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Encyclopedia > FedEx St. Jude Classic

The FedEx St. Jude Classic is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. It is played annually in May in Memphis, Tennessee. Since 1989 the tournament has been held on the course at the Tournament Players Club at Southwind. Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... The PGA Tour is an organization which is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... City nickname: The River City or The Bluff City Location in the state of Tennessee County Shelby County, Tennessee Area  - Total  - Water 763. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


FedEx Corporation is the sponsor of the tournament. All proceeds from the tournament are donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. FedEx (NYSE: FDX), properly FedEx Corporation, is a company that offers overnight courier, ground, heavy freight, document copying and logistics services. ... St Jude Childrens Research Hospital is a world class hospital and medical research facility in Memphis Tennessee. ...


The format of the tournament is stroke play at 18 holes for four days, a total of 72 holes. The feild consists of 156 players. After 36 holes, the field is cut to the top seventy players plus all players tied for 70th place. The 2005 purse is $4,900,000, with $882,000 going to the winner (the usual PGA Tour winner's share of 18%). Stroke play is a scoring system for golf (compare to match play). ...


The tournament was founded in 1958 as the Memphis Open and was two years later named the Memphis Invitational Open. In 1969, actor Danny Thomas agreed to lend his name to the tournament in exchange for his St. Jude Hospital becoming the tournament's charity. Accordingly, the tournament changed its name the next year to the Danny Thomas Classic. In 1977, ex-President Gerald Ford, who had just left office, hit a hole-in-one at the tournament's Celebrity Pro-Am. The same year, pro golfer Al Geiberger shot a record 13-under-par round. The tournament was renamed the St. Jude Memphis Classic in 1985. Federal Express became the tournament's sponsor in 1986 and the tournament was again renamed the Federal Express St. Jude Classic until the company officially changed its name to "FedEx". Danny Thomas (January 6, 1914 - February 6, 1991) was an American television and film actor of Lebanese descent. ... Order: 38th President Vice President: Nelson A. Rockefeller Term of office: August 9, 1974 – January 20, 1977 Preceded by: Richard Nixon Succeeded by: Jimmy Carter Date of birth: July 14, 1913 Place of birth: Omaha, Nebraska First Lady: Betty Ford Political party: Republican Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Winners

FedEx St. Jude Classic

Federal Express St. Jude Classic' David Toms (b. ... David Toms (b. ... Nick Price (born January 28, 1957 in Durban, South Africa), is a professional golfer. ... Greg Norman (born February 10, 1955 in Queensland, Australia), is an Australian professional golfer who spent 331 weeks as the worlds number one ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s. ... John Cook was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. ...

St. Jude Memphis Classic Nick Price (born January 28, 1957 in Durban, South Africa), is a professional golfer. ... Fred Couples (born October 3, 1959 in Seattle, Washington) is a professional golfer on the PGA TOUR. Because of his long drives, he has been given the nickname Boom Boom. ... Tom Kite was born December 3, 1949 in Austin, Texas. ... Curtis Strange (born 1955) is a U.S. golfer. ...

Danny Thomas Memphis Classic Hal Sutton (born April 28, 1958 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American golfer and captain of the 2004 American Ryder Cup team. ...

Memphis Invitational Open Larry Mize (b. ... Raymond Floyd often known as Ray Floyd (b September 4, 1942, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S.A.) is a professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both PGA Tour and Champions Tour level. ... Lee Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is a professional American golfer. ... Gil Morgan (b. ... Gary Player (born November 1, 1935) is a South African professional golfer. ... David John Hill, born on April 4, 1946 in Fleet Castle, Devon, England. ... Lee Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is a professional American golfer. ... Lee Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is a professional American golfer. ... David John Hill, born on April 4, 1946 in Fleet Castle, Devon, England. ...

Memphis Open David John Hill, born on April 4, 1946 in Fleet Castle, Devon, England. ... David John Hill, born on April 4, 1946 in Fleet Castle, Devon, England. ... Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf from the 1960s to the late 1990s, and is regarded by many as the greatest golfer of all time. ... Tony and Betty Lema Tony Lema (February 25, 1934 - July 24, 1966) was an American professional golfer. ... Dr. Cary Middlecoff was a dentist from Memphis, Tennessee who gave up his practice to join what is now the PGA TOUR in the 1940s, a time when the practice would quite likely have promised to have been more lucrative. ...

  • 1959 Don Whitt (playoff)
  • 1958 Billy Maxwell

External link

  • The FedEx St. Jude Classic (http://www.hushyall.com/index.html)

 
 

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