Online sales are now open for mobile tickets to the 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship. The 2021 tournament will take place from September 27-October 3 at The Country Club of Jackson, where the PGA TOUR event has been hosted since 2014.

“We are excited to have our fans back, as last year we really missed the excitement and energy they bring to the tournament,” said executive director Steve Jent. “There is definitely a buzz among the PGA TOUR players that the Sanderson Farms Championship is a great event to play in the fall portion of the season. I really think the stars are aligning for this to be a special year!”

Ticket sales for the tournament are available through Ticketmaster’s Account Manager digital ticketing tool. Spectators may visit the tournament’s tickets page to access ticket sales. New for 2021, all tickets will be mobile. No printed tickets will be available.

Day-specific grounds tickets are $30, Good-Any-Day grounds tickets are $35, and youth 17 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult. Weekly ground tickets are also available for $60. In addition, Good-Any-Day and weekly grounds tickets are available for the BankPlus Fan Pavilion located on the 12th green, for $50 and $100 respectively.

All Military, Veterans, First Responders, and 911 Dispatchers receive two free mobile tickets each day, Thursday – Sunday. Visit Will Call, located at Northpark Mall, to show proper credentials and receive mobile tickets.

Admission to Wednesday’s Allen Exploration Pro-Am is free for spectators. Anyone attending this event will still need to present a mobile ticket, which should be ordered in advance online.

Parking and shuttle transportation for spectators will be at Northpark on County Line Road in Ridgeland. Accessible parking spaces will be located at Christ United Methodist Church on Old Canton Road in Jackson.

For a complete listing of ticket packages or to order, please visit the tickets page. For more information on ticket sales, please call the Sanderson Farms Championship office at 601.898.4653.

For seven years straight, Century Club Charities has broken its own record in charitable giving, announcing a $1.45 million donation to Friends of Children’s Hospital from proceeds of the 2020 Sanderson Farms Championship.

At a news conference Tuesday, Century Club Charities and the Sanderson Farms Championship presented the $1.45M check to Friends of Children’s Hospital (FOCH), the fundraising organization dedicated to supporting the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s pediatric health care mission, including the state’s only children’s hospital.

“Through the efforts of our amazing Tournament Partners, especially our Title Sponsor, Sanderson Farms, as well as the Century Club Charities members, board, and staff; tournament volunteers, The Country Club of Jackson, and the PGA TOUR, the 2020 Sanderson Farms Championship results far exceeded our wildest dreams for what could be done for Mississippi charities in 2020,” stated Pat Busby, President of Century Club Charities, Inc. “Thanks to a generous donation from Sanderson Farms, Century Club Charities and the Sanderson Farms Championship are making record contributions in a year when Children’s of Mississippi and other statewide charities are in greater need.”

“Today’s $1.45M gift to Friends of Children’s Hospital for the benefit of Children’s of Mississippi, coupled with over $250,000 to other Mississippi charities, makes the 2020 total giving impact of Century Club Charities amount to over $1.7 million statewide,” continued Busby. “We are truly blessed to be able to do what we do for the children, families, dedicated doctors, nurses, and staff who provide miraculous care to 150-175,000 children, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”

Since Sanderson Farms, Inc. became the Title Sponsor in 2013, the tournament and Century Club Charities has contributed over $11.5 million to Friends of Children’s Hospital  and other Mississippi charities.

“I am very proud of how our sponsors, volunteers, Century Club members, and staff responded to the challenges COVID-19 presented our team in 2020,” said Sanderson Farms Championship Executive Director Steve Jent. “To be able to follow the opening of the new Kathy and Joe Sanderson Tower with another incredible charitable result speaks volumes about how committed our tournament constituents are to providing Mississippi’s children with world-class healthcare, no matter what obstacles are put in our path.”

“At this very moment, there are children upstairs in this remarkable Kathy and Joe Sanderson Tower receiving life-saving treatment. That would never have been possible without the unwavering commitment that Century Club Charities has shown year after year, since 2016, to supporting Friends of Children’s Hospital in our quest to raise the dollars necessary to help make it happen,” said Melanie Morgan, Chair for Friends of Children’s Hospital. “Every business and individual who supports the Sanderson Farms Championship and Century Club Charities can be proud of the impact their investment has made for current and future generations of children to be cared for in this magnificent facility.”

