The PGA Tour returns to Jackson, Mississippi for this week’s Sanderson Farms Championship at Country Club of Jackson.
This course and event have routinely allowed for low scores and long-shot winners since first becoming a PGA Tour stop in the fall of 2014. Below, we look at the fantasy golf power rankings for the top 30 golfers for the 2020 Sanderson Farms Championship.
The field sees a few big names return this week following the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship but it’s a much weaker competition than we have regularly seen since the PGA Tour’s mid-June return.
2020 Sanderson Farms Championship: Fantasy Golf Top 30
30. Davis Riley (+15000)
A two-time Korn Ferry Tour winner in 2020 playing just his second PGA Tour event of the year after missing the cut at the U.S. Open. He tied for 39th here a year ago while averaging 1.30 Strokes Gained: Approach per round, according to Data Golf.
29. Kristoffer Ventura (+8000)
Has been playing a little more regularly on the PGA Tour of late after winning twice on the KFT in 2019. Finished in the top-20 in three of his last four PGA Tour events.
28. Robby Shelton (+12500)
Missed the cut at the Safeway Open in the first event of the 2020-21 Tour season after making it to the BMW Championship in the FedEx Cup Playoffs. His best PGA Tour result to date was a T-3 at the 3M Open.
27. Keith Mitchell (+12500)
A long hitter who’ll have an advantage on the 7,461-yard, par-72 track. His lone PGA Tour came against a much stronger field at the 2019 Honda Classic.
26. Brandt Snedeker (+12500)
The nine-time PGA Tour champ has struggled in 2020 with just one third-place finish and eight missed cuts in 15 events. His short game and putting stroke can carry him to a victory against the weaker competition.
25. Nick Taylor (+10000)
The inaugural champ at Country Club of Jackson. Taylor’s winning score of minus-16 is the highest in the six runnings of this event at the course. His 18 rounds played here are tied for second in the field.
24. Bud Cauley (+5000)
Coming off a T-14 at the Safeway Open for his best result since a T-4 in a strong field at The American Express. He averaged 0.54 SG: Tee-to-Green in the 2019-20 season.
23. Lucas Glover (+7000)
His 0.95 strokes gained per round through 18 rounds at Country Club of Jackson are the most of anyone in the field with at least 14 rounds played here. He tied for 17th at the US Open for his best result of 2020.
22. Pat Perez (+6600)
Has started the new season well with a T-9 at the Safeway Open and a T-21 at the Corales.
21. Chez Reavie (+5000)
Tied for third at the Safeway before missing the cut at the U.S. Open. Needs to be average with the putter to capitalize on a strong approach game.
20. Zach Johnson (+3300)
Tied for 14th in his debut at this event last year. Doesn’t fit the mold of the long hitters but is accurate and can get to the winner’s circle with a strong putting performance.
19. Dylan Frittelli (+4500)
Finished T-6 a year ago while averaging 2.98 SG: Tee-to-Green and 2.76 SG: Approach per round. His 0.44 strokes lost on the greens separated him from the win.
18. Brian Harman (+3300)
Also tied for 14th last year. Has made six straight cuts coming in with a top result of T-11 in a strong field at The Northern Trust.
17. J.B. Holmes (+8000)
The second-best player in the field by the Golfweek/Sagarin world rankings at No. 15. Five-time PGA Tour winner making his debut at this event.
16. J.T. Poston (+7000)
Has struggled against the tougher competition of late but tied for 11th in this event last year while averaging 1.17 Strokes Gained: Around-the-Green per week.
15. Patrick Rodgers (+6600)
Consistently one of the top putters on Tour and has 12 rounds of experience on this course with an average of 0.44 strokes gained per round.
14. Hudson Swafford (+6600)
Last week’s winner is coming in at a still-lofty number in only a slightly stronger field. He tied for 26th here last year after missing the cut in his debut.
13. Denny McCarthy (+6600)
Ranked No. 1 on Tour in SG: Putting last year. Led the field in that metric while finishing T-7 in 2018 and tied for 18th last year with 0.59 SG: Putting per round.
12. Corey Conners (+4000)
Was one of the betting favorites last week but missed the cut by five strokes. He’s in poor overall form, though he still enters at 64th in the Golfweek rankings.
11. Luke List (+3500)
A long hitter who struggles with the putter looking to join the first-time winners club at Country Club of Jackson. Won the Korn Ferry Challenge earlier this summer against similar competition.
10. Si Woo Kim (+5000)
Kim enjoyed a stretch of 10 straight made cuts in strong fields before falling short of the weekend at the US Open. He tied for 61st here last year but lost 0.88 strokes per round with the putter.
9. Xinjun Zhang (+6000)
Missed the cut in three of his last seven events but finished inside the top 15 in each of the other four.
8. Will Zalatoris (+1800)
The top player in the field by the Golfweek rankings. He was BetMGM’s favorite entering the Corales last week and finished eighth with a final round of 7-under 65.
7. Adam Long (+3500)
Finished fifth last week following a T-13 at the U.S. Open. Tied for 23rd here last year despite losing 0.31 strokes per round around the green.
6. Doc Redman (+3300)
Missed the cut at The Northern Trust in between T-3 finishes at the Wyndham Championship and Safeway Open. Is strong off the tee and on approach and showed improved putting at the Safeway.
5. Sam Burns (+2500)
A T-3 finisher in 2018 who tied for 45th last year despite a vastly improved putting performance. Tied for seventh at the Safeway while averaging 1.87 SG: Tee-to-Green per round.
4. Sebastian Munoz (+2800)
Last year’s champ has just two top 10s and eight missed cuts through 20 events in 2020. Both of those top-10 finishes came during the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
3. Scottie Scheffler (+900)
The reigning PGA Tour Rookie of the Year returns for the first time since having to withdraw from the U.S. Open due to a positive COVID-19 test. He’s the betting favorite while still looking for his first PGA Tour win but enters at 22nd in the Golfweek rankings and coming off a runner-up finish at the Tour Championship by 72-hole score.
2. Byeong Hun An (+2500)
Last year’s second runner-up at minus-17. He enjoyed a rare positive putting performance and gained 2.76 strokes per round overall.
1. Sungjae Im (+1400)
Though he ranks just 26th in the Golfweek rankings, Im should be viewed as the class of this field. He was the runner-up in this event last year then went on to win on the Korean Tour and the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic just a few weeks and months later, respectively.
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