2022 RBC Heritage odds, picks and PGA Tour predictions

Analyzing the golf odds to win the 2022 RBC Heritage, with PGA Tour picks, predictions and best bets.

If you expected a field absent of stars the week after the Masters, you’ll be surprised to see the names set to tee it up at the RBC Heritage. Many of the top players in the world are in this week’s field, heading from Augusta to Hilton Head in pursuit of a win in South Carolina. Below, we look at the 2022 RBC Heritage odds and make our PGA Tour picks and predictions to win.

World No. 1 and Masters champion Scottie Scheffler is taking this week off, getting a well-deserved break after winning 4 of his last 6 starts. Among the top players in the RBC Heritage field are Justin Thomas, Cameron Smith, Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson, Matt Fitzpatrick and Shane Lowry. Last year’s FedExCup champion Patrick Cantlay is also in the field. Stewart Cink will try to defend his title at this event, though he has long odds to do so (+10000).

There won’t be nearly as much elevation change at Harbour Town Golf Links this week as there was last week at Augusta National, though very few courses match Augusta’s terrain. Harbour Town is a par 71 and plays to 7,121 yards, featuring much narrower fairways than usual, especially compared to the ones players saw at the Masters. Webb Simpson set the 72-hole scoring record here in 2020 when he finished with a final score of 262 (22-under).

2022 RBC Heritage – Expert picks

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Patrick Cantlay (+1500)

Cantlay has certainly cooled off since the end of last season and the start of this year, failing to finish better than T33 in his last 3 starts. But that doesn’t mean he’s flat-out struggling right now. He’s still 16th in total strokes gained this season and outside of a third-round 79, he played relatively well at the Masters – though not as well as many expected, finishing T41.

He has finished in the top 10 three times at the RBC Heritage from 2017-2019 and you’re getting him at a little bit of a discount now compared to what his odds were earlier in the year.

Russell Henley (+3000)

In 13 starts this season, Henley has 8 top-25 finishes. He’s made the cut every week he’s played and is coming off a T30 at the Masters. He tied for ninth at the RBC Heritage last year and has 2 other top-30s at this event, which seems to suit him despite missing the cut in back-to-back years (2019-20).

Henley is one of the best ball-strikers around and with smaller greens and narrower fairways, that will be valuable this week.

2022 RBC Heritage picks – Contender

Matt Kuchar (+6000)

In 18 starts at the RBC Heritage, Kuchar has made the cut 17 times and has 6 top-10s, including a victory at Harbour Town in 2014. He tied for 18th last year and finished second in 2019. In other words, he loves this event.

After a rough month of February, Kuchar has gone T16 and T2 in his last two starts at the Valspar and Valero Texas Open. He’s on a good run right now, helped by his play around the greens (third on tour in strokes gained).

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2022 RBC Heritage picks – Long shot

Denny McCarthy (+10000)

McCarthy tees it up almost every week and of the 16 events he’s played, he’s only missed the cut 3 times. Most recently, he tied for 18th at the Valero Texas Open while his best finish was T6 at The American Express in January.

Last year, he tied for 13th at the RBC Heritage and tied for 33rd in 2019, sandwiching a missed cut in 2020. He may not win, but he’s a solid bet to finish in the top 20.

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2021 Hero World Challenge odds, picks and PGA Tour predictions

Analyzing the golf odds to win the 2021 Hero World Challenge, with PGA Tour picks, predictions and best bets.

After a week off during Thanksgiving, many of the tour’s top players will head to the Bahamas for the Hero World Challenge this week. It’s a limited field with just 20 players teeing it up at Albany Golf Club. The tournament will get underway Thursday and feature 72 holes of stroke play with no cut. Below, we look at the 2021 Hero World Challenge odds and make our PGA Tour picks and predictions to win.

It’s obviously a strong field, reserved for the top players in the Official World Golf Ranking. The No. 1 player in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, Jordan Spieth, will be among those competing this week in Albany, as will Viktor Hovland, who’s No. 2 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa will also be in the field this week, as well as Xander Schauffele.

Albany Golf Club is hosting the Hero World Challenge for the sixth time and will play at about 7,300 yards as a par 72. Bubba Watson holds the 72-hole scoring record for the Hero World Challenge at Albany with a total of 263 back in 2015. The tournament was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So this will be the players’ first time back since 2019.

2021 Hero World Challenge picks – Favorite

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Justin Thomas (odds +1000)

Thomas has been sharp as of late, finishing T-18 at the CJ Cup and third at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. He also played well at the Ryder Cup in Team USA’s victory, coming into this week in great form. Not to mention, he tied for fifth here two years ago and is playing a course that fits his game nicely. I’m looking past the favorites, Rory McIlroy and Collin Morikawa, in favor of Thomas, who can heat up in a hurry.

2021 Hero World Challenge picks – Contender

Sam Burns (+1500)

Burns has the fifth-highest birdie average on tour this season and in a field this talented, it’s likely the winning score will be around 20-under par. Burns hasn’t finished worse than T-14 since October, winning the Sanderson Farms Championship and finishing T-7 most recently at the HP Enterprise Houston Open. At +1500, he’s a great value and someone who can legitimately contend among the stars this week in Albany.

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2021 Hero World Challenge picks – Long shot

Matt Fitzpatrick (+2000)

At the DP World Championship on the European Tour, Fitzpatrick fired a final-round 66 (6-under) to finish tied for second – three off the pace set by the champion Morikawa. He’s coming into this event playing well and as a streaky player, now is the time to get him at +2000 while he’s hot.

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2021 CJ Cup fantasy golf power rankings, odds and picks

2021 CJ Cup fantasy golf power rankings, with PGA Tour picks and predictions for the winner and best values.

The CJ Cup brings a strong PGA Tour field to The Summit Club in Las Vegas. There are 78 golfers in attendance for the no-cut event. Below, we look at the fantasy golf power rankings for the 2021 CJ Cup, with PGA Tour picks and predictions.

The Summit Club is hosting the Tour for the first time after Jason Kokrak won this event at Shadow Creek last year. The course measures 7,431 yards and plays to a par of 72. Justin Thomas won two of the first three runnings of the CJ Cup when it was played at Nine Bridges in South Korea.

The CJ Cup features the strongest field of the early portion of the 2021-22 PGA Tour schedule. Four of the top-five golfers in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings are in attendance.

