WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational 2019 Odds: Who Is Favorite to Win at TPC Southwind This Weekend?

Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy head into the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational as the joint-favorites.

According to Oddschecker, the trio are 10/1 to win the tournament, which begins at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee, on Thursday.

Koepka, the current world number one, finished tied for fourth at the Open Championship at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland last week. The Floridian finished nine shots behind winner Shane Lowry at 6-under par and failed to climb up the leaderboard in the final round, where four bogeys in the first four holes put paid to his chances.

Johnson, the man below him in the world rankings, didn't fare as well at Portrush, finishing tied for 51st, but arrives at TPC Southwind as the defending champion after winning last year.

McIlroy, meanwhile, endured a nightmare return to his home country, missing the cut at the Open for the first time since 2013. The four-time major winner quadruple-bogeyed the first hole at Royal Portrush and finished the first round at 8-over. The Northern Irishman shot a spirited 6-under in the second round but missed the cut by one shot.

Dustin Johnson, The Open
Dustin Johnson of the United States plays a shot on the third hole during the third round of the 148th Open Championship held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 20 in Portrush, United Kingdom. Kevin C. Cox/Getty

Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas are the next favorites at 12/1 and 14/1, respectively.

The Spaniard finished tied for 11th at Portrush and will be looking for a second win this month, after claiming the Irish Open earlier in July. Thomas also finished tied for 11th last week and, like Johnson, heads to Memphis with a legitimate claim to be the defending champion.

The 26-year-old won the WGC Invitational in 2018, which was then sponsored by Bridgestone, and was held in Akron, Ohio. The PGA's decision to merge the WGC Invitational with the FedEx St. Jude Classic, has led to a certain degree of confusion.

Patrick Cantlay is a 20/1 shot, followed by Tommy Fleetwood and Justin Rose at 22/1.

Cantlay was billed as a potential dark horse ahead of the Open but left Portrush disappointed after finishing tied for 41st. At the same time, the 27-year-old deserves to be considered as he won the Memorial Tournament last month, after finishing tied for ninth at the Masters and tied for third at the PGA Championship.

Fleetwood, meanwhile, was a runner-up at the Open and will be looking for a first ever win on the PGA Tour in Memphis. Rose finished tied for third at the U.S. Open last month and followed it up with a tie for 20th place finish last week. Historically, the Englishman has fared well at WGC events, finishing fifth, fourth and third when the WGC Invitational was held in Akron, Ohio.

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