The Sanderson Farms Championship will be held at the Jackson Country Club on September 16-22. The tournament announced the move to a new, stand-alone date earlier this year.
With the upgrade to a stand-alone event, the Sanderson Farms Championship will offer 500 FedExCup points to the winner for the first time and will play a larger role in the season-long race for the FedExCup. The tournament will also have a record purse, jumping from $4.4 million to $6.6 million, with $1.188 million going to the winner. Cameron Champ, the 2018 Sanderson Farms Championship winner, took home $774,000 and 300 FedExCup points.
The Sanderson Farms Championship has been an official PGA TOUR event since 1986 but has deep roots back to 1968. Sanderson Farms signed on as title sponsor starting in 2013 and agreed to a 10-year extension through 2026 on November 4, 2015, matching the longest title sponsor agreement of any sponsor on the PGA TOUR.
Since 1994, when Century Club Charities became the host organization, the tournament has raised $14.75 million dollars for Mississippi charities, and the economic impact on the Jackson metropolitan area now averages $26 million every year.
The 156-player tournament field will be finalized Friday, September 13. For a list of committed players, as well and information about sponsorships, volunteer opportunities, and tickets, visit the tournament’s web site at sandersonfarmschampionship.com.