Sanderson Farms Championship

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Sanderson Farms Championship
Sanderson Farms Championship.svg
Tournament information
LocationJackson, Mississippi, U.S.
Established1968; 53 years ago (1968)
Course(s)Country Club of Jackson
Par72
Length7,461 yards (6,822 m)
Organized byCentury Club Charities
Tour(s)PGA Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fundUS$7,000,000
Month playedSeptember/October
Tournament record score
Aggregate263 Dan Halldorson (1986)
To par−24 Scott Stallings (2012)
Current champion
United States Sam Burns
Location Map
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Location in Mississippi

The Sanderson Farms Championship is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour, played annually in Mississippi. It moved to the Country Club of Jackson in Jackson in autumn 2014, early in the 2015 season.

The tournament has been part of the PGA Tour schedule since 1968, and has raised more than $8.1 million for statewide charities. Originally played at the Hattiesburg Country Club in Hattiesburg, the event moved in 1994 to Annandale Golf Club in Madison, which hosted through 2013.

Since 2013, the tournament's title sponsor has been Sanderson Farms, a poultry farming corporation based in Laurel, Mississippi. The tournament's host organization, Century Club Charities, is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is promoting the game of golf for the benefit of charity. The Sanderson Farms Championship's primary charity is Friends of Children's Hospital, which benefits the Batson's Children Hospital.

Course[edit]

The Country Club of Jackson opened in 1914. It is a private club with 27 championship holes, 18 of which were re-designed by John Fought in 2008 and measure 7,400 yards (6,800 m) from the championship tees. Fought's layout incorporates classic Donald Ross flavor – parkland style routing with smallish, tricky greens – which range in size from 5,000 to 8,500 square feet (460 to 790 m2).

History[edit]

Known as the Magnolia Classic from 1968 through 1985 with notable winners including Roger Maltbie, Craig Stadler, and Payne Stewart, the tournament was renamed the Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic in 1986. From 1999 to 2006, it was known as the Southern Farm Bureau Classic, from 2007 to 2011 as the Viking Classic, and in 2012 as the True South Classic.

In the past, this tournament was generally played opposite of a major or limited field tournament (officially termed an "alternate event" by the PGA Tour). It later became part of the Fall Series, a group of events held after The Tour Championship, before returning to its former status as an alternate event in 2011. In either case, the leading players in men's professional golf rarely participate. Until 1994, it was played opposite the Masters Tournament and then opposite The Open Championship in the mid-1990s. More recently, it played opposite various World Golf Championships and The Tour Championship. From 2007 to 2010, it generally played opposite the major team events involving PGA Tour players, namely the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup. In 2011, it returned to the PGA Tour regular season opposite the British Open in July.

It has been an official money event on the PGA Tour since 1994. Prior to that, it was a satellite event with the money counting but the wins counting as unofficial, except from 1983 to 1985, when it was instead part of the developmental Tournament Players Series.

From 2007 to 2010, it was part of the Fall Series. Because the FedEx Cup season championship was already determined by that time, elite players generally passed on Fall Series events; most players in the tournament were trying to either make the Top 125 on the money list and retain their tour cards, or earn a quick two-year exemption by winning. The 2007 event was played in the same week as the Presidents Cup; most of the top Tour players played in that event instead of the Viking Classic. The situation was similar in 2008, with the tournament being scheduled opposite the Ryder Cup. The 2009 purse was due to be $3,700,000, with $666,000 going to the winner. That year's event was also to be the first in the tournament's recent history to be the sole event on the PGA Tour schedule for that week, as it had been moved to the end of October with a scheduled finish on November 1. However, the tournament was canceled on October 31, due to unplayable conditions at the Annandale Golf Club. The event was not rescheduled.[1] The 2010 event was again held opposite the Ryder Cup. This would be the tournament's last fall edition, as it would move into the regular season the following year. In 2013, the title sponsor changed to Sanderson Farms.[2] The tournament was not held in the 2013–14 season because of the new PGA Tour wraparound season; the 2014 tournament, part of the 2014–15 season, moved to late October and was played opposite the WGC-HSBC Champions in China.[3]

As an alternate event, the winner did not receive an invitation to the Masters Tournament, but did earn a trip to the PGA Championship, a two-year PGA Tour exemption, a minimum of 24 OWGR points, and 300 FedEx Cup points. For the 2019–20 season, the tournament was upgraded from an alternate event to a full status event; it was also rescheduled to September, as the second tournament of the PGA Tour season. Along with an increased prize fund, the changed of status meant the winner receives the full benefits of a regular PGA Tour event, with 500 FedEx Cup points and an invitation to The Masters.[4]

Over the years, the Sanderson Farms Championship has been played opposite a number of different tournaments:

Year(s) Tournament
2014–2018 WGC-HSBC Champions
1994–1998, 2011–2013 The Open Championship
2008, 2010 Ryder Cup
2007 Presidents Cup
2003–2004, 2006 WGC-American Express Championship
1999–2002, 2005 Tour Championship
1969–1993 Masters Tournament
1968 Colonial National Invitation

