The PGA Tour heads to Jackson, MS in its second week with the Sanderson Farms Championship, held at the Country Club of Jackson September 19-22. The tournament enjoys its strongest field yet, with Cameron Champ looks to defend his title against 2019 Rookie of the Year Sungjae Im and Presidents Cup hopeful Chez Reavie. The event has traditionally been an alternate event, but stands alone this year as a regular PGA Tour event with full FedEx Cup points on the line.
The Sanderson Farms Championship was founded in 1968 as the Magnolia State Classic and endured several name changes before adopting its current moniker in 2013. The tournament was traditionally held as an alternate event to major championships, spending decades as the alternate to the Masters, followed by runs as the alternate to the British Open, Ryder Cups and World Golf Championship events. As such, the tournament has been most popular with rookies and professionals who don’t have the wins or rankings to get invited to the big events. Past champions include Payne Stewart, Fred Funk, and Ryan Armour. The switch from alternate to official event is expected to see the profile of the tournament rise.
Fans looking to take in all the action have several ticketing options, starting with grounds tickets. Daily grounds tickets run $30, with good-any-day tickets costing $35 and a weekly ticket only $60. Grounds tickets give fans access to the grounds and all general use facilities. Fans can also enjoy the Weekly BankPlus Fan Pavillion, an open-air venue with a covered deck overlooking the 12th green featuring upgraded food and beverages available for purchase and multiple televisions providing full tournament coverage. Daily tickets are $45 and weekly tickets are $100. An all-inclusive option is the Trophy Club, an open air hospitality structure on the 8th green featuring an all-inclusive lunch buffet and full bar service for a $325 daily ticket or $1,250 weekly ticket.
Television coverage is provided by the Golf Channel for all four rounds. Thursday and Friday coverage is from 2-6pm ET with Saturday and Sunday coverage running from 3-6pm ET. The tournament will also be streaming featured groups and holes on PGA Tour Live provided by NBC Sports. Radio coverage is provided by PGA Tour Radio on SiriusXM and online at PGATour.com.