2020 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational field by the rankings

The 2020 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational begins on Thursday at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee.

The 78-player field includes the top eight players in the Official World Golf Rankings: Jon Rahm (No. 1), Rory McIlroy (No. 2), Justin Thomas (No. 3), Dustin Johnson (No. 4), Webb Simpson (No. 5), Brooks Koepka (No. 6), Bryson DeChambeau (No. 7) and Patrick Reed (No. 8).

Featured groups for the event’s first two rounds are Bryson DeChambeau, Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm; Patrick Reed, Viktor Hovland, Brooks Koepka; Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth; and Hideki Matsuyama, Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas.

Koepka returns to Memphis to defend his title after having surgery in September to repair a partially torn patella tendon and then re-aggravating the left knee in October. Last week, Koepka said his knee felt the best it had in a while, but some things like walking downhill were still challenging.

Tiger Woods opted to not compete at TPC Southwind after last competing at the Memorial Tournament and finishing T-40 after five months absent from the Tour.

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The WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational field is broken down below according to each player’s ranking in the Golfweek/Sagarin and in the Official World Golf Ranking.

For the 2019-20 season, the average ranking of the winner heading into the week in which they won PGA Tour event has been 73.72 in the Golfweek/Sagarins and 97.93 in the OWGR.

PlayerGW/SagarinOWGR Rory McIlroy12 Jon Rahm21 Patrick Cantlay310 Justin Thomas43 Xander Schauffele511 Bryson DeChambeau67 Daniel Berger828 Collin Morikawa912 Tyrrell Hatton1014 Webb Simpson114 Matthew Fitzpatrick1320 Gary Woodland1419 Abraham Ancer1522 Viktor Hovland1631 Tony Finau1716 Sungjae Im1823 Adam Hadwin1956 Patrick Reed208 Hideki Matsuyama2124 Billy Horschel2238 Tommy Fleetwood2613 Dustin Johnson275 Kevin Na2830 Ian Poulter2955 Louis Oosthuizen3025 Joel Dahmen3169 Sergio Garcia3239 Matt Kuchar3321 Corey Conners3463 Marc Leishman4018 Joaquin Niemann4366 Jordan Spieth4459 Brendon Todd4551 Paul Casey4627 Scottie Scheffler4860 Matt Jones5088 J.T. Poston5364 Max Homa5868 Ryan Palmer5940 Brooks Koepka606 Chez Reavie6342 Matthew Wolff6652 Rickie Fowler6732 Cameron Champ6983 Keegan Bradley7375 Christiaan Bezuidenhout7547 Jason Day7943 Brandt Snedeker8158 Nick Taylor84104 Byeong Hun An8762 Henrik Stenson8834 Robert MacIntyre9581 Kevin Kisner9737 Phil Mickelson9971 Shane Lowry10226 Tyler Duncan104171 Matt Wallace10941 Shaun Norris11670 Danny Willett12035 Rafa Cabrera Bello13154 Erik van Rooyen13244 Mackenzie Hughes13377 Jason Kokrak14165 Bubba Watson14561 Bernd Wiesberger14629 Kevin Streelman14845 Sung Kang15457 Cameron Smith16148 Michael Thompson16299 Victor Perez17046 Tom Lewis17367 Graeme McDowell17553 Lucas Herbert18473 Andrew Landry200117 Jazz

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By: Lance Ringler
Title: 2020 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational field by the rankings
Sourced From: golfweek.usatoday.com/2020/07/29/pga-tour-2020-wgc-fedex-st-jude-invitational-field-by-the-rankings/
Published Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 13:15:17 +0000

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