The PGA Tour schedule resumes this week in the wake of the exciting Ryder Cup with the Sanderson Farms Championship. Sergio Garcia will be trying to win back-to-back events at the Country Club of Jackson, but he will face a lot of competition this year as well as facing the difficulty of returning for an event after a week of experiencing the incredibly emotional Ryder Cup at Sfeir Strait.
Let’s take a closer look at this week’s competition with the odds presented via Caesars Sportsbook.
Event: Sanderson Farms Championship | dates: September 30 – October 3
Location: Jackson Country Club – Jackson, Mississippi
via: 72 | money bag: 7 million dollars
Three things to know
1. Play Sergio? Conventional wisdom says it will be difficult to support Sergio Garcia this week because he will be exhausted from Whistling Straits. However, he has a lot of things going in his favour. First, he won here just a year ago. He also leads this field from the tee to the green during his last 20 runs. Finally, he almost played well initially after the Ryder Cup, although most certainly didn’t show up in the week immediately following that event.
2. Big grenade launchers or a small ball? It’s hard to reconcile with Jackson Country Club. Equivalent to distance from tee and not equivalent to accuracy (compared to other PGA Tour courses). According to her statsPlayers like Brandon Hagee, Taylor Pendrith and Trey Moulinex get the most help. This is interesting when it comes to thinking about who would play well here and also the winners in the recent past are two of the tallest 20 players on the PGA Tour – Garcia and Cameron Champ. However, some of the best players of this course ever are guys like David Toms, Robert Streep and Aaron Badley, who haven’t been long at all. It’s probably safer to lean toward the former, but it’s definitely not a place where you can rule out the latter entirely.
3. Myth, fable, fable: One of the darlings of the DFS community is Mito Pereira, who came close to winning a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Pereira is close to third in the Fortinet and is among the top 35 in the field in every class of strokes earned over his last 20 runs. He’s a complete player and a great ball striker and looks like he’ll soon be a winner on the PGA Tour.
Grades in the field
It’s not the greatest field, but Sanderson is in a tough spot. Had it not been for Garcia’s win last year, it is doubtful that any of the players on any of the Ryder side would have attended. However, she does get some very good young talent playing guys like Will Xalatores, Matthew Wolff and Sam Burns. All three could be in the next Ryder Cup team when the event goes to Rome in 2023, and they are all potential winners of that event. Corey Conners, Keegan Bradley and Songjay M will play this week as well. Grade: D
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