Former St. Jude FedEx Classic director Phil Cannon dies - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Former St. Jude FedEx Classic director Phil Cannon dies

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Former FedEx St. Jude Classic tournament director Phil Cannon died at 63.

Cannon worked with the Classic from 2000 until stepping down in 2015 as he battled lung cancer. He kept working with the PGA Tour stop as a senior advisor.

Upon stepping down, Cannon said he wanted to take time and enjoy life with his wife while he felt good.

Cannon helped raise millions of dollars for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at the tournament, where he started volunteering at age 14.

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