2021 Sanderson Farms Championship Tees Off September 27

Last year’s event helped raise $1,700,000 in charitable impact, benefiting Friends of Children’s Hospital and many other Mississippi charities. Images: Damien Blaylock/MWB

The 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship tees off September 27 at the Country Club of Jackson in the City With Soul, with “open to the public” events September 29 – October 3.

A field of 144 players will compete for a $7 million purse, $1,260,000 million of that to the winner.

Could it be Sergio Garcia, the 2017 Masters Champion and last year’s Sanderson winner, that claims the top spot?

2020 winner Sergio Garcia

Garcia will compete against Major winners Webb Simpson (U.S. Open 2012), Gary Woodland (U.S. Open 2019), Zach Johnson (Masters 2007, The Open Championship 2015), Jimmy Walker (PGA Championship 2016) and Lucas Glover (U.S. Open 2009), who are also confirmed to play in Jackson.

Joining with a special tournament exemption is 2019 U.S. Amateur Champion Andy Ogletree. Andy, who hails from Union, MS, graduated from Georgia Tech in 2020, was low amateur at the 2020 Masters and was a member of the victorious 2019 Walker Cup Team. 

“We’re amazed at the strength of our field in just our third year as a stand-alone event,” said executive director Steve Jent. “When you combine our position as the second event of the new FedExCup season, along with 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 add to their schedule.”   

Last year’s event helped raise $1,700,000 in charitable impact, benefiting Friends of Children’s Hospital and many other Mississippi charities. Since 1968, over $19 million has been contributed to philanthropic organizations in Mississippi.

The public schedule includes:

WEDNESDAY – SEPTEMBER 29

7:30 a.m. – Gates Open to Public

7:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Allen Exploration Pro-Am Morning

Noon – 1:50 p.m. – Allen Exploration Pro-Am Afternoon

1:30 p.m. – BankPlus Junior Pro-Am Tee Times – Cypress Course

THURSDAY – SEPTEMBER 30

7 a.m. – Gates Open to Public

7 – 9 a.m. – 1st Round – Morning Tee Times

Noon – 2 p.m. – 1st Round – Afternoon Tee Times

7 – 10 p.m. – Sponsor Party presented by Trustmark (Invitation Only)

FRIDAY – OCTOBER 1 | “PINK OUT” – WEAR PINK FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

7 a.m. – Gates Open to Public

7 – 9 a.m. – 2nd Round – Morning Tee Times

Noon – 2 p.m. – 2nd Round – Afternoon Tee Times

SATURDAY – OCTOBER 2 | UNIVERSITY DAY – WEAR YOUR FAVORITE TEAM COLORS

8 a.m. – Gates Open to Public

8 a.m. (approximately) – 3rd Round Tee Times

SUNDAY – OCTOBER 3 | PLAY YELLOW FOR CHILDREN – WEAR YELLOW IN SUPPORT OF CHILDREN’S OF MS

8 a.m. – Gates Open to Public

8 a.m. (approximately) – Final Round Tee Times

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Non-Denominational Church Service (tennis courts)

6 p.m. (approximately) – Trophy Presentation on the 18th Green

Additional commitments, tournament information and tickets can be found at sandersonfarmschampionship.com.