The 2018-2019 PGA Tour season is on the back nine and only six official events will take place following The Open Championship on July 21. The limited number of final events has allowed some of the tournaments to benefit from eager golfers looking to finish the season strongly.
Golf fans can get ready for the final six PGA events with free slots and wager on games until their favorite golfers tee off.
After The Open, the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational may not be one of the four PGA major tournaments, but the event held in Memphis, Tenn., is a regular stop of the circuit. The St. Jude Invitational will turn 61-years old on July 28th when some of the world’s best golfers tee off at TPC Southwind.
This year’s tournament will be the first year the event has joined the World Golf Championship docket as the WGC combines with the St. Jude Invitational for a hole-in-one of a tournament.
The Golf Course
The 2019 edition of the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational will be held at TPC Southwind in Memphis. It is the first year the new tournament has been held at the golf course, although the St. Jude Invitational has been played at TPC Southwind since 1989.
TPC Southwind is an exceptional pro tour course, designed by golf course architect Ron Prichard and golfers Hubert Green and Fuzzy Zoeller.
This year’s edition combines the WGC with the FedEx St. Jude Invitational. TPC Southwind had been the host of the original St. Jude event, but now the tournament takes on a whole new feel with the WGC invitational which relocated from the Firestone Country Club.
The Golf Lineup
Top PGA Tour pros have committed to playing the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational which will follow on from the final major of the season, The Open Championship. The 2018 winner, Justin Thomas, has confirmed he will be on hand to play the tournament. Irish Open winner and world No. 9 ranked golfer Jon Rahm will also be in Memphis for the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
There will be an unbelievable amount of golf talent playing the TPC Southwind as 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings’ top 13 players will play. PGA Championship winner and the world’s No. 1 Brooks Koepka and No. 2 Dustin Johnson will tee off in Memphis. Other top 13 players in the world rankings committed to play are Justin Rose, Bryson DeChambeau, Xander Schauffele, Gary Woodland and Matt Kuchar.
Former Masters winner Bubba Watson and golf great Phil Mickelson have also confirmed they will play TPC Southwind.
Thomas, currently ranked as the world’s No. 10 golfer, won the 2018 edition of the WGC Invitational (previously known as the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational due to naming rights).
The World Golf Championship started in 1999, with Tiger Woods claiming the most victories, eight, of any PGA professional. In the 20 years of the former Firestone WGC event, Woods was the only multiple time winner.
As of this writing, Woods has not confirmed he will appear at TPC Southwind for the WGC’s first year combined with the St. Jude Invitational. He is expected to play as a past winner. According to reports, Woods’ participation is “complicated,” however. His confirmation may be based on results at The Open Championship.