The FedEx St. Jude Classic is a popular event on the PGA Tour that enjoys a storied history in the world of professional golf. The tournament began as a business venture by seven Memphis, Tenn., investors that was originally called the Memphis Open. The FedEx St. Jude Classic was a trailblazer in sports, as it combined sponsorship of youth-oriented charities with a world-class event that would attract professional golfers from all over the world. The event's initial purse was an impressive $20,000, but the FedEx St. Jude Classic has now grown into a $5.6 million tournament that is a major stop on the PGA calendar.Over the years, the FedEx St. Jude Classic has seen many fantastic performances, but golfer Dave Hill still reigns supreme with four championships in 1967, 1969, 1970 and 1973, while Trevino won three in 1971, 1972 and 1980. However, the best round of golf during this storied tournament came in 1996, when John Cook posted the aggregate record for the course with a score of 258, as well as the to par score of 26 under. The FedEx St. Jude Classic is one of the largest sporting events in Tennessee and is one of the most anticipated events on the PGA Calandar. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for FedEx St. Jude Classic Tickets
2017 Fedex St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind
Since 1989, the FedEx St. Jude Classic was been held at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee. TPC Southwind is one of the premier golf courses in the Southeastern United States and is known for its Bermuda grass greens. The FedEx St. Jude Classic was previously held at the Colonial Country Club in Cordova. TPC Southwind is a par-70 course and one of the largest on the PGA Tour. The course features expansive fairways and tough obstacles. Watching the top professionals at the FedEx St. Jude Classic navagate the difficult course at TPC Southwind is a thing of beauty.
Fedex St. Jude Classic Event Guide
What day should I purchase tickets for?
Each day of the Fedex St. Jude Classic offers fans and spectators something unique. The three practice rounds lets you get a glimpse of the strategy and form of your favorite players, while also getting to walk to ground uninhibited. The four tournament days at the Fedex St. Jude Classic are always packed with action, with a champion being crowned on the tournament's final day.
Who will be in the field for the 2017 Fedex St. Jude Classic?
The Fedex St. Jude Classic is one of the top events on the PGA Calandar. Previous winners of the FedEx St. Jude Classic include David Toms, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Tevino, and Ben Crane. The exact field for the 2017 St. Jude Classic is released just prior to the event, but always draws many of the top players on the PGA Tour.