The Sunday Sweat

Fedex St. Jude Championship

Every Sunday, the LoopGolf team writes a newsletter for our community highlighting all the action around golf, betting and culture.

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So with that in mind, we’re are wrapping up our first round of fundraising this month and have reserved the last $50,000 for you! We are giving 50 members the opportunity to invest a $1,000 each by the end of this month. If you or anyone you know is interested in having some skin in the game, please reach out to Matt Rum at [email protected] 

Phil Mickelson likes to gamble. If you’re a subscriber to the Sunday Sweat, I think it’s safe to say you enjoy a friendly wager. It’s also safe to say that you and Phil Mickelson have that in common. But what you likely don’t have in common is wagering $1 billion on sports over the past 30-years.

In a new book by Billy Walters, “Gambler: Secrets from a Life at Risk,” which hits kindles Aug. 23rd, Walters estimates that Mickelson wagered close to $1B on sports betting over the past 30-years. In an excerpt released this past week, Walters writes that Phil often placed wagers of $110K to win $100K or wagers of $220K to win $200K. At one point in 2011 he allegedly places 43 bets on baseball alone which led to ~$143K in losses and attempted to bet $400K on team USA to win the Ryder Cup in 2012.

It’s no secret Phil’s betting activity went beyond putting a little skin in the game to increase his viewing pleasure, he developed a nearly financially catastrophic addiction. But he has since taken responsibility for his addiction and gotten his sports betting under control. A $200M signing bonus to join LIV surely helped.

  • ⛳️ Tournament: Fedex St. Jude Championship

  • 💰 Purse: $20,000,000

  • 🎥 Watch: 3-6pm ET (CBS)

Playoffs! Annnnnnd we’re back! After effectively watching the SportsCenter not top-10 for the past two weeks at the 3M and Wyndham Championship, we’re back to watching the top-30 players in the world and top-70 players on TOUR this season duke it out at the first FedExCup playoff event of this season, the FedEx St. Jude Championship.

What’s at stake: Not only are players trying to secure a win or a top-10, they’re also attempting to earn their way to next weekend. The top-50 in the FedExCup standings will make to the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields CC next weekend.

The Narrative: Lucas Glover has a message for the golf world, “I’m not dead yet.” Taking a page from his generations form of comedy, Monty Python. After winning last weekend, his first win since the 2020-21 season, Glover finds himself again at the top of the leaderboard heading into the final round.

But not all Sunday’s are treated equally. On this Sunday, Glover is going to have to hold off the top players in the world with Spieth (12th), Homa (7th), Fleetwood (23rd), Hovland (5th), Cantlay (4th), and Mcilroy (2nd) all chasing.

Max Homa came into this week ranked 4th on the FedEx Cup points list; he’s gotten better with each round this week so far. Homa came out on moving day and fired off a flawless 5-under (65) to move into T4, 3 shots back of the lead. He went on a heaterrr ripping off 5 birdies out of 7 holes in the middle of his round. Throwin’ darts like this always helps:

The #3 ranked player in the world Rory McIlroy is in the mix this week 5 shots back at 9-under (T6). He has fired off three rounds in the sixties this week and sits at 3rd in the FedEx Cup points list. Check out his incredible par save after finding the water on the par 3 14th:

The putter might look funky but it is DIALED for Lucas Glover who is looking to win back-to-back PGA Tour events. Glover is a 43 yr. old dude who has been on Tour for over two decades. Before winning last week, he had only won once in the past 12 years on tour. Could he be hitting his prime after 22 years of professional golf?

Outright Winner: Tommy Fleetwood @ +400 ($100 to win $400) 

Why? Man oh man.. if anybody is due for a win it is this guy. Tommy Fleetwood is quietly having one of the best years of his career. He hasn’t made a lot of noise because he just can’t get the job done on Sunday. The 23rd-ranked golfer in the world has yet to win a PGA Tour event, which is shocking… to say the least. His putting, approach, and short game all rank among the best in the world - which is why Data Golf ranks him 10th based on their strokes gained model. C’mon Tommy Fleets!!

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