Power Picks: Five Players to Watch at the FedEx St. Jude Classic

Phil Mickelson is the 20th ranked golfer in the world and one of the big names in Memphis this week. File Photo AP

1. Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson led through Round 1 last week at the Memorial and eventually finished in 3rd place. A winner at this event in 2012, he is still seeking his first win of the season.

2. Phil Mickelson

Although Mickelson has had quite a whirlwind year, he will be looking to capitalize on his recent finishes at this event, T2, T11 and T3. (A note for Mickelson to keep for himself would be that no winner of the PGA TOUR event preceding the US Open has gone on to win the Open.)

3. Brooks Koepka

Koepka, coming off a playoff loss at the AT&T Byron Nelson, will look to continue his good play at the TPC Southwind, having finished T19 and T3 in his last two Memphis appearances.

4. Camillo Villegas

Villegas has been Mr. Consistent at the FedEx St Jude Classic, having only missed one cut in 10 tries, including three Top 10’s and seven Top 20’s. He’s still looking for his first Top 10 since winning the 2014 Wyndham Championship.

5. Wesley Bryan

Wesley Bryan (one half of the Trick Shot Artists Bryan Bros Golf) is making his PGA Tour debut this week. With two wins on the Web.com Tour this season, he leads the junior tour in earnings and is the only multiple winner this season.


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