Memphis Tennessee PGA Tour Event Has New Name
“Our focus is on producing a great PGA TOUR event for golf fans of the Mid-South and raising awareness and funds for St. Jude Children’s
David L. McKee, chief operating officer and interim CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising organization of St. Jude, said: “Since St. Jude became the sole beneficiary of the Memphis PGA TOUR event in 1970, we have improved the survival rate of the most common form of childhood leukemia from less than 50 percent to 94 percent. That incredible progress is possible only because of generous supporters who believe in our mission. In the PGA TOUR, we have such a supporter and we are immensely pleased to continue this relationship as we strive for the day when no child will die in the dawn of life.”
Rick George, PGA TOUR Chief of Operations, said: “The PGA TOUR has been part of the fabric of the
Ryder Cup hero Justin Leonard will be back to defend his crown at the SJC, which is being played the week prior to the U.S. Open for the third straight year.
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