“Standing on 16 green, I told myself, ‘You’ve got to do something that’s tournament winning.’”– Graeme McDowell
Location & Course Information
Country Club of Jackson
Founded in 1914, the Country Club of Jackson is a private club with 27 holes originally designed by Dick Wilson in 1962. John Fought redesigned 18 holes in 2008, the Dogwood and Azalea nines used for the tournament.
Yardage: 7,460; par 72
Notable Course Features
Signature hole is the 479-yard, par-4 16th (the toughest on the course in 2019). 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.
Sebastian Muñoz, Colombia
Field: 144 players
Format: 72 holes stroke play
Purse: $6.8 Million
Winner’s Share: $1,224,000
FedExCup Points: 500 to the winner
Primary beneficiary is Friends of Children’s Hospital, a nonprofit organization benefiting Batson Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi. Tournament host organization Century Club Charities also donates to other local charities in Mississippi, raising more than $15 million since 1994.
HOW SEBASTIAN MUÑOZ WON
Colombia’s Sebastian Muñoz made a 15-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole and went on to beat South Korea’s Sungjae Im in a playoff. Muñoz had the 54-hole lead thanks to a third-round 63, but fell behind when Im made birdies on 14, 15 and 16 in the final round. Both missed the green on the first playoff hole, and Munoz saved par from four feet while bogeyed.
Muñoz ranked third in Driving Distance (315.4 yards) and fourth in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee.
Muñoz ranked fifth in Strokes Gained: Putting (1.562 per round) and didn’t have a three-putt all week.
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Sebastian Muñoz became the second person from Colombia to win on the PGA TOUR, joining Camilo Villegas.
Muñoz was the sixth consecutive player to make the Sanderson Farms Championship their first PGA TOUR victory, following Nick Taylor (2014), Peter Malnati (2015), Cody Gribble (2016), Ryan Armour (2017) and Cameron Champ (2018).
Muñoz was the third consecutive champion to win the event after leading through 54 holes.
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