Tag: Sanderson Farms Championship

Rainy morning brings 'flood' of Magnolia golf memories

Posted on: November 06,2015

It’s raining out here at the Country Club of Jackson for what should be the second round of the Sanderson Farms Championship. The course is saturated, this after a summer-long drought in mid-Mississippi. This is the 48th version of this tournament, which has been played at the Hattiesburg Country Club, Annandale and now CCJ. It […]

What's in a name? Plenty for tour winner Smylie Kaufman

Posted on: November 04,2015

This is the tale of two guys named Smylie, one a 23-year-old PGA Tour rookie sensation who shot 61 in the final round of a recent Las Vegas golf tournament to win fame, fortune ($1.15 million) and a spot in The Masters next April. He’s Smylie Kaufman, and, he tries to make it two straight […]

Not even Bo knows what he'll do spectacularly Wednesday

Posted on: November 03,2015

Wednesday, for a day, the Sanderson Farms Championship pro-am will be played at the Country Club of Bo Jackson. That’s right. Anywhere Bo plays with a ball — any ball — it becomes his place. Herewith, with no apologies to Letterman, are the top 10 feats I ever saw Bo Jackson perform, which does not […]

Jason Day's humble goal was to keep his PGA card

Posted on: September 23,2015

Mississippi’s Sanderson Farms Championship has often served as a springboard to success for some of the biggest names on the PGA Tour. Former Clarion-Ledger sports editor Rusty Hampton, now a board member of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, was on the Annandlae practice range in 2008 when he encountered a 20-year-old named Jason Day. […]