Four Korean players, including Kim Seong-hyun (25), will participate in the Sanderson Farms Championship (total prize money of $8.2 million), which determines qualification for the PGA Tour next year.
This tournament, the second in the FedEx Cup fall series, will be held for four days on the night of the 5th (Korean time) at The Country Club Jackson (par 72, 7,461 yards) in Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
In addition to Kim Seong-hyun, the strong contender for the championship who finished second in the last Fortinet Championship, Lee Gyeong-hoon (32), Kang Seong-hoon (37), and Noh Seung-yeol (32) will participate. Ludwig Oberg (Sweden), who played for Team Europe in last week’s Ryder Cup, is playing his eighth PGA Tour event. He is a notable rookie, having finished in a tie for 4th place at the last John Deere Classic, and is ranked 79th in the world golf rankings.
Next year’s PGA Tour, where the prize money and format have been greatly expanded, will include 75 players ranked from 51st to 125th in the 7 fall series until November of this year. The winner of this competition receives 500 FedEx Cup points, the right to play on the PGA Tour for two years, and invitations to The Sentry, The Players Championship, Masters, and PGA Championship.
A fund-based farm company is the main sponsor, so the chicken shape is used as a tee mark.
Among the players currently ranked 51st to 60th in FedEx points, the determination of Kim Seong-hyun (57th) and the defending champion Mackenzie Hughes (51st) is outstanding. Seven people, including Nick Hardy (52nd), Alex Smalley (54th), Stephen Jaeger (56th), Bo Hosler (58th), and Brandon Wu (59th), entered the points competition in this tournament.
The top 60 points in the remaining competition qualify for two signature events: the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the Genesis Invitational. Although it is a fall series, the total prize money has been increased by $300,000 and the winner’s prize is $1.45 million, so competition is fierce.
Jackson Country Club is a golf course designed by Tom Bendlow that opened in 1914 and is located 5 miles west of downtown Jackson. In the 1950s, the golf course purchased 400 acres of land 먹튀검증on the northeast side, and a decade later Dick Wilson reorganized it into a membership course.
If you look at the Jackson Golf Course course map, it is a battle against water.
Since then, minor course renovations have been carried out steadily, and members eventually expanded it to a 27-hole course by remodeling it in the Donald Ross course style in 2008. Since 2014, PGA Tour tournaments have been held at Dogwood and Azalea courses. The Jackson, Mississippi area has suffered from a prolonged drought for the past 80 days, but the course is in good condition.
Bermuda grass, a warm-season grass, is planted on the greens and roughs. Green speed is aimed at 13 feet during the competition. The teeing area and approach grass height is 0.35 inches (0.9 cm), and the fairway is 0.5 inches (1.27 cm) high. A rough is cut to 1 inch (2.54 cm), and B rough is grown to 2.5 inches (6.35 cm) during the competition.
While the outcourse flows around the inside of the course in a counterclockwise direction, the outcourse has a layout that flows along the outside of the course in a counterclockwise direction. Both the first and second half holes have a lake close to the green, requiring precise approach shots. This means that in the Donald Ross style, the green has a raised center like a turtle’s back, making it difficult to hit the ball on the green.
JTBC Golf & Sports will broadcast the first round live starting at 5 a.m. on the 6th.