With a legitimate chance of thunderstorms on the horizon for much of the day Thursday, the first round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic becomes a little tough to handicap in the Yahoo! format.
Winds actually appear to be a little calmer in the afternoon, and there is a chance that the PM tee times could spill over into Friday AM if weather forces a lengthy delay. In situations such as this, I tend to lean towards playing the best players. It sometimes happens that the tee times which appear advantageous the night before a round end up being the wrong wave, so why not get the best players in there?
My Yahoo! starters for the first round are Lee Westwood, Dustin Johnson, Freddie Jacobson and Ryan Palmer, with Phil Mickelson, David Hearn Billy Horschel and Paul Casey on the bench.
Best of luck this week, and I will update my lineup on Twitter for the last three rounds.