Odds shown as:

Sanderson Farms Championship Tips & Predictions: Take Burns to get fired up in Jackson

Three Sanderson Farms Championship Tips & Predictions.
Three Sanderson Farms Championship Tips & Predictions.

Sometimes you just have to hold your hands up and acknowledge the sheer brilliance of the opponent. That’s exactly what we got at the Ryder Cup last week, as Team USA dominated from start to finish in a resounding 19-9 victory over Team Europe. A really magnificent group of players assembled and played exhilarating stuff all week. 

Back to PGA Tour action this week, as we hope to follow up a winner last time out, when Max Homa won the Fortinet Championship. Now we head to the Country Club of Jackson in Mississippi for the Sanderson Farms Championship. A relationship between tournament and course going back to 2014.

Sanderson Farms Championship Tips

The Country Club of Jackson is a par 72, measuring 7461 yards. Originally designed by Dick Wilson in the 1950s, the course was redesigned by John Fought in 2008, with the intention of giving it the feel of a traditional Donald Ross course.

This tree-lined design is flat throughout, with little in the way of elevation changes. The sloping bermuda greens vary in size and are protected by run off areas from start to finish. With water also in play on multiple holes.

Fairways have been tricky to find here, due to some relatively narrow landing areas, though there’s no real penalty for missing them. The course has repeatedly ranked amongst the easiest of which to find the greens from off the fairway, since making its debut in 2014. For this reason, quality, particularly long drivers have thrived in recent years and going all the way back to Nick Taylor’s win in 2014, good driving (along with a hot putter) has been the main way to success.

Sergio Garcia won last year, hitting the ball beautifully, ranking 1st off-the-tee and 3rd in approach. He followed Colombia’s Sebastian Munoz the year before, who ranked 4th off-the-tee, with big hitting Cameron Champ the winner in 2018, ranking 2nd in driving. Nick Taylor ranked 3rd in 2014 and Cody Gribble 9th in 2016, offering further evidence as to the benefit of driving it well here.

Golf Odds

The only two players who didn’t drive the ball well were Peter Malnati in 2015 and Ryan Armour in 2017. Malnati relying solely on a hot putter and Armour playing superbly in both approach and putting in a 5-shot rout of the field, the biggest winning margin in the event’s history since it moved here.

The course played on the soft side to start last year, before getting firmer over the weekend and we may get similar conditions this week. Rain is currently forecast from Tuesday-Thursday morning, with dry, warm conditions from there on in. Due to there being little wind, I expect the course to once again yield an abundance of birdies and carry on the trend of low scoring, with only one winner shooting a score worse than -18 in the seven renewals.

Sergio Garcia is the only player from either of last week’s Ryder Cup sides to tee it up, not surprising as he’s the defending champion. Another intriguing field, with a good mix of PGA Tour winners and Korn Ferry Tour graduates, though clearly lacking in star quality.

Golf betting tips
Sam Burns each-way (8 places)
16/1
Odds correct as of 2021-09-27 20:10 Odds subject to change.

The extremely talented duo of Sam Burns and Will Zalatoris head the market, and it’s the former who I’ll start this week’s selections with. Deserving of his status of favourite, he rates as the most likely winner this week.

An excellent year for the Louisianan, who built on his early promise to pick up his first PGA Tour title at the Valspar Championship back in May. Running out an impressive 3-shot winner over Keegan Bradley.

He maintained his form thereafter, missing just one cut since and picking up a couple of runner-up finishes, most notably when losing in a playoff in the WGC – St Jude Invitational. This excellent year culminating in a first trip to East Lake for the Tour Championship.

He has the perfect game for this event, which is backed up by his record. Where he’s missed just one cut in four and finished 3rd back in 2018. He’s an excellent ball-striker, ranking 30th in approach and 43rd off-the-tee last season, also long in that respect, ranking 33rd in driving distance. Combine this with an excellent 9th in putting and it equals a guy who makes more birdies than most, where he ranked 5th on tour.

He should be fresh after four weeks off following the Tour Championship, where he capped off a great season with a strong run of 21st, 8th, 17th in the three play-off events. I expect him to kick off his season like he ended the previous one and looks a great shout to pick up his 2nd PGA Tour title.

Matthew Wolff each-way (8 places)
60/1
Odds correct as of 2021-09-27 20:10 Odds subject to change.

There’s probably nobody else in this field with the talent or potential of Matthew Wolff and I just couldn’t leave him alone at such a price on a course which should suit, regardless of his poor run of form.

Wolff burst onto the scene in 2019, winning on the PGA Tour in just his 3rd start as a professional. Not overly surprising for those who followed this supremely talented Californian’s amateur career, where he was once #2 in the world.

An excellent 2020 followed, where he notched up three 2nd place finishes, most notably at the US Open to Bryson DeChambeau. Also finishing 4th in the PGA Championship, giving him two top fives in just three majors.

Unfortunately, he’s had a tough 2021. Commendable in his openness about battles with his mental health, though we have once again seen glimpses of the talent he possesses. When contending in the US Open before eventually finishing 15th and a 17th place finish in the St Jude on his 3rd last start.

He’ll be hoping to get his 2021/22 campaign off to a strong start and there’s plenty to like about his chances here. At his best he’s an excellent, long driver, shown by him ranking as the 12th best player off-the-tee in 2020. Also, a quality iron player and despite his poor year, he’s still a solid 47th in approach.

He’s had six weeks off after missing the cut in The Northern Trust. In similar fashion to Max Homa in the Fortinet Championship, I hope the fresh start of a new season reignites something in Wolff and by Sunday evening he could make that price look awfully big.

Keith Mitchell each-way (8 places)
70/1
Odds correct as of 2021-09-27 20:15 Odds subject to change.

Carrying on the theme of quality, long drivers, Keith Mitchell comes next. He’s played here twice before, missing the cut both times but is in better form now than he was before both of those appearances, and with significant improvements with the putter, to go with continued excellence off-the-tee, looks a player who can finally get to grips with this course.

Mitchell’s 2021 has been one of inconsistency. He’s missed 9 cuts in 20, though has threatened a number of times when making it to the weekend. His best a 3rd place finish in the Wells Fargo Championship, where he led going into the final round.

His only other top 10s have come in his last four starts, finishing 5th in the 3M Open, a course which correlates nicely with this week’s venue and an 8th in The Northern Trust three starts ago.

As stated, he’s an excellent driver, ranking 11th off-the-tee last season and 24th in driving distance but the most notable thing about those two tops 10s is how well he putted. Ranking 2nd in putting at the 3M Open and 8th at The Northern Trust.

Back on bermuda, his preferred putting surface, I hope he can continue that form. With the power and quality he possesses off-the-tee, he can overpower this course like some of the most recent winners of the event have done and pick up a second PGA Tour title.

Taylor Moore each-way (7 places)
125/1
Odds correct as of 2021-09-27 20:15 Odds subject to change.

Three longshots this week, starting off with a couple of guys from the Korn Ferry Tour who have the game to handle this setup. The first of these is Taylor Moore, who finished 6th on the Korn Ferry Tour money list last season.

After turning pro in 2016 off the back of a strong amateur career, where he got as high as #44 in the rankings, it’s been a story of gradual progression for Moore.

He won quite quickly into his pro career on the Canadian Tour, then spent four solid years on the Korn Ferry Tour, before finally stepping his level up quite a few notches this year. He’s missed just 5 cuts in 21 and recorded a hugely impressive 12 top 10s in his other 20 starts. Picking up his first title on the tour back in July.

His game is rock solid across the board. He ranked 6th on the Korn Ferry Tour in both total driving and scrambling, 10th in greens in regulation and a strong 33rd in putts per GIR. Making him an ideal fit for this week’s test.

He’s actually played here before, back in 2017 and performed with plenty of credit, sitting in the top half of the leaderboard before a final round 78 dropped him to 53rd. With a game that suits the setup and clearly flying high on confidence after the year he’s had, I’m hoping he can bounce back from last week’s MC and show everyone what he’s all about.

Hayden Buckley each-way (7 places)
200/1
Odds correct as of 2021-09-27 20:20 Odds subject to change.

I backed excellent ball-striker, Hayden Buckley last time out and despite missing the cut he showed glimpses of his potential and can improve on that performance this week. 

The missed cut at Silverado was predominantly the result of a really poor putting performance and I took huge heart from the fact his long game, which faired him so well on the Korn Ferry Tour, transferred to the PGA Tour. Ranking 27th in approach on the Thursday and then 8th off-the-tee on Friday, unfortunately not able to put them both together at the same time. 

That very much replicates what he was all about on the Korn Ferry Tour. Where he ranked 4th in total driving and 9th in greens in regulation. It’s possible he may be a little frustrating to follow because of the putter but he’s already proven he can overcome that to achieve success, when winning the LECOM Suncoast Classic at the start of the year.

This event was curiously his first start as a professional golfer back in 2018. He performed with credit that week making the cut to finish 63rd and ranked an impressive 4th in greens in regulation. Now a more mature golfer he can hopefully learn from that experience, as well his last start and put together a more rounded performance this week.

Wyndham Clark each-way (7 places)
200/1
Odds correct as of 2021-09-27 20:25 Odds subject to change.

Onto the final selection and very much following the theme of good, long driving with Wyndham Clark. He’s had a disappointing year but put an end to seven MCs in a row at the Fortinet Championship by finishing 30th, in a performance that offered plenty of promise for this week.

The biggest standout about that performance last week was the driver, he’s always been one of the longest, ranking 6th in driving distance on tour last season but struggled to make it work, ranking 117th off-the-tee. Though on that last start he was the 3rd best player in the field with driver in hand.

He has a book of form that offers further promise for his chances this week. 5th in the 3M Open in 2019 is a good pointer, as is a 13th place finish at the Shriners in 2020. Also possessing a top 20 here, when he finished 17th on debut in 2017, where he was tied for the lead after round one.

He may well go back to type this week but the quality of the driving on that last start was enough to tempt me about a player who has the game and past experience at the course.