Also see: 2021 CJ Cup odds, picks and predictions

2021 CJ Cup: Fantasy Golf Top 20

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20. Harris English (+4000)

Started the 2021-22 season with a missed cut at the Shriners Children’s Open after recording a win and two other top-five finishes across his final seven events of last season. Finished fourth in the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational against a highly comparable field.

19. Hideki Matsuyama (+4000)

The reigning Masters champ followed up a T-6 finish at the Fortinet Championship to start the season with a T-67 at the Shriners last week. He has struggled with the putter through two events but the rest of his game is in good shape.

18. Sergio Garcia (+6000)

Finished last season fourth among all golfers with 0.91 Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee per round. Will be well-suited for the long, par-72 venue.

17. Shane Lowry (+4000)

Tied for fourth against a strong field at the European Tour’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship to open October. Has missed just two cuts through 22 international events this year.

16. Tyrrell Hatton (+4000)

Tied for second at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship with opening and closing rounds of 64 and 67, respectively. He had previously missed the cut in four of six events but his strong iron play will help him navigate the unfamiliar course.

15. Scottie Scheffler (+3000)

Missed the cut last week due to awful iron and short-game play but still averaged 0.65 SG: Off-the-Tee per round over 36 holes. He averaged 1.17 SG: Tee-to-Green per round for the 2020-21 season.

14. Marc Leishman (+5000)

Started the season with a T-4 finish at the Fortinet Championship and tied for third last week with 1.88 SG: Putting per round. The hot flat stick will be a big advantage with few golfers in the field familiar with The Summit Club.

13. Jordan Spieth (+2000)

The occasionally erratic driver is still a concern at the new PGA Tour stop, but the former world No. 1 was one of the top players of the 2020-21 season with a win and eight other top-10 finishes against just one missed cut through 19 events in 2021.

12. Sungjae Im (+3000)

Last week’s winner excelled with 2.62 SG: Tee-to-Green and 1.38 SG: Putting per round. He got hot with a 9-under par final round and he hasn’t missed a cut since early June.

11. Brooks Koepka (+3000)

Tied for 67th last week while losing 0.74 strokes per round on the greens. His 0.35 SG: Off-the-Tee was a strong suit that can carry over to the longer course. He cooled off at the end of last season but had a win and five other top-six finishes across a 10-event stretch in the heart of the campaign.

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10. Tony Finau (+3000)

Will play his first event of the 2021-22 season after ending the last campaign strongly. He was 13th for the 2020-21 season with 1.43 SG: Tee-to-Green per round.

9. Rory McIlroy (+2000)

Playing his first event since Team Europe’s disappointing loss at the Ryder Cup. He begins the new season at No. 21 in the Golfweek rankings.

8. Louis Oosthuizen (+2000)

Though not known as a long hitter, he excelled at lengthier venues for the PGA Championship, US Open and Open Championship. Hasn’t missed a cut through 17 international events this year.

7. Sam Burns (+3000)

Followed his win at the Sanderson Farms Championship with a disappointing T-14 at the Shriners after a final-round 72. Ranked fifth in the field with 2.04 SG: Tee-to-Green per round last week.

6. Cameron Smith (+3000)

Didn’t win last season but was the runner-up at The Northern Trust and has five other top-10 finishes on the calendar year. Finished the season 10th among all golfers with 1.71 total strokes gained on the field per round.

5. Justin Thomas (+1300)

Likely to be over picked this week based on his two wins of this event in South Korea, but if he carries over his 0.99 SG: Approach from last season it should be a big help at a new course.

4. Viktor Hovland (+3000)

Tied for 44th last week with a woeful 2.23 strokes lost around the green per round. His 1.35 SG: Off-the-Tee and 1.32 SG: Approach ranked second and eighth in the field, respectively.

3. Xander Schauffele (+1300)

Won the Olympic Golf Competition the last time the world’s best all played at a brand new venue. Was the runner-up at last year’s CJ Cup at Shadow Creek.

2. Dustin Johnson (+1200)

Started to heat up at the end of last season with four top-10 finishes in his final six events. Played arguably the best golf of his career last fall.

1. Collin Morikawa (+1500)

The 24-year-old, two-time major winner is a member of The Summit Club. He has proven himself worthy of being the betting favorite in these fields and is a value with the fourth-best odds.

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2021 Shriners Children’s Open fantasy golf power rankings

Fantasy golf power rankings for the 2021 Shriners Children’s Open, with PGA Tour picks and predictions for the winner and best values.

TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas welcomes back the Shriners Children’s Open and a strong PGA Tour field this week off of Sam Burns‘ win at the Sanderson Farms Championship. Below, we look at the fantasy golf power rankings for the 2021 Shriners Children’s Open, with PGA Tour picks and predictions.

The field is fronted by three of the top-10 golfers in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Viktor Hovland (No. 3), Louis Oosthuizen (No. 5) and Paul Casey (No. 7) are among the betting favorites looking to dethrone reigning Shriners champion Martin Laird.

Each of the last two winning scores at TPC Summerlin were minus-23, with four of the last five champions finishing 20-under par or better. The par-71 venue measures 7,255 yards and features bentgrass greens.

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2021 Shriners Children’s Open: Fantasy Golf Top 20

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20. Aaron Wise (+7000)

Led the field last week at the Sanderson Farms Championship with 1.44 Strokes Gained: Around-the-Green per round and also averaged 1.52 SG: Tee-to-Green per round. He struggled on approach to the green, but he can rely on his short game at this venue.

19. Si Woo Kim (+4000)

Has averaged 1.34 total strokes gained on the field across 16 career rounds at TPC Summerlin. Tied for eighth last year with a field-best 1.29 SG: Around-the-Green per round.

18. Brian Harman (+6000)

Tied for 13th in this event last year with a strong putting performance (1.76 SG: Putting per round) and his driver play improved throughout the season while registering five top-10 finishes thus far in 2021.

17. Cameron Tringale (+4000)

Finished T-11 last week with strong overall play. His 30 career rounds played at TPC Summerlin rank near the most in this field and include a T-19 finish last year with a strong putting display.

16. Patrick Reed (+4000)

Playing only his second event since early August and his first event since being left off the US Ryder Cup team. He’ll be looking to make a statement despite the Americans’ victory at Whistling Straits; however, he has just five rounds played at this venue.

15. Joaquin Niemann (+4000)

Tied for 10th in 2018 and rebounded from a missed cut in 2019 with a T-13 last fall. Has missed just one cut with five top-10 finishes through 22 events this year.

