JACKSON, Miss. (October 2, 2022) – Mackenzie Hughes captured the Sanderson Farms Championship on Sunday, defeating Sepp Straka in a playoff at The Country Club of Jackson. Hughes birdied the second playoff hole to seal his second win on the PGA TOUR, his first six years ago at the 2016 RSM Classic, also in a playoff.

The Dundas, Ontario golfer Hughes and Straka closed out the week at 17-under par through 72 holes, with Hughes shooting a 3-under 69 in the final round. Hughes birdied the second playoff hole from just over eight feet for the win. With the victory, Hughes claimed a $1.422 million prize from a $7.9 million purse and 500 FedExCup points.

With the win, Hughes will be fully exempt on tour through 2025. He also gained a spot in the Sentry Tournament of Champions, the PGA Championship, and the Masters next season.

“I can’t stay enough about what a great job the Sanderson Farms Championship staff has done this week, the golf course is unbelievable, the hospitality is amazing, the volunteers are so friendly,” said Hughes. “Of all the tournaments I’ve played in, it’s just the best.”

“We are very excited to have Mackenzie as our 2022 Champion,” said executive director Steve Jent. “I have known him for several years. He is truly a class act and will be a great ambassador for the tournament. We couldn’t have asked for a better tournament experience this week to  begin our new era with the Wayne-Sanderson Farms organization. We have the best title sponsor on the PGA TOUR in Wayne-Sanderson Farms.”

“We are a newly formed company – literally as of two months ago –  and as a company we have a bright future ahead of us,” said J. Clinton (Clint) Rivers, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Wayne-Sanderson Farms. “For many of us (at Wayne-Sanderson Farms) this is our first experience with this event, and I couldn’t think of a better experience. The children’s hospital is a great charity for us to be involved with, and we are proud to be associated with them.”

“I have been asked several times this week about the future of the championship, continued Rivers. “And I’ve only got one thing to say. See you next year!”The main benefactor of the Sanderson Farms Championship is Children’s of Mississippi, the state’s only children’s hospital. The tournament also donates a portion of the proceeds to over 60 additional Mississippi charities.

The total amount raised by the 2022 tournament will be announced later this year. The 2023 Sanderson Farms Championship will be held October 2-8, 2023.

The Sanderson Farms Championship

Mobile tickets available through Ticketmaster

The final field is set for the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship taking place this week, September 26-October 2, at The Country Club of Jackson, Mississippi.

The last four players in after Monday’s Sanderson Farms Championship qualifier are Quade Cummins, Cole Hammer, Ben Silverman, and Alejandro Tosti.

The Sanderson Farms Championship will feature seven players with ties to the Magnolia state, including:

  • Hayden Buckley, Tupelo, MS, University of Missouri, two Top 10 PGA TOUR finishes in 2021-2022, including T4 at the 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship.
  • Wilson Furr, Jackson, MS, Jackson Academy, University of Alabama, 2018 Mississippi State Amateur Champion (2018), currently on PGA TOUR Canada.
  • Davis Riley, Hattiesburg, MS, University of Alabama, six Top 10 PGA TOUR career finishes, highlighted by a runner-up at the 2022 Valspar Championship, PGA TOUR.
  • Chad Ramey, Fulton, MS, Mississippi State University, Winner of 2021-2022 Corales Puntacana Championship, PGA TOUR.
  • Jackson Suber, University of Mississippi, made 6 cuts out of 8 events in his first year (2022) on PGA TOUR Canada.
  • Brice Wilkinson, Madison MS, University of Southern Mississippi, 2022 Mississippi State Amateur Champion.
  • Joseph Hanko, PGA Director of Golf at Elm Lake Golf Club, Columbus, MS, winner of 2022 Gulf States Section Championship.

The additions complete a full field of 144 players including six Major Champions: Keegan Bradley (PGA Championship 2012), Lucas Glover (U.S. Open 2009), Stewart Cink (Open Championship 2009), Jimmy Walker (PGA Championship 2016), Gary Woodland (U.S. Open 2019), and Jason Dufner, (PGA Championship 2013) who will join the 2021 defending champion, Sam Burns, this week at the Sanderson Farms Championship. Burns is a four-time PGA TOUR winner, who played for the U.S in the 2022 President’s Cup this past weekend.

