What is the Danny Thomas-Diplomat Classic?

What is the Danny Thomas-Diplomat Classic?

The Danny Thomas-Diplomat Classic was a golf tournament in south Florida on the PGA Tour that was played only once, in early December 1969. Held at Diplomat Presidential Country Club, between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, [1] it had a $ 125,000 purse and a winner’s share of $25,000. [2]

What is the name of the golf tournament in Memphis TN?

For the tennis tournament, see Memphis Open (tennis). The FedEx St. Jude Classic is a professional golf tournament held in Memphis, Tennessee as a regular event on the PGA Tour.

Why is it called the Danny Thomas Memphis classic?

In 1969, entertainer Danny Thomas (1912–1991) agreed to lend his name to the tournament in exchange for his St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital becoming the tournament’s charity. Accordingly, the tournament changed its name the next year to the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic .

When was the WGC Memphis last played?

The tournament was held annually in June from 1958 through 2018 before being held in August from 2022 after a two-year absence, and is played at TPC Southwind (since 1989 ). In 2019, FedEx took over sponsorship of the WGC Invitational and relocated the tournament to Memphis in late July.