FedEx St. Jude Classic 2012: Dustin Johnson Makes Late Charge For Win

Dustin Johnson hit back-to-back birdies on No. 16 and 17 while shooting 4-under on the day to win the 2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic. Rory McIlroy was in contention late but hit into the water on the final hole, finishing three strokes back in a tie for seventh place.

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FedEx St. Jude Classic 2012: Dustin Johnson Holds Off Rory McIlroy, John Merrick

Dustin Johnson held off John Merrick and Rory McIlroy to win the 2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic. In his second event since returning from back surgery, Johnson shoot a 4-under 66 on Sunday to finish atop the final leaderboard at the U.S. Open tuneup.

John Merrick almost forced a playoff with a near-miracle chip on 18 that lipped out to end his round one stroke out of the lead. It was a much more sudden, if less disastrous, end compared to Rory McIlroy, who effectively ended his chances on 18 when he sent his drive into the water. McIlory double-bogeyed the hole to finish three strokes back.

Johnson started the final round two strokes back, but spent Sunday around the top of the leaderboard and put himself in a good place to claim victory with consecutive birdies on 16 and 17 to end the day.

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FedEx St. Jude Classic 2012: TV Schedule, Tee Times, Pairings For Sunday

The 2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis enters its final day on Sunday, and the race for the final PGA Tour title before the 2012 US Open is wide, errm, open. Three golfers share the lead at 6-under, six more are one shot back, and a full 19 are within three shots of the lead.

The final pairing on Sunday at the TPC Southwind course will feature the three leaders, Davis Love III, Nick O'Hern, and John Merrick. Of the three, O'Hern is the hottest, having shot back-to-back 67s on Friday and Saturday to move into the lead. Less hot on Saturday: Rory McIlroy, who fired a 2-over 72 to fall from 7-under entering the day to a shot back of the lead at its end.

TV coverage of the 2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic will be carried live on CBS from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern.

Here's the full schedule of tee times and pairings for the final round. All times are Eastern.

