To a Tee 

For the 51st consecutive year, the PGA Tour visits Memphis, as this week's Stanford St. Jude is held at Southwind's TPC course. Sergio Garcia, Vijay Singh, Justin Leonard, and defending champion Woody Austin will be among the headliners, competing for a total purse of $6 million in golf's final tune-up before the U.S. Open. Also scheduled to compete are two-time champ David Toms, Boo Weekley, John Daly, Ernie Els, and 2007 British Open champion Padraig Harrington.

Each year, more than 100,000 golf fans flock to the longest-running annual event on the Bluff City sports calendar. From Jack Nicklaus to Lee Trevino to Greg Norman, the game's greatest names have been crowned champion in Memphis. And from Al Geiberger's 59 in 1977 to John Cook's 26-under-par in 1996, Memphis continues to be the site for record-shattering scores. (Austin's final-round 62 a year ago was the lowest Sunday score by any champ in Memphis history.)

Since 1970, the tournament's sole beneficiary has been St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, with almost $20 million donated to date. A new twist this weekend will be Seersucker Sunday, when the new champion will be fitted for a Memphis version of the Masters' famed Green Jacket. No barbecue stains, please. And hush, y'all.

Stanford St. Jude Championship, June 2nd-June 8th at TPC Southwind. For tickets and more information, go to stanfordstjude.com.

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Speaking of...

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

The Latest

News Blog

New System Brings Equity for Unused COVID-19 Doses

Hungry Memphis

Hampline Brewing Company Opens with a Celebration January 30th

Politics Beat Blog

County Commission: Do the Ayes Still Have It?

News Blog

Council Wants Review of City Employees at Capitol Attack

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Music Video Monday: The Pop Ritual

News Blog

Leaders Aim to Cut Food Waste by 2030

Beyond the Arc

Ja Morant Is Larger Than Life On and Off The Court

News Blog

Health Department Begins Second-Dose Vaccines

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Frank Murtaugh

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2021

Contemporary Media
65 Union, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation