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Sound Off: Viking Classic

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MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Chris Kirk joins the list of names including the likes of Payne Stewart, Fred Funk and Luke Donald all winners of Mississippi's only PGA golf tournament.

This is the final year of the PGA's contract with Viking.

Viking has been a great sponsor.

Deposit Guaranty Bank and Southern Farm Bureau laid a great foundation for this premiere event.

It takes quite a commitment from a number of sponsors to host a PGA event.

Randy Watkins, Viking Classic Tournament Director, is hoping that this is not the end of the PGA tournament in Madison.

Anyone who knows Randy Watkins knows how hard he has worked to make the Viking Classic a success.

The PGA respects him, sponsors appreciate him and the players love the way they are he makes the event a fun family stop on the tour.

In addition millions have been raised for local charities.

I sure hope that this year's exciting finish is not the last PGA tournament we see in Mississippi.

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