The FedEx St. Jude Championship, previously Northern Trust , is an annual golf tournament on the PGA TOUR in the New York, New Jersey Metropolitan area and Boston. It is the first FedExCup Playoff event on the PGA TOUR schedule.
It has been played in late August since 2007, as the first of four tournaments as part of the FedExCup Playoffs on the PGA Tour. The top 125 players in the FedExCup Standings qualify for the tournament each year, based upon FedExCup points amassed during the PGA Tour season.
According to the world ranking scale that measures the strength and depth in the list of participants in a tournament, the FedEx St. Jude Championship is the most powerful in history, surpassed only regularly, and not always, by the PGA Championship, US Open, Open Championship and THE PLAYERS.
The field is limited to the top 125 players on the FedEx points list for the regular season. As the first tournament of the FedExCup Playoffs, the tournament regularly boasts a strong field of the top players on the PGA TOUR, with the added excitement of do or die golf as one in five players do not advance to the next week.
Many of the world’s top players have won the FedEx St. Jude Championship including Sergio García, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Matt Kuchar, Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson and 2018 champion Bryson DeChambeau, who captured a four-stroke victory and became the tournament’s youngest winner in the FedEx Cup era.
Since the tournament’s inception in 1967, The FedEx St. Jude Championship has generated nearly $50 million for New York/New Jersey area charities, including a record $1.865 million in 2018.
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