From Jack's place in Ohio to a former dairy farm southeast of Memphis. The combination of Ron Prichard, Fuzzy Zoeller, and Hubert Green laid out TPC Southwind in the late 80s, and Boss of the Moss, Loren Roberts, facilitated a 2004 renovation to the course.
Often ranked as the most difficult non-major par-70 track on the PGA Tour, the pros are up against it this week in Tennessee. Plenty o' heat, long rough, bermudagrass greens, and long par-4s make Southwind a formidable 7,244-yard foe.
Players will be challenged off the tee, and positioning is key for approach shots as we're looking at another venue that preferences iron play above all else this week. The two par-5s are anything but gettable, so target quality par-4 scorers this week.
Creme de la creme
Rickie Fowler: $12,000
Fowler arrives having finished 16th-or-better in seven of his last eight PGA Tour starts. Most recently, he finished tied for second at the Memorial, three strokes behind Jason Dufner. While he's only played the FESJ once in his career, Fowler did tie for 13th on that occasion (2014). Fowler is fifth in strokes gained: approach-the-green and leads the Tour in total strokes gained. He's a respectable 23rd in greens in regulation, a key stat this week. He's the highest-priced player in the field, but well worth it from performance and pedigree standpoints.