Since it became an official event in 1994, this tournament has been called the Magnolia State Classic (1968-85), the Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic (1986-98), the Southern Farm Bureau Classic (1999-2006), and now the Viking Classic.
Even with the Presidents Cup and Seve Trophy both being contested this weekend, there are a handful of easily-recognizable names in the field. David Love III, John Daly, Fred Funk and David Duval would all make interesting winners this week -- as would Trahan, as no player has gone back-to-back at this event since it became an official PGA TOUR stop in 1994.
The GOLF CHANNEL will broadcast all four rounds this week.
The next PGA TOUR event is the Valero Texas Open, which Eric Axley won last year as a rookie.