Top-rated players committed, all-new ticket packages available, as
tournament celebrates 51st year in Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 4, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Last year's Stanford St. Jude Championship certainly made a winner out of Woody Austin, who went on to enjoy his best season on the PGA TOUR. But the biggest winner of the week was St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R), which received a record donation of $1.76 million from the tournament, the largest donation in the 38 years that St. Jude has been the sole beneficiary of the Memphis PGA TOUR event.
Austin was at Target House in Memphis today to kickoff the countdown to the 2008 Stanford St. Jude Championship. Tournament officials also announced several highly ranked player commitments, all-new ticket packages for 2008, and important charitable initiatives to benefit St. Jude.
"It was definitely an honor to win the Stanford St. Jude Championship last year, not only because of the talented field I competed against, but because of the special place this tournament holds in this community's heart and the wonderful charity it benefits," said Austin. "I look forward to returning to Memphis in two months to defend my title."
Austin posted a brilliant final round of 62, the best final round of the year on the PGA TOUR, to claim the 2007 Stanford St. Jude Championship.
Meanwhile, Stanford St. Jude Championship Executive Director Kevin Krisle announced today that in addition to Austin returning as defending champion, PGA TOUR stars Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia, Retief Goosen, Vijay Singh, Camilo Villegas and back-to-back Memphis winner David Toms had committed to play in this year's tournament, June 2-8 at TPC Southwind.
"Celebrating our 51st year in Memphis, the Stanford St. Jude
Championship has a very rich history," said Krisle. "It is the strong
support of the community, as well as the commitment from dedicated sponsors
such as Stanford Financial Grou
|SOURCE Stanford Financial Group|
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