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Behind the WGC FedEx-St. Jude Invitational

During this annual championship in Memphis, Tennessee, world-class golfers and St. Jude patients come together with fans and supporters.

patient reid with PGA caddy

The 2020 WGC-FESJI (World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational) took place at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee, July 30–Aug. 2, and was played without spectators.


Once the St. Jude Classic

In 1970, St. Jude founder Danny Thomas partnered with local leaders to make St. Jude Children's Research Hospital the designated charity of the golf tournament. In 1986, FedEx became the title sponsor. In 2019, the name changed to World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. The invitational has taken place at TPC Southwind since 1989.


WGC FedEx-St. Jude Invitational 


St. Jude Jam

The St. Jude Jam is a concert fundraiser leading up to the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Throughout the years, it's featured musicians from Journey, R.E.M., Sugar Ray and more.
Watch the 2020 virtual St. Jude Jam >

patient quincy with golfer matt wallace and caddy


St. Jude patients get to put their putting skills to the test and play with professional golfers.

portrait of chefs andrew and michael, precious hosts of the Courses and Cocktails event

Courses & Cocktails

Memphis-based chefs and mixologists prepare unique tastings for supporters of St. Jude.


Classic Car Build

FedEx pilots team up to build a classic car from the ground up in a fundraiser to support St. Jude.
Learn more about the 2020 Classic Car Build  >

patient mya in front of a plane named for her as part of the Purple Eagle program

Purple Eagle

During the annual tournament, a plane features the name of a St. Jude patient who's also the child or grandchild of a FedEx team member.
See past dedications.

St. Jude patient Bridget holds up gloves worn and signed by Marc Leishman and Matthew Fitzpatrick

Little Loopers

During the Danny Thomas Pro-Am, St. Jude patients serve as Little Looper honorary caddies for celebrities. Past celebrities have included Gerald Ford, Terrell Owens, Kathryn Newton, and Ozzie Smith.


WGC-FESJI pros throughout the years


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