Sanderson Farms Championship Golf Betting Tips
Bet UK’s golf betting expert Luke Tredget brings you the latest betting tips ahead of the Sanderson Farms Championship. Bet UK’s online sportsbook has the latest golf betting odds for the Sanderson Farms Championship and all events throughout the year. You can also get golf betting tips for all major golf events at Bet UK's sports betting blog.
The Country Club of Jackson hosts the Sanderson Farms Championship for the fifth consecutive year. The Mississippi course is a par 72 that tends to yield plenty of birdies with last year’s winning score being 19 under par. The big guns are away at the WGC in China so this is a chance for the PGA’s lesser lights to grab some glory. The top-ranked player in the field is world number 73 Dylan Frittelli.
Bet UK have Korean Sungjae Im as their marginal favourite but in my mind the man who should head the betting is the swashbuckling American and joint second favourite Patrick Rodgers. Rodgers remains a maiden on the PGA tour, but that is something that is applicable to the vast majority of this field and the Florida based pro will know he won’t get many better chances than this to gain his first win on the main tour. Jackson is not a tricky course and birdies will be plentiful all week, that should play into the hands of the powerful Rodgers who when on song strikes the ball with the best of them. His best finish on the PGA tour is a 2nd place in the 2017 John Deere Classic which is an event renowned for birdies, and his sole professional triumph was a victory on the web.com tour in a tournament played on an easy track too. Everything points to a big week for Rodgers who was 20th here on his only look around back in 2015 and we’ll have 1pt each way at Bet UK’s 20/1*. Sungjae Im has started his debut season well, but he may be drained after playing in Korea on his home course last week.
A whole host of relatively new faces will hit our screens this week with 49 graduates from the secondary tour teeing it up in Mississippi. Identifying which ones will go well is no easy task but it may be worth chancing a small wager on Anders Albertson at Bet UK’s 67/1*. All his stats from last year’s Web.com season point to him enjoying low scoring events and at times last year Albertson was a birdie making machine. Born in Houston and having gone to college in Georgia, Albertson should be perfectly at home in Mississippi and it would be no surprise to see him outrun his odds this week. Adam Schenk didn’t match Albertson’s success on the Web.com tour last year but the 6 foot 2 powerhouse started the season with an immensely promising 14th place at the Safeway Open and he warrants consideration at the 35/1 offered. Young Aussie Cameron Davis garnered plenty of attention on the second tier tour last year in a stellar season that included a victory in the Nashville Open. It was his triumph in his homeland last November that really catapulted him into the golfing spotlight, Davis won the Australian Open and the strapping 23 year old merits a small bet at Bet UK’s [32/1](/betting/golf/sanderson-farms-championship/). With those two victories on his CV already Davis has proved he has what it takes to get over the line and in a field where there are so many maidens that could count for plenty come Sunday. Chase Wright was known for making a ton of birdies last season and will be a popular pick at around the 50/1 mark with those that followed last season’s web.com tour closely. At a similar price is Jordan Spieth’s close friend Kramer Hickok and much like Wright he’ll no doubt have his backers at what seem reasonable odds.
To complete our five-pronged attack on the Sanderson Farms market we’ll have small bets on two outsiders. It seems a lifetime ago that Romero was challenging for Open titles and perhaps the 37 year old Argentine hasn’t had the career many would have expected. This is very much a low-grade event and given Romero’s pedigree relative to most of the field it was a minor surprise to see Bet UK chalk him up as big as 80/1*. Romero has finished in the top 20 on both his starts at Jackson Country Club and his form towards the end of last season was steady enough. Romero has won on the PGA tour and the European tour and has a host of victories in South America so should he be in contention on Sunday he certainly won’t be a rabbit in the headlights.
David Hearn definitely doesn’t have a host of victories under his belt and the 39 year old Canadian can be no doubt be considered a journeyman. If ever Hearn is to shed his maiden tag then this is the type of field in which he’ll achieve that goal. Hearn was 14th here in 2014 so he knows how to play Jackson Country Club and if he can get his putter working this week he could go well. His neat and tidy long game often gives him plenty of birdie chances but converting them has long been his problem, at 100/1* there is just enough juice in the price to take a stab.
Other Notable Players:
Dylan Frittelli is the highest ranked golfer in the field and the talented South African will understandably have his backers. Aaron Baddeley was 4th at the Safeway Open and also has a course form 4th from 2015. He remains a wonderfully silky putter and it would be no surprise to see Baddeley contend. Bill Haas has dropped off the golfing radar due to medical issues but there’s no doubt he has a class edge on most of the field as does former US Open champion Lucas Glover whose tee to green game is still top notch. Ryan Armour returns to defend his title and will have some backers at Bet UK’s 20/1*.
Bet UK’s Golf Betting Tips
|1pt EW||Patrick Rodgers||20/1*|
|0.5pts EW||Anders Albertson||67/1*|
|0.5pts EW||Cameron Davis||32/1*|
|0.5pts EW||Andres Romero||80/1*|
|0.5pts EW||David Hearn||100/1*|
*All odds from Bet UK’s sportsbook correct at the time of writing.
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