Canadian Mackenzie Hughes wins the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship in second playoff battle

October 3, 2022

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – After 4 rounds of the Sanderson Farms Championship, the seesaw affair for the highest spot ends with Mackenzie Hughes defeating Sepp Straka, claiming the beloved Rooster Trophy on the Nation Membership of Jackson Sunday night.

Hughes and Straka had been 17-under par after 72 holes, with Hughes taking pictures a 3-under 69 within the closing spherical.

Hughes birdied the second playoff gap to seal his second win on the PGA Tour, his first PGA win in six years, when he gained the 2016 RSM Traditional in a playoff.

With the victory, Hughes claimed a $1.422 million prize from a $7.9 million purse and 500 FedExCup factors.

Not solely does Hughes earn an enormous prize for his triumph, however he will even now be absolutely exempt on tour by way of 2025.

Hughes additionally gained a spot within the Sentry Match of Champions, the PGA Championship, and the most important PGA event of all of them, the Masters.

On prime of his clutch efficiency in Sunday’s victory, Hughes was left in awe together with his expertise on the Jackson golf course.

“I can’t say sufficient about what an excellent job the Sanderson Farms Championship employees has accomplished this week, the golf course is unbelievable, the hospitality is superb, and the volunteers are so pleasant,” mentioned Hughes. “Of all of the tournaments I’ve performed in, it’s simply one of the best.”

“We’re very excited to have Mackenzie as our 2022 Champion,” mentioned govt director Steve Jent. “I’ve identified him for a number of years. He’s really a category act and will probably be an excellent ambassador for the event. We couldn’t have requested for a greater event expertise this week to start our new period with the Wayne-Sanderson Farms group. We’ve got one of the best title sponsor on the PGA Tour in Wayne-Sanderson Farms.”

The principle benefactor of the Sanderson Farms Championship is Youngsters’s of Mississippi, the state’s solely youngsters’s hospital. The event additionally donates a portion of the proceeds to over 60 further Mississippi charities.

The whole quantity raised by the 2022 event will probably be revealed later this yr.

After such an unbelievable expertise, J. Clinton Rivers, the President, Chief Government Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Wayne-Sanderson Farms, is already trying ahead to subsequent yr’s event.

“For many people [at Wayne-Sanderson Farms] that is our first expertise with this occasion, and I couldn’t consider a greater expertise. The kids’s hospital is a good charity for us to be concerned with, and we’re proud to be related to them. I’ve been requested a number of occasions this week about the way forward for the championship, continued Rivers. “And I’ve solely bought one factor to say… see you subsequent yr!”

The 2023 Sanderson Farms Championship will probably be held October 2 to eight, 2023.

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