Zach Johnson playing golf

JACKSON, Miss. (August 20, 2019) – Sanderson Farms Championship officials announced today that two-time major winner and five-time Ryder Cup team member Zach Johnson has committed to play in the 52nd Sanderson Farms Championship, September 16-22. This will be Johnson’s first return to the tournament since his only visit in 2005.

Johnson headlines an initial list that includes 2013 PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner and 2009 US Open winner Lucas Glover. They join 2018 champion Cameron Champ and past champions Ryan Armour, Cody Gribble, Peter Malnati, Nick Taylor, and Scott Stallings among the early commits.

Also expected to compete are Chez Reavie (World #29 and FedExCup #25), Chesson Hadley (2017 runner-up), Charlie Hoffman, Aaron Baddeley, Carlos Ortiz (2018 third place), and recent winners Andrew Landry, Jim Herman, Brice Garnett, Nate Lashley, and Aaron Wise.

“We’re really excited about this year’s initial commitments,” said executive director Steve Jent.  “Amazingly, there’s still a lot of golf to be played in these last couple weeks of the season, but we expect several more highly ranked players to commit before the Friday, September 13 deadline.”

The purse for this year’s play is $6.6 million, with $1,188,000 going to the winner. For the first time in the tournament’s history, this year’s champion will also punch their ticket to The Masters.

“I know our fans have been waiting to hear about the players in our field since we announced our new position as a stand-alone event back in January,” said Jent. The Sanderson Farms Championship is set for September 16-22, 2019 at The Country Club of Jackson, MS.

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, a non-profit organization created to support Batson Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi. The tournament has been part of the PGA TOUR schedule since 1968 and is now in its ninth 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.

Michelob ULTRA® to become the Championship’s Official Beer

JACKSON, Miss. (August 19, 2019)—The Sanderson Farms Championship is excited to announce that Jackson-based Southern Beverage Company, distributor of Michelob ULTRA, has joined the 2019 PGA TOUR event as the official sponsor of The ULTRA Club on the 5th Green. The Sanderson Farms Championship will be held at The Country Club of Jackson, September 16-22, 2019.

The 5thGreen is a new location for concessions area and open to the public. Michelob ULTRA will be the Official Beer of the Sanderson Farms Championship.

“We are thrilled to have Southern Beverages and Michelob ULTRA sponsor The ULTRA Club now on the 5th Green,” said Steve Jent, the tournament’s executive director. “The ULTRA Club will have beer and non-alcoholic beverages, along with light snacks available for purchase. 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.”

Since 1994, Century Club Charities has served as the host organization for the event, made a charitable impact of $2.235 million in 2018 alone for Mississippi charities. Now in its 52nd year, Mississippi’s largest professional sporting event has raised over $15 million for charity, primarily Friends of Children’s Hospital, a non-profit organization created to support Batson Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi.

“Southern Beverage Company is honored to 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, Friends of Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi, as well as other charities throughout our state.”

About Southern Beverage Company

Southern Beverage Company, Incorporated is a large wholesaler of Anheuser-Busch In Bev products with five distribution centers and over two hundred sixty employees. They cover 45 routes to distribute their drinks to 2,100 customers in 32 counties within Mississippi and are constantly looking to expand their brand base and find better ways to do business.

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, a non-profit organization created to support Batson Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi. The tournament has been part of the PGA TOUR schedule since 1968 and is now in its ninth 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.

JACKSON, Miss. (August 15, 2019) –  Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi has recommitted as Presenting Sponsor of the 2019 Sanderson Farms ChampionshipYouth Events. The Sanderson Farms Championship is set for September 16-22, 2019 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 16, and the All-Star Kids’ Clinic for special needs high school students to be held Tuesday, September 17, at 4:15 p.m. on Cypress No. 9. The Youth Events gives kids the opportunity to learn about the game of golf while having a fun practice.

“Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is 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 Marketing and Sales. “These events introduce future generations of Mississippians to a sport that can be a lifelong part of living healthy.”

About Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is the state’s health and wellness leader providing members with benefits, tools and resources to be healthy through staying active, eating healthy and having an annual wellness visit with a primary care provider. We partner with Network Providers, employers and communities to create healthy places to live and work in our state, and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi employees are helping to enrich communities through the Team Blue employee volunteer program. With Team Blue, employees are actively engaged in giving back to the community through thousands of hours of community service each year. Learn more at www.bcbsms.com.

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, a non-profit organization created to support Batson Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi. The tournament has been part of the PGA TOUR schedule since 1968 and is now in its ninth 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.