The donation to Friends of Children’s Hospital will go toward completing the funding of the seven-story Kathy and Joe Sanderson Tower at Children’s of Mississippi. In 2016, Friends made a $20 million pledge to the Campaign for Children’s of Mississippi, the philanthropic effort to help fund the project. So far, more than 85 percent of the campaign’s $100 million goal has been raised.

The Sanderson Tower more than doubles the square footage devoted to pediatric care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The state-of-the art facility includes two floors of private neonatal intensive care rooms where parents can stay with their babies as they grow healthier, a dozen advanced surgical suites, and a floor of private pediatric intensive care rooms. A pediatric imaging center and a multidisciplinary outpatient specialty clinic are also included, as is a parking garage nearby.

The tower opened for patient care November 2.

“While we weren’t able to gather in person for this year’s event, we are grateful for the opportunity to support Friends of Children’s Hospital and the thousands of children treated at Batson each year. The Sanderson Farms Championship is about much more than golf, and although we are faced with unusual circumstances, our focus remains the same,” said Joe F. Sanderson Jr., Sanderson Farms CEO and board chairman.

“This year, we witnessed with great pride, our community, state leaders, sports icons, and celebrities rally around the Championship like never before,” continued Sanderson. “I look forward to the day when we can stand side-by-side again in celebration of this hospital and the amazing work done here.”

“Despite a pandemic, Century Club Charities and the Sanderson Farms Championship have come through yet again for children’s health care and the state’s only children’s hospital,” said Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine. “We are so grateful for their continued support.”

JACKSON, Miss. (October 4, 2020) – With eyes closed, Sergio Garcia putted his way to his 11th PGA TOUR win, and his 31st worldwide, at the 2020 Sanderson Farms Championship. This was Garcia’s first TOUR win since the 2017 Masters. The 40-year-old birdied the final hole to claim a one-shot victory over Peter Malnati, who himself is a former SFC champion, winning the tournament in 2015.

Garcia closed out the week at 5-under 67 at The Country Club of Jackson, where the Championship has been hosted for seven consecutive years. Finishing at 19-under 269, Garcia claimed a $1.188 million prize and 500 FedExCup points, moving him to #4 in the standings for the 2021 FedExCup.

“It’s obviously the perfect ending for an amazing week,” said Garcia. “I watched this tournament last year when my good friend Sebastian Munoz won and I thought, ‘That looks like a really nice course!’ This year, because of everything that happened, my schedule allowed me to play a few tournaments in the fall, so it was great to be here, to play the way I played, to believe in myself the way I did.”

“We couldn’t have scripted a more exciting finish to this year’s tournament,” said executive director Steve Jent. “To have Peter Malnati as a former champion post 18-under, and then have Sergio chase him down, was really fun to watch! And, based on the overall reviews I received from players and caddies this week, I’m really excited about the future!”

“We are delighted to have welcomed some of the best golfers in the world as we had a beautiful week in Mississippi,” said Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Sanderson Farms. This year has been challenging for many people across the world and though we missed having spectators on the course, we are pleased to have had a wonderful week of championship golf through unconventional circumstances. Sergio put on an extraordinary performance and we are thrilled to welcome him as our new champion. We look forward to welcoming everyone back in 2021 and hope to have the wonderful weather again next year.”

Earlier this year, and for the second year in a row, the Sanderson Farms Championship won the “Best Charity Integration” award by the PGA TOUR following the 2019 tournament. The award recognizes the PGA TOUR tournament that incorporates the tournament’s charity and theme into all facets of the event. The main benefactor is Friends of Children’s Hospital and the young patients at Batson Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi. The tournament also donates a portion of the proceeds to numerous additional charities arounds the state.

The total amount raised by the 2020 tournament will be announced later this year.