14. Harris English (+3000)

Failed to impress through the FedEx Cup Playoffs following a stretch of three top-five finishes in four events, including victory at the Travelers Championship. Missed the cut here last year but averaged 0.94 SG: Off-the-Tee per round over 36 holes.

13. Hideki Matsuyama (+3000)

The reigning Masters champion missed the cut here last year, even with 1.24 SG: Putting per round. He’s still averaging 1.34 strokes gained per round across 10 rounds at TPC Summerlin.

12. Paul Casey (+3000)

Failed to qualify for the Tour Championship but racked up nine top-10 finishes along with one victory through 19 international events this year, including a T-4 at the Olympics. His excellent short game suits the venue well.

11. Brooks Koepka (+2000)

Although the former World No. 1 rarely plays during the fall swing, he has 14 career rounds played in this event with a runner-up finish in 2016. He proved at the Ryder Cup that he’s healthy.

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10. Sam Burns (+2000)

Golfers are rarely worth backing the week following a victory, but Burns followed up his first career PGA Tour win with a runner-up finish at the AT&T Byron Nelson two weeks later. He led last week’s field with 3.71 SG: Tee-to-Green and 1.54 SG: Off-the-Tee per round.

9. Corey Conners (+4000)

Tied for 17th last week but was sixth with 1.70 SG: Tee-to-Green per round. His short game remains a weakness, but his iron play is well suited to this course.

8. Louis Oosthuizen (+2000)

The South African debuted at this event last year with a T-19 finish. He had three top-five finishes in his final seven events of the 2020-21 season and his short game plays well anywhere.

7. Kevin Na (+3000)

Two-time champ, including 2019, will also look to make a statement after being left off the Ryder Cup team. Only six members of the field have more rounds played here.

6. Viktor Hovland (+2000)

Debuting at TPC Summerlin this week following Europe’s Ryder Cup loss. He’s the top-ranked player in the field from the Golfweek rankings and just needs an average short game to complement his iron play.

5. Scottie Scheffler (+2000)

Missed the cut here last year following a T-74 finish in 2019. He’s a much better golfer than he was then and he’s one of the best in this field in SG: Off-the-Tee.

4. Will Zalatoris (+2000)

Started the 2021-22 season with a T-11 finish at the Fortinet Championship and a T-14 at the Sanderson Farms Championship and makes his second appearance at this event off of a T-5 finish last year.

3. Abraham Ancer (+2000)

Finished fourth here last year with 2.08 SG: Putting per round to rank second in the field. His iron play was uncharacteristically poor, but he finished the 2020-21 season with 0.57 SG: Approach per round.

2. Webb Simpson (+2000)

Leads this field among those with at least 10 rounds played at TPC Summerlin with 1.73 strokes gained per round. Won here in 2013 and tied for 13th last year while gaining 1.07 SG: Around-the-Green per round.

1. Sungjae Im (+3000)

Tied for 31st last week as one of the pre-tournament favorites but finished second with 1.39 SG: Around-the-Green per round. He tied for 13th last year and for 15th in 2018 with great tee-to-green play both years.

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2021 Sanderson Farms Championship fantasy golf power rankings

Fantasy golf power rankings for the 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship, with PGA Tour picks and predictions for the winner and best values.

The PGA Tour returns to the Country Club of Jackson in Jackson, Mississippi, for this week’s Sanderson Farms Championship following Team USA’s victory at the 2021 Ryder Cup. Sergio Garcia returns to defend his 2020 title in Jackson. Below, we look at the fantasy golf power rankings for the 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship, with PGA Tour picks and predictions.

Will Zalatoris is the top player in the field at No. 17 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, and he’s one of few players in the field teeing it up in their second full-field event of the 2021-22 FedExCup season.

Country Club of Jackson measures 7,461 yards and plays to a par of 72. It’s hosting the Sanderson Farms Championship for the eighth time. Garcia won by one stroke at minus-19 last year. The worst winning score since 2014 was Nick Taylor‘s minus-16 in 2014.

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2021 Sanderson Farms Championship: Fantasy Golf Top 20

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20. Keith Mitchell (+8000)

Missed the cut in nine of 20 events in 2021 thus far but had two top-10 finishes in his final four events of the 2020-21 season while advancing to the second-to-last event in the FedExCup Playoffs.

19. Mackenzie Hughes (+7000)

Back at CC of Jackson for the first time since a T-26 finish in 2016, when he averaged 1.49 Strokes Gained: Putting per round. He remains one of the best putters on Tour and it’s often the difference here.

18. Joel Dahmen (+8000)

Claimed his first PGA Tour win at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship in late March but had just one other top-10 finish the remainder of the season. His strong play off the tee is well suited to the venue.

17. Taylor Pendrith (+6000)

Led all golfers with 1.53 SG: Off-the-Tee last season but through just 10 measured rounds. Four-time runner-up on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2020.

16. Matthias Schwab (+7000)

Seven professional top-10 finishes this year on the KFT and European Tour but is playing his first non-major PGA Tour event since missing the cut at last year’s Sanderson Farms Championship. Gained strokes off the tee at this event but was awful on the greens.

15. Kevin Streelman (+4000)

Sixteen rounds played at Country Club of Jackson with an average of 0.60 strokes per round gained on the field. Tied for fourth in 2019 with 1.82 SG: Putting per round and recently tied for seventh at the Wyndham Championship for his third top-10 finish of 2021.

14. Harold Varner III (+4000)

Averaged 0.88 SG: Tee-to-Green and 0.52 SG: Approach per round across 79 measured rounds last season. Has four top-20 finishes across his last five events.

13. Carlos Ortiz (+5000)

A win and a top-10 finish last fall before just one top-10 showing through 22 events thus far in 2021. Has gained 1.79 strokes per round on the field across 10 career rounds at CC of Jackson, including a T-4 finish in 2019.

12. Cameron Davis (+4000)

Claimed his first PGA Tour victory at a par 72 venue for the Rocket Mortgage Classic in July. CC of Jackson incorporates plenty of familiar Donald Ross design features.

11. Seamus Power (+4000)

Playing just his third event since claiming his first PGA Tour win at the Barbasol Championship in mid-July. He has 14 rounds played at this venue with an average of 0.44 total strokes gained on the field per round.

