Which players will suffer an open championship hangover this week?
<div><h2 style="text-align:center">WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational</h2><p style="text-align:center"><strong>July 25-28</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>TPC Southwind</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Memphis</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Par 70, 7244 yards</strong></p><p>The St. Jude Classic has been held annually on the PGA Tour from 1958. The sponsors FedEx have taken over sponsorship of the WGC Invitational and relocated to this established event. They will continue the charitable relationship with St. Jude Children Research Hospital.</p><p>Forty seven of the World's Top fifty players have already committed to playing this week. Many of this weeks competitors are returning to Memphis after playing the event earlier in their career. The recent years have seen many of the World's higher ranked players miss the event from their schedule on the PGA tour so this year is a real bonus for Memphis golf fans.</p><p>The TPC Southwind course has been home for this championship since 1989. It has Bermuda Greens and rolling Zoysia fairways with water coming into play on over half the holes. In 2011 it was ranked 9th in difficulty on the PGA tour providing a very strong test for professional's.</p><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=160&a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&f=3"><img alt src="https://imstore.bet365affiliates.com/AffiliateCreativeBanners/Sports/General/Bet%20Builder/en-GB/UK/STD/970x250_2.jpeg" style="width:100%" /></a></h2><h2> </h2><h2>Predictions and Betting Tips</h2><p>Last year’s FedEx St. Jude Classic winner Dustin Johnson is the best place to start. Twice a winner at TPC Southwind he has been a regular competitor here in recent years. He has won a phenomenal six World Golf Championship (WGC) and looks a strong favourite.</p><p>In winning last year Dustin Johnson went into the final round tied with Andrew Putnam who himself has found consistent form. If the trans-Atlantic travel from his exploits in the Scottish and British Open does not affect him he could contend again this year.</p><p>In 2016 Brooks Koepka was runner up at TPC Southwind, which was his best attempt here in the last five seasons. That bit of course experience could prove an advantage over a high percentage of the field this week and we know what a solid effort last week’s Open was.</p><p>The player I like most this week at the prices available is 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed who is well used to travelling time zones in his busy week to week schedule. So far in 2019 he has been missing from the higher echelons of tournaments but there seems palpable improvement since the US Open at Pebble Beach. Looking back to 2013 we find him fifth at TPC Southwind and that’s enough encouragement for an each way wager.</p><p>Phil Mickelson has been a regular visitor to Memphis and twice a runner up, he also is a winner of two WGC events. He is in a spell of poor form and last week’s effort at the British Open will not have helped his confidence.</p><p>Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy makes his first visit to Memphis since 2012 when he was 7th and after the massive disappointment at last week’s Open Championship he will come under scrutiny. Throughout his career he has proved the ability to bounce back from setbacks but last week’s will have hurt his confidence.</p><p>Former world number one Justin Thomas play showed improvement at the British and Scottish Open’s. He will be keen to make up for lost time this season and could do so on this typical American track.</p><p>Henrik Stenson was also an interesting entrant in 2012 and could put that experience to good use this week. His tee to green form these last two weeks at the Scottish and British Open’s suggest a win is not far away.</p><p>J B Holmes was the surprise packet at last week’s Open Championship but he totally undermined his effort with a final round 87. Last season he was third here and warrants respect if he manages to pick himself up.</p><p>I referred back to 2017 in Memphis and three players showed up on my radar who finished joint 4th. Firstly Rafa Cabrera Bello the consistent Spaniard who is plying his trade successfully on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean these days. Then we have Chez Reavie who was impressive at the US Open at Pebble Beach and followed the week after winning at the Travellers Championship on a course that previously didn’t appear to suit. Thirdly Billy Horschel, an American who appears to reserve his best performances for the biggest prize pool events. We know that World Golf Championship’s are exactly that.</p><p>Justin Harding from South Africa threatened to have a good tournament at the British Open last week after a quiet period. This is a player who appears to thrive in contention and holds his form once he finds it. He is worth a small stakes interest in the Top Rest of the World market which looks weaker than normal.</p><p><strong>Recommended Bets:</strong></p><ul> <li>Andrew Putnam - each way @ 71.00 (70/1) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in the game with Paddy Power">Paddy Power</a></li> <li>Patrick Reed - each way @ 51.00 (50/1) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Well rated bookmaker">Unibet</a></li> <li>Justin Harding – Top Rest of the World - each way @ 23.00 (22/1) Paddy Power</li> <li>Billy Horschel - Top 10 @ 6.00 (5/1) Unibet</li></ul></div>