Sanderson Farms Championship Winners and History

Sanderson Farms Championship

Sanderson Farms Championship Winners and History

The Sanderson Farms Championship, in one form or another, has been part of the PGA Tour schedule since 1968. Throughout most of the tournament’s history, it has served as an opposite field event for major tournaments.

Sanderson Farms is the current name sponsor. The event previously has been known as the True South Classic, Viking Classic, Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic, Southern Farm Bureau Classic.

Originally played at the Hattiesburg Country Club in Hattiesburg, the event moved in 1994 to Annandale Golf Club in Madison, which hosted through 2013. It currently is played at the Country Club of Jackson, Mississippi

Sponsor Sanderson Farms is one of the nation’s leading food corporations and is based in Mississippi, in Laurel. The tournament’s host organization, Century Club Charities, is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is promoting the game of golf for the benefit of charity. The Sanderson Farms Championship’s primary charity is Friends of Children’s Hospital, a 501(c)(3) benefitting the Blair E. Batson Hospital for children.

As the Magnolia State Classic and Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic, the tournament was played opposite the Masters from 1969 to 1993. From 1994 to 1998, the Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic was played opposite the Open Championship. It has also been scheduled opposite the Tour Championship and WGC American Express Championship as the Southern Farm Bureau Classic from 2000 to 2006. As the Viking Classic between 2007 and 2011, it was scheduled opposite the President’s Cup, Ryder Cup and Open Championship. For one year as the True South Classic (2012) it was held opposite the Open Championship.

The Sanderson Farms Championship has been an opposite field event for much of its lifespan. The 2019 staging is the first where it is not opposite another major tournament.

2014–2018WGC-HSBC Champions
1994–1998, 2011–2013The Open Championship
2008, 2010Ryder Cup
2007Presidents Cup
2003–2004, 2006WGC-American Express Championship
1999–2002, 2005Tour Championship
1969–1993Masters Tournament
1968Colonial National Invitation

There was no tournament in 2014, due to the switch to the PGA TOUR’s new wraparound schedule.

The Sanderson Farms Championship has been an official money event on the PGA Tour since 1994. Prior to that, it was a satellite event with the money counting but the wins counting as unofficial.

Alternate event winners do not get an invitation to the Masters Tournament, but do earn a trip to the PGA Championship, a two-year PGA Tour exemption, a minimum of 24 OWGR points, and 300 FedEx Cup points.

Among the tournament winners are Craig Stadler, Payne Stewart and Fred Funk.

Sanderson Farms Championship Winners

A complete list of Sanderson Farms winners follows:

YearWinnerScoreTo parMargin
2022MacKenzie Hughes271-17Playoff
2021Sam Burns266-221 stroke
2020 Sergio García269−191 stroke
2019 Sebastián Muñoz270−18Playoff
2018 Cameron Champ267−214 strokes
2017 Ryan Armour269−195 strokes
2016 Cody Gribble268−204 strokes
2015 Peter Malnati270−181 stroke
2014 Nick Taylor272−162 strokes
2013 Woody Austin268−20Playoff
True South
2012 Scott Stallings264−242 strokes
Viking Classic
2011 Chris Kirk266−221 stroke
2010 Bill Haas273−153 strokes
2009Tournament cancelled
2008 Will MacKenzie269−19Playoff
2007 Chad Campbell275−131 stroke
Farm Bureau
2006 D. J. Trahan275−13Playoff
2005 Heath Slocum267−212 strokes
2004 Fred Funk (2)266−221 stroke
2003 John Huston268−201 stroke
2002 Luke Donald201[a]−151 stroke
2001 Cameron Beckman269−191 stroke
2000 Steve Lowery266−22Playoff
1999 Brian Henninger (2)202[a]−143 strokes
Golf Classic
1998 Fred Funk270−182 strokes
1997 Billy Ray Brown271−171 stroke
1996 Willie Wood268−201 stroke
1995 Ed Dougherty272−162 strokes
1994 Brian Henninger135[b]−9Playoff
1993 Greg Kraft267−131 stroke
1992 Richard Zokol267−131 stroke
1991 Larry Silveira266−14Playoff
1990 Gene Sauers268−122 strokes
1989 Jim Booros199[a]−11Playoff
1988 Frank Conner267−135 strokes
1987 David Ogrin267−131 stroke
1986 Dan Halldorson263−172 strokes
1985 Jim Gallagher Jr.131[b]−9Playoff
1984 Lance Ten Broeck201−9Playoff
1983 Russ Cochran203[a]−72 strokes
1982 Payne Stewart270−103 strokes
1981 Tom Jones268−12Playoff
1980 Roger Maltbie65[c]−51 stroke
1979 Bobby Walzel272−8Playoff
1978 Craig Stadler268−121 stroke
1977 Mike McCullough269−113 strokes
1976 Dennis Meyer271−92 strokes
1975 Bob Wynn270−102 strokes
1974 Dwight Nevil (2)133[b]−72 strokes
1973 Dwight Nevil268−123 strokes
1972 Mike Morley269−113 strokes
1971 Roy Pace270−101 stroke
1970 Chris Blocker271−91 stroke
1969 Larry Mowry272−81 stroke
1968 Mac McLendon269−11Playoff
a = weather shortened to 54 holes b = shortened to 36 holes c = shortened to 18 holes

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3 thoughts on “Sanderson Farms Championship Winners and History”

  1. Well, the OWGR website doesn’t have any information about the tournament. The same happened with the Bridgestone Americas Golf Cup of the PGA Tour Latinoamérica.


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