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3 Dark Horse Picks for the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship on FanDuel Sportsbook

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Dark Horse Picks for 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship. Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook.
Dark Horse Picks for 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship. Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook. / Rerinhold Matay / Associated Press
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The 2022 FedEx Cup Playoffs begin this week with the FedEx St. Jude Championship. The best golfers on the PGA Tour and top 125 in the FedEx Cup Standings complete on the 7,243 yard Par 70 at TPC Southwind in Memphis, TN. A huge $15 million purse is offered.

FedEx St. Jude Championship Dark Horse Picks 2022

Beyond the leading favorites and top-ranked golfers with the lowest odds to win, there are plenty of other players and dark horses who offer some value as capable contenders like last year's WGC St. Jude playoff winner, Abraham Ancer.

With longshots in mind, here are three dark horses greater than 25/1 to win that could make a run at the Wyndham Championship leaderboard and come away with high finish or victory on Sunday. Check out the FedEx St. Jude Championship odds and prop bets on FanDuel Sportsbook.

FedEx St. Jude Championship Dark Horses 2022

1. Sungjae Im (+2900)

Off a pair of runner-up finishes in his last two starts, Sungjae Im has found his groove and made significant improvement in putting the last two events. His iron play and approach game have been solid to support his superior tee-to-green stats going back to April - outside of the events in Scotland last month. Im did finish T-16 at TPC Southwind last year for the WGC event in August and had a round of 65 mixed in. He's playing better now and can improve his standing.

2. Billy Horschel (+4200)

Horschel ranks top-5 in this field in Strokes Gained: Total at TPC Southwind. He's played 36 rounds at the course, and 35-year-old 7-time Tour winner ranks top-12 in all key strokes gained stats at the course other than approach (22). Horschel won the Memorial in June, and he's finished T-3 and T-21 in two of his last four events at this course. Add in his strong accuracy from the tee and coming off a week where he was one of the top par-4 performers at the Wyndham, and Horschel is a definite dark horse to watch and wager on this week to start the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

3. Sebastian Munoz (+14000)

Munoz missed the cut at the Wyndham last week, and he's been off his game since a T-14 finish at the U.S. Open. But his tee-to-green games stats remain solid, along with his approach play. Considering he finished T-21 and T-18 the last two years in events at TPC Southwind, there is value on Munoz to win and bets to be made in the top-20 market or better as well. The 29-year-old Columbian enters the playoffs top-50 in the FedEx Cup Standings.

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