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
Purse ($) Ref.
Sanderson Farms Championship
2021 United States Sam Burns 266 −22 1 stroke United States Nick Watney
United States Cameron Young
1,260,000 7,000,000
2020 Spain Sergio García 269 −19 1 stroke United States Peter Malnati 1,188,000 6,600,000
2019 Colombia Sebastián Muñoz 270 −18 Playoff South Korea Im Sung-jae 1,188,000 6,600,000
2018 United States Cameron Champ 267 −21 4 strokes Canada Corey Conners 792,000 4,400,000
2017 United States Ryan Armour 269 −19 5 strokes United States Chesson Hadley 774,000 4,300,000
2016 United States Cody Gribble 268 −20 4 strokes United States Chris Kirk
United States Luke List
England Greg Owen
756,000 4,200,000
2015 United States Peter Malnati 270 −18 1 stroke United States William McGirt
United States David Toms
738,000 4,100,000
2014 Canada Nick Taylor 272 −16 2 strokes United States Jason Bohn
United States Boo Weekley
720,000 4,000,000
2013 United States Woody Austin 268 −20 Playoff United States Cameron Beckman
United States Daniel Summerhays
540,000 3,000,000
True South Classic
2012 United States Scott Stallings 264 −24 2 strokes United States Jason Bohn 540,000 3,000,000
Viking Classic
2011 United States Chris Kirk 266 −22 1 stroke United States George McNeill
United States Tom Pernice Jr.
648,000 3,600,000
2010 United States Bill Haas 273 −15 3 strokes United States Michael Allen 648,000 3,600,000
2009 Canceled due to rain [1]
2008 United States Will MacKenzie 269 −19 Playoff United States Brian Gay
United States Marc Turnesa
648,000 3,600,000
2007 United States Chad Campbell 275 −13 1 stroke United States Johnson Wagner 630,000 3,500,000
Southern Farm Bureau Classic
2006 United States D. J. Trahan 275 −13 Playoff United States Joe Durant 540,000 3,000,000
2005 United States Heath Slocum 267 −21 2 strokes Sweden Carl Pettersson
United States Loren Roberts
540,000 3,000,000
2004 United States Fred Funk (2) 266 −22 1 stroke United States Ryan Palmer 540,000 3,000,000
2003 United States John Huston 268 −20 1 stroke South Africa Brenden Pappas 540,000 3,000,000
2002 England Luke Donald 201[a] −15 1 stroke South Africa Deane Pappas 468,000 2,600,000
2001 United States Cameron Beckman 269 −19 1 stroke United States Chad Campbell 432,000 2,400,000
2000 United States Steve Lowery 266 −22 Playoff United States Skip Kendall 396,000 2,200,000
1999 United States Brian Henninger (2) 202[a] −14 3 strokes United States Chris DiMarco 360,000 2,000,000
Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic
1998 United States Fred Funk 270 −18 2 strokes United States Paul Goydos
United States Franklin Langham
United States Tim Loustalot
216,000 1,200,000
1997 United States Billy Ray Brown 271 −17 1 stroke United States Mike Standly 180,000 1,000,000
1996 United States Willie Wood 268 −20 1 stroke United States Kirk Triplett 180,000 1,000,000
1995 United States Ed Dougherty 272 −16 2 strokes United States Gil Morgan 126,000 700,000
1994 United States Brian Henninger 135[b] −9 Playoff United States Mike Sullivan 126,000 700,000
1993 United States Greg Kraft 267 −13 1 stroke United States Morris Hatalsky
United States Tad Rhyan
54,000 300,000
1992 Canada Richard Zokol 267 −13 1 stroke United States Mike Donald
United States Bob Eastwood
United States Mike Nicolette
United States Greg Twiggs
54,000 300,000
1991 United States Larry Silveira 266 −14 Playoff United States Russ Cochran
United States Mike Nicolette
54,000 300,000
1990 United States Gene Sauers 268 −12 2 strokes United States Jack Ferenz 54,000 300,000
1989 United States Jim Booros 199[a] −11 Playoff United States Mike Donald 36,000 200,000
1988 United States Frank Conner 267 −13 5 strokes United States Brian Mogg 36,000 200,000
1987 United States David Ogrin 267 −13 1 stroke England Nick Faldo 36,000 200,000
1986 Canada Dan Halldorson 263 −17 2 strokes United States Paul Azinger 36,000 200,000
Magnolia Classic
1985 United States Jim Gallagher Jr. 131[b] −9 Playoff United States Paul Azinger 27,500 150,000 [5]
1984 United States Lance Ten Broeck 201 −9 Playoff United States Mike Smith 27,000 150,000 [6]
1983 United States Russ Cochran 203[a] −7 2 strokes United States Sammy Rachels 27,000 150,000 [7]
1982 United States Payne Stewart 270 −10 3 strokes United States Jay Cudd
United States Bruce Douglass
13,500 75,000 [8]
1981 United States Tom Jones 268 −12 Playoff United States Mike Smith 13,500 75,000 [9]
1980 United States Roger Maltbie 65[c] −5 1 stroke United States Lee Carter 4,500 25,000[d] [10]
1979 United States Bobby Walzel 272 −8 Playoff United States Buddy Gardner 9,000 50,000 [11]
1978 United States Craig Stadler 268 −12 1 stroke United States Bob Eastwood
United States Bruce Fleisher
7,000 35,000 [12]
1977 United States Mike McCullough 269 −11 3 strokes United States Gary Groh
United States Orville Moody
7,000 35,000 [13]
1976 United States Dennis Meyer 271 −9 2 strokes United States Artie McNickle
United States Tom Purtzer
7,000 35,000 [14][15]
1975 United States Bob Wynn 270 −10 2 strokes United States Mike Morley 7,000 35,000 [16]
1974 United States Dwight Nevil (2) 133[b] −7 2 strokes United States Bunky Henry
United States Gil Morgan
3,500 17,500[d] [17]
1973 United States Dwight Nevil 268 −12 3 strokes United States Bert Greene 7,000 35,000 [18]
1972 United States Mike Morley 269 −11 3 strokes United States Rick Rhodes 7,000 35,000 [19]
1971 United States Roy Pace 270 −10 1 stroke United States Jack Lewis Jr. 7,000 35,000 [20]
1970 United States Chris Blocker 271 −9 1 stroke United States Roy Pace
Netherlands Martin Roesink
5,000 35,000 [21]
1969 United States Larry Mowry 272 −8 1 stroke United States Larry Hinson
United States Alvin Odom
5,000 35,000 [22]
1968 United States Mac McLendon 269 −11 Playoff United States Pete Fleming 2,800 20,000 [23]
  1. ^ a b c d Shortened to 54 holes due to weather.
  2. ^ a b c Shortened to 36 holes due to weather.
  3. ^ Shortened to 18 holes due to weather.
  4. ^ a b Only half the original purse was paid due to weather-shortened tournament.