About Century Club Charities
Century Club Charities is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c) 3 organization whose mission is to promote the game of golf for the benefit of Mississippi charities. Since 1994, Century Club Charities has served as the host organization for Mississippi’s PGA TOUR event, helping to raise over $17 million for statewide charities, including $2.1 million in charitable impact in 2019.

About The Sanderson Farms Championship
The Sanderson Farms Championship is an annual stop on the PGA TOUR hosted by Century Club Charities, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote the game of golf for the benefit of charity. The tournament’s primary beneficiary is Friends of Children’s Hospital. The tournament has been part of the PGA TOUR schedule since 1968 and is now in its 10th year as a part of the FedExCup. Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM), the nation’s third largest poultry producer based in Laurel, Miss., is the title sponsor.

About Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Sanderson Farms, Inc., founded in 1947, is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken and other prepared food items. Employing more than 18,000 employees in operations spanning five states and 17 different cities, Sanderson Farms is the third largest poultry producer in the United States. As a company, Sanderson Farms is committed to adopting a fresh approach in everything they do, not only where products are concerned, but companywide as well. Though the company has grown in size, it still adheres to the same hometown values of honesty, integrity, and innovation that was established when the Sanderson family founded the company in 1947.

Allen X Pro-Am - Sanderson Farms Championship

1st place
Cameron Traingale/Stewart Cink (pros)
Dolph Baker, Max Bowman, Jim Poole – 54

2nd place
Henrik Norlander, Beau Hossler (pros)
Wayne Whitley, David Sinclair, Rod Freeman – 56

3rd place
Peter Malnati (pro – 18 holes)
David Gadd, Andrew Martin, Brock Martin – 57

1st place
Brian Harman/Matt Jones (pros)
Shawn Sullivan, Joseph Zuppardo, Manard Lagasse – 57*

2nd place
Byeong Hun An/Emiliano Grillo (pros)
Corey Bordes, Brett Lawson, David Calhoun – 57

3rd place
Denny McCarthy/Scott Brown (pros)
Keith Dallalio, Josh Johns, Jeff Robinson – 58*

*-denotes won on a tiebreaking playoff hole.

(September 30, 2020) – The final field is set for the 2020 Sanderson Farms Championship taking place this week at The Country Club of Jackson, Mississippi.

The last four players in after Monday’s Sanderson Farms Championship qualifier are MJ Daffue, Zack Fischer, Steve Lewton, and Jay McLuen.

Monday’s additions complete a full field of 144 players including Zach Johnson, 12-time winner on the PGA TOUR, including two majors, the 2007 Masters and the 2015 Open Championship. Johnson is also the recipient of the 2020 Payne Stewart Award in honor of his character, sportsmanship, and dedication to charitable giving.

Also part of the field is Sergio Garcia (2017 Masters Champion and 2008 PLAYERS Championship winner), Henrik Stenson (2016 Open Championship winner, 2013 FedExCup Champion); Jason Dufner (2013 PGA Championship winner); Charl Schwartzel (2011 Masters Champion); Luke Donald (2002 Sanderson Farms Champion and former #1 in the World); and Lucas Glover (2009 US Open Champion); and FedExCup Champion Brandt Snedeker (2012 FedExCup Champion).

The 2020 Sanderson Farms Champion, Sebastián Muñoz, is back to defend his title. Muñoz finished #8 in the 2020 FedExCup Championship.

Other past champions who are returning to compete are Peter Malnati (2015), Nick Taylor (2014), Luke Donald (2002), Bill Haas (2010), Scott Stallings (2012), Chris Kirk (2011), and D.J. Trahan (2006).

“Our priority remains to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved,” said Sanderson Farms Championship Executive Director Steve Jent. “We’ve worked closely with the City of Jackson and State of Mississippi officials throughout this process, and even without fans present onsite this year, we are going to show off a great field to the world through the Golf Channel, PGA TOUR/Live, and PGA TOUR Radio, SiriusXM Ch. 92.”

Tournament play for the 53rd Sanderson Farms Championship runs October 1-4, 2020 at The Country Club of Jackson. For a full list of committed players, please visit:
sandersonfarmschampionship.com/schedules-events/committed-players.

1st place
William McGirt (pro)
Robert Crowe, Steve Weathersby, Paul Billingsly

2nd place
Michael Gligic (pro)
David Conn, Christopher Brister, Heath Graham

3rd place
Andrew Putnam (pro)
Peter Boehme, Judson Naifeh, Rick James

Published on Monday, September 28, 2020

By: Annie Oeth, aoeth@umc.edu

Jakia Jones of Vicksburg, a Children’s of Mississippi patient, colors a page in the Sanderson Farms Championship activity book included in the tournament backpack given to patients.

Spectators aren’t able to flock to the Country Club of Jackson this year, and gone are the social events that usually surround the Sanderson Farms Championship. The COVID-19 pandemic may have changed the state’s only PGA TOUR event, but its mission of supporting Children’s of Mississippi is unchanged, organizers say.

Pat Busby, Century Club Charities president, speaks during the presentation of a tournament donation to benefit Children’s of Mississippi.

“Despite the difficult decisions necessitated by the COVID-19-related precautions, Century Club Charities remains committed to helping the Mississippi charities that depend on the tournament to support their annual operations,” said Pat Busby, president of Century Club Charities, the tournament’s host organization. “We still hope to have a very positive impact on Friends of Children’s Hospital and other Mississippi charities in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.”

In August, tournament officials, in collaboration with the PGA TOUR, announced that the 53rd Sanderson Farms Championship would be played without spectators. Pro-Am play during tournament week starts today. All four rounds of the Sanderson Farms Championship will be broadcast on the Golf Channel Oct. 1-4.

Twice the winner of the PGA TOUR’s “Best Charity Integration” award for how Children’s of Mississippi has been incorporated into all facets of the event, the Sanderson Farms Championship is meeting the challenge of a pandemic with creativity and community support.

Using the hashtag #AllInForChildrens, the tournament has face masks with the logos of the Sanderson Farms Championship and Children’s of Mississippi for sale at sandersonfarmschampionship.com/mask.

Masks showcasing the Children’s of Mississippi and Sanderson Farms Championship logos are part of this year’s #AllInForChildrensfundraising campaign.

“Our hope is that this campaign will create a tangible sense of community engagement throughout the state for the Sanderson Farms Championship,” said Sanderson Farms CEO and Chairman of the Board Joe F. Sanderson Jr. “Most importantly, we want to raise the dollars donated to Children’s of Mississippi that the 175,000 children treated in the children’s hospital and clinics annually depend on each year.”

The tournament has raised more than $7.6 million to benefit Children’s of Mississippi through Friends of Children’s Hospital since 2013, the year Sanderson Farms became title sponsor. Friends, a nonprofit that raises funds for the state’s only children’s hospital, pledged $20 million to the Campaign for Children’s of Mississippi, which is chaired by Sanderson and his wife, Kathy.

Kathy and Joe Sanderson tour the Sanderson Tower at Children’s of Mississippi construction site.

The Campaign for Children’s of Mississippi, a philanthropic effort to help fund the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s children’s hospital expansion, has raised more than 83 percent of its $100 million goal. The Kathy and Joe Sanderson Tower at Children’s of Mississippi will open in November.

In previous years, professional golfers in town for the tournament would stop by Children’s of Mississippi to visit hospital patients. Since visitation during the pandemic has been limited to parents, the Sanderson Farms Championship is brightening patients’ day another way.

A flock of chicken backpacks, each stuffed with an activity book, were delivered to Children’s of Mississippi child life specialists to share with patients.

Hospital inpatients, as well as outpatients at the Children’s of Mississippi Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, have enjoyed the bags, said child life specialist Ashley Prendez.

Prendez

“Part of what we do as child life specialists is to provide a sense of normalcy within the hospital setting. These activity packs are doing just that,” she said. “The Sanderson Farms Championship always keeps our patients at the heart of what they do. The gift bags are a hit with our patients, who love to color and draw.”

Bringing more color to the effort is watercolorist Wyatt Waters, who is donating 30 percent of sales from his 2020 Sanderson Farms Championship prints to the Campaign for Children’s of Mississippi.