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10. Cameron Tringale (+3000)

Made the cut here each of the last four years with a top finish of T-16 in 2019. Tied for 22nd at the Fortinet Championship and hasn’t missed a cut since late June.

9. Matthew Wolff (+5000)

Finished fourth in driving distance for the 2020-21 season across just 60 rounds played. Won’t be overly punished for his occasional wayward tee shots.

8. Sebastian Munoz (+5000)

Won here in 2019 with 0.94 SG: Off-the-Tee and 1.56 SG: Putting per round and tied for 23rd last year. Tied for fourth at the Olympics and then advanced to the BMW Championship but missed the cut at the Fortinet Championship.

7. Keegan Bradley (+4000)

Tied for fourth last year in his debut at this event with 0.78 SG: Off-the-Tee per round. His 0.91 SG: Approach per round last season is the best in this week’s field.

6. Sergio Garcia (+2000)

Trailed only Pendrith, Bryson DeChambeau and Jon Rahm in SG: Off-the-Tee per round last season but lost 0.34 strokes per round with the putter. He’s at risk of a letdown off of Europe’s Ryder Cup loss, but he has had success on these greens.

5. Will Zalatoris (+2000)

The 2021 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year will try again for his first win early in the 2021-22 season off of a T-11 finish at the Fortinet Championship. He missed the cut last year but averaged 1.02 SG: Off-the-Tee per round over 36 holes.

4. Si Woo Kim (+4000)

Has lost 0.74 strokes per round across 10 rounds at Country Club of Jackson but typically competes well at longer venues. Has a victory, a runner-up finish and two other top-10s in 2021, and opened the new season with a T-11 at the Fortinet Championship.

3. Corey Conners (+2000)

Finished alone in second in 2018 and tied for 17th last year with a missed cut in 2019. He was among the leaders in SG: Off-the-Tee in all three appearances.

2. Sungjae Im (+2000)

The 2019 runner-up tied for 28th last year with 1.11 SG: Putting and 0.79 SG: Off-the-Tee per round. His best result of 2021 thus far was a third-place finish at the BMW Championship a month ago.

1. Sam Burns (+1500)

Fourteen careers rounds played at CC of Jackson with an average of 0.36 strokes gained per round. Missed the cut last year but averaged 0.80 SG: Off-the-Tee per round across 36 holes and has enjoyed a breakout 2021.

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2021 Fortinet Championship fantasy golf power rankings and odds

Fantasy golf power rankings for the 2021 Fortinet Championship, with PGA Tour picks and predictions for the winner and best values.

Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California, hosts this week’s Fortinet Championship to begin the 2021-22 PGA Tour season. The event was previously known as the Safeway Championship and was won by Stewart Cink last year. Below, we look at the fantasy golf power rankings for the 2021 Fortinet Championship, with PGA Tour picks and predictions.

As usual this early in the season, the field this week is rather thin but is fronted by Golfweek/Sagarin‘s top-ranked golfer, Jon Rahm. The Spaniard is the only member of either of next week’s Ryder Cup teams in attendance for the Fortinet Championship and is a heavy betting favorite in the field of 156.

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Silverado Resort measures 7,123 yards and plays to a par of 72. Cink won by two strokes last year at a record 21-under par.

2021 Fortinet Championship: Fantasy Golf Top 20

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20. Dylan Frittelli (+10000)

Tied for 25th in 2018 and for seventh in 2019 before skipping last year’s event. He was strong in Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green in both appearances and improved on and around the greens in his second stop in Napa.

19. Luke List (+10000)

Eighteen career rounds played at Silverado Resort with an average of 0.59 strokes gained on the field per round. Tied for fourth and fifth against largely comparable fields at the John Deere Classic and Barbasol Championship, respectively.

18. Harry Higgs (+8000)

Advanced to the BMW Championship in the FedEx Cup Playoffs with a T-15 finish at the Wyndham Championship and a T-16 at The Northern Trust. Finished alone in second here last year with great iron play.

17. Emiliano Grillo (+5000)

Twenty-two career rounds played at Silverado Resort are more than all but seven members of the field, and he has averaged 1.14 strokes gained per round. He tied for 29th last year but was fourth in the field with 1.56 SG: Approach.

16. Brendon Todd (+7000)

Led the PGA Tour in driving accuracy last season while hitting 75.25% of fairways. Missed the cut in his appearance at the Safeway Open in 2019 but has generally played well during the fall swing.

15. Chez Reavie (+5000)

Tied for third last year in finishing position and was solo third in SG: Approach. Also tied for the field lead with 28 career rounds at this venue and averages 1.20 total strokes gained on the field per round.

14. Brendan Steele (+9000)

Won back-to-back here in 2016 and 2017 at minus-18 and minus-15, respectively. Made the cut in each of his three appearances since, with a top finish of T-29 last year.

13. Maverick McNealy (+5000)

Missed the cut at Silverado Resort for the first time last year making the cut here in the three previous seasons.

12. Sebastian Munoz (+4000)

Finished his 2020-21 season with three straight top-30 finishes at the Wyndham Championship, The Northern Trust and the BMW Championship before being knocked out of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Tied for fourth at the John Deere Classic in the field most comparable to this week.

11. Max Homa (+5000)

Poor history in this event with most recent finishes of T-60 and T-62 in 2018 and 2019, respectively. That said, he spent most 2021 inside of the top 40 of the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) with a victory and four other top-10 finishes on the calendar year while playing the best golf of his career.

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10. Si Woo Kim (+4000)

Usually struggles with the putter but played well on the greens each of the last two years at Silverado Resort and always has a strong short game.

9. Harold Varner III (+4000)

Tied for third in this field with 24 rounds played at Silverado Resort and has averaged 0.92 total strokes gained per round. Finished T-29 last year following back-to-back top-20 finishes at the Safeway Open.

8. Cameron Champ (+4000)

The 2019 winner of the Safeway Open didn’t defend his title last year. He led the field with 2.88 SG: Tee-to-Green and 1.67 SG: Off-the-Tee per round in his victory.

7. Marc Leishman (+4000)

Has played this event twice with a third-place finish in 2019 in his first appearance since 2014. He struggled with the driver last season but remains strong on approach and with the putter.

6. Hideki Matsuyama (+2000)

Missed the cut in his last appearance at the Safeway Open in 2019 but has still averaged 1.54 strokes gained per round over 10 career rounds at this venue. His 0.74 SG: Approach per round for the 2020-21 season rank third in this field.

