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Event information, event: WGC-FedEx.Jude Invitational, dates: Aug.Location: TPC Southwind - Memphis, Tennessee, par: 70, purse:.5 million.
Three things to know.Ball-strikers: It is reductive and possibly even repetitive to tout ball-strikers at a high-level golf event, but as Ben Coley pointed out here, eight of the last 10 winners here led the week in strokes gained from tee to green.Furthermore, the greens at TPC Southwind ( at 4,300 square fee t) are some of the smallest on the PGA Tour.This favors the most precise iron players as well as those most adept at getting up and down from potentially problematic points on this golf course.Ryder run: This is the stretch run for Ryder Cup qualifying for both sides as Whistling Straits looms just under two months away.On the PGA Tour side, most of the golfers in contention for the six automatic qualifying positions have just three or four tournaments left (including this week's).
Here's a look at everyone outside of qualifying who can assure themselves a spot on the team with a nice last month.Max Homa, most (if not all) of the players inside the top 10 on this list will be captain's picks, but the last few spots are probably up for grabs.If somebody from outside the top 12 or so wins this week, that's almost certainly going to get them on the team.There's a lot at stake, even outside the money, the tournament title and the points this weekend in Memphis.Xander's golden tour: For just the second time in the last 100 years, there is a men's golf gold medalist.Schauffele arrived in Memphis with the disc around his neck in triumph, and my interest is piqued about whether this will lead to him asserting his will on more tournaments in the future.
That may or may not happen this week in Memphis, but expectations are only growing for him.Rick Gehman is joined by Mark Immelman, Kyle Porter and Jonathan Coachman to preview the 2021 WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational.Follow listen to The First Cut.