66/167.00 Seamus Power has been R1 leader here before
50/151.00 J.T. Poston is starting fast and arrives in great form
66/167.00 Brendon Todd has course, current and R1 form
Weather forecast for Thursday
Rain in the build-up may soften the course for day one although trying to get too clever with tee-times could be overcomplicating matters.
There's a chance of a t-storm around midday which could disrupt timings and let's not forget that due to the 70-man field, tee times range only from 7.50am to 12.32pm.
Winds could drop a little at 3pm, coming down to 10mph from 15mph, while it's going to be hot one with temperatures possible eclipsing 100 degrees from midday onwards.
Seamus Power might be a slightly surprising name to see in the top 30 of the FedEx Cup standings given that he's not done much in recent months.
He made his mark early, enjoying a great run in October/November which included a win at the Bermuda Championship.
A loss of form and an injury have hampered him but after a tied 13th in the John Deere Classic on his last start on American soil, the Irishman could be ready to thrive here again.
The use of the word 'again' is deliberate as he was the first-round leader at TPC Southwind (St. Jude Classic) in the second of his three visits in 2018.
That was due to a 65, a score he also signed for on day two of his debut a year earlier.
Power was ninth after round one of the John Deere and 10th following the opening lap at Memorial three starts before that so let's take the 66/1 that he finds his rhythm early once more.
He tees off at 11.08am.
This will be the sixth week in a row for J.T. Poston and perhaps he could crash and burn at some point.
But seeing strong results will energize him and that's the case right now after a seventh place at the Wyndham Championship on Sunday.
That followed a second place in the 3M Open and top sixes in both the Scottish Open and John Deere Classic.
In the last two events he's certainly looked bright early on, opening with a 66 to sit ninth after 18 holes of the 3M Open and a 65 to lie fifth on the Thursday leaderboard at the Wyndham.
Last year, Poston set out with a 64 here to finish the first round in fourth place so there's plenty to like for a punt at 50s. He tees off at 8.14am.
Like Poston, Brendon Todd took a share of seventh place in last week's Wyndham Championship.
And, similar to his fellow American, he's shown form elsewhere, taking second place in last month's John Deere Classic.
Todd also brings plenty of good fast starts to the table. He's been fifth, eighth and ninth after round one in three of his last five tournaments and was third at halfway last week after opening 67-63.
At TPC Southwind, Todd has three top 20s in his six visits and on his penultimate start here he fired a first-round 64 to sit second.
Todd led after 36 and 54 holes in that 2020 event before sliding so he clearly gets on well with this track.
Back him from his 10.44am start at 66/1.