With another American victory at the Presidents Cup in the rearview, the PGA Tour returns to action for its lone stop in Mississippi for the Sanderson Farms Championship at the Country Club of Jackson in Jackson, Mississippi. The four-day tournament tees off on Thursday, September 29th, and concludes on Sunday, October 2nd. Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming event so you can get all set to make your bets against the PGA Tour Odds.
Golf Betting Preview for the 2022 PGA Tour Sanderson Farms Championship Event
The tournament dates back to 1968 and has been on the PGA Tour’s schedule every year. Since its debut, the event has raised over $8.1 million dollars for charities around the state.
Sam Burns, fresh off his Presidents Cup debut, returns to the CC of Jackson to defend his title. Burns held off Nick Watney and Cameron Young to pick up the victory by one stroke, shooting a 17-under total over four days. The victory was the first of three wins for Burns during the 2021-22 season.
The full field will play for a chunk of the $7.9 million dollar purse, $1.422 million going to the winner, along with 500 FedEx Cup points.
Burns comes back to Jackson as the 12th ranked player in the world and highest ranked in the field. Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Sebastian Munoz join Burns as the three players making the trek from Presidents Cup play to Quail Hollow. Munoz captured the Sanderson Farms Championship in 2019.
There will be a large contingency of Korn Ferry Tour graduates in the field in the second PGA Tour event of the season. Last season’s money leader on the KFT, Justin Suh, highlights the list of KFT graduates in the field.
Other notable players teeing it up include Sahith Theegala and eight of the last ten past champions. Sponsorship exemptions have a Southern flare, with Louisiana Tech star Sam Murphy joining Southern Miss standout Brice Wilkinson and Jackson Suber in the field.
The Country Club of Jackson hosts the tournament for the ninth year in a row after a long tenure in Hattiesburg and a nine-year stint at Annandale Golf Club in Madison. The course is over 100 years old, opening its doors in 1914.
CC of Jackson plays as a traditional par-72 and spans over 7,461 yards in length. Since opening its doors over 100 years ago, the course has undergone numerous changes, including a major redesign by John Fought in 2008. Fought incorporated some Donald Ross design elements in the process, highlighted by the small, tricky green complexes.
Early Best Bets
Sam Burns – Max Homa repeated at the Fortnite Championship last week, and we could see it again this week with Burns. Fresh off helping the Americans hoist the Presidents Cup trophy, the four-time PGA Tour winner will be the pre-tournament betting favorite this week.
Sebastian Munoz – Another past champion and Presidents Cup participant. The Colombian product picked up his lone PGA Tour victory here back in 2019. Munoz quietly put together a solid season last year, cashing in on 18 of 25 events and cracking the top 10 three times.
Davis Riley – Riley missed the cut two weeks ago in Napa, but the Mississippi native will be a crowd favorite this week in his home state.