Golf betting tips: Preview and tips for the 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship
The Sanderson Farms Championship is played annually in Mississippi. The tournament has been part of the PGA Tour schedule since 1968.
Originally played at the Hattiesburg Country Club in Hattiesburg, the event moved to Annandale Golf Club, Madison in 1994. In 2014 the tournament moved to the Country Club of Jackson in Jackson, Mississippi.
From 1999 to 2006, the tournament was known as the Southern Farm Bureau Classic, from 2007 to 2011 as the Viking Classic and in 2012 as the True South Classic. The current tournament sponsor, Sanderson Farms, took over sponsorship in 2013 and is one of the United States’ leading food corporations based in Mississippi.
Historically, the tournament was played opposite one of the Majors or a WGC event and was deemed an “alternate event” on the PGA Tour. However, last year the tournament was elevated to a full-field, stand-alone event on the Tour. The winner receives the full benefits of a regular PGA Tour event, with 500 FedEx Cup points and an invitation to The Masters.
The Country Club of Jackson opened in 1914. It is a private club with 27 holes comprising three sets of nine holes, Dogwood, Azalea and Cypress. Dogwood and Azalea combine for the championship course with Dogwood serving as the opening nine holes. The championship layout measures 7,421 yards from the back sticks.
Originally designed by Dick Wilson, John Fought redesigned the championship course in 2008/09. The remodeled layout can be best described as a parkland style routing with smallish, tricky greens. The green complexes vary in size 5,000 to 8,500 square feet and are often sitting-up with testing run-off areas.
2020 Sanderson Farms Championship | Sergio Garcia
Winning Score -19 (269)
Last year, Sergio Garcia captured the Sanderson Farms Championship for his 11th PGA Tour victory. The Spaniard closed with a birdie on the final hole for a total -19 (269) to edge out Peter Malnati by one stroke. It was his first victory on Tour since the 2017 Masters.
“The perfect ending for an amazing week, I stood up on 18 and I did what I’ve been doing all week, I trusted myself.”Sergio Garcia
|Sergio Garcia |
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No surprise that it was ball-striking that laid the foundation for Garcia’s victory. Sergio topped the pile for the week in Strokes Gained Tee-To-Green. This equated to a gain of 12.044 strokes or just over 80% of his overall gain for the week. He drove the ball long and well and his approach play was razor sharp. He finished inside the Top 3 for both Strokes Gained Off-The-Tee and Strokes Gained Approach-The-Green. Other stats for the week include T31 for Driving Accuracy, 11th for Driving Distance, T1 for GIR and T12 for Putts per GIR.
2019 Sanderson Farms Championship | Sebastian Munoz
Winning Score -18 (270)
In 2019, Sebastian Munoz captured his maiden title in the Sanderson’s Farm Championship. He closed with a -2 (70), which included a 15 foot birdie on the 18th to force a playoff with Sungjae Im. Munoz won with a par on the first extra hole for the win.
Munoz shot a bogey free third round 63 which was the lowest round for the week. With his victory, Munoz joined twelve players who made the Sanderson Farms Championship their first PGA Tour win. Some of the first-time winners include Cameron Champ (2018), Ryan Armour (2017), Cody Gribble (2016), Peter Malnati (2015), Nick Taylor (2014), Chris Kirk (2011), D.J. Trahan (2006) and Luke Donald (2002).
|Sebastian Munoz |
|Strokes Gained||Finishing Position |
It was solid ball-striking which laid the foundation for Munoz’s victory. The Colombian drove the ball long and well, finishing 4th in Strokes Gained Off-The-Tee. However, like most weeks, its a hot putter that ultimately gets the job done. He finished 5th in Strokes Gained Putting which translated to a gain of 6.25 strokes or just over 50% of his overall gain. Other stats for the week include T36 for Driving Accuracy, 3rd for Driving Distance, T9 for GIR and 11th for Putts per GIR.