JACKSON, Miss. (August 13, 2019) The Sanderson Farms Championship announced today that BankPlus has committed to continue as sponsor of the popular BankPlus Fan Pavilion and the BankPlus Junior Pro-Am. The 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship is scheduled for September 16-22 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 overlooks the 13th hole. 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. Single-day tickets to the Fan Pavilion are $45 and a weekly ticket is available for $100. Both can be purchased online through Ticketmaster, at Will Call during tournament week, or as an upgrade onsite. All proceeds from the venue will go to Friends of Children’s Hospital. 

“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, is the only Pro-Am of its kind on the PGA TOUR, while 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 18 on The Country Club of Jackson’s Cypress course. The teams are set as part of the Mississippi Golf Association’s Junior summer league.

About BankPlus

BankPlus, with total assets of more than $2.9 billion, has 57 banking offices in 32 Mississippi communities. BankPlus offices are located in Belzoni, Brandon, Byram, Canton, Clinton, Durant, Flora, Flowood, Gluckstadt, Hernando, Holly Bluff, Horn Lake, Isola, Jackson, Lexington, Madison, Meridian, Newton, Olive Branch, Pearl, Picayune, Pickens, Poplarville, Quitman, Ridgeland, Shubuta, Southaven, Stonewall, Tchula, Tupelo, Waynesboro and Yazoo City. For additional information on BankPlus, please visit www.BankPlus.net.

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, a non-profit organization created to support Batson Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi. The tournament has been part of the PGA TOUR schedule since 1968 and is now in its ninth 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 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 $15 million for statewide charities.

Military and First Responders admitted free to the tournament in 2019

JACKSON, Miss. (August 22, 2019) The Sanderson Farms Championshipis excited to announce that Tournament Partner Trustmarkhas recommitted to be the presenting sponsor of The Outpost during the 2019 tournament.

The 52ndSanderson Farms Championship, now a stand-alone event on the PGA TOUR, is scheduled for September 16-22 at The Country Club of Jackson.

The Outpost is an open-air hospitality pavilion on the 10thGreen where various military 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. Members of the military will also be admitted free to the 2019 tournament with proper ID.

This year the tournament has added First Responders to the list of guests who will be able to enjoy The Outpost. This includes Fire, Police, Emergency Personnel and 911 Dispatchers, and a guest.

“We are honored to offer our military and first responders a special, complimentary venue to enjoy while watching the tournament,” said Melanie Morgan, Trustmark Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Communications & Marketing. “The sponsorship of The Outpost is our way of expressing gratitude and appreciation to our veterans, as well as active-duty, reserve, and retired military service members and first responders for their commitment, courage, and bravery to keeping America free and safe.”

“We’re excited to add First Responders to the guest list of The Outpost,” said Steve Jent, executive director of the Sanderson Farms Championship. “We can’t do enough to let all of these groups know how appreciative we are for what they do for nation and our community.”

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

JACKSON, Miss. (July 19, 2019) – The champ is back! The longest-driving player on the PGA TOUR, Cameron Champ, will return to Jackson, Mississippi to defend his Sanderson Farms Championship title.

The 52nd Sanderson Farms Championship, now a stand-alone event on the PGA TOUR, is scheduled for September 16-22 at The Country Club of Jackson.

“I’m excited to return to Jackson to defend my title at the Sanderson Farms Championship in September,” said Cameron Champ. “It’s always an amazing feeling to go back to a place where you have had success, but it’s particularly special to go back to the site of your first career win. I can’t wait!”

“We are very excited that Cameron is coming back to compete,” said Steve Jent, executive director of the Sanderson Farms Championship. “It will be fun to watch his game again, and with our new stand-alone date we knew he would have the ability to return.”

Champ captured his first career PGA TOUR win in spectacular fashion at the 2018 Sanderson Farms Championship, in just his second start as a PGA TOUR member. It was one of three top-ten finishes in the early months of his rookie season.

Champ is dominating the PGA TOUR in driving distance this year at an average drive of just over 316 yards.

The tournament will make additional player announcements in the coming weeks as players begin to plan their schedules for the 2019-20 PGA TOUR season and make commitments to the field.

“With the last major of the year behind us after this coming weekend, and the FedExCup playoffs approaching, players are now beginning to think about their upcoming schedules,” said Jent. “I’m certain our new status and strong reputation as a great tournament will be enticing for players who want to get a fast start to the new season.”

JACKSON, Miss. (July 15, 2019) – Tournament officials at the Sanderson Farms Championship are excited to announce that all of the 18th green Hospitality Venues are sold out for 2019. This includes private corporate chalets, the semi-private Champions Club, and the shared Skybox.

