After the Fortinet Championship kicked off the 2022-23 schedule, the PGA Tour had a brief sojourn to a special event in the Presidents Cup before your regularly scheduled programming resumes this weekend with the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, MS.
Sam Burns won the event in 2021 after a strong weekend and is the betting favorite to win once again.
Check out the live odds to win the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship below.
Live odds to win 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship
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Notes on the field
It's a relatively thin field in terms of pure star power as Burns, the betting favorite, is the highest-ranked golfer (12th in the latest Official World Golf Ranking) descending on Jackson. He's also one of three golfers in the field who were active in last weekend's Presidents Cup with Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Sebastian Munoz being the other two. Munoz (+2,900 to win) claimed victory at this event in 2019, which also happens to be the last time he won on tour.
Favorites to win the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship
Sam Burns (+1,100)
Burns is significantly favored over his competitors with no one else drawing shorter odds than +2,200. It's no real surprise, either, as the 26-year-old is coming off an excellent PGA Tour season where he finished 24th at the TOUR Championship and won three tournaments — with the first among them being the last Sanderson Farms Championship.
Since the tournament moved to the Country Club of Jackson in 2014, Burns holds the 72-hole record of 266 set last year. Burns didn't play in the Fortinet Championship two weeks ago but was part of the winning U.S. squad at the Presidents Cup, though he didn't win any of his matches.
Sahith Theegala (+2,200)
Theegala, on the other hand, did appear in the Fortinet Championship and acclimated himself rather well, especially early in the tournament. The 24-year-old shot 67 and 69 on Thursday and Friday, respectively, and ultimately finished T6 with a score of -11.
He earned his first Top-10 finish on the PGA Tour in last year's Sanderson Farms Championship when he wound up T8. Again, he started hot, shooting 64 and earning himself a one-stroke lead over eventual runner-up Nick Watney. Theegala is still looking for his first PGA Tour win.
Russell Henley (+2,500)
Henley didn't get his start last year until October, and he started strong with eight Top-25 finishes in his first 11 events. The 33-year-old hasn't won since the 2017 Shell Houston Open and hasn't appeared in a tournament since a T35 at the BMW Championship over a month ago.
Notable longshots for the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship
Davis Riley (+4,500)
Theegala was a slight step ahead of Riley in the PGA Tour rookie rankings to close out the 2021-22 season, finishing 28th in the FedExCup with Riley at 35th. Riley had more Top-10 finishes, though, with six and he played in three fewer events.
Riley could be something of a hometown favorite, as the 25-year-old hails from Hattiesburg, MS. He got off on the wrong foot this year by missing the cut at the Fortinet Championship, but the writing was on the wall when he shot 78 in the opening round, which was worse than all but three total rounds from the 2021-22 season. He did miss the cut here a year ago, but he found momentum from March through June en route to an excellent debut season on tour.
Justin Suh (+8,000)
The 25-year-old Suh has something to prove. He earned full status for the PGA Tour after winning the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour Championship and ranking No. 1 in the season-long points race. Suh has the potential to be a real rookie-of-the-year candidate. He also missed the cut at the Fortinet Championship, but his Korn Ferry Tour results speak for themselves.
He's a true dark horse in this event, but a breakout could be looming in his future.
Sanderson Farms Championship FAQ
The 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship will be held from September 29-October 2 at the Country Club of Jackson in Jackson, MS.
Sam Burns won the 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship by one stroke over Nick Watney and Cameron Young.
Sam Burns, the champion in 2021, is favored to repeat at +1,100 as of Monday, September 26.
The purse for the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship is $7.9 million.