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Guide to the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

July 24-28, 2019

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March, 2019
If you’re a fan of professional golf, you need to be in Memphis this summer for the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Below is your guide to the tournament, as well as dining, accommodations, and sightseeing options in Memphis.
 

The Event

For over 60 years, Memphis hosted the FedEx St. Jude Classic, a professional golf tournament that benefited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In 2018, FedEx took over sponsorship of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational tournament and brought the event to Memphis.  The tournament was rebranded the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and maintains it’s charitable relationship with St. Jude. Memphis joins Austin, Texas, Mexico City, and Shanghai, China as one of four World Golf Championships events on the 2018-19 PGA TOUR.
 
The field will consist of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Rankings, plus Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup team members and select global tournament winners. Last year’s tournament field included stars such as Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth and defending champion Justin Thomas.
 
Now that Memphis will be hosting the World Golf Championships, fans can expect to be treated to a host of international golf superstars, some of whom have never played in the city.
 
To keep up with the latest on the 2019 World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, check out WGCFedEx.com and follow them on Facebook,Twitter, or Instagram.
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Beale Street Sign
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Live Music Rum Boogie Cafe / Craig Thompson
An unforgettable trip experiencing golfing by day and Memphis by night

TICKETS

You can purchase Daily grounds tickets for $25-$50, Good-Any-One-Day grounds tickets for $60, or Weekly Grounds tickets for $135, plus taxes and fees. Children 18 and under will be admitted free with a paying adult, and discounted grounds tickets will be available for students and members of the military.
 
If you’re looking for a more luxurious experience, you can purchase tickets to THE ULTRA Club, an upgraded venue located alongside the 11th green, where you can sit, mingle and enjoy the action in a relaxed, sports-bar setting with large televisions, non-reserved seating, and private restroom facilities. Upgraded food and beverage options will be available for purchase. THE ULTRA Club tickets are $125 for Thursday-Sunday’s rounds, $75 for Wednesday’s practice round, and $300 for a weekly ticket, plus taxes and fees.  Ticket prices will increase, so don’t miss the opportunity to buy early and save.  

ACCOMMODATIONS

Near TPC Southwind Golf Course
If you plan to stay near the venue, there are a number of hotels in a less than two-mile radius of TPC Southwind, such as the Hampton Inn Memphis-Southwind and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Memphis-Southwind.
 
Downtown
If you prefer to stay in Downtown Memphis for more walkability and sightseeing, you’ll be about 30 minutes away from TPC Southwind. You can rent a car or use ride-sharing apps like Uber or Lyft to travel back and forth.
 
Nothing says Southern Charm like the Peabody Memphis, the South’s grand hotel. Located in the heart of Downtown, it’s home to one of the city’s favorite family-friendly attractions -- the Peabody Ducks. Other Downtown hotels include chic Hu. Hotel., the Westin Memphis just steps from legendary Beale Street, the sleek, boutique Hotel Indigo, and the sporty Big Cypress Lodge, located inside the Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid. All are excellent bases for exploring Downtown Memphis. You’ll find more information here about hotels here.
 

DINING

If you plan to stay near TPC Southwind, nearby dining options include higher-end restaurants like The Capital Grille and Southern Social; casual family dining on burgers at Huey’s Southwind or barbecue at Germantown Commissary; and excellent ethnic cuisine like Indian at Tannoor Grill and delicious Mediterranean at Casablanca.
 
Try Memphis’ legendary Barbecue, like The RendezvousCentral BBQ, and The Bar-B-Q Shop, or Southern and Soul Food classics like Gus’s Fried Chicken in Downtown and Miss Polly’s Soul City Cafe on Beale. Overton Square Entertainment District is home to hip restaurants like Babalu Tapas & Tacos and Robata Ramen & Yakitori Bar, while the Cooper-Young District serves up small seafood plates at Tsunami and NOLA-style seafood at Elwood’s Shells.
 
If you’re a vegetarian, here’s your guide to local fare.
 
Want to check out the local breweries? You’ll find that information here.

SIGHTS

There are a plethora of things to see and do in the Bluff City. One of the most popular activities for Memphis tourists is to explore the city’s rich music history. Check out GracelandSun StudioStax Museum of American Soul MusicRock ‘n’ Soul MuseumMemphis Music Hall of Fame, or the Blues Foundation's Blues Hall of Fame.
 
Check out major attractions like the top-ranked Memphis ZooDixon Gallery & Gardens, and Memphis Botanic Gardens, as well as museums like the moving National Civil Rights Museum, eclectic Pink Palace, and hands-on Children’s Museum of Memphis.  
 
Roll down the Mighty Mississippi on a Memphis Riverboat tour to immerse yourself in local history, or rent a bicycle, horse or kayak to explore beautiful Shelby Farms Park, one of the nation’s largest urban parks.
 
Summer in Memphis offers endless opportunities for fun. Try to squeeze some in when you’re here enjoying the World Championships Golf Tournament. We can’t wait to welcome y’all!