01/15 15:21 CST Sanderson Farms moves golf tourney dates, increases purse
Sanderson Farms moves golf tourney dates, increases purse
By DAVID BRANDT
AP Sports Writer
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) --- The Sanderson Farms Championship is moving its
tournament dates for next season and increasing its purse money in hopes of
attracting a better field.
The PGA Tour announced Tuesday that the tournament will have its own weekend on
the schedule in mid-September and increase its purse to $6.6 million, which is
up from last year's $4.4 million. It will be the second week of the 2019-20
season, one week after The Greenbrier Classic.
The winner will also receive a full allotment of 500 FedExCup points and earn a
spot in the field for the Masters.
The Sanderson Farms Championship had previously been played in late October and
was on the same weekend as the World Golf Championships, which attracted many
of the world's top players. The tournament has been played at the Country Club
of Jackson since 2014.
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