Annual PGA golf event held in Memphis since 1958. Tournament has raised more than $25 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since 1970. Tournament has $35 million annual impact on local economy. Recipient of Charles Thornton Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003, University of Memphis. Board Member, PGA TOUR Tournaments Association. Has been with local event for more than 40 years. Former Chairman, Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce.