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Pro golfers play putt putt with St. Jude children ahead of Classic

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Several top golfers are in Memphis before the St. Jude Classic this week to play a similar sport—putt putt.

Top names including Dustin Johnson, Harrison English and Ben Crane are taking part in Golf Around St. Jude, a program that gives patients in various stages of cancer care a chance to play golf with some of the best in the world.

One 12-year-old, Jacob, has been coming to St. Jude from his home in Louisiana since he was 3 months old. He suffers from a neuroblastoma. It is programs like this that that take his mind off of his illness.

He is now a star on his middle school golf team.

Jacob will get the chance to golf with Dustin Johnson, the 7th-ranked golfer in this year's FedEx St. Jude Classic. The field also includes golfers like Billy Hoschel, Webb Simpson and Phil Mickelson.

Along with FedEx, who has recently extended their sponsorship of the Memphis stop on the PGA Tour, St. Jude is one of the things that makes the Classic so unique. When players get together with the children of St. Jude, it is hard to tell who has more fun.

The Celebrity Pro-Am will take place Wednesday with the first round of the 58th annual FedEx St. Jude Classic beginning on Thursday.

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