The Cirlot Agency -
RIDGELAND, Miss. – Century Club Charities announced today that the PGA TOUR Policy Board has approved the move of the 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship to the Country Club of Jackson. Earlier this month, Century Club Charities endorsed the move to the Country Club of Jackson from Annandale Golf Club for the 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship – pending PGA TOUR Policy Board approval. The move is seen as an opportunity to generate more charitable dollars for Friends of Children’s Hospital, the tournament’s primary beneficiary. The location switch is the latest in a series of forward moves – including Sanderson Farms’ three-year commitment through 2016, an increase in the purse from $3 million to $4 million, a date change from summer back to the fall, and the hiring of Steve Jent as the new tournament director, along with a full-time staff. “We are very thankful for the 20-year relationship that we have had with Annandale Golf Club, who has been a terrific partner,” said Century Club Charities President John Lang. “We are on a mission to raise more money than ever for Friends of Children’s Hospital while showing the players, spectators and the general public what first-class Southern hospitality looks like – that’s not a task we take lightly.” Lang continued,“The main reason this tournament exists is to raise money for Mississippi’s only children’s hospital. We feel like we’ve made necessary strategic moves to make that happen.” The Sanderson Farms Championship will take place at the Country Club of Jackson from November 3–9, 2014.