Staying the Course: WGC-FESJI volunteers fewer in number, but essential workers

With no fans this year, ranks of volunteers reduced from more than 1,600 to 225

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 16, 2020 2:01 PM CT | Published: July 16, 2020 4:00 AM CT

Volunteers at the World Golf Championship-FedEx St. Jude Invitational are known for their unwavering dedication. But the COVID-19 pandemic means there will be no fans on the course and, this year, just 225 volunteers instead of the usual 1,600-plus. To still be on site now is to be a WGC-FESJI essential worker. 


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Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.


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