Brooks Koepka Is The Betting Favorite Heading Into FedEx St. Jude Invitational

Posted on August 4, 2021

The World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational takes place at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee this week from Aug. 4-8.

Golfers tee off for the first round on this par 70 course Thursday, and sportsbooks favor Brooks Koepka to celebrate his second PGA Tour victory of the season.

Fed Ex St. Jude Invitational betting odds

Last year, 28 year-old Justin Thomas outscored Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson in the final round to clinch a TPC Southwind victory.

This year, Thomas will be lucky to walk away with a top-five finish according to DraftKings Tennessee, which recently became the official betting operator of this event.

Instead, sportsbooks have their eyes on Brooks Koepka.

The No. 6-ranked American golfer has finished in the top six in six of his previous 10 events. Moreover, he won on this course back in 2019. Koepka leads the pack with +1200 odds of winning the tournament.

Xander Schauffele is coming off a gold medal win at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics last week. Sportsbooks give him the second-best chance of winning the invitational at +1400 odds.

Collin Morikawa looks to add another victory to his accomplished year, having already won The Open Championship and the WGC-Workday Championship. Morikawa also sits at +1400 odds.

Ways to wager on the St. Jude Invitational

Much like any other PGA Tour event, options for wagering on this tournament vary by sportsbook.

DraftKings, BetMGM, and FanDuel offer the widest variety of options for betting on golf in Tennessee.

Prop betting options include wagers on which golfer will have a bogey-free round or which one will score a hole-in-one.

Nationality props allow bettors to select the nationality of the winning golfer.

One of the most popular wagering options available is matchup betting, which allows bettors to wager on the best golfer from a selection of anywhere from two to six players.

Round wagering is another popular option, allowing bettors to bet on the outcome of a particular round rather than on the overall tournament.

For those attending the event, sports betting will be present around the greens.

DraftKings House hospitality lounge debuts

DraftKings is rolling out all the stops now that it is the event’s official betting operator. As part of the new collaboration, TPC Southwind will feature an on-site hospitality suite beside the 18th green called DraftKings House.

Anyone with a ticket to the tournament is permitted access to the suite. DraftKings House features a restaurant, outdoor patio, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

In addition to this, fans can enjoy live sports on a variety of flat-screen TVs.

Fans 21 and older can enjoy the tournament and wager on the event while using their own mobile devices.

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As a college athlete, Alec Cunningham played Division II golf at Tusculum University. She graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Professional Writing. She then returned to her love of written word in 2000 after working in the music industry as a concert promoter, tour manager and artist developer. As a journalist, she's covered a variety of topics and currently specializes in Tennessee online sports betting and Virginia casino news. She served as a panelist at this year's All American Sports Betting Summit, discussing the ever-evolving role of women in the gambling industry.

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