Starts: 29th September 2022
Course: Country Club of Jackson, MS
Length: 7,461 yards
2021 Champion: Sam Burns
Course Designer: John Fought (heavy Donald Ross influence)
Tournament played here since: 2014
Type of Course: Inland, parkland course
Fairways: Reasonably wide
Greens: Small and Tricky Bermuda greens
Par 5's: 3rd, 5th, 11th and 14th
Premium on: Driving
Significant Info To Be Aware Of
It's early in a new season on the PGA Tour so some players may be playing with a fresh mindset.
Several players played in the President's Cup last week. They may be suffer a hangover from last week's efforts.
A dry lead up to the tournament should mean the course plays firm.
Sunny. Max wind 12mph
Sunny. Max wind 10mph
Sunny. Max wind 9mph
Sunny. Max wind 8mph
The eight previous editions of the Sandersons Farms Championship have been won with scores ranging between -16 and -22. Sam Burns won on the latter score last year.
Of the last eight winners, only Sam Burns and Sebastian Munoz had anything remotely resembling previous course form. Munoz was the only winner to have made the cut in the year prior, having placed 50th in 2018. Five of the eight winners have been course debutants.
Five of the last eight champions had recorded at least one top 25 finish in their previous two starts. Burns arrived after a strong FedEx Cup run of 18-8-21.
Favourites or Outsiders
Six of the last eight winners have been first time winners on the PGA Tour. Given we've had winners such as Peter Malnati and Cody Gribble in recent times, it's definitely an event to consider outsiders.
Korn Ferry Tour
Four of the last eight champions had only just graduated to the PGA Tour from the Korn Ferry Tour. Note - there were no Korn Ferry Tour graduates in 2020 due to Covid.
Five of the past six winners ranked inside the top 10 for Strokes Gained: Off The Tee, including Burns who was 1st last year. Ryan Armour won in 2017 despite ranking 39th SG: Off The Tee.
Each of the past six winners has ranked inside the top 21 for Strokes Gained: Approach. Burns ranked 2nd last year.
Neither Strokes Gained: Around the Green nor Scrambling stats give us any insight - there have been mixed results.
Burns and Sergio Garcia won the last two events with modest putting displays but most winners here putt well.
The 6th is the toughest on the front nine. On the back nine, 10 and 16 are the trickiest.
The par 5s all play under par and the 15th is a driveable par 4.
Fast or Slow Start
Three of the past eight champions have started with rounds of -3 or worse. Cody Gribble actually started with a round of one over par in 2016.
Players We Almost Backed
NOTE - These are players who we shortlisted for this event but ultimately didn't advise to subscribers. If you want to find out who we did tip, you can subscribe using the link below.
Davis Thompson 80/1
Davis is a rising star coming off a strong season on the KFT which included a win and three other top 6 finishes. He began his PGA Tour career well with a top 10 at Fortinet with all aspects of his game in great shape. Had an invite to this event last year where he finished 35th place on his debut, he arrives a much stronger player this week. Had odds of 100/1+ remained we would have backed him.
Vincent Normann 175/1
Normann is another emerging talent who's power off the tee is his biggest asset. He had a top 40 on his PGA Opener at Fortinet where he ranked 4th off the tee. Another who had some strong results on the KFT last year and also has plenty of solid finishes on the DP World Tour from 2021.
Chad Ramey 400/1
Chad is a Mississippi boy and describes this as a home game. A winner this past year on the PGA Tour, his recent form has been poor though and he missed the cut last time out at the Fortinet. However, that was attributable to one poor round with his driver and we're prepared to set that aside. His odds were attractive.
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