WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational Golf Tournament

Justin Leonard tees off in the St. Jude Classic
Justin Leonard tees off at the 2005 St. Jude Classic, one of the two years he won the tournament. Scott Halleran/Getty Images

The FedEx St. Jude Classic is played every year in the Memphis, Tenn., area, and benefits the St. Jude Children's Hospital. Beginning in 2019, the tournament became part of the World Golf Championships, renaming it the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational.

Entertainer Danny Thomas was long associated with this tournament in its past. Shipping company Federal Express has also been associated with the tournament in the past, and in 2011 returned as title sponsor.

2019 WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational

  • When: July 25-28, 2019
  • Where: TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tenn.

2018 Tournament
Dustin Johnson won this tournament for the second time, cruising to a six-stroke victory. For Johnson, who also won in 2012, it was his 18th career win on the PGA Tour. Johnson finished at 19-under 261. The distant runner-up was Andrew Putnam.

2017 St. Jude Classic
For the second consecutive year, Daniel Berger grabbed the trophy. Berger won by one stroke over runners-up Charl Schwartzel and Whee Kim. Berger finished at 10-under 270, shooting 66 in the final round. Berger is the fourth back-to-back champ in tournament history, joining Dave Hill, Lee Trevino and David Toms.

FedEx St. Jude Classic Records:

  • Overall: 258 - John Cook, 1996
  • 18-holes at Current Course: 61 - Jay Delsing, 1993; Bob Estes, 2001
  • Tournament Course Record: 59 - Al Geiberger, 1977 (Colonial Country Club)

FedEx St. Jude Classic Golf Courses:

The St. Jude Classic is currently played at TPC Southwind, a PGA Tour-owned course in the Memphis suburb of Germantown, Tenn. The tournament has been played at TPC Southwind since 1989.

Other Host Courses

  • Colonial Country Club, Memphis, Tenn., 1958-71
  • Colonial Country Club (South Course), Cordova, Tenn., 1972-88

FedEx St. Jude Classic Trivia and Notes:

  • The first round of 59 in PGA Tour history was carded in this event. Al Geiberger shot 59 in 1977, when he won the St. Jude Classic on the South Course at Colonial Country Club.
  • This tournament was first played in 1958 as the Memphis Invitational Open. Billy Maxwell was the inaugural winner.
  • Entertainer Danny Thomas was associated this tournament for many years, and from 1970-84 it was known as the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic.
  • Dave Hill must have really liked this tournament - four of his 13 career PGA Tour wins came here. Hill won in 1967, 1969, 1970 and 1973.
  • Hill is the only four-time winner of the St. Jude Classic, and Lee Trevino (1971, 1972, 1980) is the only other golfer to win it at least three times.
  • There have been four back-to-back winners here: Hill, Trevino, David Toms (2003-04) and Daniel Berger (2016-17).
  • When Lee Westwood won in 2010, he became the first European winner of this event.

PGA Tour FedEx St. Jude Classic Winners:

(p - won playoff)

FedEx St. Jude Classic
2018 - Dustin Johnson, 261
2017 - Daniel Berger, 270
2016 - Daniel Berger, 267
2015 - Fabian Gomez, 267
2014 - Ben Crane, 270
2013 - Harris English, 268
2012 - Dustin Johnson, 271
2011 - Harrison Frazar, 267

St. Jude Classic
2010 - Lee Westwood-p, 270
2009 - Brian Gay, 262

FedEx St. Jude Classic
2008 - Justin Leonard-p, 276
2007 - Woody Austin, 267
2006 - Jeff Maggert, 271
2005 - Justin Leonard, 266
2004 - David Toms, 268
2003 - David Toms, 264
2002 - Len Mattiace, 266
2001 - Bob Estes, 267
2000 - Notah Begay III, 271
1999 - Ted Tryba, 265
1998 - Nick Price-p, 268
1997 - Greg Norman, 268
1996 - John Cook, 258
1995 - Jim Gallagher Jr., 267

Federal Express St. Jude Classic
1994 - Dicky Pride-p, 267
1993 - Nick Price, 266
1992 - Jay Haas, 263
1991 - Fred Couples, 269
1990 - Tom Kite-p, 269
1989 - John Mahaffey, 272
1988 - Jodie Mudd, 273
1987 - Curtis Strange, 275
1986 - Mike Hulbert, 280

St. Jude Memphis Classic
1985 - Hal Sutton-p, 279

Danny Thomas Memphis Classic
1984 - Bob Eastwood, 280
1983 - Larry Mize, 274
1982 - Raymond Floyd, 271
1981 - Jerry Pate, 274
1980 - Lee Trevino, 272
1979 - Gil Morgan-p, 278
1978 - Andy Bean-p, 277
1977 - Al Geiberger, 273
1976 - Gibby Gilbert, 273
1975 - Gene Littler, 270
1974 - Gary Player, 273
1973 - Dave Hill, 283
1972 - Lee Trevino, 281
1971 - Lee Trevino, 268
1970 - Dave Hill, 267

Memphis Invitational Open
1969 - Dave Hill, 265
1968 - Bob Lunn, 268
1967 - Dave Hill, 272
1966 - Bert Yancey, 265
1965 - Jack Nicklaus-p, 271
1964 - Mike Souchak, 270
1963 - Tony Lema-p, 270
1962 - Lionel Hebert-p, 267
1961 - Cary Middlecoff, 266
1960 - Tommy Bolt-p, 273
1959 - Don Whitt-p, 272
1958 - Billy Maxwell, 267