The above list of players join past tournament champions Ryan Armour (2017), Cody Gribble (2016), Peter Malnati (2015), Nick Taylor (2014), Scott Stallings (2012), Chris Kirk (2011), and as mentioned, defender Sam Burns (2021).

“We are ecstatic about our amazing field of players at this year’s tournament, including 23 players who have won a PGA TOUR event in the past two years,” said Steve Jent, Executive Director of the Sanderson Farms Championship. “If you can’t be on the course, be a part of the action by tuning in to the Golf Channel, PGA TOUR/Live, or SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio, SiriusXM 92.”

Spectators may visit Sanderson Farms Championship to purchase through Ticketmaster.comReminder for 2022, all tickets are mobile. No printed tickets are available. Kids 17 & under are FREE with a ticketed adult (daily and weekly grounds only).

Admission to Wednesday’s Walker’s Cay Pro-Am is free for spectators. Anyone attending this event will still need to present a mobile Daily Grounds ticket, which are available at Sanderson Farms Championship or Ticketmaster.com. Gates open at 7:00 a.m. for the Wednesday Pro-Am.

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

The purse for this year’s tournament is $7.9 million, with $1,422,000 and 500 FedExCup points going to the winner.  For the full field, visit SFC Committed Players.

Century Club Charities officials announced today that Sam Burns will defend his title at the 55th Sanderson Farms Championship. Burns is currently ranked #12 in the Official World Golf Rankings, will be on the United States team in the President’s Cup next week, and has four PGA TOUR victories in the last 16 months. He will be joined in the field by major championship winners Gary Woodland (US Open 2019), Jason Dufner (PGA Championship 2013), Stewart Cink (The Open Championship 2009), and Lucas Glover (US Open 2009).

Past tournament champions Sebastian Munoz (2019), Cameron Champ (2018), Ryan Armour (2017), Cody Gribble (2016), Peter Malnati (2015), Nick Taylor (2014), Scott Stallings (2012), and Chris Kirk (2011) are among the early commits.

In total, the current field has 128 victories on the PGA TOUR, with 24 players having won PGA TOUR tournaments in the past two seasons, including Chad Ramey from Fulton, MS who won the Corales Punta Cana Championship in March. Other players with Mississippi ties include Davis Riley (Hattiesburg), Hayden Buckley (Tupelo), PGA Section Champion Joseph Hanko (Columbus), and Mississippi State Amateur Champion Brice Wilkinson (Madison).

“We’re thrilled at the strength of our field in our fourth year as a stand-alone event,” said executive director Steve Jent. “With our position as the second event of the new FedExCup season, the fact that this season’s playoffs will now include only 70 players, the golf course’s reputation –especially the greens – and the hospitality the players experience, there’s now a buzz that this is an event players need to play as part of their fall schedule.”

The purse for this year’s tournament is $7.9 million, with $1,422,000 and 500 FedExCup points going to the winner. Additional commitments and the 144-player field will be finalized on Friday, Sept 23. Current commitments and all tournament information can be found at www.sandersonfarmschampionship.com.

The Sanderson Farms Championship is set for September 26 – October 2, 2022 at The Country Club of Jackson, MS.

The Sanderson Farms Championship announced today that BankPlus will once again sponsor the BankPlus Fan Pavilion and the BankPlus Junior Pro-Am. The 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship is scheduled for September 26 – October 2 at The Country Club of Jackson.

The BankPlus Fan Pavilion is a shared hospitality venue on the 12th green with a tiered viewing deck that also overlooks Hole #13. Accessible to all spectators with an upgraded ticket, the open-air setting offers premium concessions and a cash bar, as well as large-screen TVs.

BankPlus Fan Pavilion opportunities include Daily Grounds tickets, Good Any One Day Grounds tickets, and a weekly ticket package (Thursday-Sunday). All tickets are mobile and can be purchased online through Ticketmaster.com or through the ticket link at sandersonfarmschampionship.com.

“We are honored to once again partner with the Sanderson Farms Championship as part of Mississippi’s largest professional sporting event,” said Bill Ray, CEO of BankPlus. “We feel the BankPlus Fan Pavilion is the perfect venue for spectators to get as close to the action as possible.”

“We are deeply appreciative to BankPlus for their ongoing support of the Championship,” said Steve Jent, executive director of the Sanderson Farms Championship. “The BankPlus Junior Pro-Am, recognizing Mississippi’s most outstanding junior golfers during the Mississippi Golf Association’s summer league, is the only Pro-Am of its kind on the PGA TOUR. The BankPlus Fan Pavilion provides a lively gathering place for everyone to watch the best professional golfers in the world.”

