When: June 7-10
Where: TPC Southwind
Defending champion: Harrison Frazar
Purse: $5.6 million (with $1,008,000 to the winner)
Players of note: #1 Rory McIlroy, #17 Zach Johnson, Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love, John Daly, Graeme McDowell, Padraig Harrington
Stories to follow:
Scott Verplank: Verplank has battled wrist issues that have forced him to withdraw from 2 tournaments last month and has only made 2 of 6 cuts this year.
Rory McIlroy: Rory is participating in the FedEx St. Jude Classic, just a week before he defends his Open title and has missed cuts in the last two starts.
John Daly: Daly, a native of nearby Arkansas, is always a player to watch. This party guy will probably not be playing at 100% with all the nightlife surrounding the Classic, but he’s guaranteed to produce some sort of drama whether it be on or off the course.