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2018/2019 tournament overview

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Cameron Champ birdied four straight holes on the final nine capped by this one on No. 16.

‹ Field: 132 players ‹ Format: 72 holes stroke play ‹ Purse: $4.4 million ‹ Winner’s Share: $792,000 ‹ FedExCup Points: 300 to the winner

charity Benefit Friends of Children’s Hospital, a nonprofit organization benefiting Batson Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi, is the primary beneficiary of the Sanderson Farms Championship. The tournament host organization Century Club Charities also donates to other local charities in Mississippi and since 1994 has raised more than $13.5 million.

X Cameron Champ’s 72-hole total of 21-under 267 was the lowest since the tournament moved to the Country Club of Jackson in 2014, one better than Cody Gribble in 2016. X Sam Burns, who finished T3, was also playing in his second PGA TOUR event as a member.

X It was the fifth straight year that a player made the Sanderson Farms Classic his first PGA TOUR win, Champ joining Nick Taylor (2014), Peter Malnati (2015), Gribble (2016) and Ryan Armour (2017). X Champ, 23, was playing in his ninth PGA TOUR event and second as a member.

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Pos 1

2

3

4

Total Score

FedExCup Points

Earnings

Cameron Champ

1

70

64

68

267/-21

300.00

$792,000.00

65

2

71

68

64

68

271/-17

165.00

$475,200.00

T3

69

70

66

68

273/-15

92.50

$255,200.00

Carlos Ortiz

T3

69

69

71

64

273/-15

92.50

$255,200.00

Anders Albertson

T5

71

70

67

66

274/-14

62.50

$167,200.00

Roberto Castro

T5

71

71

67

65

274/-14

62.50

$167,200.00

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Three rounds in the 60s, including a 68 on Sunday, resulted in a runner-up finish for Corey Conners.

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Sam Burns shined in his second start as a PGA TOUR member, shooting 15-under to finish T3.

The signature hole is the 479-yard, par-4 16th. Swampland protects the entire left side and also crosses the fairway about 80 yards short of the largest green on the course. A long approach must avoid swamp on the left and a large bunker on the right. The hole was the toughest on the course in 2018.

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The BankPlus Fan Pavilion, with an upgraded ticket, offered premium concessions and a sports bar atmosphere. Areas open to all ticket holders were the Kid Zone, Corona Premier Patio, Merchandise and Autograph Zones. Special events included a junior pro-am on Wednesday, University Day on Saturday (fans wear the colors of their favorite team) and a “Pink Out” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Sunday (fans wear pink). PGA TOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE 2018/2019, Part 1

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