Junior amateurs will have the opportunity to play alongside a PGA TOUR professional during the BankPlus Junior Pro-Am, a 9-hole event set for Wednesday, September 28 at 1:30 p.m. on The Country Club of Jackson’s Cypress course.

Logos for Michelob Ultra and Southern Beverage Company

The Sanderson Farms Championship is pleased to announce that Jackson-based Southern Beverage Company, distributor of Michelob Ultra®, has recommitted to the 2022 PGA TOUR event as the Official Sponsor of The Ultra® Club, conveniently located on the 13th Green.

Entry into The Ultra Club® is free to the public and will feature Michelob Ultra®, the Championship’s Official Beer, as well as other Southern Beverage Company beers. Wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and light snacks will also be available for purchase.

New for 2022 is the Ultra Club® promotion for fans.

  • Purchase a Michelob Ultra® tumbler for $25.
  • If any player hits their tee shot on #13 within 96 inches (Michelob Ultra® has 96 calories), fans can fill their tumblers with Michelob Ultra® for $1.
  • $1 refills are available until the player who hit to within 96 inches finishes that hole.
  • Tumbler quantities are limited while supplies last.
  • Please drink responsibly.

“We are thrilled to have Southern Beverage Company and Michelob Ultra® once again sponsor The Ultra® Club which we have moved to the 13th Green,” said Steve Jent, the tournament’s executive director. “Along with Michelob Ultra®, we’ll be serving other Southern Beverage Company beers in all concessions and at parties/events during the week. We greatly appreciate the Costas family joining us in our charitable giving endeavors.”

“Southern Beverage Company is honored to once again team up with the Sanderson Farms Championship as The Ultra® Club sponsor and as the provider of the event’s Official Beer,” said Theo P. Costas Jr., CEO of Southern Beverage Company. “We are proud to support the event and its primary charitable recipient, Children’s of Mississippi, as well as other charities throughout Mississippi.”

The Sanderson Farms Championship will be held at The Country Club of Jackson, September 26 – October 2, 2022.

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi has recommitted to sponsor the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship Youth Events. The Sanderson Farms Championship is set for September 26 – October 2, 2022 at The Country Club of Jackson.

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi will sponsor the First Tee of Central Mississippi Youth Clinic on Monday, September 26, and the All-Star Kids’ Clinic for special needs students, ages 8-21, to be held Tuesday, September 27, at 4:15 p.m. on Cypress No. 9. These events give the younger generation the opportunity to see what golf is all about, while enjoying a fun practice time on the greens.

“We are proud to continue our support of the Sanderson Farms Championship events that highlight the importance of healthy and active lifestyles for our youth,” said Bryan Lagg, Senior Vice President, Consumer Markets and Sales, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi. “These events introduce future generations of Mississippians to a sport they can play for a lifetime of healthy living.”

The Sanderson Farms Championship is excited to announce that Tournament Partner Trustmark has recommitted to be the presenting sponsor of The Outpost during the 2022 tournament.

Sanderson Farms Championship, in it’s 55th year, is scheduled for September 26-October 2, 2022 at The Country Club of Jackson.

The Outpost is an open-air hospitality pavilion on the 10th Green where various military and first responder units from Mississippi gather annually to relax and enjoy the tournament. Guest military include active-duty, reserve, and retired service members, as well as veterans. First Responders include Fire, Police, Emergency Personnel, and 911 Dispatchers.

Members of the military and first responders (and one guest per person) will be admitted free each day to the 2022 tournament. Military and first responders who upload their official identification online may access two (2) free mobile Daily Grounds Tickets through a link on the SFC website ticket page or by creating an account through Spinzo. Please click the hyperlink to be taken directly to the SFC Spinzo page.

“We are honored to offer our military guests and first responders a special, complimentary location to enjoy the tournament,” said Melanie Morgan, Trustmark Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Communications & Marketing. “Trustmark’s sponsorship of The Outpost is a way for us to express our deepest appreciation to veterans, as well as active-duty, reserve, and retired military service members and first responders for their commitment, courage, and bravery.”

“We are excited to host our vital military and first responders at The Outpost,” said Steve Jent, executive director of the Sanderson Farms Championship. “It’s really important for us to be able to show our appreciation to these heroes for what they do for the nation and our communities.”

