PGA Tour FedEx St. Jude Classic

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. 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.

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.

2016 Tournament
Daniel Berger fired a final-round 67 to claim a 3-stroke victory. Berger finished at 13-under 267, besting runners-up Brooks Koepka, Steve Stricker and Phil Mickelson. It was Berger's first PGA Tour victory.

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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