Waters

“Every year I do a painting of the tournament for the Sandersons,” Waters said. “This year created a challenge, since there would be no spectators. I work from life.”

Adding a face mask dangling from a golf bag put a 2020 twist on this year’s print.

“Given the unique circumstances of this year’s tournament, coupled with our growing giclee business, we decided to offer this year’s – and past years’ – paintings as prints as a way to benefit Children’s of Mississippi. Children’s of Mississippi, the Sanderson Farms Championship and the Sandersons all do so much for our state,” Waters said. “This is a way to show our appreciation.

The 2020 Sanderson Farms Championship print includes nods to the pandemic: There are no spectators except for Reveille the rooster, and a face mask dangles from the golf bag.

 

The 2020 Sanderson Farms Championship print includes nods to the pandemic: There are no spectators except for Reveille the rooster, and a face mask dangles from the golf bag.

Tournament officials for the Sanderson Farms Championship, to be played the week of September 28-October 4, 2020 at The Country Club of Jackson, announced early player commitments this morning.

Early player commitments to the 2020 Sanderson Farms Championship include the following PGA TOUR Professionals:

  • Sergio Garcia, 2017 Masters Champion and 2008 Players Championship winner;
  • Henrik Stenson, 2016 Open Championship winner and 2013 FedExCup Champion;
  • Louis Oosthuizen, 2010 Open Championship winner;
  • Charl Schwartzel, 2011 Masters Champion;
  • Luke Donald, 2002 Sanderson Farms Champion and former #1 in the World;
  • Lucas Glover, 2009 US Open Champion;
  • Jason Dufner, 2013 PGA Championship winner;
  • Brandt Snedeker, 2012 FedExCup Champion;
  • Si Woo Kim, 2017 The Players Championship winner;
  • KJ Choi, 2011 The Players Championship winner; and
  • Sebastián Muñoz, Defending Sanderson Farms Championship winner and #8 in 2020 FedExCup Championship.

“So many people have worked so hard, for so long, to improve the strength of our field, the golf course, and the charitable impact from this tournament that it is impossible to thank them all,” said Century Club Charities President Pat Busby. “With the fast greens and recent course improvements, the 2020 tournament should be a great warm up for this year’s Masters Tournament and a fast start for the 2020-21 FedExCup Season!”

“We sincerely appreciate the support of Sanderson Farms, our tournament sponsors, fans, volunteers, Pro-Am participants, tournament staff, vendors, players, caddies, the PGA TOUR, The Country Club of Jackson, and our Century Club Charities members, which allows us to continue making a positive impact on Mississippi charities,” Busby continued.

“Our priority remains to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved,” said Sanderson Farms Championship Executive Director Steve Jent. “We’ve worked closely with the City of Jackson and State of Mississippi officials throughout this process, and even without fans present onsite this year, we are going to show off a great field to the world through the Golf Channel, PGA TOUR/Live, and PGA TOUR Radio, SiriusXM Ch. 92.”

For a full list of committed players, click here.

The Sanderson Farms Championship

Pro-Ams still possible, but fluid based on COVID-19 environment

JACKSON, Mississippi (August 10, 2020) – Sanderson Farms Championship tournament officials, in collaboration with the PGA TOUR, announced today that the 2020 event will be played without spectators. The 53rd Sanderson Farms Championship is set for September 28-October 4, 2020 at The Country Club of Jackson, MS. All four rounds of the event will be broadcast live as planned on the Golf Channel, October 1-4.

As the well-being of Metro Jackson remains of utmost importance, Century Club Charities, the tournament’s host organization, will continue to work with the PGA TOUR and local and state government agencies to ensure the health and safety of the volunteers, players, caddies, and essential personnel allowed onsite to operate the tournament.

“As we have said from the start, our No. 1 priority remains the health and safety of everyone in the communities where we are invited guests each week,” said PGA TOUR Chief Tournaments and Competitions Officer Andy Pazder. “We appreciate the cooperation of the Sanderson Farms Corporate staff, the Sanderson Farms Championship staff, the Century Club Charities organization, The Country Club of Jackson, and – of course – the fans of central Mississippi for understanding why collectively we had to make this decision. We remain very excited to present the Sanderson Farms Championship to a global audience as one of the first events of the 2020-21 FedExCup Season.