5. Webb Simpson (+1500)

Left out of Ryder Cup consideration after slipping from the sixth to 22nd in the OWGR over the course of 2021, but he finished the 2020-21 season strong with a T-7 at the Wyndham Championship and a T-12 at the BMW Championship.

4. Cameron Tringale (+3000)

Twenty-four career rounds played at Silverado Resort. Missed the cut last year after a streak of three straight weekend appearances at the Safeway Open. Made cut against similar strengths of field in four of five events on the fall swing last year.

3. Kevin Na (+2000)

Lost in a playoff here in 2015 and has averaged 1.68 strokes gained per round over 14 career rounds at Silverado Resort. His 35th-ranked driving accuracy and top-ranked SG: Around-the-Green are well-suited to this venue.

2. Will Zalatoris (+2000)

The newly crowned PGA Tour Rookie of the Year will look for his first win in his first event as a full-time Tour member. He has five top-10 finishes on the year and has rarely played in fields this thin.

1. Jon Rahm (+350)

Missed out on the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year award but led the Tour with 2.62 total strokes gained on the field. The only concern is an early exit to head to Whistling Straits for the Ryder Cup.

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2021 Tour Championship fantasy golf power rankings and odds

Fantasy golf power rankings for the 2021 Tour Championship, with PGA Tour picks and predictions for the winner and best values.

The 30 remaining golfers in the race for the 2021 FedEx Cup are at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia, this week for the PGA Tour’s season finale. The top 30 in the season-long FedEx Cup standings will compete for the $15 million first-place prize. Below, we look at the fantasy golf power rankings for the 2021 Tour Championship, with PGA Tour picks and predictions.

The Tour Championship begins with starting strokes based on the FedEx Cup standings following Patrick Cantlay‘s victory at last week’s BMW Championship. He’ll begin this week’s event at 10-under par with spots two through five in the standings starting at minus-8, minus-7, minus-6 and minus-5, respectively.

Each group of five from there starts one stroke further back of Cantlay, with those entering the week placed 26-30 opening the tournament at even par.

Dustin Johnson returns to East Lake as the defending FedEx Cup champion and PGA Tour Player of the Year. He begins the week at No. 15 in the FedEx Cup standings and in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.

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2021 Tour Championship: Fantasy Golf Top 30

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30. Patrick Reed (+4000)

Captain America didn’t play either of the first two FedEx Cup Playoffs events but recently returned home after a stint in the hospital due to pneumonia. There’s too much risk against the elite field following the layoff.

29. Erik Van Rooyen (+5000)

One of last week’s biggest risers in the season-long standings with a fifth-place finish. He led the field in both Strokes Gained: Approach (1.63) and SG: Tee-to-Green (2.09) per round but both figures are well above his season average.

28. Stewart Cink (+9000)

The 48-year-old won twice this season for his first two victories since 2009. However, he enters the season finale just 23rd in the FedEx Cup standings off of a T-38 finish last week.

27. Kevin Na (+7000)

His 28 career rounds played at East Lake GC are tied for third in this field, but he has lost 0.11 strokes on the field per round. He lost 0.73 strokes per round off the tee last week but won’t need to rely on his driver as much at the considerably shorter venue.

26. Billy Horschel (+7000)

Snuck into the final at 29th in the season-long standings but has averaged 2.30 strokes gained on the field per round over 16 career rounds at East Lake. Salvaged a T-52 finish last week with 0.23 SG: Around-the-Green per round.

25. Harris English (+3000)

Seventh in the FedEx Cup standings with two wins and six other top-10 finishes on the season but was wholly unimpressive in a T-26 finish last week. Has just eight rounds of experience at this venue.

24. Jason Kokrak (+4000)

Makes just his second appearance at East Lake after claiming his first two career victories on the 2020-21 season. Finished 14th here in 2019.

23. Joaquin Niemann (+4000)

Tied for 29th last week with 1.15 strokes lost per round on and around the greens. He can rely on his irons and hope for a more neutral short-game performance.

22. Sergio Garcia (+4000)

Made an early charge up the leaderboard Sunday before a couple of misadventures from the bunkers. Was able to tie for sixth with 1.31 SG: Putting per round.

21. Daniel Berger (+2000)

Played just 22 events this season and enters the finale at 26th in the standings. Still, he had one victory and seven other top-10 finishes while ranking fifth on Tour in SG: Approach.

20. Sungjae Im (+3000)

Back to East Lake for a third straight year off of an 11th-place showing in 2020. Led the field with 1.77 SG: Putting per round in 2019 but was the sixth-worst putter in the field last year.

19. Abraham Ancer (+2000)

Claimed his first PGA Tour victory two weeks before the playoffs and earned his sixth other top-10 finish of 2021 with a T-9 last week. He tied for 18th last year.

18. Sam Burns (+3000)

Won the Valspar Championship for his first PGA Tour victory and claimed four other top-10 finishes, including an eighth-place result last week; however, he’s one of just two golfers making their debut at East Lake GC this week.

17. Scottie Scheffler (+2000)

Had a disappointing T-22 placing last week at a course that figured to suit him well. He lost 0.29 strokes per round on the greens but most surprisingly lost 0.19 strokes per round off-the-tee.

16. Louis Oosthuizen (+2000)

Returned from injury to tie for 38th at Caves Valley Golf Club last week and had a rare poor putting performance. He last played here in 2019 and averaged 0.90 SG: Putting per round but was awful around the greens.

15. Hideki Matsuyama (+3000)

The reigning Masters champ finished in the top 15 at the Tour Championship each of the last three years, but he tied for 46th last week with a dreadful putting performance.

14. Corey Conners (+3000)

Tied for 22nd last week while ranking sixth in the field with 0.77 SG: Around-the-Green per round. It was an uncharacteristically strong part of his game, but a similar performance and his iron play will lead to a good result at this venue.

13. Viktor Hovland (+3000)

Tied for 17th at the BMW Championship despite losing 0.41 strokes per round around the green. He tied for 20th here last year with 1.48 strokes lost per round on the greens, but he gained 1.03 strokes per round on approach.

12. Cameron Smith (+2000)

Finished 20th or worse in his two appearances at East Lake GC but with awful putting. Slipped from third to fifth in the FedEx Cup standings with a T-34 finish last week.

