The PGA TOUR's best return to Memphis
The PGA TOUR's best return to Memphis
Don’t miss your chance to watch the PGA TOUR season’s top 125 players compete in Memphis! The FedEx St. Jude Championship arrives at TPC Southwind, August 10-14, for the opening event of the FedExCup Playoffs. Read on to learn more about the championship, the exciting roster of players, special hotel packages, and how to catch the global televised broadcast.
WHAT IS THE FEDEX ST. JUDE CHAMPIONSHIP?
A new chapter of PGA TOUR golf in Memphis begins in 2022, with the TOUR’s annual stop elevated to the opening FedExCup Playoffs event with a new name to boot: the FedEx St. Jude Championship.
Simply put – golf’s version of a postseason begins in Memphis. The culmination to the entire PGA TOUR season will start at TPC Southwind. The FedEx St. Jude Championship features the top 125 players in the FedExCup standings as they begin their Playoffs journey. From there, only 70 players advance to the second round at the BMW Championship, with only 30 players qualifying for the finale at the TOUR Championship for a shot to be crowned the FedExCup champion.
Although 2022 will mark Memphis’ first year hosting a Playoffs event, the City of Memphis has held a PGA TOUR event each year since 1958 – over 60 years! Since 1970, Memphis’ TOUR stop has raised more than $50 million for the tournament’s primary beneficiary, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
To keep up with the latest news about the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship, check out the championship page on the PGA TOUR website and follow the event on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
WHAT ARE MY TICKET OPTIONS?
Daily Grounds tickets are available starting at $30. Upgrade your experience with the Michelob Ultra Athletic Club experience. Take in all the action from this exclusive venue on the 11th hole at TPC Southwind, starting at $175 for Thursday and $190 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Looking for the ultimate FedEx St. Jude Championship Experience? Get a TPC Southwind Clubhouse pass. Starting at $500, the Clubhouse pass includes access to the grounds and TPC Southwind Clubhouse, all-inclusive food and beverages, a view to the practice range and putting green and an additional exclusive viewing area. Get your FedEx St. Jude Championship tickets now!
Things to do around town
If you’re coming in town for the tournament, we’ve got the full rundown of things to see and do while you’re here. Check out these Memphis attractions to make the most of your stay:
Before The Turn
9 things to see and do each night after the tournament:
1. Take in Iconic Beale Street
Stroll along one of the most iconic streets in the nation, Beale Street. Here you’ll discover three blocks of blues clubs, juke joints, restaurants, shops and live music.
2. Catch Live Music Around Town
Memphis is home of the blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, so naturally, the city hosts live music several times daily. Across town, you’ll find bands and artists of all genres following in the footsteps of Memphis music legends, like Otis Redding, Al Green, Three 6 Mafia, Carla Thomas and Elvis Presley. Browse our guide to find the best live music joints.
3. Trek Across the Mississippi River on Big River Crossing
Stroll across the Harahan Bridge, now known as Big River Crossing, for stunning views of Downtown Memphis and the mighty Mississippi River. At night, you’re in for a treat as the Harahan and Hernando de Soto Bridges display Mighty Lights, a nightly LED light show.
4. Dig into the World’s Best Barbecue
No trip to Memphis is complete without sampling our world-famous barbecue. Pulled pork is king here, and no two barbecue joints are quite the same. Stop by a few local favorites to try the recipes of some of the best pitmasters in town.
5. Explore Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid
Browse an assortment of outdoor gear and supplies at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid. This immersive retail experience includes a patio hangout space, dining, an observation deck that overlooks the Mississippi River and an outdoors-themed hotel, Big Cypress Lodge.
6. Memphis Hops Stops
After a long day out on the course, cool off with a refreshing craft beer from one of Memphis’ craft breweries. Get your Hops Stops pass, check in at participating local breweries and enjoy delicious craft beer.
7. Experience Midtown
Midtown's bars, music rooms and hangout spaces are perfect for getting a taste of Memphis' nightlife scene. Head to the Overton Square Performing Arts District for dinner, drinks and live music every night of the week. Cooper-Young Entertainment District is a local-favorite bar-hopping spot. Memphis' vertical urban village, Crosstown Concourse, offers bars, restaurants, boutiques and an onsite brewery.
8. Memphis Redbirds
Why stop at golf? Head downtown to cheer on the Memphis Redbirds, the St. Louis Cardinals’ Triple-A affiliate. The Redbirds are set to face Indianapolis in a six-game home stand August 9-14. Most of these games start at night, so you won’t miss any golf action.
9. Hang out at Memphis Rooftop Bars
Enjoy scenic views of the Mississippi River from one of Downtown Memphis' newest hotels, or dress to the nines and enjoy craft cocktails and apps as you overlook the Overton Square Performing Arts District. Memphis features exciting rooftop bars and hangout spaces. Check out our guide to rooftop fun.
After the Turn
9 attractions to visit if you’re extending your Memphis visit:
10. Visit Elvis Presley’s Graceland
A visit to Graceland is a must. Learn about the life and legacy of the King of Rock and Roll as you tour the mansion and attractions of Elvis Presley’s Memphis, including the Presley Motors Automobile Museum and Elvis: The Entertainer Career Museum.
11. Explore Shelby Farms
How about an outdoor adventure? Shelby Farms Park is one of the largest urban parks in the nation. This 4,500-acre nature escape offers all kinds of activities, from hiking and biking trails to kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals to the Go Ape Treetop Adventure ropes course and disc golf.
12. Experience the National Civil Rights Museum
Experience the National Civil Rights Museum in Downtown Memphis. Located at the Lorraine Motel, where Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the museum showcases artifacts, personal stories and comprehensive exhibits that capture 400 years of civil rights history.
13. Discover Memphis’ Musical Heritage
Some of the world’s most iconic music was made right here in Memphis. Discover our legendary musical heritage by visiting iconic recording studios and museums, like Sun Studio, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and the Blues Foundation’s Blues Hall of Fame.
14. Visit The Peabody Memphis
Stop by “The South’s grand hotel,” The Peabody Memphis. Witness the iconic Peabody ducks march through the lobby. Stay for afternoon tea or grab a cocktail in the lounge. In the summer, plan to attend a Peabody Rooftop Party for live music, cocktails and excellent views. Overnight at the hotel with the Visit Memphis Getaway Package.
15. Experience Memphis with the Kids
Traveling with the kiddos? Memphis features all kinds of kid-friendly attractions and activities. Stop by the award-winning Memphis Zoo in Midtown to see thousands of animals. Teach the little ones about fire prevention and safety through interactive exhibits at the Fire Museum of Memphis. Ride The Grand Carousel, make a splash at the H2OH! Splash Park and sit in the cockpit of a FedEx plane in the Going Places exhibit at The Children’s Museum of Memphis.
16. Play a Round of Golf
We bet you’re just itching to hit the greens after watching the pros all week. Play a round of nine or 18 at one of Memphis’ pristine courses. The links around town offer challenging but fun experiences for all skill levels.
17. Visit Memphis Museum of Science & History
Discover local and regional history, from fossils, rocks and minerals to a replica Piggly Wiggly store, at Memphis Museum of Science & History - MOSH. You can also explore the stars at the planetarium or take in a movie or documentary on the 40-foot Giant Screen Theater.
18. Your Guide to More Memphis Sports
The FedEx St. Jude Championship isn’t the only show in town. Memphis is home to the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies, the Redbirds, USL’s 901 FC, University of Memphis athletics and so much more. Browse our sports guide to plan your next trip around an upcoming event or competition.