“While everyone involved is disappointed this is the direction we have to go, our team is still upbeat about the opportunity to host an outstanding tournament for the world’s best golf professionals, while showcasing the Sanderson Farms Championship and the beautiful course at The Country Club of Jackson to the rest of the world through the Golf Channel broadcast,” said Sanderson Farms Championship Executive Director Steve Jent. “This decision to play without spectators is the right call, given the circumstances, for the protection of everyone involved. I am extremely proud of our tournament staff and volunteers, and appreciate the way Sanderson Farms, the PGA TOUR, The Country Club of Jackson, the City of Jackson, and the State of Mississippi have worked with us during these unprecedented times.”

The ability to move forward with the John Soules Foods Pro-Am on Monday, September 28 and the Allen Exploration Pro-Am on Wednesday, September 30 remains undecided as of today.

“We are still hoping to have our Pro-Ams, but it is a fluid situation based on the COVID-19 environment,” said Jent. “If we do get the go-ahead, the Pro-Ams will not be open to the public, and full health and safety precautions will be in place for players and amateurs alike.” Virtually, all other tournament-related events have been postponed until 2021, including all onsite hospitality, luncheons, parties, and fan events.

“Despite the difficult decisions necessitated by the COVID-19-related precautions, Century Club Charities remains committed to helping the Mississippi charities that depend on the tournament to support their annual operations,” said Pat Busby, Century Club Charities President. “Charitable organizations nationwide are experiencing unprecedented demand on their services as the pandemic takes an economic and emotional toll on individuals and families. Mississippi is no different. We sincerely appreciate the support of Sanderson Farms, tournament sponsors, fans, volunteers, vendors, players, caddies, The Country Club of Jackson, and Century Club members throughout this process. We still hope to have a very positive impact on Friends of Children’s Hospital and other Mississippi charities in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“The Sanderson Farms Championship is able to provide tremendous charitable impact because of the caring people who support it through giving their time, talent, and resources,” said Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., Sanderson Farms CEO and Chairman of the Board. “While there will be no spectators this year, we know our community will continue to rally around this tournament in new ways. Everyone has been impacted by this pandemic; however, Mississippians know about resiliency and how to come together to support one another. While this may be different, it certainly will not define us or the incredible things we can do together.”

An extensive health and safety plan for screening and testing will be in place including a mandatory health questionnaire and temperature readings for everyone onsite each day, as well as COVID-19 testing for players, caddies, and personnel working in specific areas. In addition, the tournament will implement enhanced cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting practices in all areas of tournament operations in accordance with state and local guidelines.

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About Century Club Charities
Century Club Charities is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c) 3 organization whose mission is to promote the game of golf for the benefit of Mississippi charities. Since 1994, Century Club Charities has served as the host organization for Mississippi’s PGA TOUR event, helping to raise over $17 million for statewide charities, including $2.1 million in charitable impact in 2019.

About The Sanderson Farms Championship
The Sanderson Farms Championship is an annual stop on the PGA TOUR hosted by Century Club Charities, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote the game of golf for the benefit of charity. The tournament’s primary beneficiary is Friends of Children’s Hospital. The tournament has been part of the PGA TOUR schedule since 1968 and is now in its 10th year as a part of the FedExCup. Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM), the nation’s third largest poultry producer based in Laurel, Miss., is the title sponsor.

About Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Sanderson Farms, Inc., founded in 1947, is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken and other prepared food items. Employing more than 18,000 employees in operations spanning five states and 17 different cities, Sanderson Farms is the third largest poultry producer in the United States. As a company, Sanderson Farms is committed to adopting a fresh approach in everything they do, not only where products are concerned, but companywide as well. Though the company has grown in size, it still adheres to the same hometown values of honesty, integrity, and innovation that was established when the Sanderson family founded the company in 1947.