11. Bryson DeChambeau (+1300)

Lost the marathon playoff against Cantlay last week despite leading the field with 2.01 SG: Off-the-Tee per round and ranking second, behind Cantlay, in SG: Putting. The shorter venue doesn’t suit his game as well and he finished 22nd here in 2020.

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10. Collin Morikawa (+2000)

Finished sixth in his debut here last year but enters the 2020-21 season finale off of a missed cut at The Northern Trust and a T-63 finish last week in the 70-man field.

9. Brooks Koepka (+2000)

Tied for 22nd last week while his rival, DeChambeau, went to a playoff. He has an average of 1.64 strokes gained on the field over 16 career rounds at East Lake and should be motivated to bounce back.

8. Justin Thomas (+1200)

The 2021 Players champion slipped to a T-22 finish last week following a T-4 showing at The Northern Trust. His putter let him down, but he averaged 1.18 SG: Tee-to-Green per round.

7. Jordan Spieth (+2000)

Tied for 34th last week following a 73rd-place finish at the Northern Trust but remains comfortably in ninth in the FedEx Cup standings. Last played this event in 2017 with a T-7 finish.

6. Tony Finau (+2000)

The winner of The Northern Trust tied for 15th last week with poor play around the greens; however, he had Sunday’s best round with a 9-under par 63. He’s second in the FedEx Cup standings and begins the Tour Championship just 2 strokes back of Cantlay.

5. Dustin Johnson (+1200)

His T-6 showing last week was his fourth top-10 finish in his last eight events after a slow start to the 2021 calendar year. The showing vaulted him from 22nd to 15th in the season-long standings.

4. Xander Schauffele (+1200)

The field leader in strokes gained per round at East Lake GC with 3.56 over 16 career rounds. He won here in 2017 and was the low 72-hole scorer last year.

3. Patrick Cantlay (+1500)

The only three-time winner on the PGA Tour this season has earned the 2-stroke lead entering the Tour Championship. However, without starting strokes, he’s just sixth by the odds. He has averaged just 0.31 strokes gained per round at East Lake.

2. Jon Rahm (+700)

The No. 1 player in the Golfweek rankings slipped to No. 4 in the FedEx Cup standings with a T-9 finish last week. Still, he’s the favorite to win with and without starting strokes despite beginning at 6-under par.

1. Rory McIlroy (+1200)

The two-time FedEx Cup champ regained his form last week with a fourth-place finish at the BMW Championship. He was second in SG: Off-the-Tee and fourth in SG: Tee-to-Green last week.

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2021 BMW Championship fantasy golf power rankings and odds

Fantasy golf power rankings for the 2021 BMW Championship, with PGA Tour picks and predictions for the winner and best values.

Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Maryland, hosts the top 70 golfers in the season-long FedEx Cup standings for this week’s BMW Championship. The top 30 golfers after this week will advance to next week’s Tour Championship. Below, we look at the fantasy golf power rankings for the 2021 BMW Championship, with PGA Tour picks and predictions.

Tony Finau won last week’s weather-delayed Northern Trust in a playoff over Cameron Smith to snap a five-year winless drought and move into the top spot in the FedEx Cup standings. Smith moved from 16th to third while Collin Morikawa slipped from first to sixth and Jordan Spieth fell from second to seventh.

Jon Rahm, who remains No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin world rankings, finished third last week to move to second in the standings.

Caves Valley is hosting the penultimate event of the PGA Tour season for the first time. The Tom Fazio design measures 7,542 yards and plays to a par of 72.

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2021 BMW Championship: Fantasy Golf Top 20

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20. Shane Lowry (+4000)

The Irishman tied for 11th last week to move from 66th to 47th in the season-long standings. He has been better with his irons than his driver this season but the wide landing areas won’t punish him as much for his inaccuracy off the tee.

19. Sungjae Im (+6000)

Finished T-47 or better in eight straight events including a T-8 at the Rocket Mortgage Classic and a T-16 last week. His short game has been a weakness for much of the season but he has gotten by with 0.60 Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee per round.

18. Hideki Matsuyama (+4000)

The Masters champion has just two other top-10 finishes this season but remains 16th in the season-long race after a T-43 finish last week. His irons are a strength at any new venue.

17. Sam Burns (+5000)

Twelfth in the FedEx Cup standings with one win and six other top-10 finishes this season, including a co-runner-up finish at the FedEx St. Jude Invitational. He’s averaging 0.27 SG: Off-the-Tee per round despite ranking 132nd in driving accuracy.

16. Daniel Berger (+3000)

Hasn’t missed a cut since the Masters in April with four top-10 finishes in his last nine events; however, he finished just T-56 last week following a T-5 at the WGC-Invitational event. Can rely on his approach game and putting without course history.

15. Louis Oosthuizen (+3000)

Took the last two weeks off of competitive play due to a neck injury but remains 11th in the season-long standings with eight top-10 finishes. He leads all qualified golfers with 0.93 SG: Putting per round for the season and his T-3 at the British Open shows he can hang with the bombers on long courses when healthy.

14. Scottie Scheffler (+3000)

In a PGA Tour season that has been largely about long winless droughts coming to their ends, Scheffler remains one of the biggest names on Tour looking for his first career victory. He’s 14th in the Golfweek rankings and 24th in the FedEx Cup standings.

13. Viktor Hovland (+3000)

Shot a final-round 77 Monday to fall to a T-43 finish after opening 68-67-65 at The Northern Trust. He remains 14th in the FedEx Cup race and much of the success in his young career has come in his first time at a course while excelling from tee to green.

12. Patrick Cantlay (+2000)

Slipped from third to fourth in the FedEx Cup standings last week despite a strong T-11 showing. He’s third on Tour in total strokes gained on the field per round.

11. Justin Thomas (+2000)

Jumped from ninth to fifth in the standings with a T-4 showing last week. Always one of the best on Tour with his irons, he’s just 173rd in driving accuracy but won’t be as punished at Caves Valley.

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10. Jordan Spieth (+2000)

Finished 73rd in the 125-man field last week with a closing-round 79 which included back-to-back triple bogeys.

He still comes to Caves Valley GC sixth in the Golfweek rankings and seventh in the FedEx Cup standings. His occasionally wayward driver won’t lead to the same trouble here and he can rely on his short game.

9. Xander Schauffele (+1500)

The Olympic Gold medalist tied for 16th last week at Liberty National Golf Club. He’s second on Tour in total strokes gained per round this season with a well-balanced game.

8. Collin Morikawa (+2000)

The two-time major winner missed the cut last week for the first time in 2021. He finished outside of the top 40 in each of the two events preceding his victories this season so the disappointing result last week can make him a savvy contrarian fantasy play.

7. Rory McIlroy (+2000)

The bomber-style venue should free things up for the former world No. 1 who has struggled with the driver once again since returning to the winner’s circle at the Wells Fargo Championship. At No. 28 in the season-long standings, he needs a strong result this week to secure his standing for East Lake.

6. Tony Finau (+3000)

This could be a rare instance where it’s profitable to go straight back to last week’s winner. Many have long said the floodgates would open once Finau got his next win. In addition to his dominant ball-striking, he’s averaging 0.47 SG: Off-the-Tee per round.

5. Cameron Smith (+2000)

Up to 11th in the Golfweek rankings and 23rd in the Official World Golf Ranking following a playoff loss last week. It was his sixth top-10 finish of 2021 in addition to victory at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans team event.

4. Dustin Johnson (+2000)

Slipped from 17th to 22nd in the FedEx Cup race with a missed cut last week and another would likely knock him out of contention for a repeat FedEx Cup win. The longer venue better fits his game and the reigning Player of the Year is still fourth in total strokes gained per round.

3. Brooks Koepka (+2000)

Tied for 31st last week but remains comfortably inside the top 30 for the Tour Championship at 15th in the standings. His lackluster 0.08 SG: Around-the-Green won’t be as much of a disadvantage as usual with no one familiar with the course.

2. Bryson DeChambeau (+2000)

A T-31 finish last week was the latest in a series of disappointing results since his collapse at the US Open, outside of a T-8 at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. However, no one in the field is better suited to the added length at Caves Valley and the open landing areas will free him up off the tee.

1. Jon Rahm (+600)

The No. 1 player in the Golfweek rankings and OWGR is once again a heavy better favorite as the only player in the 70-man field with odds lower than +1500. Last week’s “slip” with a closing round of 69 could help keep his popularity down in fantasy lineups.

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2021 Wyndham Championship Fantasy Golf Power Rankings

Fantasy golf power rankings for the 2021 Wyndham Championship, with PGA Tour picks and predictions for the winner and best values.

The 2020-21 PGA Tour regular season comes to an end with this week’s Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. A top-heavy field is in attendance ahead of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Below, we look at the fantasy golf power rankings for the 2021 Wyndham Championship, with PGA Tour picks and predictions.

The top 125 golfers in the season-long point standings after this week will advance to The Northern Trust at Liberty National Golf Club. The three-week playoff stretch will end with the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club from Sept. 2-5. Field size will condense each week based on the updated FedEx Cup standings.

Louis Oosthuizen was the top-ranked golfer in this week’s field by both the Golfweek/Sagarin world rankings (No. 2) and the FedEx Cup standings (No. 8) but withdrew Wednesday evening due to a neck injury. Rickie FowlerTommy FleetwoodJustin Rose and Francesco Molinari are among the biggest names in need of a strong showing this week to join him in the playoff picture.

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2021 Wyndham Championship: Fantasy Golf Top 20

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20. Brendon Todd (+6000)

On the playoff bubble at No. 110 in the season-long point standings, so he needs an adequate showing this week. Leads the PGA Tour in driving accuracy percentage for the season and averaged 0.55 Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee per round despite missing the cut last year.

19. Kevin Kisner (+4000)

Has averaged 1.26 strokes gained on the field per round over 24 career rounds at Sedgefield CC, including a T-3 finish in 2020. Had recent back-to-back top-10 finishes against comparable fields at the Rocket Mortgage Classic and Travelers Championship.

18. Mackenzie Hughes (+6000)

Made the cut in each of his last four events prior to a 50th-place finish at the Olympic Golf Competition. Tied for 22nd in this event in 2019 with a strong approach game and good play on the greens.

17. Justin Rose (+6000)

The former World No. 1 had a disappointing T-54 finish in the condensed field last week at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and enters the regular-season finale 138th in the FEC standings and in need of a big jump. He stepped up for top-10 finishes at the Masters and PGA Championship.

16. Si Woo Kim (+4000)

Blew up with a final round of 78 last week to finish last dead last. Started the back 9 at even par for the round until shooting a 13 on the par-3 11th and then birdied four of his final seven holes.

15. Kevin Streelman (+4000)

Forty-sixth on Tour in driving accuracy and finished in the top 20 in five of his last seven events. Has struggled with the short game this season but is averaging 1.01 total strokes gained per round on the field.

14. Charl Schwartzel (+4000)

Ten career rounds played at Sedgefield with an average of 1.59 strokes gained on the field per round. Has climbed to 76th in the Official World Golf Ranking from No. 206 at the end of 2020 and has two top-three finishes in his last six events.

13. Tommy Fleetwood (+4000)

Enters the week 136th in the FEC standings and needs a strong finish not only to reach the playoffs but to maintain full-time PGA Tour status for next year. Can make up for his wayward driver with strong iron play.

12. Robert MacIntyre (+4000)

Ineligible for the FEC playoffs while playing this event on a temporary Tour membership, but he can grab a 2021-22 Tour card with a quality finish. Has four top-10 finishes through 17 international events this year, including a T-8 at the British Open.

11. Rickie Fowler (+5000)

Made the cut in five of his last six events with a top finish of T-8 at the PGA Championship to get to No. 130 in the FEC standings. Tied for 22nd in his only appearance to date at Sedgefield in 2016.

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10. Matthew Wolff (+4000)

Has just one missed cut through five events since returning to more regular play at the US Open. He tied for 17th against the strong field last week in Memphis, Tennessee. Tied for 19th in his 2019 tournament debut with 1.40 SG: Approach per round.

9. Russell Henley (+3000)

Thirty-seventh in driving accuracy and leads this field with 0.93 SG: Approach per round. Had three straight top-20 finishes before a missed cut at the British Open.

8. Jason Kokrak (+2000)

The two-time winner this season enters the tournament 12th in the FEC standings. He has 25 rounds of experience at this venue with an average of 0.26 total strokes gained on the field per round.

7. Kevin Na (+3000)

Has averaged 1.40 strokes gained on the field over 14 career rounds at this venue. Most recently tied for fourth in 2017 with 1.71 SG: Tee-to-Green and 1.38 SG: Putting per round.