Multiple winners[edit]

Three men have won this tournament twice:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Viking Classic canceled after constant rains flood course". PGA Tour. October 31, 2009.
  2. ^ "Sanderson Farms becomes 2013 title sponsor for former True South Classic". PGA Tour. March 11, 2013.
  3. ^ "Sanderson Farms renews title sponsorship of PGA Tour tournament". PGA Tour. September 3, 2013.
  4. ^ Cleveland, Tyler (January 15, 2019). "Sanderson Farms golf tournament has a new date and a huge cash prize. But that's not all". Mississippi Clarion Ledger.
  5. ^ "Gallagher beats Azinger in Magnolia Classic playoff". St. Petersburg Times. Florida. April 16, 1985. p. 8C.
  6. ^ "Ten Broeck wins Magnolia". Wilmington Morning Star. North Carolina. AP. April 16, 1984. p. 5B.
  7. ^ "Cochran wins Magnolia Golf". TimesDaily. Florence, Alabama. UPI. April 12, 1983. p. 12.
  8. ^ "Stewart win Magnolia". TimesDaily. Florence, Alabama. UPI. April 12, 1982. p. 12.
  9. ^ "Jones Takes Magnolia Event". Evening Independent. St. Petersburg, Florida. AP. April 13, 1981. p. 8-C.
  10. ^ "Rain Halts Magnolia, Maltbie Gets Victory". The Victoria Advocate. Texas. AP. April 14, 1980. p. 3B.
  11. ^ "Walzel Wins Magnolia Golf". The Dispatch. Lexington, North Carolina. AP. April 16, 1979. p. 15.
  12. ^ "Stadler shoots 63 for victory". Boca Raton News. Florida. April 10, 1978. p. 2B.
  13. ^ "McCullough wins". The Bryan Times. Ohio. UPI. April 11, 1977. p. 15.
  14. ^ "Meyer Wins Magnolia". The Spartanburg Herald. South Carolina. AP. April 11, 1976. p. B2.
  15. ^ "Magnolia!". The Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. April 12, 1976. p. 18.
  16. ^ "Wynn Takes Magnolia Title". The Milwaukee Journal. Wisconsin. UPI. April 14, 1975. p. part 2–11.
  17. ^ "Nevil Wins 'Satellite' Magnolia". Schenectady Gazette. New York. AP. April 15, 1974. p. 30.
  18. ^ "Nevil wins Magnolia". Wilmington Morning Star. North Carolina. UPI. April 8, 1973. p. 1C.
  19. ^ "Morley Takes Magnolia Win". The Spartanburg Herald. South Carolina. AP. April 10, 1972. p. B2.
  20. ^ "Roy Pace Magnolia Champion". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Florida. AP. April 12, 1971. p. 2-C.
  21. ^ "Blocker Finally Blossoms". The Owosso Argus-Press. Michigan. AP. April 13, 1970. p. 20.
  22. ^ "Mowry Captures Magnolia Golf". The Palm Beach Post. Florida. UPI. April 15, 1969. p. 15.
  23. ^ "M'Lendon Wins Magnolia Golf". The Fresno Bee. California. AP. May 20, 1968. p. 5-B.

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Coordinates: 32°23′49″N 90°05′53″W / 32.397°N 90.098°W / 32.397; -90.098