Sanderson Farms Championship Matchup Picks

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By Tom Wilkinson

Now that the Presidents Cup is in the rear-view mirror, the PGA Tour gets back into action with this week’s Sanderson Farms Championship. World No. 12 Sam Burns is listed as the betting favorite this week, while Sahith Theegala is the second choice.

 

It will be interesting to see how focused Burns is this week after playing in last week’s Presidents Cup and Burns also has to deal with being the defending champion of this tournament. Oddsmakers still like his chances, as he is the only player listed at single-digit odds to win. Let’s take a look at Sanderson Farms Championship matchup picks.

 

Defending Champion: Sam Burns

 

BMW Championship Matchups

Sam Burns -164 vs. Sahith Theegala

Emiliano Grillo -142 vs. Adam Hadwin

Wyndham Clark -172 vs. Harris English

Sahith Theegala -128 vs. Seamus Power

Keegan Bradley -142 vs. Gary Woodland

Sepp Straka -134 vs. Aaron Rai

Scott Stallings -152 vs. Christiaan Bezuidenhout

Denny McCarthy -148 vs. Byeong Hun An

Nick Hardy -118 vs. Justin Suh

Brendan Steele -142 vs. Kevin Streelman

Trey Mullinax -118 vs. Thomas Detry

J.T. Poston -142 vs. Chris Kirk

Davis Riley -126 vs. Joseph Bramlett

Russell Henley -134 vs. Seamus Power

Taylor Montgomery -118 vs. Keegan Bradley

J.T. Poston -126 vs. Davis Riley

Scott Stallings -134 vs. Emiliano Grillo

Taylor Moore -118 vs. Christiaan Bezuidenhout

Denny McCarthy -152 vs. Adam Hadwin

Trey Mullinax -126 vs. Justin Suh

Gary Woodland -134 vs. Harris English

Brendan Steele -118 vs. Sepp Straka

Wyndham Clark -164 vs. Byeong Hun An

 

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Sahith Theegala +134 vs. Sam Burns

I am really surprised the price on Burns is so high. I know he is the defending champion, but I am going against the three players who played last week in the Presidents Cup. Maybe Burns can find a way to put last week behind him, but it was emotional and I just can’t see him winning this week.

 

On the other side, Theegala is due to win. He led this event through three rounds last year. He tied for 6th at Silverado two weeks ago. I’ll take Theegala at the nice plus price.

 

Sahith Theegala -128 vs. Seamus Power

I am going with Theegala again in this matchup. I don’t like what I have seen from Power of late. He missed the cut in two of his last three events last season and was awful at the BMW. He looks lost with the putter and that is not a good sign for this week when scores will be low. I’ll take Theegala in this matchup.

 

J.T. Poston -142 vs. Chris Kirk

I think Poston is the clear choice in this matchup. He is coming off a nice season and played well in his TOUR Championship debut, finishing in a tie for 15th. He has played well in this event with a third-place finish in 2020. I will lay the price and take Poston in this matchup.

 

Davis Riley -126 vs. Joseph Bramlett

I think Riley is going to pick up right where he left off last season. He will have the crowd cheering for him in this event, as he is a Mississippi native. We are getting a good price on him in this matchup against Bramlett.

 

Taylor Moore -118 vs. Christiaan Bezuidenhout

Moore has looked good in this event, as he made the cut in 2017 and he returned last year and finished in a tie for 17th. He played well at the end of last season with four of five top 25 finishes. This is also a play against Bezuidenhout who played last week in the Presidents Cup.

 

Scott Stallings -152 vs. Christiaan Bezuidenhout

I am going against Bezuidenhout again in this matchup and going with Stallings. He has played well in this event in the past and he should be ready to go for this week. He is coming off a very good season and I think he is the clear choice in this matchup.

 

Gary Woodland +112 vs. Keegan Bradley

I don’t know why Bradley is favored in this matchup. He has simply lost his way with the putter of late. He has lost strokes on putting in four of his last six events and he has lost strokes on approach in four straight events. I’ll take the plus price on Woodland in this matchup.

 

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