World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational unveils the ‘TruGreen Backyard’

By edited by Sarah Bunyea

The space will allow fans to relax while golfers return to compete at TPC Southwind.

The 2021 World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational announced an all-new public space area titled “TruGreen Backyard” between the 13th and 14th holes at TPC Southwind, Aug. 2-8.

“We’re excited to partner with TruGreen to bring this unique public venue to the fans at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational,” says Darrell Smith, executive director. “In building on our fans-first approach, this new activation will provide a great atmosphere for friends and families alike to eat, hang out and enjoy world-class golf.”

The backyard set-up is located on a stretch of lawn between the back nine action and will include family playscape areas, inspirations for the outdoor chefs, adult lawn games and garden enhancements. The area will have outdoor seating areas, food and drink for purchase, lawn games and children playscapes.

“At TruGreen, we take immense pride in creating beautiful, green outdoor spaces where families and friends can live life outside, and we’re thrilled to partner with the PGA Tour to develop the TruGreen Backyard and engage with fans during this tournament,” says John Cowles, president and CEO of TruGreen.

During the 2021 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, TruGreen and the tournament will host select 2021 First Tee College Scholarship recipients for a behind-the-scenes agronomy experience with the TPC Southwind Agronomy team. The recipients will have the opportunity to engage with the experts and witness how the team prepares the greens and course.

“We’re honored to support the First Tee College Scholarship Program and help play a role in building the next generation of leaders, including those in scientific careers,” says Cowles. “We look forward to meeting these well deserving students in TruGreen’s Backyard and over the course of their college and professional careers, seeing the impact these alumni will have on our communities.”