FedEx St. Jude Championship: What to know for 1st TOUR playoff event

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Following the conclusion of the Wyndham Championship, the PGA TOUR has officially entered the playoffs portion of the 2021-22 season, starting with the FedEx St. Jude Championship in Memphis.

Qualified players among the top 125 on the FedEx Cup standings will compete for 2,000 FedEx Cup points, a share of the $15-million purse, and a spot in the top 70 to qualify for the next playoff tournament.

When: Aug. 11-14
Where: Memphis, Tennessee

How to watch

DATE TIME (ET) CHANNEL
Thursday 3-7 p.m. Golf Channel
Friday 3-7 p.m. Golf Channel
Saturday 1-3 p.m. Golf Channel
3-6 p.m. NBC
Sunday 12-2 p.m. Golf Channel
2-6 p.m. NBC 

Last year's result

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At The Northern Trust, last season's first round of the playoffs, Tony Finau outlasted Cameron Smith in an extra hole. Finau shot a final-round 6-under 65 to finish the tournament at 20-under. Smith shot an 11-under 60 in the third round and held the co-lead with Jon Rahm heading into the final round.

In the playoff, the Australian hit an out-of-bounds tee shot and was unable to make par on the hole, giving Finau the win.

The victory was the second of Finau's career. The 32-year-old has since doubled his number of wins with back-to-back victories in late July this year.

Recent winners

2021: Tony Finau (-20) in a playoff over Cameron Smith
2020: Dustin Johnson (-30) over Harris English
2019: Patrick Reed (-16) over Abraham Ancer
2018: Bryson DeChambeau (-18) over Tony Finau
2017: Dustin Johnson (-13) in a playoff over Jordan Spieth
2016: Patrick Reed (-9) over Emiliano Grillo, Sean O'Hair
2015: Jason Day (-19) over Henrik Stenson
2014: Hunter Mahan (-14) over Stuart Appleby, Jason Day, Cameron Tringale
2013: Adam Scott (-11) over 4 players

The field

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As one of three playoff events on the PGA TOUR, the FedEx St. Jude Championship has one of the season's strongest fields, which includes all of the top 10 players in the world.

The top 125 players on the FedEx Cup standings qualified for the tournament following the conclusion of last week's Wyndham Championship. Joohyung Kim, who won the final event, officially became a full-time TOUR member to secure his place. Rickie Fowler grabbed the final spot, finishing the season at No. 125.

Tommy Fleetwood, Lanto Griffin, Daniel Berger, and Nate Lashley are the only qualified players who won't be in the field this week.

Featured/marquee groups (all times ET)

Group: Viktor Hovland, Joaquin Niemann, J.T. Poston
Thursday - 8:48 a.m. (No. 10 tee)
Friday - 1:33 p.m.

Group: Max Homa, Matt Fitzpatrick, Jordan Spieth
Thursday - 8:59 a.m. (No. 10 tee)
Friday - 1:44 p.m.

Group: Tony Finau, Justin Thomas, Cameron Young
Thursday - 9:10 a.m. (No. 10 tee)
Friday - 1:55 p.m.

Group: Scottie Scheffler, Cameron Smith, Sam Burns
Thursday - 9:21 a.m. (No. 10 tee)
Friday - 2:06 p.m.

Group: Collin Morikawa, Davis Riley, Seamus Power
Thursday - 1:33 p.m. (No. 1 tee)
Friday - 8:48 a.m.

Group: Jon Rahm, Tom Hoge, Billy Horschel
Thursday - 1:44 p.m. (No. 1 tee)
Friday - 8:59 a.m.

Group: Sungjae Im, Hideki Matsuyama, Will Zalatoris
Thursday - 1:55 p.m. (No. 1 tee)
Friday - 9:10 a.m.

Group: Xander Schauffele, Patrick Cantlay, Rory McIlroy
Thursday - 2:06 p.m. (No. 1 tee)
Friday - 9:21 a.m.

The course

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The FedEx St. Jude Championship is set to be played at TPC Southwind, a 7,243-yard, par-70 course. It was designed by Ron Prichard and established in 1988. Hubert Green and Fuzzy Zoeller were player consultants.

The course previously hosted the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.

Betting corner

Rory McIlroy +1100
Scottie Scheffler +1400
Cameron Smith +1600
Justin Thomas +1800
Patrick Cantlay +1800
Xander Schauffele +1800
Jon Rahm +2000
Matt Fitzpatrick +2200
Tony Finau +2200
Will Zalatoris +2200
Sam Burns +2800
Cameron Young +3000
Jordan Spieth +3000
Collin Morikawa +3300
Sungjae Im +3300
Shane Lowry +3500
Viktor Hovland +3500

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