Mark your calendars as the Sanderson Farms Championship has announced that fans will return for 2021.
After the COVID-19 pandemic forced the 2020 tournament to be played without fans in attendance, spectators will once again be able to line the course at the Jackson Country Club for this year’s tournament which is set for September 27–October 3.
“We’re excited to welcome back our fans to the Sanderson Farms Championship,” Steve Jent, Executive Director, said. “Last year we really missed the energy our spectators create, and I’m certain this year’s field will once again be one of the best we’ve hosted. We will continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19 very closely, and our planning is guided with the health and safety of everyone involved in the tournament as our highest priority.”
The announcement was made by Century Club Charities, the organization behind the tournament that, despite the absence of fans in 2020, was able to deliver a record $1.45 million to Friends of Children’s Hospital to benefit Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital.
“We are back and look forward to your being part of what is sure to be an exciting week with 144 of the PGA’s TOUR best professional golfers competing in the Sanderson Farms Championship,” said Pat Busby, President of Century Club Charities. “The total stand-alone event purse has increased to $7 million in 2021; and coupled with a Masters Tournament invitation and 500 FedExCup points, the schedule provides a fantastic opportunity for players to get off to a fast start in the 2021-22 FedExCup. Despite the difficult decision to play the 2020 tournament without spectators due to COVID-19-related precautions, Century Club Charities remains committed to helping Mississippi charities that depend on the tournament to support their annual operations in 2021.”
All tickets will once again be digital this year and all on-site transactions will be contactless.