For the ninth year, Trustmark will also serve as the presenting sponsor of the Tournament’s Sponsor Party held during tournament week.

2017 John Soules Pro-Am

Officials for the Sanderson Farms Championship announced today that all available John Soules Foods Pro-Am teams have been sold for this year’s tournament. John Soules Foods is serving as the Pro-Am’s Presenting Sponsor for the seventh consecutive year. The John Soules Foods Pro-Am will be held on Monday, September 26, 2022.

“John Soules Foods is honored to be part of the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship,” said John Soules, Jr., CEO of John Soules Foods. “We can’t think of a better way to help Century Club Charities and Children’s of Mississippi. We hope to be associated with the Championship for years to come.”

“We are extremely grateful to John Soules Foods for continuing to generously support the Sanderson Farms Championship and our charitable endeavors for Mississippi and our children,” said Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., CEO and Chairman of the Board of Sanderson Farms.

“The Pro-Am events are unique to the PGA TOUR, differentiating it from other professional sports,” said executive director Steve Jent. “Having Monday’s John Soules Foods Pro-Am sell out this early is an exciting show of backing from not only our community partners but the many Sanderson Farms vendors who participate.”

Pro-Ams give amateur golfers the opportunity to play alongside professional players and engage with some of the biggest names in the game. This year’s John Soules Foods Pro-Am will be played in a walking, shamble format, comprised of three amateurs and one PGA TOUR professional.

The 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship is set for September 26-October 2 at The Country Club of Jackson.

The Sanderson Farms Championship

JACKSON, Miss. (July 14, 2022) – Online sales are now open for mobile tickets to the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship. The 2022 tournament will take place from September 26-October 2 at The Country Club of Jackson, where the PGA TOUR event has been hosted since 2014. Mobile tickets and ticket packages for the tournament are available through the Ticketmaster website. Spectators may also visit www.sandersonfarmschampionship.com, for pricing and to access tickets. No paper tickets are available.

All military, veterans, first responders, and 911 dispatchers receive two free mobile tickets each day, Thursday – Sunday. To receive tickets, visit the Will Call station at Northpark with proper credentials.

Admission to Wednesday’s Walker’s Cay Pro-Am is free for spectators. Anyone attending the Pro-Am will still need to present a mobile ticket, which may be ordered in advance on Ticketmaster.

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 more information on ticket sales, please call the Sanderson Farms Championship office at 601.898.4653.

Walker's Cay Logo

A division of Allen Exploration, known as Walker’s Cay, will be the official sponsor of the Wednesday Pro-Am at the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship. The event will be branded as the “Walker’s Cay Pro-Am,” and will be held on Wednesday, September 28. The Sanderson Farms Championship will take place September 26 – October 2, 2022 at The Country Club of Jackson.

“We are excited for the opportunity to present the Walker’s Cay Pro-Am this year,” said Tom Allen on behalf of the Allen Family. “There are few institutions that touch as many lives in such a positive way as Mississippi’s Children’s Hospital, and we’re honored to have a role in helping support their important work.”

“We are extremely grateful to Carl and Gigi Allen and Walker’s Cay for continuing their commitment to the Sanderson Farms Championship and our goal of helping to ensure the best possible health care and wellbeing for Mississippi’s children and their families,” said Joe F. Sanderson, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Sanderson Farms, Inc.

Walker’s Cay, an Allen Exploration property, is a historic fishing destination in the northern Bahamas, where the company also supports family-based charities. Walker’s Cay Pro-Am at the Sanderson Farms Championship event presents the opportunity for business and community leaders to play alongside real professional golfers while raising additional funds for the tournament’s patron charities. Teams consist of three amateurs playing alongside one PGA TOUR professional. The Pro-Am event is sold out for 2022.

In addition to the Pro-Am, Walker’s Cay will bring back their popular concession area, located adjacent to the 18th fairway. The venue will have two large screen televisions, lawn games, a children’s play area, and an array of food and beverage options. It represents a great gathering spot for spectators looking to take a break from walking the course.

Admission to the Wednesday Walker’s Cay Pro-Am is free for spectators but will require a digital mobile ticket for admission. Digital tickets for the entire tournament will be available through Ticketmaster, beginning July 14. There will be a will call station at Northpark for anyone who needs assistance in securing a digital ticket.

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