PGA Tour Brunch | FedEx/St. Jude | R-2
@PGATourBrunch Coverage of FedEx St. Jude and Quick Look at Barracuda
World Golf Championship | FedEx/St. Jude Invitational
COURSE: TPC Southwind (Memphis, Tenn)
YARDS/PAR: 7,233 yards/Par 70
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $10,500,000/$1,890,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Justin Thomas (2020)
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points Total/Winner: 3,240/550
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedExCup @WGCFedEx
OFFICIAL SITE: (FedEx St. Jude Invitational)
TV COVERAGE: Today, August 6: From 12:00pm to 5:00pm (EDT) on Golf Channel.
On Saturday, August 7, Round 3 coverage 12:00pm to 2:00pm (EDT) on Golf Channel. Then, CBS takes over from 2:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT). On Sunday, July 18: Golf Channel opens final round coverage 12:00pm to 2:00pm (EDT) and CBS wraps it up from 2:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT).
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING: Streaming coverage today, from 10:00am (EDT) to 6:00pm (EDT) on PGA Tour Live. On Saturday and Sunday, PGA Tour Live will stream 11:00am (EDT) to 6:00pm (EDT).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live radio coverage of the FedEx-St.Jude today with the broadcast from 11:00am (EDT) to 5:00pm (EDT). Weekend coverage on Sirius XM Radio begins at 1:00pm (EDT) until 6:00pm (EDT) or conclusion. PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92)
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FedEx St. Jude Invitational: Notebook After 18 Holes
In his first WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational since 2016 (Firestone CC), Harris English tied his career-low score by carding birdies on seven of his first nine holes. English tied TPC Southwind’s lowest 9-hole score of (28). English’s first of four career PGA Tour titles was the 2013 FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind.
With his 6-under (64), Jim Herman extended his streak of par-or-better rounds on the PGA Tour this season to 13 and sits T-2.
Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz opened his first WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational with a bogey-free 6-under (64), also T-2.
Coming off Top-10 finishes in two of his last three starts in this event, England’s Ian Poulter opened with 6-under (64) and is also T-2.
Defending champion Justin Thomas sits T-13 at 3-under (67), in striking distance.
WGC-FedEx St. Jude Leaderboard After 18:
Harris English 62 (-8)
Jim Herman 64 (-6)
Carlos Ortiz 64 (-6)
Matthew Wolff 64 (-6)
Ian Poulter 64 (-6)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
Tournament Tee Times begin today at 9:15am (local)/10:15am (EDT) through 11:05am (local)/12:05pm (EDT).
Weather: Today’s forecast is for mostly cloudy skies with temperatures ranging from the morning’s 77-degree to late afternoon’s 88-degrees. Humidity in the mid-40% and chance of rain set at 0% in the morning to 15% all afternoon. Saturday expected to be mostly sunny.
PGATourBrunch will post at 9:00am (EDT) on Saturday.
Next Week: Wyndham Championship (link)
Last Week: Tokyo Olympics (Info)
What They’re Saying:
English Cards (62), Takes Lead at WGC-FedEx St. Jude (ESPN/Associated Press)
Travel: US, Scotland, England, Tokyo to Memphis (ESPN)
FedExCup Standings (PGATourCom)
PGA Tour 2021-22 Schedule (PGATourCom)
Nelly Korda Leads by 3 at Olympics (Olympics)
Dahman Leads at Barracuda (ESPN/Associated Press)
Barracuda Championship Leaderboard (PGATourCom)
Modified Stableford Scoring (link)
Barracuda Championship Tee Times (link)
“Watch out for those chipmunks.”
Barracuda Leaderboard After 18:
Joel Dahmen +16
Stephan Jaeger +14
Scott Harrington +13
Michael Thompson +12
Emiliano Grillo +12
Full Leaderboard: (link)
The Barracuda Championship is employing the Modified Stableford scoring format, the first PGA Tour event to use the format since The International in 2006. Players are allocated points based on the number of strokes taken at each hole with the goal of achieving the highest overall score.
Points Scoring Method:
Double bogey or worse -3
On This Day in Golf History:
August 6, 1972 - Gary Player hit, perhaps, the signature shot of his career en route to winning the PGA Championship at Oakland Hills in Michigan. Having lost his lead to Jim Jamieson with three holes to play, Player hit a nine-iron, blind approach shot over water and trees on the 16th hole to within four feet. He putted for birdie and went on to win by two strokes over Jamieson and Tommy Aaron. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE