Sanderson Farms Championship Picks

By Tom Wilkinson

The PGA Tour gets back into action this week after last week’s Presidents Cup with the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Mississippi. This will be the second event of the 2022-23 season. World No. 12 Sam Burns is the defending champion and the highest ranked golfer in the field this week.


Burns competed last week at the Presidents Cup and there are two other players making the trip to Jackson after playing last week. They are Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Sebastian Munoz. There will be a fan favorite in the field this week, as Davis Riley is a Mississippi native. Burns is listed as the betting favorite this week at odds of +950. There is a big gap to the second player in the betting, as Sahith Theegala is listed at +1800. Let’s take a look at Sanderson Farms Championship picks.


Venue: Country Club of Jackson is a par 72 that measures 7,461 yards. This will be the ninth year that the course is hosting the Sanderson Farms Championship. The course was redesigned in 2008. Greens in regulation, SG: Off-the-Tee and SG: Tee-to-Green are important stats to look at for this week.


Sanderson Farms Championship Odds

Sam Burns    +950

Sahith Theegala    +1800

Russell Henley    +1900

Denny McCarthy    +2400

Taylor Montgomery    +2600

Keegan Bradley    +2600

J.T. Poston     +2700

Scott Stallings    +2900

Emiliano Grillo    +3100

Davis Riley    +3100

Taylor Moore    +3300

Seamus Power    +3700

Adam Hadwin    +3700

Christiaan Bezuidenhout    +3700

Brendan Steele    +4000

Trey Mullinax    +4100

Justin Suh    +4200

Harris English     +4500

Thomas Detry    +4500

Sepp Straka    +4500

Gary Woodland    +4500

Wyndham Clark    +5000

Byeong Hun An    +5000

Nick Hardy    +5000

Chris Kirk    +5500

Aaron Rai    +5500

Dean Burmester    +5500

Joseph Bramlett    +6000

Will Gordon    +6000

Brendon Todd    +6500

Kevin Streelman    +6500

Justin Lower    +6500

Alex Smalley    +6500

Luke List    +7500

Patrick Rodgers    +7500

Andrew Putnam    +7500

Adam Svensson    +7500

Carl Yuan    +7500

Robby Shelton    +8000

Adam Long    +8000

Nick Taylor    +8000

Ze-Cheng Dou    +8000

Stephan Jaeger    +8000

Austin Eckroat    +9000

Mark Hubbard    +9000

Davis Thompson    +9500

MacKenzie Hughes    +10000

All of the other players are listed with odds of 100-1 or more.


BetRivers Sportsbook ReviewFavorite

Sam Burns +950

If you follow this column on a regular basis then you know that golf betting favorites don’t win that often. The field this week is definitely not very strong and Burns is a standout, but there are a couple of things working against him.


First, he is coming off playing in the Presidents Cup and that was emotional. Second, he is the defending champion of this event and has to deal with all of the responsibilities of being the defending champ. Burns could overcome all of this and win, but I am not taking him.


Value Picks

Sahith Theegala +1800

I think this is a good spot for Theegala to get his first win. He held a share of the lead after every round in this tournament a year ago and faded to a tie for 8th. He has three top 15 finishes in his last four starts overall. I will take a shot with him this week.


J.T. Poston +2700

I think Poston could be in the mix for the win this week. He is a player who hits a lot of greens and makes a lot of putts and we know the scoring this week will be low. Poston has gained over 33 strokes putting in his last 15 events. He finished in third place in this event in 2020.


Scott Stallings +2900

Stallings is coming off a good season and in his last 10 events, he had six finishes in the top 15. He even made the TOUR Championship. He finished sixth in this event a year ago. I think there is some value in taking Stallings this week.


Davis Riley +3100

We know that the crowds will be in favor of Riley this week and he played extremely well last season as a rookie. It would not surprise me at all to see him as regular on leaderboards this season and he may get the win here.


Emiliano Grillo +3100

Grillo has been putting really well of late and has gained stroked in his last six events in terms of his putting. He had a couple of runner-up finishes late last season and he could definitely be in the mix this week against a weak field.


Davis Thompson +9500

I’ll throw in one bomb and take Thompson at big odds. He has five top 10 finishes in his last 11 events across the Korn Ferry and PGA Tours. He tied for 9th at the Fortinet Championship.


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