FedEx St. Jude Championship: How to watch, plan, tee times originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Who’s ready for some post-season golf?
In the midst of a crazy year with four majors, The return of Tiger Woods and a new league in LIV Golf, the PGA Tour season has made the playoffs.
The three-week FedEx Cup Playoffs begin Thursday with the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship. From there, the playoffs will continue the following weekend with the BMW Championship and conclude later this month with the Tour Championship.
The FedEx Cup Playoffs feature a progressive cut, meaning the field shrinks with each playoff event. Only 30 golfers make it to the Tour Championship, where they compete in a “Starting Strokes” system to determine a champion.
Scottie Scheffler sits at the top of the playoff rankings after scoring four PGA Tour wins in 2022, including his first at the master. follows him British Open Winner Cameron Smith in second place. Defending champion Patrick Cantlay goes into this year’s post-season in fifth place.
Tony Finau, who is seventh overall, won the first event of last year’s playoffs. That was the Northern Trust, however, and they have never won at the course they compete at this weekend.
Here’s everything you need to know when the playoffs begin Thursday:
When is the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship held?
The tournament will be held from Thursday, August 11th through Sunday, August 14th at the TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee.
What TV Network Is Running The 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship?
NBC and Golf Channel will share broadcasting responsibilities for the event.
Golf Channel will have full coverage of the event on Thursday and Friday, along with early weekend coverage. NBC will have most of the action on Saturday and Sunday.
Here are the dates and times for TV coverage:
- Thursday, August 11: 3-7pm ET on Golf Channel
- Friday, August 12: 3-7pm ET on Golf Channel
- Saturday, August 13: 1-3pm ET on Golf Channel, 3-6pm ET on NBC
- Sunday, August 14: 12pm-2pm ET on Golf Channel, 2pm-6pm ET on NBC
The tournament can also be streamed on Peacock, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App.
2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship start times and groups
The groups for the first two rounds of the event were determined by the FedEx Cup standings. The top three golfers are grouped together, Nos. 4-6 are together and so on.
Here’s where the top 15 players of the tournament start their rounds on Thursday:
- 7:59 p.m. ET: Max Homa, Matt Fitzpatrick, Jordan Spieth
- 8:10 p.m. ET: Tony Finau, Justin Thomas, Cameron Young
- 8:21 am ET: Scottie Scheffler, Cameron Smith, Sam Burns
- 12:55 p.m. ET: Sungjae Im, Will Zalatoris, Kramer Hickok
- 1:06 p.m. ET: Xander Schauffele, Patrick Cantlay, Rory McIlroy
All start times for the event can be found here here.
What is the prize money for the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship?
The event will have a total of $15 million up for grabs, with the winner expected to take home $2.7 million.
Past winners of the PGA Tour’s first playoff event
Along with Finau, here are the final 10 winners of each year’s inaugural playoff tournament:
- 2021: Toni Finau
- 2020: Dustin Johnson
- 2019: Patrick Scheid
- 2018: Bryson DeChambeau
- 2017: DustinJohnson
- 2016: Patrick Scheid
- 2015: Jason Day
- 2014: Hunter Mahan
- 2013: Adam Scott
- 2012: Nick Watney
Can LIV golfers participate in the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship?
Players who have joined LIV Golf will not participate in the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
A federal judge in California ruled on Tuesday that three suspended LIV golfers who are seeking an injunction are barred from playing in the playoffs. Talor Gooch, Matt Jones and Hudson Swafford each wrote letters to the PGA Tour in July claiming they should be allowed to play where they wanted because they were a “free agent and independent contractor.”
All three of those players are also among a group of 11 who submitted one antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour.
Odds for the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship
Despite being at the top of the playoff rankings, Scheffler doesn’t have the best chance of winning the first playoff event.
According to our partner, Rory McIlroy has the highest odds of winning the tournament at +1000, PointsBet. Here’s how it stacks up against the rest of the top 10 in terms of odds:
- Rory McIlroy: +1000
- Scottie Scheffler: +1500
- Cameron Smith: +1600
- Patrick Cantlay: +1600
- Xander Shovel: +1800
- JustinThomas: +1900
- Jon Rahm: +2000
- Matthew Fitzpatrick: +2000
- Toni Finau: +2200
- Will Zalatoris: +2500
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