FedEx St Jude Classic 2018: Key stats for this week's event in Tennessee

Brooks Koepka: Has twice stood on the podium at TPC Southwind
Brooks Koepka: Has looked impressive since returning to competitive action following a wrist injury
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Andy Swales provides course and current form stats for the FedEx St Jude Classic, as Betfair continues its build up towards the second major of the season ...

"Regarding course stats, it does not appear that Driving Accuracy is of critical importance at Southwind."

The players of the PGA Tour face a couple of long journeys in early June, as they travel hundreds of miles to compete in this week's FedEx St Jude Classic, followed by the US Open.

First, there is a trip of around 600 miles south-west from Columbus, Ohio to Memphis, Tennessee for the St Jude event, before the circus travels 1,150 miles north-east for the national Open on Long Island, New York.

And when you take into account the Tour previously headed from Fort Worth in Texas, to stage last week's Memorial Tournament, you can clearly understand the tiring zig-zag nature of top tier professional golf at this time of year in the States.

Even by American standards these are long journeys and, largely because of the forthcoming US Open, this week's St Jude Classic is the tournament which has unfortunately taken a hit when it comes to quality of field.

Following a string of prestigious events in both the US and Europe, the collective gathering at TPC Southwind in south-west Tennessee is not nearly as strong as those in recent weeks.

However, it is not all doom and gloom. From next year, TPC Southwind will become a venue for one of the sport's WGC tournaments, replacing the one currently held at Firestone in Ohio.

Although not yet confirmed, the tournament is expected to be staged either late July or early August - probably the latter.

Headliners

And regarding this week's field, there is still a sprinkling of star dust in the shape of Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson.

Dustin is a former winner of the St Jude Classic, while Koepka has looked sharp since returning to action following a long-term wrist injury.

The 28-year-old from Florida will defend his US Open title next week at Shinnecock Hills and, in his third comeback event at Forth Worth, finished second.

World No 9 Koepka has twice stood on the podium at TPC Southwind.

Mickelson, meanwhile, must also be taken seriously this week, thanks to three podium finishes from his last five starts at the course.

Defending Champion

However, no one can claim to have a better Southwind record than defending champion Daniel Berger - two victories from just two attempts.

Billy Horschel's last four visits have all yielded top 10s, while Peter Uihlein is on a strong current run of form.

Regarding course stats, it does not appear that Driving Accuracy is of critical importance at Southwind.

Seven of the top-10 from this category in 2018 failed to finish inside the top 30, with just one making it into the leading half-a-dozen after 72 holes.

Champion Berger tied-36th, after finding just 55.36% of fairways, while joint runners-up Charl Schwartzel and Whee Kim both hit 51.79% and were outside the top-50 for Driving Accuracy.

Course Info

As for this week's venue, TPC Southwind opened for business 30 years ago, after two-time major winners Hubert Green and Fuzzy Zoeller combined with architect Ron Prichard to build a gently undulating tree-lined course on what was previously a dairy farm.

And it has been part of the PGA Tour schedule since 1989. Although the layout remains virtually untouched, the greens were renovated ahead of the 2005 instalment when the Bentgrass putting surfaces were switched to Bermuda.

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W22 W21 W20 W19 W18 W17 W16 W15 W14 W13 W12 W11
Dustin Johnson 8 17 16 10 59
Brooks Koepka 2 11 42 MC
Henrik Stenson 13 23 19 5 6 4
Phil Mickelson 13 MC 5 36 24 17
Tony Finau 13 57 21 6 10 24 17
Daniel Berger 57 55 MC 32 18 59
Charl Schwartzel MC 2 9 3 MC MC 36 MC
Kevin Chappell MC MC 30 MC MC 36 7
Luke List 37 MC 9 MC 3 24 59 7
Chez Reavie MC 30 22 53 MC 29
Charles Howell 65 9 17 21 55 18 9 14
Peter Uihlein 5 21 5 MC MC MC 17 66
Patton Kizzire MC* 64 MC MC MC MC 36 MC
Adam Scott 35 52 9 11 MC* MC 32 41
Keegan Bradley 23 7 MC* MC 45 43 36 26
James Hahn MC MC MC MC MC 32 36 58
Billy Horschel MC 21 37 1 11 5 MC 54
Shane Lowry 52 15 46 34 28 14 MC
Byeong Hun An 2 15 30 63 MC 7 52 14
Beau Hossler 44 64 32 46 34 51 16 2 66
Brandt Snedeker 42 MC MC MC 15 23 MC* MC
Ollie Schniederjans 65 74 MC* 34 36 42 41
Jamie Lovemark 37 17 MC 10 30 24 41
Lucas Glover 52 MC* MC 22 32 32 49
Austin Cook MC MC 46 34 30 50 MC 36
Grayson Murray 73 MC Wd 30 59 16 MC 14 14
Wesley Bryan 52 71 MC MC MC 42 MC
Ryan Palmer MC MC 23 MC MC 76 MC
Brice Garnett 62 MC 41 75 4 MC* 42 MC 1
JB Holmes 13 42 MC 42 MC MC 32 41
Russell Knox 44 20 16 MC 7 MC 40 MC 73
Sung Kang 57 MC 42 MC MC 36 MC MC Wd 58
Chris Kirk 52 11 46 MC 8 55 MC 13
JJ Spaun MC MC 3 MC MC 26 MC
Bud Cauley MC MC 67 MC 23 18 14
Danny Lee MC 14 7 MC MC 51 55 64 MC
Steve Stricker 32 23 MC MC
Keith Mitchell MC 3 MC* 34 MC 26 55 6 2
Brian Gay 44 12 MC* MC MC 70 22
Patrick Rodgers 8 MC 53 MC 34 MC MC 22 7
Scott Stallings MC MC MC MC 55 MC* MC
Kevin Tway 65 5 9 46 MC MC 36 67 32 28 58
Scott Brown MC MC 23 MC 15 MC MC MC* MC
Harold Varner MC 7 55 MC MC MC MC 45
William McGirt MC 32 MC MC MC 70 MC 26
Scott Piercy MC 32 MC 1 MC 16 24 60 MC
Stewart Cink MC 58 MC 72 MC 42 58
Kelly Kraft 35 MC MC MC MC MC MC MC* 3
CT Pan 20 32 46 MC* MC MC 23 MC 41
Trey Mullinax MC 58 MC MC 31 2 22
Sam Saunders MC MC 9 MC MC 72 MC
Tom Hoge 13 42 MC* MC* 10 MC 55 60 26
Abraham Ancer 57 52 42 MC MC 58 8 13
Harris English 20 MC MC MC 36 32 MC 5 22
John Huh 44 42 MC MC 36 MC 23 32 26
Talor Gooch MC MC 13 MC MC MC 26
Mackenzie Hughes MC 42 57 59 MC MC MC MC 54
Stephan Jaeger MC MC 1 MC MC MC MC 54
Ben Silverman 11 MC MC MC 45 MC*
David Lingmerth 29 MC MC MC MC 51 74 28 64
Brandon Harkins MC 66 67 63 MC MC* MC 60 36
Padraig Harrington 36 MC MC 28 MC* MC
Vaughn Taylor 20 59 MC 42 16 MC
Ben Martin 32 MC MC MC 45 55 MC
Robert Streb MC* 52 53 MC 42 MC MC MC MC
Brian Stuard 70 32 42 MC 28 36 67 MC 36
Nick Taylor MC 32 MC* MC MC MC MC MC
Robert Garrigus Wd 21 MC MC MC MC 18 MC
Aaron Baddeley MC MC MC MC 16 55 74
Martin Piller MC 77 21 MC MC 24 MC
Sam Ryder 42 MC MC 36 MC 5 MC
Andrew Putnam 20 42 MC* 15 8 32 5
Dominic Bozzelli 59 MC MC MC 40 MC*
Nicholas Lindheim 32 32 MC 25 36 14
Tyrone Van Aswegen 14 MC 66 MC* 19 MC 23 32 72
Derek Fathauer 42 16 MC MC MC MC MC MC
Matt Jones 13 19 MC 52 28
Michael Thompson 32 59 MC 42 68 42 14
Tom Lovelady 58 70 34 MC MC 68 5
Rob Oppenheim MC 57 MC 15 MC 32 35
Richy Werenski 74 MC 23 MC 25 11 MC MC* 45
Ryan Blaum MC 6 MC* MC* MC MC MC
Ben Crane 8 53 31 11 43 45
