Sanderson Farms Championship Predictions, Odds & Picks
- The PGA Tour resumes action a week after Team USA’s stunning Ryder Cup triumph
- Sergio Garcia defends the title just a week after his defiant performance at Whistling Straits
- The Country Club of Jackson hosts the tournament for the eighth time
The Sanderson Farms Championship Odds
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|Sam Burns||+1600 |
|Corey Conners||+1800 |
|Sergio Garcia||+1800 |
|Sungjae Im||+1800 |
|Will Zalatoris||+1800 |
|Mito Pereira||+3000 |
|Charley Hoffman||+3300 |
|Keegan Bradley||+3300 |
|Si Woo Kim||+3300 |
|Cameron Davis||+3500 |
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The Sanderson Farms Championship Predictions and Picks
CT Pan is the outright pick at +6600 with Caesars Sportsbook
Sergio Garcia can make a fast start in the first round at +4000 with Unibet
Kevin Streelman to defeat Luke List in their match bet at -120 with BetMGM
The Sanderson Farms Championship Profile
When Sergio Garcia completed victory here 12 months ago it was something of a shock result.
On the one hand, it was his first win on the PGA Tour in three and a half years (since his glorious capture of a Green Jacket at Augusta National no less).
On the other hand, he was the first winner at the Country Club of Jackson who wasn’t landing the first title at PGA Tour level.
That run of inexperienced victors had begun in 2014 when Nick Taylor triumphed and he was followed by Peter Malnati, Cody Gribble, Ryan Armour, Cameron Champ, and Sebastian Munoz.
At first, glance that list of champions is hard to get a grip on, other than that they were all yet to taste victory.
But when you add Sungjae Im, who lost a play-off to Munoz, and some of the 54-hole leaders who didn’t convert the win (Chris Kirk, David Toms, JT Poston, Cam Davis, Patton Kizzire) then a clue emerges – 10 of that list of 13 players had finished first or second in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, or North/South Carolina.
Those states all feature hot and humid conditions, plus Bermuda grass in the rough, on the fairways, and on the greens – it’s a distinct challenge, and players who thrive at Jackson have not just been tested by it, they’ve excelled in the past.
That notion is reiterated time and time again when the players are asked questions about Jackson.
Many talks of how growing up in the southern states would be an advantage; others talk of how the ball can settle down in the sticky rough.
And everyone knows that plenty of putts need to be drained on the grainy greens: the seven winners (and play-off loser Im) all ranked top 11 for Putting Average.
Pan For Gold
In actual fact, Taiwan’s CT Pan claimed the bronze medal, rather than gold, at the Tokyo Olympics, but he has it in him to win the first prize this week.
The 29-year-old backed up that excellent third place in the Summer Games with tied sixth in the first start of the 2021/22 season, at the Fortinet Championship, and he can ride that wave into this week.
He’s been a winner at Harbour Town in South Carolina and I also like that he’s been second at Sedgefield in North Carolina.
That track is a Donald Ross design and the course superintendent at Jackson has said his layout has a definite Ross feel about it.
Pan made his course debut five years ago and missed the cut, but when he returned last year he landed a very respectable T12th that he can build on this week.
The clincher is that he putted nicely that week and he was also dropping plenty of birdies looks last time out.
Take the +6600 each way on offer with Caesars Sportsbook. It’s a good price and pays out a generous eight places.
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Sergio Loves October
It doesn’t seem to matter where Sergio Garcia plays in the tenth month of the year, he just performs really, really well.
He’s actually got eight wins in October from just 43 career starts, which is a startling tally that encompasses success in Germany, Spain, and on this course last year. He’s also played well in Asia and right across Europe.
As defending champion, on a course that suits, and with good vibes after being one of the few standout performers for the European team in last week’s Ryder Cup, he has a good chance of winning the title.
But I prefer to play him in the first-round leader market.
He’s teed it up in 40 strokeplay events in October and 17 times he would have landed a place, with three shares of the lead and one solo victory.
He’s also got a fine record in his first start after playing the Ryder Cup so I’m not afraid of a hangover – if anything he tends to fly high when he’s enjoyed himself in the big match.
Unibet is offering an industry best +4000 each way and that has to be snapped up.
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Streelman Can Tick Off List
Even if we looked at the bare numbers the BetMGM match-up of Kevin Streelman and Luke List looks a little lop-sided.
Streelman leads 73-53 in the head-to-head over their entire careers, 34-18 since the start of 2019, 20-10 since the start of 2020, and 9-6 this year.
The fact that List leads 2-1 on the course explains the pairing, but List has two top 30s and two missed cuts; Streelman three top 30s and two missed cuts.
In other words, it could easily have fallen Streelman’s way.
Then there are the pair’s records at Sedgefield and Detroit (Donald Ross designs, working off the superintendent’s notion).
Streelman has made six of seven cuts with five top 40s. The list has missed five of seven cuts with one top 40.
Streelman looks to have all bases covered, most of the time. He’s worth supporting at -120 with BetMGM.
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How to Watch The Sanderson Farms Championship
|Sanderson Farms Championship Information|
|Tournament||The Sanderson Farms Championship|
|Location||Country Club of Jackson, Mississippi|
|Time||Thursday, September 30 – Sunday, October 3|
|How to watch||Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 4 pm, 8 pm & 11 pm ET (Golf Channel). And all four days on Sky Sports.|
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Matt Cooper has been a sports journalist since 2009 with his work appearing at ESPN, Sky Sports, NBC, Sporting Life and the Planet Sport Network among many others, in addition to guest appearances on the BBC and CNN. Although a specialist in golf, who has traveled the world to cover the sport, Matt has also covered rugby, cricket, football and the Olympics. Email: [email protected]