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COURSE: TPC Southwind (Memphis, Tenn)
ARCHITECT: Ron Pritchard
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 5 and Friday, 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 and Friday, 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 and Friday with broadcasts 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)
How to Watch: In case of changes, visit: (PGATourCom)
FedEx St. Jude Invitational: Notebook
Players representing 15 countries are in the 66-player field for the FedEx St. Jude, the final World Golf Championship event of the season and only two weeks remain until the start of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
Top-ranked Jon Rahm is not in the field after testing positive for COVID-19. He and Bryson DeChambeau were forced to withdraw from the men’s competition at the Tokyo Olympics last weekend. DeChambeau passed his testing protocols and will play this week. The only other Top-50 player not in the field is Christiaan Bezuidenhout, who has reached his max of 12 starts as a non-PGA Tour member.
Dustin Johnson is a two-time winner of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and has won six career WGC events. He’s posted 13 consecutive rounds under par at TPC Southwind.
Tommy Fleetwood is the only PGA Tour member in the field that has not secured full-time membership for the 2021-22 season. Fleetwood enters the week No. 133 in the FedExCup standings and trails No. 125 Rickie Fowler by 34.14 points (roughly a two-way T-28 this week). If Fleetwood is inside the Top 125 after next week’s Wyndham Championship, he will qualifies for the FedExCup Playoffs and secures his PGA TOUR card for the 2021-22 season. If he is between No. 126-150 after the Wyndham Championship, he will have limited status on the Tour in 2021-22.
Also being contested this week is the Barracuda Championship, offering 300 FedExCup points to the winner, which is one of three events remaining in the 2020-21 PGA Tour Regular Season. The field includes three of the nine players who have qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs in every season since inception of the FedExCup (2007-present) – Brandt Snedeker (No. 91), Matt Kuchar (No. 120) and Ryan Moore (No. 140), as well as 20 of the 25 players between Nos. 126-150 in the standings.
Tournament Tee Times begin today at 9:15am (local)/10:15am (EDT) through 11:05am (local)/12:05pm (EDT).
Weather: Today’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies, temperatures in the low 80s with only a 10% chance of rain. Relative humidity expected to be 48% and winds N/NE at a low 5 mph.
PGATourBrunch will post at 9:00am (EDT) on Friday.
Next Week: Wyndham Championship (link)
Last Week: Tokyo Olympics (Info)
FedEx St. Jude’s Field, Tee Times, Leaderboard for Today
The Field - (link)
Tee Times: (link)
What They’re Saying:
How to Watch This Week (PGATourCom)
FedExCup Standings (PGATourCom)
PGA Tour 2021-22 Schedule (PGATourCom)
Take-Aways from New PGA Tour Schedule (Golf Digest)
Nelly Korda Builds 4-Shot Lead at Olympics (ESPN)
Barracuda Championship Leaderboard (PGATourCom)
Modified Stableford Scoring (link)
Barracuda Championship Field (link)
Barracuda Championship Tee Times (link)
Barracuda: Past Champions (link)
“Watch out for those chipmunks.”
On This Day in Golf History:
August 5, 1990 - Tom Kite became the first player to win $6 million in career earnings on the PGA Tour when he sank a 15-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to defeat John Cook at the St. Jude Memphis Classic. Kite took home the first place prize of $180,000 that pushed his career earnings to $6,144,890. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE