Viking Classic extended through 2011

Monday, August 23, 2010

MADISON, Miss. – The Viking Classic has signed a one-year extension with the PGA Tour, keeping the Mississippi event at Annandale Golf Club in Madison through 2011.

Tournament director Randy Watkins tells The Clarion-Ledger that the purse will be $3.6 million, the same as it was last year.

The 2010 tournament is scheduled for Sept. 27 to Oct. 3.

Watkins says he’s received commitments to play from seven past champions and six major winners.

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