In just its third year as a standalone PGA Tour event, Mississippi’s Sanderson Farms Championship apparently has hit the big-time, attracting a mix of established world champions and up-and-coming pro golfers.
Major champions Webb Simpson (2012 U.S. Open), Gary Woodland (2019 U.S. Open), Zach Johnson (2007 Masters, 2015 Open championship), Jimmy Walker (2016 PGA Championship), Lucas Glover (2009 U.S. Open) will join defending champion and 2017 Masters champ Sergio Garcia in the field for Mississippi’s lone PGA Tour event Sept. 27-Oct. 3 at County Club of Jackson.
Also expected to compete is 2021 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Will Zalatoris, who finished last season with eight top top 10 finishes, including runner-up at The Masters.
Several other notable “names” have indicated they will play at CCJ, including 2011 FedExCup champ Brandt Snedeker, 2017 Players champ Si Woo Kim and 2019 U.S. Amateur champion Andy Ogletree, the Mississipian who was low amateur at the 2020 Masters.
Past Sanderson champs in the field also include Sebastion Munoz (2019), Ryan Armour (2017), Cody Gribble (2016), Peter Malnati (2015), Nick Taylor (2014), Scott Stallings (2012), Chris Kirk (2011) and Bill Haas (2010). Haas won the 2011 Fed ExCup.
Ogletree will likely be one of five Mississippians in the field, joining LSU freshman Cohen Trolio (State Am champion from West Point) and Davis Riley (Hattiesburg), Hayden Buckley (Tupelo) and Chad Ramey (Fulton), recent graduates of the Korn Ferry Tour to the PGA Tour.
-- Article credit to Rick Cleveland of Mississippi Today --