Tiger Woods has never played at the Country Club of Jackson in what has been called the Sanderson Farms Championship since 2013. Don’t hold your breath waiting for him to commit to the tournament for the first time by Friday’s 5 p.m. ET deadline.
Plenty of talented golfers, however, have already done so.
The tournament used to be played during the same weekend as bigger tournaments from its inception in 1968 until 2018. It has been held concurrently with The Masters, The Open Championship, the Ryder Cup, the Presidents Cup, the Tour Championship and more.
Now a stand-alone even with a larger purse and more Official World Golf Rankings and FedEx Cup points as stake, bigger names are more apt to play the event. Here is a list of the top professionals that have committed to compete in this year’s Sanderson Championship:
- Sergio Garcia, 2017 Masters Champion and 2008 Players Championship winner
- Henrik Stenson, 2016 Open Championship winner and 2013 FedExCup Champion
- Louis Oosthuizen, 2010 Open Championship winner
- Charl Schwartzel, 2011 Masters Champion
- Luke Donald, 2002 Sanderson Farms Champion and former No. 1 in the World
- Lucas Glover, 2009 US Open Champion
- Jason Dufner, 2013 PGA Championship winner
- Brandt Snedeker, 2012 FedExCup Champion
- Si Woo Kim, 2017 Players Championship winner
- KJ Choi, 2011 Players Championship winner
- Sebastián Muñoz, defending Sanderson Farms Championship winner and No. 8 in 2020 FedExCup Championship.
Two-time major winner Zach Johnson is also in the field, as is reigning PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Scottie Scheffler. So while Woods is not likely to tee it up, plenty of other competitive players will.
The Sanderson Farms Championship starts with the first round ThursdayOct. 1.
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