Sandersons Farm Championship betting tips & predictions – the Sandersons Farm 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, Jackson in 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, is one of the United States’ leading food corporations and is based in Mississippi.
Historically, the event was played opposite one of the majors or a WGC event and was deemed an “alternate event” on the PGA Tour. This year the tournament is a full-field, stand-alone event on the Tour. The winner will receive the full benefits of a regular PGA Tour event, with 500 FedEx Cup points and an invitation to The Masters. The prize purse this year is $6.6 million, a 50% increase from 2018, with the winner getting $1,188,000.
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 course is best characterised as open parkland with small, tricky greens. The green complexes vary in size and are often sitting-up with testing run-off areas.
Last year, a 23 year old Cameron Champ won the Sandersons Farm Championship in only his ninth start on Tour. The big-hitter from California birdied five of the last six holes to win by four strokes from Corey Connors.
“The front side, there were some nerves, but on the back side I brought it all together and finished strong. It was awesome.”
Champ signed for a final round -4 (68) to finish on a total of -21 (267) for a wire-to-wire victory. A red-hot putter laid the foundation for his victory. He finished 2nd in the Strokes Gained Putting category gaining 9.088 strokes on the field average for the week.
Almost one third of his strokes gained came from off-the-tee. While not particularly accurate from the tee box, his distance off the tee averaged out at 334 yards, finishing the week 1st for Driving Distance.
Sandersons Farm Championship Betting Tips 2019