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St. Jude Classic Picks 2012

Very busy for the next while with the US Open and the Euros so straight to some big odds picks for the St. Jude Classic

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Pick #1: 0.5pts Kevin Stadler e/w @ 80/1 (general) 0.5pts e/w first round leader @ 70/1 (general) Very consistent if not an overly great season for Kevin Stadler so far this year. Just missed out on qualifying for the US Open on Monday off the back of a T16 at Memorial. The field this week is relatively modest and Stadler(as well as my other two picks) thrive in these type of events. Premium this week is hitting fairways and greens and avoiding bogeys. Stadler ranks 37th in total driving and 32nd in par four performance. Notably, the American tied for 4th at The Heritage where set-up almost mimics that of the St Jude Classic.


Pick #2: 0.5pts e/w Brendan De Jonge @ 80/1 (general) 0.5pts e/w first round leader @ 70/1 (general) It's taken a while for De Jonge to get going this season despite 14/17 cuts made but he's only finished outside the top 45 once in his last 8 events which includes a couple of top 20s in strong field events. De Jonge ranks 24th in GIR% and 8th in total birdies and was a regular in contention in 2011.

Pick #3: 0.5pts e/w George McNeill @ 150/1 (general) 0.5pts e/w first round leader @ 100/1 (general) Proven winner in similar events including the Puerto Rico Open earlier in the season, McNeill has been working on his short putting and is much the improved player for it. He's ranked 32nd on tour in scrambling this year and 150/1 looks extremely large.

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