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2021 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational odds, Fantasy rankings: Player predictions for your PGA Tour picks from golf expert

Riley Gates has his finger on the pulse of fantasy golf, and he has revealed his top 20 golfers for this week's World Golf Championships event at TPC Southwind
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There's no rest for the weary as the world's top golfers converge on TPC Southwind near Memphis for Thursday's start of the 2021 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. The St. Jude Invitational field includes 48 of the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking and is highlighted by the USA's Olympic gold medalist Xander Schauffele. Collin Morikawa and defending St. Jude champion Justin Thomas also represented Team USA in Tokyo, and they will compete alongside such stars as Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson.

Caesars Sportsbook lists 2019 winner Koepka as the 12-1 favorite in its latest 2021 FedEx St. Jude Invitational golf odds, followed closely by Morikawa (14-1) and Schauffele (14-1). Spieth (16-1), Thomas (18-1) and Johnson (18-1) also are expected to contend. 

Before you lock in any of your Fantasy golf rankings or bet the 2021 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, you HAVE TO see what fantasy expert Riley Gates has to say.

Gates is a writer for 247Sports and has covered  a range of sports for nearly five years. He has followed golf closely for much longer and has a profound knowledge of the sport. He also knows what it takes to win, on the course and in fantasy sports.    

Now, Gates has ranked the top 20 golfers for the 2021 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. We can tell you he is expecting nothing but more success for Morikawa! The 24-year-old followed his steely Open Championship victory with a tie for fourth at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He was one of two left standing in  the seven-man playoff for the bronze medal in Tokyo, but a bogey allowed C.T. Pan to take the medal. Still, the young star is playing the best golf anywhere, and Gates doesn't see that changing this week.        

On the other hand, Gates is fading Spieth, who is among the top choices according to oddsmakers! The former phenom's resurgence has been one of the sport's best stories this season, and he was the runner-up at the Open Championship. But he has lacked some consistency the past two months. He has finished second twice in the past five events, but he was outside the top 15 in the other three. He doesn't even crack Gates' top 10 this week, and the expert has several better options for your Fantasy golf picks!

Instead, the fantasy expert is taking another long-shot who comes in at more than 60-1! This young sleeper pick has shot in the 60's in seven of his past eight rounds and was in the top 25 in his only appearance at Southwind. This golfer appears to be locked in and could stun this stacked field this week! You ABSOLUTELY need to see who it is and check out Gates' top picks before you bet the 2021 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational or enter any Fantasy golf picks.

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