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While the Asian swing wraps up in China, the Sanderson Farms Championship is played as the opposite-field event in Jackson, Miss. Country Club of Jackson offers a variety of long par 4s and plenty of chances for aggression. Young guys have been on a mini-run in this event, as there have been a few surprise winners (Nick Taylor, Peter Malnati, Cody Gribble) the last three years.
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2017 Sanderson Farms Championship rankings: Top 10 picks
1. Chesson Hadley – Chessie has to be in prime position after finishing T-3 in the Safeway Open and killing it in the Web.com Tour Finals.
2. William McGirt – McGirt hasn’t played since the playoffs, where he was OK. He has a good record in this event, and his experience is meaningful.
3. Kevin Streelman – Streelman has missed just one PGA Tour cut since the Wells Fargo in May. His T-13 at the Safeway is a good indicator, too.
4. Jason Kokrak – Kokrak has made five cuts in a row, including a solid T-17 at the Safeway to kick off the season.
5. Andrew Landry – Landry was T-7 at the Safeway, a resumption of form from the Web.com Tour season he kinda lost knowing he had card in hand.
6. Keith Mitchell – Yeah, a MC at the Safeway, but Mitchell has been strong since late August. Hard to throw that away. A break should help.
7. Chris Kirk – Kirk is big man on campus at this tournament, but his recent results haven’t been special. He’s been OK of late, but he is coming from Korea, which is a concern.
8. Richy Werenski – Werenski has made seven cuts in a row on the PGA Tour, including a P2 at Reno and a T-10 at the Wyndham to save his card.
9. Austin Cook – Cook was a stud throughout the Web.com Tour season, and he finished strong. Seems ripe to be the Young Guy who wins this.
10. Jonathan Byrd – Byrd hasn’t played since winning the Web.com Tour Championship. He doesn’t seem to do well playing lots of weeks in a row, but when he’s rested, he seems potent.
My DraftKings lineup for this week:
- Kevin Streelman – $9,700
- Austin Cook – $9,300
- Richy Werenski – $8,100
- Keith Mitchell – $7,600
- Denny McCarthy – $7,600
- Martin Piller – $7,000
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Recent PGA Tour Trends
We start by looking at the recent past, back at players who have finished inside the top 15 in the last five individual PGA Tour events.
Event Finish History
Here are the players who finished in the top 10 at this event multiple times in the last five years:
- Chris Kirk – 3
- Jason Bohn – 3
- Kyle Reifers – 2
- William McGirt – 3
DraftKings salaries change from week to week, depending on field strength and size, as well a player’s recent record and their history on a course. It’s in looking at how a salary changes over time that we might get some clues as to players that could be a little overrated or underrated.
Here’s the list of players in the field playing at least $1,500 over their 2016-17 average salary for the final 10 events (ranked least to most over average salary):
Here are the players playing this week with multiple top-15 finishes in the last five PGA Tour events that are playing AT OR BELOW their average salary from the final 10 events of the 2016-17 season:
- Davis Love III
- Kevin Streelman
- Brandon Hagy
- Jonathan Byrd
- William McGirt
- Chris Kirk
- Chesson Hadley
- Jason Kokrak
Success at Country Club of Jackson
Aggression is the name of the game at CC of Jackson. That’s partially why we’re on a run of younger winners here. Those guys go pin-seeking, and they’re hungry out the gate. Some water in play around the course, but these guys can manage around that. Scoring on longer par 4s is key here, helping keep around par to open up on the par 5s.