WGC-FedEx St. Jude 2020 Schedule: How to Watch, Live Stream PGA Tour Event

Jon Rahm makes his first start since claiming the world No. 1 spot when the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational gets underway on Thursday at TPC Southwind in Memphis.

Two weeks ago, the 25-year-old replaced Rory McIlroy at the top of the world rankings after winning the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, to become only the second ever Spaniard to hold the No. 1 spot in the world rankings after the late Seve Ballesteros.

Earlier this week, Rahm explained his ascent to world No. 1 was the culmination of years of hard work since turning professional in 2016, hinting he relished the pressure that came with being the world's top-ranked golfer.

"Being No. 1 in the world is a great thing," he said.

"It's a consequence of playing good golf throughout the last four years, not only last week.... I played great golf the last four years, but I can keep playing that good or better to hopefully stay here for a long time."

The Spaniard heads a star-studded cast at TPC Southwind, which features nine of the world's top-10 ranked players in the world, including McIlroy and fellow former world No. 1 Brooks Koepka.

After finishing outside the top-10 once in 10 entries after missing the cut at The Open Championship last July, the Northern Irishman hasn't finished higher than 11th in the four events he's played since the PGA Tour resumed last month.

However, he boasts a phenomenal record in WGC events, finishing below 11th just once in his last 13 WGC starts, and has finished tied for fourth and tied for seventh in his last two visits to TPC Southwind.

Koepka, meanwhile, is the defending champion but arrives in Memphis on the back of two missed cuts in his last three starts and his best result since the restart is a seventh place finish at the RBC Heritage last month.

The four-time major winner is still struggling with a knee injury that has bothered him for almost 12 months. Koepka underwent stem cell treatment after the Tour Championship in August last year to address an issue to his left patellar tendon and missed three months at the end of last year to recover from surgery.

However, the procedure hasn't delivered the expected results and an MRI scan earlier this month showed there had been no significant improvement.

"The tear has to be worse to go under the knife, but we'll see how it goes," Koepka was quoted by ESPN on Wednesday.

"We'll see when my season ends and go get stem cell again, most likely, and figure it out from there.... "It's definitely been frustrating. It will test you mentally, but at the same time, I'm looking at it as a challenge and something where I know... it will turn around eventually. It's going to turn around."

World No. 3 Justin Thomas, meanwhile, arrives in Memphis looking to improve on his 15th place finish last week and to extend a run of form that has seen him finish in the top-20 in four events since the restart.

Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed and Phil Mickelson are also among the participants, along with Sergio Garcia, Xander Schauffele, Patrick Cantlay and last year's runner-up Webb Simpson.

Here's everything you need to know to keep up with the action.

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits a shot on the 12th hole during a practice round for the World Golf Championship-FedEX St. Jude Invitational at TPC Southwind on July 29 in Memphis, Tennessee. Andy Lyons/Getty

When is the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational?

The 22nd edition of the WGC Invitational runs from July 30 until August 2.

Where is the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational?

The 2020 installment of the tournament takes place at TPC Southwind in Memphis. In this week's setting, the par-70 course stretches over 7,238 yards.

The purse for this year's tournament is $10.25 million.

TV coverage

The tournament will be broadcast by Golf Channel and CBS, with the latter carrying the final two rounds.

Thursday, July 30 (All times ET)

  • 2 - 7 p.m.—Golf Channel

Friday, July 31

  • 2 - 7 p.m.—Golf Channel

Saturday, August 1

  • Noon - 2 p.m.—Golf Channel
  • 2 - 6 p.m.—CBS

Sunday, August 2

  • 1 - 3 p.m.—Golf Channel
  • 3 - 7 p.m.—CBS

Live stream

All four days of the tournament can be watched on PGA Tour Live, which will broadcast featured groups from 7 a.m. ET on Thursday and Friday and between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday and and 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Live stream of featured holes will be available on PGA Tour Live between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, while a live stream of the final two rounds will be available via CBS' digital platforms.

WGC-FedEx St.Jude odds

World No. 1 Jon Rahm is the man to beat this weekend. The Spaniard is an 8/1 favorite with DraftKings and a 10/1 favorite with both Bet MGM and Fan Duel, followed by Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy, who are 9/1 and 11/1 with DraftKings respectively.

Bryson DeChambeau is next in line at 14/1, ahead of Patrick Cantlay and Webb Simpson at 20/1 and 22/1 respectively.