2012 PGA FedEx St. Jude Classic Odds To Win: McIlroy & Johnson Favored

2012 PGA FedEx St. Jude Classic Odds To Win: McIlroy & Johnson Favored

2012 PGA FedEx St. Jude Classic Odds To Win: McIlroy & Johnson Favored    
By Drew Sharper

MEMPHIS, TN (TheSpread) – The final PGA event prior to the U.S. Open is the 2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic, which begins on Thursday. Here is a look at the odds for this event.

According to oddsmakers, Rory McIlroy and Zach Johnson are the favorites to win this event, as each has 9/1 odds to win. Dustin Johnson is also among the favorites, as he has 18/1 odds to win this week.

McIlroy is second in the world rankings but is in a major funk. He has failed to make the cut in his last three tournaments. This is the worst stretch in quite some time for McIlroy. He did not play in this event last year.

Zach Johnson is 16th in the world rankings. He is coming off a win in his last event and has placed first or second in three of his last four tournaments. Johnson took 34th in this tournament last year and 12th in 2010.

Dustin Johnson is 20th in the world rankings. He has been injured most of this season but returns last week and placed 19th at The Memorial. Johnson has not played in this tournament in recent years.

The 2012 PGA FedEx St. Jude Classic takes place from TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee. and will begin on Thursday, June 7 and conclude on Sunday, June 10.

2012 PGA FedEx St. Jude Classic Odds to Win

Rory Mcilroy 9/1
Zach Johnson 9/1
Dustin Johnson 18/1
David Toms 25/1
Graeme McDowell 25/1
Brandt Snedeker 28/1
Robert Karlsson 28/1
Ryan Palmer 33/1
Brian Gay 35/1
Martin Laird 35/1
Charles Howell III 40/1
Padraig Harrington 40/1
Fredrik Jacobson 40/1
Spencer Levin 45/1
Robert Garrigus 50/1
Matt Every 50/1
Camilo Villegas 50/1
John Rollins 55/1
Ryo Ishikawa 55/1
Sean OHair 60/1
JB Holmes 60/1
Bryce Molder 60/1
Robert Allenby 60/1
Jeff Overton 60/1
Tim Clark 66/1
Henrik Stenson 66/1
DA Points 70/1
Brendon De Jonge 75/1
Greg Owen 80/1
Harrison Frazar 80/1
YE Yang 80/1
Kevin Stadler 80/1
Daniel Summerhays 80/1
Chris Kirk 80/1
Blake Adams 80/1
Bob Estes 80/1
Ken Duke 90/1
Seung-Yul Noh 90/1
Kyle Stanley 100/1
Heath Slocum 100/1
Jhonattan Vegas 100/1
Joe Durant 100/1
David Hearn 100/1
Chad Campbell 100/1
Roberto Castro 100/1
Jimmy Walker 100/1
Kyle Reifers 125/1
JJ Henry 125/1
Jason Bohn 125/1
Troy Matteson 125/1
Tim Herron 125/1
Dicky Pride 125/1
Davis Love III 125/1
Scott Stallings 125/1
Ryuji Imada 125/1
Boo Weekley 125/1
Nathan Green 125/1
Justin Leonard 140/1
Woody Austin 140/1
Patrick Reed 140/1
George Mcneill 140/1
Danny Lee 140/1
Jeff Maggert 150/1
Josh Teater 150/1
Rod Pampling 150/1
Kris Blanks 150/1
Steve Marino 150/1
Alex Cejka 150/1
Vaughn Taylor 150/1
John Mallinger 150/1
Stephen Ames 150/1
DJ Trahan 150/1
Lee Janzen 150/1
Tommy Gainey 150/1
Hunter Haas 175/1
Matt Jones 175/1
Nick Ohern 175/1
Scott Verplank 175/1
Shaun Micheel 175/1
Will Claxton 175/1
Bobby Gates 200/1
Erik Compton 200/1
John Daly 200/1
John Merrick 200/1
Duffy Waldorf 200/1
Sung Kang 200/1
Brian Harman 200/1
Mathew Goggin 200/1
William Mcgirt 200/1
Bill Lunde 200/1
Roland Thatcher 200/1
Billy Mayfair 200/1
Arjun Atwal 200/1
Kevin Kisner 225/1
Russell Knox 225/1
Will MacKenzie 225/1
Tim Petrovic 225/1
Shane Bertsch 225/1
Chris Couch 225/1
Garth Mulroy 250/1
Richard H Lee 250/1
Chris DiMarco 250/1
Scott Brown 250/1
Daniel Chopra 250/1
Todd Hamilton 250/1
Stephen Gangluff 250/1
Stuart Appleby 250/1
Derek Lamely 250/1
Kelly Kraft 250/1
Jason Kokrak 250/1
JJ Killeen 250/1
Tom Pernice Jr 250/1
Garrett Willis 250/1
Billy Horschel 250/1
Cameron Beckman 250/1
Miguel Angel Carballo 250/1
Steven Bowditch 275/1
Bart Bryant 275/1
Marc Turnesa 300/1
Marco Dawson 300/1
Mark Anderson 300/1
Martin Flores 300/1
Alexandre Rocha 300/1
Matt Bettencourt 300/1
Matt Mcquillan 300/1
Patrick Sheehan 300/1
Brendon Todd 300/1
David Duval 300/1
Steve Wheatcroft 300/1
Ted Purdy 300/1
Gary Christian 300/1
Gavin Coles 300/1
Jamie Lovemark 300/1
Joe Ogilvie 300/1
Steve Flesch 350/1
Audie Johnson 350/1
Troy Kelly 350/1
Ted Potter Jr 350/1
Charlie Beljan 400/1
Kyle Thompson 400/1
Edward Loar 400/1
Zack Miller 400/1
Hank Kuehne 400/1
Tommy Biershenk 400/1
Fran Quinn 400/1
Joey Snyder III 500/1
Billy Hurley III 500/1
Scott Dunlap 500/1
Jonathan Fly 600/1
Cody Proveaux 600/1
Neal Lancaster 750/1