The tournament chalets are a prime venue for corporate entertainment to watch the world’s best professional golfers. Whether it’s with friends, family or business associates, this environment is unique in professional sports – perfectly located on the final hole at the Sanderson Farms Championship.

“Having all of our 18th green hospitality venues sold out with two months to go is a great indication that the community is excited about our new stand-alone date,” said Steve Jent, executive director of the tournament. “We still have entertainment opportunities in our Trophy Club and BankPlus Fan Pavilion, and there’s a limited number of pro-am teams still available.”

The 52nd Sanderson Farms Championship is scheduled for September 16-22 at The Country Club of Jackson.

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, a non-profit organization created to support Batson Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi. The tournament has been part of the PGA TOUR schedule since 1968 and is now in its ninth 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.

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Ticket Sales Open Today for the 2019
Sanderson Farms Championship

JACKSON, Miss. (July 1, 2019) – Online tickets sales opened this morning for the 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship, scheduled for September 16-22 at The Country Club of Jackson. The event has moved up on the PGA TOUR schedule, now being played six weeks earlier than in recent years.

“2019 brings an entirely new level of prestige and excitement for the Sanderson Farms Championship,” said executive director Steve Jent. “For the first time, the tournament is a stand-alone event allowing all the of the world’s best professional golfers the opportunity to compete right here in Jackson, Mississippi.” Since 1994, Century Club Charities has served as the host organization for the event that in 2018 created approximately $2.25 million in charitable impact for Mississippi charities.

Ticket sales for the tournament are available through Ticketmaster. Spectators may still visit the tournament’s website to access ticket sales, or go directly to ticketmaster.com and search Sanderson Farms Championship. Day-specific tickets are $30, Good-Any-Day tickets are $35, and youth under 18 are admitted free with a ticketed adult. Single day tickets (including grounds admission) are available for the Trophy Club, a shared hospitality venue on the 8th green, and the BankPlus Fan Pavilion on the 12th green. Both venues provide an open-air setting for guests to enjoy all the action, along with food and beverage service, which is included in the Trophy Club and available for purchase in the BankPlus Fan Pavilion.

Admission to the Wednesday Allen Exploration Pro-Am is free for spectators. Anyone attending this event will still need to present a ticket, which can be ordered in advance online or picked up at Will Call in the Northpark parking lot.

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.

Proceeds from all ticket sales go to Friends of Children’s Hospital, a nonprofit organization created to support Batson Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi. For a complete listing of ticket packages or to order, please visit sandersonfarmschampionship.com/tickets. For more information on ticket sales, please call the Sanderson Farms Championship office at 601.898.4653.

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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, a non-profit organization created to support Batson Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi. The tournament has been part of the PGA TOUR schedule since 1968 and is now in its ninth 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 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 $15 million for statewide charities.

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 15,000 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 company-wide 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.

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Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company joins Sanderson Farms Championship as New Tournament Partner

Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company will serve as the SFC 2019 Official Volunteer Sponsor

JACKSON, Miss. (June 24, 2019) –The Sanderson Farms Championship announced today that Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company has signed on as a Tournament Partner and Official Volunteer Sponsor for the PGA TOUR event. The Sanderson Farms Championship will be held at The Country Club of Jackson, September 16-22, 2019.

Since 1994, Century Club Charities has served as the host organization for the event that in 2018 created a charitable impact of over $2.25 million for Mississippi charities. Now in its 52nd year, Mississippi’s largest professional sporting event has raised over $15 million for charity, primarily Friends of Children’s Hospital, a non-profit organization created to support Batson Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi.

“Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company is thrilled to be Sanderson Farms Championship’s newest Tournament Partner,” said David Hurt, Senior VP, Marketing, Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company. “As the Championship’s Volunteer Sponsor, our employees will relish the hands-on opportunity to make a difference for Mississippi and our children in need.”

“We are very excited to welcome Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company to the lineup of stellar partnerships we have formed over the years,” said Steve Jent, executive director of the Sanderson Farms Championship. “Their commitment as the Championship’s Official Volunteer Sponsor is crucial in making this event possible. Our volunteers are of utmost importance to us, and our goal is to make sure their experience is the best year after year.” 

The Sanderson Farms Championship needs 1,000+ volunteers each year to serve in a variety of positions. Many statewide companies provide a large number of the tournament’s volunteers by sponsoring their employees as volunteer groups. Individual volunteer opportunities are available for those 15 and older. In order to reserve a spot on their preferred committee, those interested are encouraged to sign up early. 

For details of each position please click here: Volunteer Opportunities. For more information on volunteer opportunities, please call the Championship office at 601.898.4653 or email kacie@sandersonfarmschampionship.com. 

About Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company

Founded in 1946, Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company has been serving the life insurance needs of its members and customers for over 70 years.  Farm Bureau Insurance offices are located in counties and parishes in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia with over 3,700 agents providing competitively priced life insurance products. Its motto is “Your Friends For Life.” The Corporate office of Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company is located in Jackson, Mississippi

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, a non-profit organization created to support Batson Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi. The tournament has been part of the PGA TOUR schedule since 1968 and is now in its ninth 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 15,000 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 company-wide 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.

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Robert St. John holding a fork and Wyatt Waters holding a paint brush

Robert St. John holding a fork and Wyatt Waters holding a paint brushTournament officials at the Sanderson Farms Championship are excited to announce the 2019 Women’s Day will have a different flavor this year, featuring a cooking and painting demonstration by Robert St. John and Wyatt Waters. The sixth annual Women’s Day luncheon will be held at The Country Club of Jackson on Tuesday, September 17. International Paper returns as presenting sponsor for the popular event.

“We wish to thank International Paper for their ongoing commitment in serving as the presenting sponsor for Women’s Day,” said Steve Jent, the tournament’s executive director. “Because of them, we are able to create an unparalleled experience for our attendees. We are truly grateful for their generous support over the last six years.”

“At International Paper, diversity and inclusion is about recognizing and appreciating the value of each unique individual and leveraging those differences to increase engagement. The Women in IP Mentoring Board is one way that International Paper brings together women to promote awareness, support development and encourage collaboration,” said Mandi Gilliland, Strategic Pricing and Customer Relationship Manager and Women in IP Mentoring Board Leader. “International Paper is proud to return as presenting sponsor of the Sanderson Farms Championship Women’s Day luncheon.”

Robert St. John, restaurateur, chef, syndicated columnist, and author has spent almost four decades in the restaurant business. Thirty of those years have been as the owner of the Purple Parrot, Crescent City Grill, Mahogany Bar, Branch, Tabella, Ed’s Burger Joint, The Midtowner, and Midtown Donut in Hattiesburg, MS.

St. John is the author of eleven books, including four collaborations with watercolorist Wyatt Waters. He has been featured in USA TODAY and appeared on The Food Network, The Travel Channel, National Public Radio, Martha Stewart Living, and the Turner South network.

“Wyatt and I are really looking forward to our dual demo at the Sanderson Farms Championship,” said St. John. “Joe Sanderson is one of our favorite Mississippians, and we love the association with Sanderson Farms, Inc. through Palate to Palette.” St. John is the creator, producer, and co-host of the Mississippi Public Broadcasting television series, Palate to Palette with Robert St. John and Wyatt Waters, which is in its fourth season.

“Even though neither of us plays golf, Wyatt and I both have a long and storied history with this tournament,” St. John continued. “Wyatt does an on-site painting of the tournament every year, and I was a caddy in the Pro-Am years ago when it was held in Hattiesburg. To have the chance all these years later to be a part of the event is very meaningful. We appreciate Joe and everything he does for Mississippi and our state’s various charitable causes.”

In 2009, St. John founded Extra Table, a non-profit organization that ships over 14 tons of healthy food to over 39 Mississippi soup kitchens and mission pantries every month.

Widely known for his watercolors of Southern culture, Wyatt Waters creates paintings of the roadside South. His works have been featured in Art & Antiques, American Artist, Watercolor, Mississippi Magazine and Delta Magazine. Wyatt’s paintings are held in private and corporate collections. He’s had solo shows at the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, the Meridian Museum of Art and the Jackson Municipal Gallery. He owns and operates the Wyatt Waters Gallery in Clinton, MS.

Wyatt has collaborated with chef, restaurateur and author, Robert St. John, on “A Southern Palate,” “Southern Seasons,” and “An Italian Palate.” He received the Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters Award for “An Oxford Sketchbook,” and the Mississippi Library Association Special Award for Art for his collaboration with Robert St. John, “A Southern Palate.”

Additionally, Wyatt and his easel are a familiar sight at the Sanderson Farms Championship – as he is commissioned each year to produce a watercolor painting commemorating the tournament. “Each year, I look forward to painting a different hole for the tournament. It’s both an honor and a challenge to be a part of this Mississippi event that highlights the best of golf in the world,” stated Waters.

For more information regarding table purchases, please call the Championship office at (601) 898-4653 or email Erin Kiker at erin@sandersonfarmschampionship.com.

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About International Paper

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa, India and Russia. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable world-wide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; and papers that facilitate education and communication. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., employ more than 52,000 colleagues and serve more than 25,000 customers in 150 countries. Net sales for 2018 were $23 billion. For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit internationalpaper.com.

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 ninth 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 15,000 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 company-wide 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.