FedEx St. Jude Invitational, dates and times



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FedEx St. Jude Invitational, dates and times

The FedEx Cup playoffs, the final stretch of the season on the PGA Tour, begin this Thursday, August 11. The first stop is at the TPC Southwind in Memphis (Tennessee, USA), which will host the FedEx St. Jude Invitational, with the 125 most regular players on the course.

Here's how to follow the appointment live:

FedEx St. Jude Invitational, schedule

The sessions on Thursday and Friday will start at 07:15 local time. These schedules may be subject to changes depending on weather conditions.

Those first two rounds will be played by three-player matches starting from the tees of holes 1 and 10. On the first day, Jon Rahm will start at 7:44 p.m. in Spain, while on Friday he will start at 2:59 p.m. The WGC-FedEx. St-Jude Invitational is one of four annual World Golf Championships tournaments.

This tournament, which also went by the name WGC-NEC Invitational and WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in the past, took over from the World Series of Golf in 1999. The tournament takes place on the Firestone Country Club, a course located in Akron, Ohio.

It is part of the two major circuits of world golf, the PGA Tour and the European PGA Tour. The tournament is open to 75 players, about half of a classic tournament. The eligibility criteria are as follows: The players selected in the European and American teams of the last Ryder Cup.
The players selected in the American and international teams for the last Presidents Cup.
The 50 best players of the world ranking of the last 2 weeks preceding the tournament.
The winners of major world tournaments in the year preceding the tournament.
The winners of the main tournaments of the year from the PGA Tour of Australasia, the Sunshine Tour, the Asian Tour and the Japan Golf Tour.
Between 1999 and 2001, only Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup entrants were eligible and the number was limited to 40 golfers.

From 1976 to 2018, all editions were held at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio except for the 2002 edition which was held at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Washington. Since 2019, the tournament has been played on the TPC Southwide course in Memphis, Tennessee.

In 2000, the tournament had an exceptional finish when Tiger Woods finished his last hole in the dark, also setting the tournament record with 21 strokes under par. On August 2, 2013, during Friday, Tiger Woods took a lead of 7 strokes with a card of 61. He equalized the course record as well as his personal best. He will win the tournament for an eighth time.