- Associated Press - Thursday, December 2, 2010

MEMPHIS, TENN. (AP) - The PGA Tour says FedEx is returning as the title sponsor for the St. Jude Classic in Memphis.

Next year’s event will be called the FedEx St. Jude Classic and is scheduled for June 6-12 at TPC Southwind, according to the 2011 schedule released Thursday by the PGA Tour.

Memphis-based FedEx served as the title sponsor for the tournament for 21 years, until 2006.

Stanford Financial Group served as title sponsor after FedEx, until the reference to Stanford was dropped in 2009 due to a federal fraud investigation of the company.

Smith & Nephew, a global medical technology company, stepped in this year as a presenting sponsor for the PGA Tour’s third-longest running event, dating back to 1958.


AP Golf Writer Doug Ferguson contributed to this report from Thousand Oaks, Calif.



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