WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational predictions, contingency 2019: Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy picks from PGA insider

Sixty-four players from 15 countries, including 46 of a world’s tip 50 players, have descended on Memphis this week for a prestigious 2019 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. The $10.25 million contest starts Thursday from a tougher-than-average march in TPC Southwind. It’s a first-ever World Golf Championships eventuality in Memphis. Despite his unsatisfactory opening during a British Open, Rory McIlroy enters as a 9-1 favorite in a latest 2019 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational odds, followed by Dustin Johnson (10-1), Brooks Koepka (11-1), Jon Rahm (11-1), Justin Rose (14-1) and Justin Thomas (14-1). Before we make any 2019 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational picks or PGA predictions, you’ll wish to see what mythological golf consultant Sal Johnson has to say.

A media fable and unqualified golf insider, Johnson is impassioned this year. He featured Tiger Woods in his best bets for a Masters, and Woods walked divided with his fifth immature jacket. Then, Johnson promoted Brooks Koepka in his PGA Championship best bets, and Koepka done a hoax of that major, building a seven-shot lead entering a weekend and cruising to victory.

Last month during a Travelers Championship, Johnson promoted 50-1 prolonged shot Chez Reavie as a intensity winner, citing Reavie’s movement following his third-place U.S. Open finish and observant how his diversion (second in fairway accuracy, eighth in vicinity to hole) matched TPC River Highlands perfectly. The result: Reavie cruised to a four-stroke victory, finishing 17-under for his initial PGA pretension in 11 years. 

And Johnson knows TPC Southwind like a behind of his hand. In 2017, Johnson promoted Daniel Berger as a intensity back-to-back leader of a FedEx St. Jude Classic during TPC Southwind, writing: “He showed final year a march was good for him. He can do it again and win.” Berger soon shot 10-under to win a tourney for a second true year. Last year, Sal Johnson called Dustin Johnson “a volcano prepared to explode.” The result? Dustin Johnson pennyless out for a six-stroke win, capping his delight with a 170-yard eagle on a final hole. Anyone who has followed Sal Johnson has reaped outrageous rewards.

Now, Johnson — a initial writer of “Inside a PGA Tour,” a longtime ABC Sports golf writer and a owner of a world’s biggest golf stats database — has released his rarely assured 2019 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational picks. He done those picks, that he’s pity during SportsLine, formed on his divulgence relapse of TPC Southwind.

“TPC Southwind has been a unrelenting test,” Johnson told SportsLine, observant it was a 11th-toughest march on a PGA Tour final year. In fact, TPC Southwind has ranked among a Top-15 toughest courses 8 true years. “Last year, usually 59.3 percent of a greens were strike as it ranked fifth-toughest in that category. In 2017, 55.68 percent of a greens were strike as it ranked sixth-hardest,” he continued. “Over a final 8 years, it’s never been easier than ninth. So we can see because some-more and some-more players will find it challenging.”

We can tell we Johnson wants no partial of Dustin Johnson this week even yet he’s won twice during TPC Southwind, including final year. In fact, Dustin Johnson doesn’t even moment his Top 10.

“His putting has totally torpedoed him this year,” Sal Johnson told SportsLine. “He’s 185th in creation putts from 4 to 8 feet.”

Johnson has a clever review on Koepka, who tied for fourth during final week’s British Open. Amazingly, that was Koepka’s fourth Top-4 finish in a vital this year. If he wins a WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, Koepka would all though bind Player of a Year honors. While there’s no cut this weekend with usually 64 golfers participating, Koepka has never missed a cut in 5 events during TPC Southwind, and he’s also finished in a Top 3 twice.

Johnson also has sealed in a predestine of McIlroy, who has not played TPC Southwind given 2012. That year, he tied for seventh. For McIlroy — who ranks initial in strokes gained tee to immature and is tied for third in birdie normal — a biggest plea will be psychological, according to Johnson. “He’s desperately looking for emancipation after what happened during Portrush.”

Strikingly, Johnson is high on a gigantic prolonged shot aloft than 60-1 who’s finished in a Top 10 in 4 of his final 5 tournaments during TPC Southwind. This darkhorse is a disreputable good dabble no one is betting on, though Johnson believes in him. Anyone who backs this loser could strike it big.

Who wins a 2019 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational? Where do Koepka and McIlroy finish? And that large prolonged shot stuns a golf world? Check out a latest 2019 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational contingency below, afterwards visit SportsLine to see Sal Johnson’s full leaderboard and picks, all from a unqualified golf insider who knows TPC Southwind inside and out.

Rory McIlroy 9-1
Dustin Johnson 10-1
Brooks Koepka 11-1
Jon Rahm 11-1
Justin Rose 14-1
Justin Thomas 14-1
Patrick Cantlay 16-1
Tommy Fleetwood 20-1
Hideki Matsuyama 20-1
Xander Schauffele 22-1
Paul Casey 25-1
Webb Simpson 25-1
Jason Day 28-1
Byson DeChambeau 28-1
Henrik Stenson 28-1
Tony Finau 33-1
Adam Scott 33-1
Jordan Spieth 33-1
Tyrrell Hatton 40-1
Gary Woodland 40-1
Rafa Cabrera-Bello 50-1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 50-1
Louis Oosthuizen 50-1
Chez Reavie 50-1
Patrick Reed 50-1

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