Sanderson Farms Championship tees off this Thursday in Jackson
Courtesy of Sanderson Farms Championship

The stage is set for the 52nd annual Sanderson Farms Championship as some of the PGA Tour’s best will tee it up at the Country Club of Jackson this Thursday. 

The full 156-player field, which was finalized on Friday, is headlined by two-time major winner and five-time Ryder Cup team member Zach Johnson, 2016 PGA Championship winner Jimmy Walker, 2013 PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner, 2009 US Open winner Lucas Glover, 2012 FedExCup Champion Brandt Snedeker and 2011 FedExCup Champion Bill Haas. 

A last-minute addition to the field was South Korean golfer KJ Choi, who since turning pro in 1994 has won more than 20 professional golf tournaments worldwide, including the 2011 Players Championship making him Asia’s most successful golfer.

Cameron Champ is back to defend his 2018 title. Other past champions returning are Haas, Ryan Armour, Peter Malnati, Nick Taylor, Scott Stallings, DJ Trahan and Chad Campbell.

Also competing are Corey Conners (2018 runner-up), Chesson Hadley (2017 runner-up), Charlie Hoffman, Carlos Ortiz (2018 third place), and recent winners Dylan Frittelli, Andrew Landry, Adam Long, Jim Herman, and Aaron Wise.

Ole Miss alum and former NCAA Champion Braden Thornberry is in the field by way of a tournament exemption. 

For the full 156-player field, click here. 

This year, the Sanderson Farms Championship was moved up on the PGA calendar, making it the only PGA Tour event taking place this week. With the stand-alone date, the tournament increased its purse from $4.4 to $6.6 with the winner taking home just under $1.2 million. In addition to the prize money, this year’s winner will also punch their ticket to the Masters. 

Tournament play for the 52nd Sanderson Farms Championship runs from September 19-22.

The tournament has been played in Mississippi since 1968, and since 1994, when Century Club Charities became the host organization, the tournament has raised $14.75 million dollars for Mississippi charities. 

For more on the Sanderson Farms Championship, visit the tournament’s website –www.sandersonfarmschampionship.com.