SFB Moves in Wake of Katrina


04 Southern Farm Bureau ClassicMADISON, Miss. -- Hurricane Katrina's influence on sports in the Gulf Region has reached professional golf.
In the wake of the powerful storm's effect on the region, The PGA announced Thursday that it will postpone the Southern Farm Bureau Classic by four weeks.
The tournament, which is scheduled to be played at Annandale Golf Club in Madison, Mississippi, was pushed back from the weekend of Oct. 6-9 to the weekend of Nov. 3-6. It will run at the same time as The Tour Championship.
'In order to provide the tournament organizers a better opportunity to stage the tournament at the highest level, we offered [them] the option to move the tournament into the first week of November,' said Henry Hughes, the PGA Tour's chief of operations.
All net proceeds from the tournament will be donated to Hurricane Katrina relief in Mississippi, tournament executive director Robert Morgan indicated.
Madison is located in central Mississippi, about four hours northwest of the coastal city of Biloxi, Mississippi, and 3 1/2 hours due north of New Orleans.