6. Hideki Matsuyama (+1300)

Up to 17th in the OWGR after last week’s playoff loss at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Missed the cut in his last appearance here in 2019 but has averaged 1.15 strokes gained per round over 18 career rounds at Sedgefield.

5. Brian Harman (+2000)

Forty-first in the OWGR but 12th in the Golfweek rankings with five top-10 finishes against two missed cuts this year. He’s 39th in driving accuracy for the season and tied for sixth in this event in 2019.

4. Sungjae Im (+3000)

Averaging a field-best 2.38 strokes gained per round over eight career rounds at Sedgefield CC. Finished in the top 10 each of the last two years.

3. Will Zalatoris (+2000)

Would rank 26th in the FEC standings if not for playing this season on a Special Temporary Membership. He’s 18th in the Golfweek rankings with five top-10 finishes against stronger fields than this and makes the playoffs with a win.

2. Louis Oosthuizen (+1500)

Has put together the most impressive 2020-21 season of anyone without a win with six top-10 finishes in 2021, including three in majors. Makes his debut at this event and course but enters without a flaw in his game.

1. Webb Simpson (+1000)

Leads this field with 46 career rounds played at Sedgefield and ranks second with 1.97 total strokes gained on the field per round. Tied for third last year and in 2017, and finished second in 2018 and 2019.

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2021 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Fantasy Golf Power Rankings

Fantasy golf power rankings for the 2021 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, with PGA Tour picks and predictions for the winner and best values.

The PGA Tour returns from its Summer Olympics break and brings a star-studded field back to TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee for the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Below, we look at the fantasy golf power rankings for the 2021 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, with PGA Tour picks and predictions.

Justin Thomas returns as the defending champion from last summer and Xander Schauffele comes to Memphis fresh off his gold medal win. They’re ranked No. 13 and No. 3, respectively, in the Golfweek/Sagarin world rankings. World No. 1 Jon Rahm is the most notable absence from the 66-man field.

An alternate field is at Tahoe Mountain Club in Truckee, California this week for the Barracuda Championship. This is the second-to-last week before the start of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

2021 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational: Fantasy Golf Top 20

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20. Will Zalatoris (+4900)

Remains one of the best on the PGA Tour in Strokes Gained: Approach with 0.88 per round for the 2020-21 season despite some recent struggles. He withdrew from the British Open due to injury but has had two weeks off to get back to form.

19. Harris English (+3900)

Followed up a win at the Travelers Championship with a T-46 result at the British Open. Has leaned perhaps a little too heavily on his putting this season, but he has averaged 0.93 total strokes gained on the field per round over 20 career rounds at TPC Southwind.

18. Webb Simpson (+3400)

Tied for 12th in this event last year following a runner-up finish in 2019. He was third in the field in SG: Putting per round in 2019.

17. Joaquin Niemann (+3900)

Tied for 10th while representing Chile at the Tokyo Olympics. His play around the greens could hold him back in Memphis, but his putting has bailed him out often this season.

16. Corey Conners (+3900)

Surprisingly struggled with his irons at this venue last year but still finished T-30 with 0.75 SG: Off-the-Tee per round. He’s averaging 0.74 SG: Approach this season and just needs to be average on and around the greens.

15. Viktor Hovland (+2400)

Debuted at TPC Southwind with a T-59 finish at plus-3 last year. He’s a year more experienced on the PGA Tour and up to No. 4 in the Golfweek rankings but it was his putting performance last year that’s a real cause for concern in his return.

14. Hideki Matsuyama (+2400)

The 2021 Masters champion is coming off a disappointing T-4 finish in his native Japan. He has averaged 1.03 strokes gained per round over eight rounds at this venue.

13. Patrick Cantlay (+2400)

Third on Tour this season with 1.97 total strokes gained on the field per round and is third among qualified golfers in SG: Around-the-Green per round.

12. Bryson DeChambeau (+2400)

Forced to withdraw from the Olympics due to a positive COVID-19 test. He has 14 career rounds at TPC Southwind but his short game has been his greatest weakness this season and will be put to the test at this venue.

11. Matt Fitzpatrick (+2400)

Tied for sixth here last year while sharing the field lead with 2.50 SG: Putting per round. He struggled on approach last year but has been much improved in that area this season. Leads this field with 2.78 strokes gained per round at TPC Southwind.

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10. Scottie Scheffler (+2400)

Has made five straight cuts internationally, including a T-8 at the British Open. Tied for 15th last year even amid a dreadful putting performance with 0.77 strokes lost per round on the greens.

9. Rory McIlroy (+1900)

Lost in the playoff for a T-4 finish in Tokyo last week. Tied for 47th in this event last year but for fourth in 2019 despite losing 0.66 strokes per round on approach.

8. Jordan Spieth (+1400)

Two runner-up finishes in his last four events, including the British Open. Hasn’t missed a cut since the Farmers Insurance Open in January, his only MC through 15 events this year.

7. Louis Oosthuizen (+1900)

No. 2 in the Golfweek rankings after securing a top-three finish in each of the final three majors of 2021. He added his third runner-up finish of the year at the 3M Open before the Olympic break.

6. Xander Schauffele (+1200)

The Olympic gold medalist tied for sixth in this event last year with a field-best 1.57 SG: Around-the-Green per round. Looking for his first professional win since the 2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions.

5. Justin Thomas (+1600)

The defending champ at TPC Southwind tied for 22nd at the Olympics following a lackluster T-40 showing in the British Open. He’s seventh among qualified golfers in SG: Approach this season with 0.44 SG: Around-the-Green as well.

4. Daniel Berger (+1900)

Part of a four-way tie for second in this event last year with 1.26 SG: Approach per round. He’s looking for his second win of the season with recent T-7 and T-8 finishes at the US Open and British Open, respectively. Won the St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind in 2016 and 2017.

3. Dustin Johnson (+1700)

Won the final St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind in 2018 for his second win at this venue before the tournament was elevated to WGC status. Missed the cut at the 3M Open following a strong T-8 showing at the British Open.

2. Brooks Koepka (+1100)

Fifth in this field with 2.17 strokes gained on the field per round at TPC Southwind, including a T-2 finish last year. Led last year’s field with 2.11 SG: Approach per round.

1. Collin Morikawa (+1100)

The British Open champ just missed out on a bronze medal last week. He returns to the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational off of a T-20 finish last year, but his PGA Tour-best 1.30 SG: Approach per round this season suggests he’s well-suited to the venue.

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