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Re: 2012 PGA FedEx St. Jude Classic Odds To Win: McIlroy & Johnson Favored

PGA Betting Odds and Preview: FedEx St. Jude Classic
By Matt Fargo

This stop has been a mainstay on the PGA Tour schedule for years and after two years of limbo, the event is again strong with a big title sponsor.

TPC at Southwind has 10 water hazards making accuracy in the fairway and greens in regulation extremely important. Four years ago, Southwind played the toughest of all non-majors on the schedule but it was a lot easier in 2009, ranking 20th out of 51 courses in difficulty. In 2010, it ranked third out of the 14 par 70s on tour. Last year, it ranked as fourth hardest.

Because of the U.S. Open being played next week, a lot of players are taking the week.The field includes only two players ranked in the top 10 of the FedEx Cup Standings, Zach Johnson and Rory McIlroy. The only top 10 player in the OWGR is McIlroy. The field includes 13 winners of major championships including three-time winner Padraig Harrington as well as the two previous U.S. Open winners, McIlroy and Graeme McDowell.

David Toms (+2,000) is a two-time champion here, winning in 2003 and 2004. He has four top 10s since then including three top threes where he was the runner-up twice. He was starting to play better before his missed cut at The Players. He had two straight top 15s but a return to Southwind could ignite another deep run on the weekend.

Graeme McDowell (+2,500) is back in action on the PGA Tour after a missed cut at Sawgrass, his first MC in seven stroke play events. He has played fairly well with two top 10s, including a solo second at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He should be hungry as his last worldwide event was at the BMW PGA Championship where he missed the cut. His accuracy will be a big asset here.

Fredrik Jacobson (+3,000) hasn't made a lot of noise on the PGA Tour this year but he has been steady. He missed the cut at The Players but prior to that had four top 20s in seven medal-play events. He has made the cut the past five years at the St. Jude Classic and last year was in contention before a Sunday 75 put him in a tie for 32nd. He is a solid ball striker that fits this course very well.

Camilo Villegas (+4,000) has been playing very poorly but Memphis seems to turn him around. He has made the cut in all six of his starts here including two top eights the last two years. He tied for third last year which came after two MCs and a T30 while the year before, his best finish in his three previous starts was a T28.

For a longshot we look to Kevin Stadler (+6,000). He played very well at the Memorial last week with a T16 after a rough four-event stretch. Prior to that though he had three top 10s in four starts, so he can be streaky and could make a run in this weak field. His last two starts at Southwind resulted in a T56 and MC but his T12 in 2009 shows he can go low here.

Recommended Tournament Win Five Pack at FedEx St. Jude Classic (all for one unit):

David Toms (+2,000)

Graeme McDowell (+2,500)

Fredrik Jacobson (+3,000)

Camilo Villegas (+4,000)

Kevin Stadler (+6,000)

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