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Brooks Koepka favored over Collin Morikawa at WGC-FedEx St. Jude

by Will Gray
Updated On: August 4, 2021, 10:53 am ET

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With the PGA Tour back in the U.S. and the race to the playoffs heating up, Brooks Koepka is the man to beat in the eyes of oddsmakers.

Koepka won the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in 2019, holding off Rory McIlroy and Webb Simpson for victory in the first year the tournament held a WGC distinction. He nearly backed it up last year, finishing T-2 behind Justin Thomas. This time around he'll tee off as the betting favorite at TPC Southwind according to PointsBet Sportsbook, with Koepka coming off three straight finishes of T-6 or better.

Next on the list is Open champ Collin Morikawa (+1200), who nearly won a bronze medal in his first start since winning his second major title at Royal St. George's. Xander Schauffele, who won a gold medal last week in Tokyo, is listed at +1400 alongside Jordan Spieth, while the defending champ is next at +1600 as Thomas joined Morikawa, Schauffele and Patrick Reed in making the trek from Japan to Memphis.

This week marks the fourth and final WGC event of the 2020-21 season, with 66 players in the field and no 36-hole cut in play. Here's a look at the full-field odds, with the first playoff event now just two weeks away:

To win WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational (odds via PointsBet)

+1100: Brooks Koepka

+1200: Collin Morikawa

+1400: Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth

+1600: Justin Thomas

+1800: Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy

+2000: Daniel Berger

+2200: Louis Oosthuizen

+2500: Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay, Viktor Hovland

+2800: Hideki Matsuyama, Paul Casey, Scottie Scheffler

+3000: Matthew Fitzpatrick, Webb Simpson

+3300: Abraham Ancer, Patrick Reed

+4000: Cameron Smith, Harris English, Joaquin Niemann, Shane Lowry, Tony Finau

+5000: Corey Conners, Jason Kokrak, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia, Tyrrell Hatton, Will Zalatoris

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+6000: Adam Scott, Brian Harman, Sungjae Im, Justin Rose, Sam Burns

+7000: Billy Horschel, Marc Leishman

+8000: Cameron Champ, Phil Mickelson

+9000: Ryan Palmer

+10000: Ian Poulter, Cam Davis, Kevin Kisner, Kevin Na, Lee Westwood, Matthew Wolff, Robert MacIntyre

+12500: Stewart Cink, Carlos Ortiz, Max Homa, Si Woo Kim

+15000: Garrick Higgo, Lucas Glover, Lucas Herbert, Matt Jones, Min Woo Lee

+20000: K.H. Lee

+25000: Aaron Rai, Martin Laird, Victor Perez

+30000: Wade Ormsby

+35000: Jim Herman, Robert Streb, Ryosuke Kinoshita, Wilco Nienaber

+50000: Brad Kennedy

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Will Gray

Will Gray is the Manager of College Sports & Golf Content for NBC Sports EDGE. He has covered the PGA Tour since 2013 and regularly contributes golf betting insight and analysis across multiple digital platforms. Gray has been with NBC Sports since 2007 and recently served as a writer, video analyst and podcast host for Golf Channel. You can follow him on Twitter @WillGrayGC