Mississippi’s lone PGA tournament is set to return to the capital city later this month, and according to the tournament’s director, everything is set to go as planned amid the recent flooding Jackson experienced.
Steve Jent of the Sanderson Farms Championship told Richard Cross of SportsTalk Mississippi on Wednesday that while they’re still monitoring the situation closely, the golf course at the Jackson Country Club is in fantastic shape.
“We are obviously concerned and watching very carefully for the impact [the flooding] had on Jackson and its citizens,” Jent said. “The golf course is great. The water levels did not get as high as maybe they did about two and a half years ago. We had a little overflow on the 14th hole and that kind of happens normally when we get a big rain, but the course is in great shape.”
Jent also used the interview to reveal a new concessions option that will be available at this year’s Sanderson Farms Championship.
“Thanks to the folks at Southern Beverages and Michelob Ultra, we’ve got a new platform on the 13th hole. It’s the Michelob Ultra Club,” Jent explained. “If you buy a special souvenir with your first Michelob Ultra and if a player on that par three hits a shot within 96 inches during the competition rounds – 96 inches, which is the number of calories in a Michelob Ultra – refills are $1 for the next 10 minutes.”
The Sanderson Farms Championship will take place from September 26 through October 2. Tickets can be purchased here. To watch the full interview with Jent, click below.
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