DFS PGA Playbook: St. Jude Classic
Drew Phelps explores every Fairway, reads every Green and uses his DFS Golf experience to put together a winning playbook for the FedEx St. Jude Classic.
TPC Southwind plays host each year to the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee. This beautiful 7,239 yard track is a Par 70 and considered a true test for the golfer. It challenges all parts of a player’s game. If you look over the course history, there isn’t a particular type of player that has dominated on this track. Even the most accurate players have had problems keeping it on the fairway which means rough proximity will be one of the key stats I’ll be targeting for my lineups. The course features water hazards on ten different holes, we want ball strikers who can gain strokes off the tee to keep the ball dry. TPC Southwind’s greens are very small and difficult to hit, so players who rank highly in approach proximity and green in regulation are at a premium.
This is actually a pretty decent field considering the fact that it's the week before the U.S. Open. It's pretty top heavy with Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka (defending U.S. Open champ) and Phil Mickelson. It's a rather large field as well with 156 players and the usual Top 70 plus ties making the cut.
When you are setting tournament lineups this weekend, do not fear going with the balanced approach. I know I have both top priced players listed this week but I feel like both guys are worth paying up for this week. If you go stars and scrubs or balanced, you really can't go wrong with the options available to you.
The best news of the weekend is that there does not seem to be any weather issues in Memphis besides being a little hot and humid. If you really want to read into this, you could target players going off on Thursday morning as they’ll get out before it heats up in the afternoon. The temps start in the high 70s on Thursday and get into the mid 90s by the end of the weekend.
This event does a lot to help the kids at St. Jude and their families. It is amazing to see the strength of these children each year. You have to know that every little bit helps and join me in donating to this great cause for these wonderful kids. You can do it by just called 1-800-822-6344, Monday - Friday, between 7am - 9pm Central Time.
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