TPC Southwind Tee No. 10

8 a.m.: Billy Horschel, Arjun Atwal, David Hearn

8:09 a.m.: Bob Estes, Charles Howell III, J.J. Killeen

8:19 a.m.: Bart Bryant, Patrick Sheehan, Gary Christian

8:28 a.m.: Craig Barlow, George McNeill, Ryo Ishikawa

8:38 a.m.: Shane Bertsch, Lee Janzen, Y.E. Yang

8:47 a.m.: Robert Garrigus, Paul Stankowski, Brett Wettrich

8:57 a.m.: Gavin Coles, Tommy Gainey, J.J. Henry

9:06 a.m.: Steven Bowditch, Stuart Appleby, Kent Jones

9:16 a.m.: Troy Kelly, John Daly, Troy Matteson

9:25 a.m.: Kyle Stanley, Matthew Goggin, Omar Uresti

9:35 a.m.: : Chris Riley, Robert Gamez, Neal Lancaster

9:44 a.m.: : Will Claxton, Matt McQuillan

9:54 a.m.: : Jonathan Fly, Zack Miller

TPC Southwind Tee No. 1

8 a.m.: : John Peterson, Boo Weekley, Martin Flores

8:09 a.m.: Bill Lunde, Greg Owen, Sean O'Hair

8:19 a.m.: Cameron Beckman, Brendon de Jonge, Danny Lee

8:28 a.m.: Duffy Waldorf, Chris Couch, Ken Duke

8:38 a.m.: Shaun Micheel, Tim Clar, Bryce Molder

8:47 a.m.: Daniel Chopra, Seung-Yul Noh, Martin Laird

8:57 a.m.: Jeff Maggert, William McGirt, Henrik Stenson

9:06 a.m.: Woody Austin, Jeff Overton, Padraig Harrington

9:16 a.m.: Luke Guthrie, Dustin Morris, Ryan Palmer

9:21 a.m.: J.B. Holmes, Fredrik Jacobson, Roberto Castro

9:30 a.m.: Chad Campbell, Kevin Stadler, Rory McIlroy

9:39 a.m.: Dustin Johnson, Robert Allenby, Kevin Kisner

9:48 a.m.: Nick O'Hern, Davis Love III, John Merrick

1 p.m.: Boo Weekley, Daniel Chopra, David Duval

1:09 p.m.: Joe Ogilvie, Mathew Goggin, Kris Blanks

1:18 p.m.: Woody Austin, Bart Bryant, Skip Kendall

1:27 p.m.: Sean O'Hair, Y.E. Yang, Henrik Stenson

1:36 p.m.: Camilo Villegas, Ryan Palmer, Charles Howell III

1:45 p.m.: Bill Lunde, Matt Bettencourt, J.B. Holmes

1:54 p.m.: J.J. Henry, Tim Petrovic, Chris DiMarco

2:03 p.m.: Marc Turnesa, Jason Gore, Paul Stankowski

2:12 p.m.: Bob Estes, Lee Janzen, J.J. Killeen

2:21 p.m.: Danny Lee, Will Claxton, Richard H. Lee

2:30 p.m.: Seung-Yul Noh, Roberto Castro, Edward Loar

2:39 p.m.: Alexandre Rocha, Charlie Beljan, Audie Johnson

2:48 p.m.: Troy Kelly, Tommy Biershenk, Jonathan Fly

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FedEx St. Jude Classic 2012: 3-Way Tie Atop Leaderboard, Rory McIlroy 1 Shot Back

Rory McIlroy started Saturday's 2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic third round ahead of the field by one stroke, but he's left himself some work to do on Sunday after a rough day. He shot two-over par, falling to five-under for the tournament. He's one shot back of the three leaders, Nick O'Hearn, Davis Love III and John Merrick.

O'Hearn had a big day, shooting three-under par to move to the top of the leaderboard. Also shooting three-under on the day was big hitter Dustin Johnson, who joins McIlroy at five-under par. Robert Allenby, Kevin Kisner, Chad Campbell and Kevin Stadler are also sitting at five-under heading into the tournament's final day.

J.B. Holmes is alone at four-under, but there's a massive group of players sitting at three-under par. Expect the final day of the tournament to be tight until the very end.

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FedEx St. Jude Classic 2012: Rory McIlroy Atop Leaderboard After Round 2

Rory McIlroy shot 5-under Friday to take the lead at the 2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic at 7-under overall. McIlroy was 3-under after just three holes, making eagle on the par 5 hole No. 3. He closed out the day with three birdies in his final five holes after recording back-to-back bogeys on 12 and 13.

Three players are tied for second place just one stroke back from McIlroy. J.B. Holmes moved up 26 spots on the leaderboard after shooting 6-under on the day to finish at 6-under overall. He was poised to potentially take the lead after shooting 6-under on the front nine, but cooled on the back nine with a birdie and a bogey on 15 and 16, respectively. Jeff Maggert (1-under Saturday) and Kevin Stadler (5-under) join Holmes just off the lead.

John Merrick led the tournament along with Maggert at 4-under after Day 1 on Thursday. Merrick shot just 1-under Friday to drop into a fifth-place tie with Chad Campbell and Kevin Kisner, two shots off the lead. Kisner was another big mover on the day, shooting 4-under to jump 13 spots on the leaderboard.

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2012 FedEx St. Jude's Classic: Rory's U.S. Open Title Defense Starts Week Early

While the US Open is still a full week away, Rory Mcilory has an opportunity to prove he is ready to defend his Open crown during this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic.

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FedEx St. Jude Classic 2012: TV Schedule, Tee Times, Parings For Thursday

The weekend between the 2012 Memorial and the 2012 U.S. Open is not the biggest of the year on the PGA Tour by any stretch, but it is a chance to get in one last tune-up against PGA competition. It's the last stop before the year's second major championship and will draw many players of note to the 2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis.

The tournament's top group for the first two days is one that pairs defending U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy with fellow major champions Graeme McDowell and Padraig Harrington. A host of other major champions, like David Toms and Y.E. Yang, will also be teeing off at the TPC Southwind course.

TV coverage of the 2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic will be carried live on The Golf Channel from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and highlights will be aired from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Here's the full schedule of tee times and pairings for Thursday's first round of the 2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic. All times are Eastern.