Bet Calculator
Advert Disclaimer
Bettingodds.com is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that Bettingodds.com accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using Promo code R30 only, Min £10/€10 stake,  min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 3 x £10/€10, free bets credited after settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.
Welcome Offer
#AD Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets + £10 Casino Bonus
#AD New UK customers (Excluding NI) mobile only. £30 in FREE Bets (FB) as £20 in sports bets & a £10 casino bonus (CB). Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. FB applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. FB 7 day expiry. 1 FB offer per customer, household & IP address only. Payment restrictions. 14 days to accept £10 CB, then active for 3 days. CB 5x wagering & max redeemable £100. Game restrictions apply. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. 30 days to qualify. 18+. T&C's Apply. **18+. Prices subject to fluctuation and availability.  T&Cs apply
Bet £10 get £30 in Free Bets
#AD New customers on mobile only. 7 days to claim and stake £10 minimum bet at odds of 1.5 or greater to qualify. Free, void, cashed out or partially cashed out bets do not qualify. Max 3x £10 free bets credited on bet settlement. Free bets must be used on 4 or more selections with selection odds of 1.3 or greater. Free bets are non-withdrawable, and stake not returned with winnings. 7 day expiry. 18+BeGambleAware.org. T&Cs apply.
Bet £20 & Get It Back As Cash If It Loses
#AD New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any market at odds of min 2.0 (EVS) and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply, 18+ begambleaware.org
Bet £10 & Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD 18+ New Customer offer. Place a min £10 bet on the Sportsbook on odds of min 1/2 (1.5), get £30 in Free Bets. Rewards valid for 30 days. SMS verification required. Only deposits via cards will qualify. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly.
Money back As A Bonus Up To £40 If Your First Bet Loses + £10 Casino
#AD 18+ begambleaware.org. New customers only. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus if first sports bet loses. Wagering requirements: sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), casino 50x. Unless forfeited the sportsbook bonus must be wagered before using the casino bonus. Bonus expires 7 days after opt-in. Visit Unibet.co.uk for full T&C's.
Double the odds, any sport, any bet, any odds!
#AD 18+ begambleaware.org Only valid for new registrations to Grosvenor Existing members do not qualify, Bet must be placed using real money in combination with the Odds Boost Token, Offer applies to Sport bets only. Max stake is £10. Each way bets are a maximum of £5 each way (£10 total). Customers have 60 days after registration to use the Odds Boost token. T&Cs apply.
100% Profit Boost up to £100 (Mobile Only)
#AD New UK customers only. Claim by placing a min deposit £10 via "My Offers" page within 30 days. Skrill/Neteller deposits excluded. 7 days to stake max £10 in-play. Max. extra winnings £100.T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets + 100 Free Spins
#AD 18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £10 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days, no cashout. Get 3x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus 100 Free Spins on Big Bass Bonanza, no wagering. Free Bets and Spins expire in 7 days. Card payments only. T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.
Bet £10 Get £10 In Free Bets (APP Only)
#AD New UK, IE & Malta customers only. Min £10/€10 first deposit using Debit Card. Place a bet of £10 at min odds of 1.5. Free bets expire in 90 days. Full T&Cs apply.  18+. BeGambleAware.org, T&Cs apply.
£40 In Bonuses
#AD Place a qualifying £25 fixed odds bet at odds of 1/2 or greater. Qualifying bet cannot be placed in-play or cashed out early. A first free £5 fixed odds bet will be credited upon settlement of the qualifying bet. 4 x following £5 free fixed odds bets will be added to your account on consecutive days. Free bets and spins must be claimed within 28 days of opening. Free bet/spin stake not included in any winnings. Ts&Cs Apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
Bet £10 Get £40 in Bonuses
#AD New 18+ UK customers only. Register using the promo code WELCOME40, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £30 in Free Bets and £10 in Free Spins (50x20p) credited within 10 hours of bet settlement. Free Bet stakes are not included in any returns. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 get £15
#AD New customers only. 18+ begambleaware.org 1st Deposit, Min Deposit: £10, max £15 bonus, valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at a min. odds of 1/1 (2.00) or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement.T&C's apply.
Bet £10 get £10
#AD 18+ begambleaware.org, Welcome Bonus: This offer is for new customers only and is available once per household. Max. FreeBet amount: £10 Minimum Deposit and wagering on sport to activate the Free Bet is: £10 void/cancelled or cashed out bets do not count towards wagering to activate the free bet. Offer valid only to customers making a first deposit of £10 or more. T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 get £20
#AD New customers only, welcome bonus: 1st deposit, min deposit: £10, max £20 free bet valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. system bets are not eligible. Neteller, Skrill, and PayPal are not eligible. , 18+ begambleaware.org
50% Up To £50 Welcome Bonus
#AD 18+ begambleaware.org; New bettors get 50% of deposit up to £50; Once per household; Min deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Wager a total of 8 times deposit + bonus, with max qualifying bet stake equal to your initial bonus amount; Bonus expires after 60 days; Min odds of 4/5 on singles, or 2/5 per leg for acca; Some bet types excluded; See full terms.
Bet £10 & Get £30 In Free Bets + £10 Bonus
#AD Promo code: 30FB • Min deposit £10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days and expires after 14 days • To withdraw any winnings from the Casino Bonus, wager the Bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&Cs apply. 18+ & Begambleaware
£35 Free Bet + 10 Free Spins
If your account has Sportsbook losses at the end of your first day's betting, QuinnBet will refund 50% of your losses as a Free Bet up to £35 (min 3 bets) Plus 10 Free Spins. Even if your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet Plus 10 Free Spins provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at the minimum odds. T&Cs apply | 18+ New UK Customers Only | BeGambleAware.org