Sanderson Farms Championship 2022 Betting Underdogs

Media by Associated Press: Sebastian Munoz, of Colombia, stands on the third green during their singles match at the Presidents Cup golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C.

Betting underdogs did not pay off in the first PGA tournament of the new season, with Max Homa successfully defending last year’s Fortinet Championship win, taking home the 2022 crown as the 10/1 favorite. 

 

A very similar scenario to week one could play out at the Sanderson Farms Championship from the Country Club of Jackson, where Sam Burns was last year’s winner and returns as the 10/1 favorite. Burns is also coming off an emotional Presidents Cup win last weekend at Quail Hollow, so he may find it a little hard to get back up on the short turnaround. That opens the door for some of these underdogs: 

 

Sebastian Munoz +2600

 

He’s right on the outside of a Sanderson Farms Championship betting favorite, and like Burns, also played in the Presidents Cup, but Sebastian Munoz is coming in hot. The Colombian just took down world #1 Scottie Scheffler in singles play at the Presidents Cup on Sunday, and he’s a former winner of this event beating Sungjae Im in a playoff in 2019. 

 

Davis Riley +3300

 

He missed the cut at the Fortinet Championship, but Davis Riley is still poised for a breakout year. Riley had six top 10 finishes last season, almost getting his first win before losing in a playoff to Burns at the Valspar Championship. He finished in the top 25 10 times during his rookie season while only missing nine cuts, so that’s something to build on. 

 

Riley is also a Hattiesburg, Mississippi native, so getting his first win in Jackson would be extra special. 

 

Justin Suh +6600

 

The Sanderson Farms Championship is a great opportunity for Justin Suh to pick up a win before the fields start getting a little more talent-loaded. Not that Suh isn’t talented enough to hang with the big dogs, though – he’s the former #1 amateur in the world and a 2X first-team All-American at USC. 

 

Suh led the Korn Ferry Tour in all-around rankings last year, and the last two players to do that went on to win PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. You may have heard of them, Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris. 

 

Kevin Streelman +6600

 

Kevin Streelman finished 31st at the Sanderson Farms Championship last year, but he was also third for the weekend in both GIR and driving accuracy. He also finished fourth at this event in 2019 and 10th in 2017, so Streelman feels comfortable at the Country Club of Jackson. 

 

Streelman had a runner-up finish at the Barbasol Championship last July, but he faded down the stretch coming in 49th at the Rocket Mortgage Classic and then missing the cut at his final two events of the season. He’s coming in fresh and likes the course, so there’s some value there. 

 

Hayden Buckley +12500

 

Hayden Buckley missed the cut at the Fortinet Championship two weeks ago, but he played his best golf of the season right around this time last year. That includes a fourth-place finish at the Sanderson Farms Championship and eighth at the Shriners Children Open, which will be held next week.

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