TPC Southwind Tee No. 1

8 a.m.: Joe Durant, Robert Gamez, Tommy Gainey

8:09 a.m.: Duffy Waldorf, Brendon de Jonge, Roland Thatcher

8:18 a.m.: Chris Riley, Will MacKenzie, Hunter Haas

8:27 a.m.: Bryce Molder, Fredrik Jacobson, Robert Allenby

8:36 a.m.: George McNeill, Chris Kirk, Martin Laird

8:45 a.m.: Heath Slocum, Tim Clark, Derek Lamely

8:54 a.m.: Arjun Atwal, Stuart Appleby, John Rollins

9:03 a.m.: Troy Matteson, Brett Wetterich, Shane Bertsch

9:12 a.m.: Vaughn Taylor, Jeff Overton, Spencer Levin

9:21 a.m.: D.J. Trahan, Craig Barlow, Scott Dunlap

9:30 a.m.: Brian Harman, Billy Hurley III, Ryo Ishikawa

9:39 a.m.: Stephen Gangluff, Scott Brown, John Peterson

9:48 a.m.: Kevin Kisner, Fran Quinn, Luke Guthrie

1 p.m.: Steve Flesch, Garrett Willis, Dicky Pride

1:09 p.m.: Nathan Green, Ryuji Imada, Ken Duke

1:18 p.m.: Tim Herron, Nick O'Hern, David Hearn

1:27 p.m.: David Toms, Brian Gay, Davis Love III

1:36 p.m.: Zach Johnson, Kyle Stanley, Robert Garrigus

1:45 p.m.: Jhonattan Vegas, Jason Bohn, Stephen Ames

1:54 p.m.: John Daly, Rich Beem, John Merrick

2:03 p.m.: Chris Couch, Greg Owen, Kent Jones

2:12 p.m.: Josh Teater, Omar Uresti, Joey Snyder III

2:21 p.m.: Martin Flores, Miguel Angel Carballo, Kelly Kraft

2:30 p.m.: Mark Anderson, Kyle Thompson, Austin Gutgsell

2:39 p.m.: Gary Christian, Russell Knox, Patrick Reed

2:48 p.m.: Steve Wheatcroft, Matt McQuillan, Zack Miller

TPC Southwind Tee No. 10

8 a.m.: : Jeff Maggert, Peter Lonard, Kevin Stadler

8:09 a.m.: Ted Purdy, Shaun Micheel, Robert Damron

8:18 a.m.: Robert Karlsson, Marco Dawson, Matt Jones

8:27 a.m.: Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Padraig Harrington

8:36 a.m.: Dustin Johnson, Harrison Frazar, Justin Leonard

8:45 a.m.: Scott Stallings, Cameron Beckman, Scott Verplank

8:54 a.m.: Chad Campbell, Hank Kuehne, Gavin Coles

9:03 a.m.: Todd Hamilton, Frank Lickliter II, Neal Lancaster

9:12 a.m.: Patrick Sheehan, Jimmy Walker, Sung Kang

9:21 a.m.: Billy Horschel, Brendon Todd, Garth Mulroy

9:30 a.m.: Bobby Gates, William McGirt, Dustin Morris

9:39 a.m.: Steven Bowditch, Kyle Reifers, Ted Potter, Jr.

9:48 a.m.: Jamie Lovemark, Jason Kokrak, Cody Proveaux

1 p.m.: Boo Weekley, Daniel Chopra, David Duval

1:09 p.m.: Joe Ogilvie, Mathew Goggin, Kris Blanks

1:18 p.m.: Woody Austin, Bart Bryant, Skip Kendall

1:27 p.m.: Sean O'Hair, Y.E. Yang, Henrik Stenson

1:36 p.m.: Camilo Villegas, Ryan Palmer, Charles Howell III

1:45 p.m.: Bill Lunde, Matt Bettencourt, J.B. Holmes

1:54 p.m.: J.J. Henry, Tim Petrovic, Chris DiMarco

2:03 p.m.: Marc Turnesa, Jason Gore, Paul Stankowski

2:12 p.m.: Bob Estes, Lee Janzen, J.J. Killeen

2:21 p.m.: Danny Lee, Will Claxton, Richard H. Lee

2:30 p.m.: Seung-Yul Noh, Roberto Castro, Edward Loar

2:39 p.m.: Alexandre Rocha, Charlie Beljan, Audie Johnson

2:48 p.m.: Troy Kelly, Tommy Biershenk, Jonathan Fly

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