- Stanford St. Jude Championship
tournament_name = Stanford St. Jude Championship
establishment = 1958
TPC at Southwind
par = 70
yardage = 7,244
purse = $6,000,000
month_played = June
aggregate = 258 John Cook (1996)
to-par = -26 John Cook (1996)
Current Champion =
Justin LeonardThe Stanford St. Jude Championship is a regular golftournament on the PGA Tour. It has been played annually in Memphis, Tennesseeon the course at the Tournament Players Club at Southwind since 1989. In 2007, The Stanford Financial Group took over the tournament's title sponsor, and it was renamed Stanford St. Jude Championship.
In 2008, the total purse was $6,000,000, with $1,080,000 going to the winner.
The tournament was founded in 1958 as the Memphis Open and was played annually at Colonial Country Club first in Memphis, then in
Cordova, Tennesseeuntil 1989. In 1969, actor Danny Thomasagreed to lend his name to the tournament in exchange for his St. Jude Children's Research Hospitalbecoming the tournament's charity. Accordingly, the tournament changed its name the next year to the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic. In 1977, President Gerald Ford, who had just left office, hit a hole-in-one at the tournament's Celebrity Pro-Am. The same year, Al Geibergershot a record 59 (13-under-par) round. In 1989, the event moved from Colonial Country Club to its present location at the TPC at Southwind in Memphis.
The winner of the tournament each year is given a blue and white
Stanford St. Jude Championship
FedEx St. Jude Classic
Notah Begay III
*1996 John Cook
Jim Gallagher, Jr.
Federal Express St. Jude Classic
St. Jude Memphis Classic
Danny Thomas Memphis Classic
*1973 Dave Hill
*1970 Dave Hill
Memphis Open Invitational
*1969 Dave Hill
*1967 Dave Hill
* [http://www.stanfordstjude.com/ Official site]
* [http://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/r025/ Coverage on PGA Tour's official site]
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