyle Stanley in a playoff last week. For the week 10/13 picks made the cut and of course Bryson was on there. Stanley was also a favorite play of mine, so overall a very good week. For the year 73% of the picks have made the cut and 43% of the time the winner has been in there somewhere.
This week the Tour heads to Memphis, TN for the Fed Ex St Jude Classic. It is held at TPC Southwind, which is a Par 70 that plays a little over 7,200 yards. In the last four years Daniel Berger (back to back), Fabian Gomez, and Ben Crane have won this event. Obviously, this isn’t the most predictable tournament and it is a week before a Major.
Several of the top names qualified for the US Open in sectionals on Monday and withdrew from this tournament already. There is also the chance that some of the bigger names mail it in early so they can get to Shinnecock a couple days in advance. It’s a week to be mindful of WDs and scale back if you like to do such things.
The weather this week looks great. Besides the heat, there is very little chance of rain and no wind.
Brooks Koepka $11,100 – He does concern me a bit with his wrist injury, but I think his lack of play so far this year will keep his head in it. He’s probably still knocking off some rust and wanting to get things together for next weekend’s title defense, so I anticipate him trying his hardest. He has good course history with a couple top 5s in 4 appearances
and is coming off a 2nd a couple weeks back.
Byeong-Hun An $9,200 – We might be eating quite a bit of chalk here, but his ball striking is way to good to pass on. He’s never played here but has the 2nd last week and 3 straight top 30s worldwide. A win is coming soon.
Luke List $8,300 – This price is too low in this field, which is an odd thing to say, but here we are. If all the WDs happened before the salaries came out then he would probably be $500 more at least.
Kiradech Aphibarnrat $8,400 – He’s never played here but nice showing last week and 5th at the Euro BMW 2 weeks ago. The putter has been on point.
Peter Uihlein $8,500 – I’m still kind of skeptical of him, but 3 straight top 21s with 2 top 5s is hard to argue against. He is hot at the right time.
Andrew Putnam $7,700 – He as my pick to win on the pod and I’m wasn’t joking. I’m hoping this price scares people away.
Kevin Tway $7,800 – He has been playing very well on courses that really shouldn’t suit him. So, I will hop on this week and hope that the stripe show continues.
Corey Conners $7,600 – Solid 8th in Fort Worth a couple weeks ago. He is hitting it very well and if the putter shows up he might be in contention for a win.
Chris Kirk $8,000 – I think he might be popular at this price, but in this field he is probably another underpriced guy.
Hunter Mahan $6,800
Matt Jones $6,900
Abraham Ancer $6,900 – He was in the lead after round 1 last week. Finished 18th here in 2016.
JT Poston $7,000 – 2 straight top 26s
For the most part I will be balanced this week. Mostly because I think the winner comes from somewhere in the middle salary range. Per the usual hit me up with any questions. US OPEN NEXT WEEK!!!!
– Jesse @DFSGolfGods