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

July 29 - August 2, 2020

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June, 2020
After a hiatus due to COVID-19, the PGA TOUR is backjust in time for the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis! For the safety of players, fans, and support staff, the original tournament dates were rescheduled for July 29-Aug. 2, 2020. Below is your guide to the tournament, as well as dining, sightseeing, and accommodation options (including hotel deals) 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 fact, more than $43M has been raised to date for the Memphis-based hospital that treats patients from around the world, regardless of their ability to pay.) In 2018, FedEx took over sponsorship of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational tournament and brought the event to Memphis, rebranding it the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. The tournament field includes the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Rankings. Last year’s tournament drew headliners including Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka, the ultimate winner.
  
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Live Music Rum Boogie Cafe / Craig Thompson
An unforgettable trip experiencing golf by day and Memphis by night

TICKETS

You can purchase daily grounds tickets for $30-$65, plus taxes and fees. Bonus: Children 15 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult. Ultra Club tickets are available for $100-$200. This on-site hospitality venue provides coveted views of the par-three 11th hole (an island green of the invitational's TPC Southwind course) and offers 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.

For fans who purchased tickets before the tournament's 2020 date change due to COVID-19, original ticket purchases will be honored.  

ACCOMMODATIONS

Near TPC Southwind Golf Course
If you plan to stay near the venue, there are a number of hotels within a 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, or luxury, 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 new boutique properties like ArriveCentral Station and Hotel Indigo; the Westin Memphis (just steps from legendary Beale Street); and rustic Big Cypress Lodge, located inside Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid. All are excellent bases for exploring Downtown Memphis. You’ll find more information about hotels here (and don't miss these offers).

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.
 
In Downtown and adjacent Midtown, try other Memphis barbecue favorites, 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 Street. 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 plates of Asian fusion cuisine at Tsunami and globally inspired eats in a chic setting at The Beauty Shop.
 
If you’re a vegetarian, here’s your guide to local fare.
 
Want to check out Memphis' local breweries? You’ll find that information here.

MEMPHIS ATTRACTIONS & EXPERIENCES

There are many 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, and then hear what that legacy sounds like today. By day, check out GracelandSun StudioStax Museum of American Soul Music, the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul MuseumMemphis Music Hall of Fame, or the Blues Foundation's Blues Hall of Fame. By night, go out for live music along world-famous Beale Street
 
If you're up for outdoor adventure to complement your spectating, enjoy area golf (of course), or rent an electric scooter, Explore Bike Share bike or kayak to explore Downtown and its defining feature, the Mighty Mississippi Riverfront. Or, spend time at beautiful Shelby Farms Park, one of the nation’s largest urban parks located just 20 minutes north of TPC Southwind.

With family, you might also be interested in major attractions including the top-ranked Memphis ZooDixon Gallery & Gardens, and Memphis Botanic Garden, as well as museums like the moving National Civil Rights Museum, eclectic Pink Palace, and hands-on Children’s Museum of Memphis.  

 
Summer in Memphis offers endless opportunities for fun. Try to squeeze some in when you’re here enjoying the tournament. We can’t wait to welcome y’all!