Chad Campbell 42 MC MC 19 MC MC 64
Nate Lashley Wd 32 MC 15 MC 18 28
Lanto Griffin 2 MC MC MC 58 MC 28
JT Poston 20 26 MC MC 30 67 19
Daniel Summerhays MC MC 8 6 58 MC
Martin Flores MC 26 MC 59 MC MC MC MC 13
Corey Conners 8 53 42 MC 26 MC MC 13
Jonathan Byrd MC 42 MC 15 MC 50 MC* 54
Seamus Power Dq MC 27 10 MC 60 5
Adam Schenk MC 59 MC 7 58 60 35
Xin Jun Zhang MC MC 70 MC MC MC 5
Johnson Wagner 32 13 MC 20 52 70
Jonathan Randolph MC 70 31 MC MC
Shawn Stefani 66 26 42 MC MC 24 13
Retief Goosen MC 19 20 MC 35
Troy Merritt 53 42 10 36 43 35
Joel Dahmen 20 16 16 25 MC* MC* 13
Eric Axley 59 58 42 MC MC 1 15 54
Cody Gribble MC 32 30 34 MC MC MC MC
Smylie Kaufman MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Bronson Burgoon 16 MC MC 24 MC
DA Points MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Cameron Tringale MC 27 MC MC MC MC
Tyler Duncan 71 26 MC* 7 MC 52 MC MC
Joaquin Niemann 6 8 MC MC 6 MC
David Hearn MC MC 10 16 MC 50
Denny McCarthy 42 MC 25 20 43 4
Conrad Shindler 32 MC 9 MC MC
Blayne Barber MC MC 67 MC MC MC
Michael Kim MC MC 15 MC 77 MC 43
Billy Hurley MC MC* MC MC MC MC
Ricky Barnes MC Dq MC 51 60
Kyle Thompson 27 MC 62 MC MC MC 59 MC
JJ Henry MC MC 67 MC* 10 MC 16 MC 65
Zac Blair 67 42 38 MC 36 39 MC
Ethan Tracy MC 13 38 5 72 75 54
Matt Atkins 66 MC MC 68 MC 22
Greg Chalmers MC 21 10 MC MC 70 MC
Andrew Yun MC 22 64 MC MC*
Marty Dou Ze Cheng MC MC MC 51 MC
Cameron Percy 6 Wd 70 10 MC 22 54
Roberto Diaz 20 66 MC MC MC 32 MC
Matt Every MC MC MC MC 55 8 35 MC
KJ Choi MC MC 35 MC 45 55 MC 5
Rick Lamb 20 26 MC 60 MC MC 52 48
Hunter Mahan MC 45 43 35 MC
Fabian Gomez MC 32 MC* MC MC 50 MC* 22
Peter Malnati 59 34 MC 64 67 MC
Steve Marino MC MC Wd 68 MC 39 8
John Peterson 42 34 MC
Tim Herron 11 MC 76 MC
Casey Wittenberg 55 MC MC MC
Steve Wheatcroft MC 53 MC MC 28
Stuart Appleby MC MC MC MC MC MC MC* MC
Brett Stegmaier MC MC MC 43 60
Dicky Pride MC MC 27 42 10 MC 35
Will MacKenzie MC
Braden Thornberry 22
Daniel Chopra MC 45
Jon Curran Wd MC MC MC MC
George McNeill MC 15 13
Scottie Scheffler
John Daly MC 65
Bob Estes Wd MC MC
Angel Cabrera Wd MC 62 MC MC
Will Claxton 73 8 MC MC
David Berganio MC Wd MC
Brian Davis MC MC 73 MC MC Wd 45 MC
Troy Matteson MC MC 19
Brendon de Jonge MC 50 MC MC 10 MC MC 72
Ken Duke MC MC MC 67 67 65
Tommy Gainey MC MC MC 22
Charlie Beljan MC
John Merrick MC MC 28
Omar Uresti MC 73
Johan Kok
DJ Trahan MC 60
Dawson Armstrong 30
Grant Hirschman
Player 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Dustin Johnson 5 Wd 24 10 1
Brooks Koepka 37 2 3 19
Henrik Stenson 13 MC
Phil Mickelson 9 2 3 11 2 59
Tony Finau
Daniel Berger 1 1
Charl Schwartzel 2 MC
Kevin Chappell 4 22
Luke List 18 50 Wd
Chez Reavie 4 12 27 MC
Charles Howell 26 MC 28 39 27 3 44 MC MC
Peter Uihlein MC*
Patton Kizzire MC
Adam Scott 10
Keegan Bradley 25
James Hahn 6 MC
Billy Horschel 4 8 6 10 72 MC MC
Shane Lowry
Byeong Hun An
Beau Hossler
Brandt Snedeker MC 15 29 MC 35
Ollie Schniederjans
Jamie Lovemark MC MC MC
Lucas Glover 53 49
Austin Cook 22 13
Grayson Murray 18
Wesley Bryan 58
Ryan Palmer MC* 68 22 32 4 3 MC MC
Brice Garnett MC MC MC
JB Holmes 52 MC 19 59
Russell Knox 37 8 MC 74 MC
Sung Kang MC* MC MC MC*
Chris Kirk MC* MC
JJ Spaun
Bud Cauley MC Wd MC
Danny Lee 47 32 49
Steve Stricker 2
Keith Mitchell
Brian Gay MC 6 MC 39 MC MC 15 1 60
Patrick Rodgers MC 29
Scott Stallings 37 41 MC 32 2 MC 25
Kevin Tway 31 MC
Scott Brown 52 Wd 12 39 MC
Harold Varner MC 16
William McGirt MC MC 32 MC 13 MC
Scott Piercy MC MC
Stewart Cink 10 65 37 53
Kelly Kraft MC MC
CT Pan
Trey Mullinax 18
Sam Saunders MC 34 MC MC
Tom Hoge MC 34 12
Abraham Ancer 18
Harris English 10 26 45 MC 1
John Huh 67
Talor Gooch MC
Mackenzie Hughes
Stephan Jaeger
Ben Silverman
David Lingmerth 69
Brandon Harkins
Padraig Harrington MC MC 65 10 13 52 56 MC 4
Vaughn Taylor 41 18 66 MC 37 29 37
Ben Martin 60 MC 13 MC
Robert Streb 31 46 39
Brian Stuard MC* 73 74 MC
Nick Taylor
Robert Garrigus MC 50 MC Wd 42 MC 2 42
Aaron Baddeley MC 75 MC MC
Martin Piller MC MC
Sam Ryder
Andrew Putnam MC
Dominic Bozzelli 10
Nicholas Lindheim Wd
Tyrone Van Aswegen 31 18 29 MC
Derek Fathauer 24 MC MC 67
Matt Jones 18 26 3 MC MC MC
Michael Thompson 60 MC 3 MC MC
Tom Lovelady
Rob Oppenheim 41
Richy Werenski MC
Ryan Blaum MC
Ben Crane 10 41 37 1 18 MC* 12 14
Chad Campbell 10 34 8 46 75 3 32 71 MC
Nate Lashley
Lanto Griffin
JT Poston MC
Daniel Summerhays MC MC
Martin Flores MC* MC 65 47 13 MC
Corey Conners MC
Jonathan Byrd MC MC 10 25 44 55
Seamus Power 27
Adam Schenk
Xin Jun Zhang
Johnson Wagner MC 32 MC MC 56 12
Jonathan Randolph MC* MC
Shawn Stefani MC 9 MC 63 7
Retief Goosen 47 12 MC 32 3 15 29 MC
Troy Merritt MC 68 MC 2 MC*
Joel Dahmen 18
Eric Axley 58 45 MC MC 69
Cody Gribble MC MC
Smylie Kaufman MC
Bronson Burgoon 18
DA Points MC 18 Wd MC 37
Cameron Tringale 37 MC MC 32 51 8 MC
Tyler Duncan
Joaquin Niemann
David Hearn 10 41 45 MC 18 42 47
Denny McCarthy
Conrad Shindler
Blayne Barber MC MC MC
Michael Kim 16
Billy Hurley 52 18 MC
Ricky Barnes MC MC MC 47
Kyle Thompson MC MC
JJ Henry MC MC MC 13 51 59 MC 66
Zac Blair 52 65 58
Ethan Tracy
Matt Atkins
Greg Chalmers MC 25 69
Andrew Yun
Marty Dou Ze Cheng
Cameron Percy MC 41 18 MC 38 25
Roberto Diaz
Matt Every 27 Wd 3 MC
KJ Choi 47
Rick Lamb 71
Hunter Mahan MC*
Fabian Gomez 18 MC 1 MC 15
Peter Malnati MC* MC 19
Steve Marino MC 28 MC MC
John Peterson MC* 19 61
Tim Herron MC MC MC MC 3 MC 69 13
Casey Wittenberg MC 70 MC MC
Steve Wheatcroft 10 41 MC MC MC
Stuart Appleby MC 62 53 39 49 Wd MC 24
Brett Stegmaier MC 9
Dicky Pride MC MC MC MC MC MC 66 29 76 66
Will MacKenzie 52 52 MC MC MC 60 59 MC
Braden Thornberry 4
Daniel Chopra MC 27 MC
Jon Curran 26 53
George McNeill MC MC 29 28 MC 38 47
Scottie Scheffler MC
John Daly 71 77 19 38 64 59 MC
Bob Estes MC 63 34 MC 8 23 13
Angel Cabrera
Will Claxton MC 61
David Berganio MC
Brian Davis MC 58 35 38 MC
Troy Matteson MC MC MC 49 15 MC 69
Brendon de Jonge MC MC 37 39 34 MC MC
Ken Duke MC 9 29 MC 7 49
Tommy Gainey 69 32 MC 49 MC MC
Charlie Beljan 68 Wd MC
John Merrick MC 18 40 63 63 2 11 53 73
Omar Uresti 70 50 49 24
Johan Kok
DJ Trahan MC MC 66 MC 15 8 MC
Dawson Armstrong
Grant Hirschman
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