PGA Tour names new executive director for FedEx St. Jude Championship

The PGA Tour announced Thursday that FedEx St. Jude Championship executive director Darrell Smith will step down from the position at the end of the month to pursue new career opportunities. 

Joe Tomek, who has helped manage the PGA Tour’s marquee events in recent years, will take over as the tournament’s executive director, effective Oct. 1.

“These last 15 years have been truly unbelievable, and I cannot thank the fans, partners, and volunteers enough for their unwavering support of PGA Tour golf in Memphis,” Smith said in a news release. “From the day I started as an intern in 2005,