Sanderson Farms Championship gets PGA approval to move to Country Club of Jackson

April 29, 2014

Business, Tourism

sanderson farmsSpecial to the MBJ

RIDGELAND, Mississippi – The PGA Tour Policy Board has approved the move of the 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship to the Country Club of Jackson, Century Club Charities announced today.

Earlier this month, Century Club Charities endorsed the move to the Country Club of Jackson from Annandale Golf Club for the 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship –
pending PGA Tour Policy Board approval. The move is seen as an opportunity to generate more charitable dollars for Friends of Children’s Hospital, the tournament’s
primary beneficiary.

The location switch is the lastest in a series of forward moves – including Sanderson Farms’ three-year commitment through 2016, an increase in the purse from $3 million
to $4 million, a date change from summer back to the fall, and the hiring of Steve Jent as the new tournament director, along with a full-time staff.

“We are very thankful for the 20-year relationship that we have had with Annandale Golf Club, who has been a terrific partner,” said Century Club Charities President John
Lang. “We are on a mission to raise more money than ever for Friends of Children’s Hospital while showing the players, spectators and the general public what first-class
Southern hospitality looks like – that’s not a task we take lightly.”

Lang continued:“The main reason this tournament exists is to raise money for Mississippi’s only children’s hospital. We feel like we’ve made necessary strategic moves
to make that happen.”

The Sanderson Farms Championship will take place at the Country Club of Jackson from Nov. 3–9.

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