MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Could this week’s World Golf Championship FedEx St. Jude Invitational be the last WGC event held in Memphis?
Reports say that next year, the first round of the FedEx Cup Playoffs will be held in the Bluff City.
Tuesday, The PGA TOUR announced the changes in the release of the 2022 season schedule.
Next year’s event at TPC Southwind will be titled the FedEx St. Jude Championship and take place from Aug. 8 to the 14.
“Today’s announcement builds on the incredible history of decades of support for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s lifesaving mission from our partners at FedEx, the world’s greatest golfers and the PGA TOUR. Memphis has been a PGA TOUR stop since 1970 and has brought fans together from around the world to generate more than $50 million to support the groundbreaking research and lifesaving treatment at St. Jude. We are deeply grateful for the support from the PGA TOUR, our partners at FedEx and golf fans around the world — and look forward to the FedEx St. Jude Championship in our hometown — showing the world how kindness and compassion can impact the lives of children everywhere.”
— Richard C. Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
The PGA Playoffs is a 3-week event that ends with the Tour Championship to crown the Season Champion of the PGA.
The Top 125 players are eligible for the first round of the tournament that will be held here.
The field is then cut to the Top 70 after the first round.
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