Weekly Preview: WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

Weekly Preview: WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

TPC Southwind
Memphis, TN

The PGA Tour heads south as the final run-up to the FedExCup Playoffs gets underway. 

The actual hunt for playoff spots will primarily take place at the alternate-event Barracuda Championship, as most eligible players teeing it up in Tennessee are already safely in the postseason. However, the final WGC event of the season will go a long way toward determining who plays in the TOUR Championship in just over a month. That's a huge deal, as with only 30 players qualifying for that event, everyone is guaranteed a nice payout and a shot at the mega millions that come with winning the FedEx Cup.

As for the matter at hand, this will be the third year this tournament is held at TPC Southwind, which means we will have some course history to fall back on. An unknown variable will be how those that played in the Olympics will respond to all the recent travel, and in addition, we have a lot of guys who haven't played since the Open Championship. 

It's going to be an interesting week, and how you approach those that played in Japan and those who have taken an extended break will determine your success in your leagues this week. My advice is to go all-in on your gut. If you think the travel is too much for those that played last week, stick to that and avoid anyone who took a shot at gold. If you think that

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Greg Vara
Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the FSWA Golf Writer of the Year in 2005 and 2013. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.
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