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Randy Watkins stepping down as tournament director

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

After six years as tournament director of Mississippi's premiere golf event, Randy Watkins is stepping down. Watkins says he is resigning from the annual event to concentrate on other business interests.

Watkins is the sole owner of 3 of the state's most prestigious golf courses and he says he must devote all of his time to them, which he could not do while serving as the tournament director of the state's PGA event.

During his 6 years as director, Watkins says he is very proud of helping to raise more than 6 million dollars for charities.

The economic impact to the state was well over 120 million dollars.

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