The 2020 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational will happen this week at TPC Southwind in Memphis. While this is just the second time year the tournament carries that exact name, it traces its roots all the way back to 1958, when it was still known as the Memphis Open.
This tournament was also known through other names over the years and decades. It had bored the names of Memphis Open Invitational. Danny Thomas Memphis Classic, St. Jude Memphis Classic, Federal Express St. Jude Classic, FedEx St. Jude Classic, Stanford St. Jude Championship, St. Jude Classic presented by FedEx, St. Jude Classic presented by Smith & Nephew, and FedEx St. Jude Classic before getting christened as the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational last year. But enough of the history lesson for now. Let’s get back into the main topic, which is the purse for the 2020 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
Updated Purse and Prize Money Breakdown for the World Golf Championships – FedEx St Jude Invitational PGA Tournament Running from July 30 to August 2, 2020
Where: TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN
When: July 30 to August 2, 2020
TV Broadcast: GOLFTV
The Total Payout – $10,500,000
At the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational last year, Brooks Koepka took home a total of $1.745 million for taking down the field at TPC Southwind. This year, the stakes are higher, as the winner will cash in a check worth $1.89 million. Now compare that to the money Cary Middlecoff made in 1958 for winning the inaugural iteration of this tournament. That year, Middlecoff won $2,800. A little over two decades later, the total purse hit $1 million for the first time. Then in 2007, Woody Austin became the first player to win a million dollars in the tournament, pocketing $1.08 million.
The Complete Breakdown
Based on the standardized formula that the PGA Tour is using in dividing the purse for each major event, here’s what the top-10 finishers in the tournament will receive.
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