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46 of the top 50 in the world confirmed to participate in the Home of Blues, Soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Forty-six of the top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) have officially committed to next week’s World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational following Friday’s commitment deadline. The tournament will feature the game’s biggest stars from around the globe at TPC Southwind July 24-28 as Memphis welcomes a WGC event for the first time. The field includes 64 players from 15 different countries around the globe.
World No. 1 Brooks Koepka, FedExCup points leader Matt Kuchar, 2018 FedExCup champion Justin Rose, defending champion Justin Thomas, THE PLAYERS Championship 2019 winner Rory McIlroy, and 20-time PGA TOUR winner Dustin Johnson, who won in Memphis a year ago, are among the notables heading to Memphis. Each of the top four players in the OWGR – Koepka (No. 1), Johnson (No. 2), McIlroy (No. 3) and Rose (No. 4) – have all committed.
With the commitment deadline passed, the field is set with the exception of non-qualified players still have the opportunity to earn their way into the field via two ways – jump inside the top 50 in the OWGR when it’s released on Monday, July 22 or win The Open Championship Sunday.
The field as of the commitment deadline Friday includes the following players:
Players who qualified that did not commit include Tiger Woods (No. 5), Francesco Molinari (No. 7), Rickie Fowler (No. 14), and Bernd Wiesberger (No. 40).
Fans are reminded that tickets remain on sale for Memphis’ first time hosting a World Golf Championships event at WGCFedEx.com. All grounds tickets will be mobile only this year, so fans are encouraged to download their tickets at home on the PGA TOUR app or at WGCFedEx.com prior to arrival at the tournament.
Parking for fans will be available for free at May Park (6415 Quince Road) for Thursday-Sunday’s rounds, which is just a short shuttle ride from the course. Fans are also encouraged to use Uber, the tournament’s official rideshare partner, which will drop fans off at the Uber gate between the 1st and 2nd holes.
The WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational attracts the most elite and global fields of the year as one of four World Golf Championships events on the 2018-19 PGA TOUR schedule sanctioned and organized by the International Federation of PGA Tours.
The World Golf Championships events annually attract 45-50 of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Rankings for each of the four events. With Memphis’ hometown event taking on a new identity as a World Golf Championships event, fans will be treated to a host of global superstars, some of which have never played before in Memphis like Rose, Rahm, Thomas, Wolff, etc. The PGA TOUR has held a tournament in Memphis every year since 1958, but 2019 will mark the first time Memphis has hosted a World Golf Championships event.
For more information on the 2019 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, please visit www.WGCFedEx.com or follow the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
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