Tag: PGA Tour

Bold moves pay off for Sanderson Farms golf

Posted on: November 10,2014

  JACKSON — Forty-seven years ago, a few Hattiesburg businessmen got together and hosted an experimental PGA Tour satellite tournament. They called it the Magnolia Classic. The total purse was $20,000. Those Hattiesburg folks never could have imagined what happened here the past few days. Here on a cool, breezy, sun-splashed Sunday at Country Club […]

22 years later, Bohn remembers THE shot

Posted on: November 08,2014

Tour veteran Jason Bohn had just polished off a smooth-running 66 to move into a tie for third place, three shots out of the lead, in the sun-splashed Sanderson Farms Championship Saturday. Asked his thoughts about the day, he responded with a smile, “Roll Tide. I can’t wait to watch the game tonight.” He was […]

Advice to Backel: Keep it simple, enjoy, learn

Posted on: November 04,2014

What 17-year-old Madison Central senior Camden Backel accomplished Monday — shooting 7-under-par 65 at Lake Caroline and then beating seven pros in eight-man playoff — is truly amazing. Backel will now tee off in Thursday’s first round of the Sanderson Farms Championship. Amazing, yes. Unprecented, no. Hattiesburg native and Diamondhead resident Gary Martin was 17 […]