JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The True South Classic has announced a group of Jackson businesses that will become consortium sponsors of Mississippi's only PGA Tour event.
Four Mississippi medical practices - including NewSouth NeuroSpine, Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Jackson Heart Clinic and GI Associates and Endoscopy Center - along with Trustmark, have agreed to be the primary sponsors.
The tournament has been a part of the PGA Tour schedule since 1968.
Tournament director John Marovich and the Bruno Event Team from Birmingham, Ala., will be managing the tournament. Marovich said Tuesday "nobody, including the PGA Tour, wanted to throw away 43 years of history," and he praised the five businesses for stepping forward in a tough economy.
The tournament will be from July 16-22 at Annandale Golf Club in Madison, Miss.
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