The North Mississippi Classic, a new Web.com Tour event, will bring professional golf to The Country Club of Oxford April-16-22, 2018. CC of Oxford is a 7028 yard 2006 Jim Fazio design that sits just minutes south of the city on some of the most undulating terrain in the region and the area’s best kept secret.
The three-year event will begin with a $550,000 purse for the first year. The North Mississippi Classic will be the third PGA TOUR sanctioned event to be held annually in the state, joining the Sanderson Farms Championship at the Country Club of Jackson being played in October and the Champions Tour Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic played at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino’s 2014 Tom Fazio designed Fallen Oak Golf Club in Saucier, Mississippi.
Mississippi is one of just five states that hosts an annual golf tournament on all three tours. The event will be managed by Century Club Charities, the non-profit, 501c3 organization which manages the Sanderson Farms Championship. Since 1994, the group has donated over $14 million to charity through the PGA Tour stop. The event director, Steve Jent, will oversee the North Mississippi Classic, with proceeds benefiting charities throughout the region.
The event will mark the Web.com Tour’s return to the state after a successful 10-year run with the Gulf Coast Mississippi Classic 1990 through 2000, The tournament which was contested at the Dr. Gil Morgan designed Oaks Golf Club in Pass Christian produced an impressive list of winners, including major champions Tom Lehman and Jim Furyk.
“The Country Club of Oxford, as well as the Lafayette County, City of Oxford and University of Mississippi communities are very excited the PGA Tour has chosen our Club to host this new event,” said Larry Britt, Managing Owner of the Country Club of Oxford. “I, along with my partners and our members, am looking forward to showcasing our club and community (Oxford’s best kept secret) and a long-lasting partnership with Century Club Charities and the Web.com Tour.”