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Several more notable names have joined the field for the 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship.
After 2020 champion Sergio Garcia announced his return to Jackson, former 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) have committed to the tournament as well.
Past champions including Sebastián Muñoz (2019) Ryan Armour (2017), Cody Gribble (2016), Peter Malnati (2015), Nick Taylor (2014), Scott Stallings (2012), Chris Kirk (2011) and Bill Haas (2010, FedExCup 2011) are also among the list of early commits.
Joining with a special tournament exemption is 2019 U.S. Amateur Champion Andy Ogletree. Andy, a Union, MS native and Georgia Tech grad, was low amateur at the 2020 Masters, and was a member of the victorious 2019 Walker Cup Team. Also expected to compete are 2011 FedExCup Champion Brandt Snedeker, 2017 Players Champion Si Woo Kim, and 2021 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year Will Zalatoris.
In total, the current field has 159 victories on the PGA TOUR.
“We’re amazed at the strength of our field in just our third year as a stand-alone event,” executive director Steve Jent said. “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.”
The 54th annual Sanderson Farms Championship is set for September 27 – October 3, 2021 at the Country Club of Jackson.
Pat Busby, President of Century Club Charities, Inc. added, “The Sanderson Farms Championship continues to grow in popularity with the purse for this year’s play at $7 million, with $1,260,000 going to the winner along with 500 FedExCup points and a Masters invitation. We will announce additional player commitments and the final field next week.”
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