Fowler, McDowell commit to FedEx St. Jude
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Rickie Fowler and Victor Dubuisson are set to play their first FedEx St. Jude Classic this year, the tournament announced Tuesday while also adding Graeme McDowell to the field.
That trio joins top commitments including Phil Mickelson, Zach Johnson, Dustin Johnson and Patrick Reed for the June 5-8 tournament in Memphis, Tenn. Defending champion Harris English also is set to play.
"We’ve been working on Rickie for a number of years," FESJC tournament director Phil Cannon said in a statement.
Among the aforementioned players, Zach Johnson tops the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings at No. 10, with Mickelson No. 18, English No. 22 and Dustin Johnson No. 26. Of Tuesday's announced commitments, Dubuisson is 49th, McDowell 50th and Fowler 52nd.
The FedEx St. Jude takes place the week before the U.S. Open at Pinehurst.