Hush Y’all: It’s time for the FedEx St. Jude Championship

Grab your “Hush Y'all” signs. It’s almost time to hit TPC Southwind for one of the most underrated and fun sporting events to hit Memphis each year. Plus, two kids attend free for every ticketed adult.


The FedEx St. Jude Championship tees off August 9-13, 2023 at TPC Southwind. It’s the thrilling conclusion of the FedEx Cup Playoffs where the top 70 players compete on one of the toughest courses. Coming in from out of town? Check out this guide here.

18th hole with Fedex stands in background

If you consider yourself not a fan of golf. Don’t stop reading. You don't need to be one to enjoy the experience. Or better yet - you just might become one by the end of the weekend.

When I went for the first time in 2019 I could tell you little to nothing about golf but that weekend turned me into a golf fan from the entertainment around the course to how satisfying it is to hear the crisp swish of the club during a drive. Think of it as basically sitting court side during a Grizzlies game all day.

As is tradition, for every ticketed adult, two children 15 and under receive complimentary admission. You can't beat that.

fried chicken sandwich with golf course in the background
Birdies & Bubbles Fan Experience

It’s As Much Golf As You Want

The fan and social experience of the tournament is one of the best parts. If you’re getting tired of following the players, hit one of the many activations spread across the course. Stay tuned for more information to come on what they have planned this year.

Michelob Ultra Athletic Club

For an upgraded experience, tournament goers can purchase a ticket for the Michelob Ultra Athletic Club which includes beer and non-alcoholic beverages. Cost per ticket ranges from $250 - $275 depending on the day you purchase.

This is set up at the 11th hole and offers covered stadium seating. It is first-come, first-serve basis, for a seat. 

Course Activations

Fan favorite activations Birdies & Bubbles and The Pit return for the 2023 competition.

Birdies & Bubbles is brought to you by two favorites in Memphis, chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman. The chicken sandwich is a must-eat while you watch golfers take on the No. 14 green. Access this cozy and shaded venue off the No. 16 fairway.

The Pit can be found between No. 8 green and No. 9 tee. Another shaded area to escape too while grabbing a good bite to eat. The Commissary will be serving up their signature dishes here.

woman poses next to golf course holding up hush y'all sign

The Best Traditions in Golf

I don’t care that you can get a $1.50 pimento cheese sandwich at the Masters. The FedEx St. Jude Championship has the best traditions in golf from the purple Hush Y’all signs to the recognition of St. Jude patients. (You can buy your own Hush Y’all sign at the championship store during it too.)

Once the volunteers raise those Hush Y’all signs, fans know to go silent and they do – quieting down in just seconds.



house in background of golf course with I love st Jude banner hanging from deck

Most importantly, though, the FedEx St. Jude Classic is a fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Last year, the event raised about half a million dollars for the hospital.

More than $60 million has been raised for St. Jude since the initial partnership in 1970 when it was once called the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic.

There are many ways you’ll notice nods to St. Jude during the championship tournament. St. Jude isn’t just in the name – it’s immersed into the entire tournament experience.

The best part is on the final 18th hole where St. Jude patients serve as honorary pin flag caddies. Don’t forget to look out for the “We (heart) St. Jude” banner that’s always draped from a home near the 18th hole.

Tips To Keep In Mind:

Wear your walking shoes. 

The experience is up to you whether you want to do a lot of walking. You can post up at a hole (the 18th is always recommended) or you can follow your favorite golfer from hole-to-hole – or do a little bit of both. Regardless, good shoes are a must. 

Sun Screen, water, and hats are a must.

Put on a visor and lather up. It can get hot out there and there isn’t a ton of shade aside from some trees you can hide under. You're allowed to bring in your own water bottle (no larger than 32 oz). In need of water? Hit the complimentary hydration station at the Trugreen Backyard located at 18th & Mane, practice putting green, and Birdies & Bubbles.

Download the course map in advance

The course is long. You don't want to do any extra walking because you didn't know where to go. Also, you'll want to know exactly where that free water is. Click here for the course map.

Phones on silent and abide by all hush y'all signs.

Just don't be that guy.

Here's what you need to know about parking.

Parking is limited. You can keep scrolling and purchase a parking pass in advance for their lots. Lot X is located at the FedEx Headquarters at 3640 Hacks Cross Road. Fans must reserve parking passes in advance; passes will not be available for purchase at the parking lot as the passes are fulfilled digitally.

Because parking is limited, rideshare is encouraged. Enter “FedEx St. Jude Championship” as your destination and tournament guests will be dropped off near the rideshare entrance.  Rideshare will be located near 3400 Players Club Parkway just between No. 1 green and No. 2 tee.

For those looking to take advantage of the family-friendly activities on Wednesday, including the Pro-Am, fans are welcome to complimentary parking in Lot C, onsite off Winchester Road with direct access to the course via No. 17 green.

Clear or small bags only.

Nothing is worse than getting to the front of a line about to enter an event to find out your bag isn't allowed. Fans are only allowed to bring in a clear bag (12”x6”x12”) or share a small bag (6”x6”). Still large enough to pack in that sunscreen!

This is cashless.

Don't forget your credit card!

Check to see what you can and can't bring in.

Here's a link that breaks it down.

golf balls piled up on table


FedEx St. Jude Championship
August 9-13, 2023



Click here to purchase your single-day tickets.

Grounds passes range $72-$85 including fees before taxes.
Michelob Ultra Athletic Club tickets ranges from $250 - $275.
Lot Parking which needs to be purchased in advance is $20.

Grounds access on Wednesday is just $30. The official competition begins on Thursday.

Active, retired, reserved military members and veterans have an opportunity to reserve two complimentary grounds tickets per day. Claim your tickets here.

*Two (2) children ages 15 and under receive complimentary admission per ticketed adult.

About the Author

Hello! I'm Jalyn Souchek, the Director of Content for I Love Memphis Blog! I love calling the 901 home. When I'm not running the blog you can find me cheering on the Grizzlies, at a concert, exploring a new restaurant or kicking back at one of our breweries. I hope you'll love experiencing Memphis with me.

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Lauren Phelps
Hush Yall!  It's always a fun event and usually H  O  T!   Let's see if Memphis can get rid of this rain and start the summer!  
June 1, 2015 12:30pm