ATTENTION, READERS in the 28 EUROPEAN VAT COUNTRIES: Because of the new VAT law, you probably can't order books direct from my site now. But that's okay -- just go to my Smashwords author page.
You can order PDFs (as well as all the other ebook formats) from there.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Twofer Tuesday: Sanderson Farms

Twofer Tuesday takes a lunch break and stops at the Sanderson Farms Championship for some fried chicken.

Defending champion Sebastián Muñoz

The Country Club of Jackson isn't a particularly hard layout, a par-72 that plays 7462 yards with a winning score that has always been under par. But since nearly half the field -- 64 of the 144 -- has never won before, that makes this an excellent opportunity for someone to get their first PGA Tour win and card.

The defending champion, Sebastián Muñoz, was in exactly the same position last year. It's hard to go wrong betting on a first timer this week... so that's what I'm going to do.

  • My first pick is Will Zalatoris. Yes, I picked him last week and he didn't let me down, so I'm going to bet on him again. But I have an even better reason to do so. Will nearly has enough points to get his Special Temporary Membership; says he only needs a two-way tie for fifth. I think that will spur him on this week.
  • My other pick is Doc Redman. Very different logic on Doc though -- he has two T3s in his last three starts, one at Wyndham and one at Safeway. Inbetween he had a MC at the Northern Trust. But here's the deal: Unlike many other players, the first T3 came after a so-so week at the US Open while that second T3 came after a couple of weeks off. Hopefully that means he won't have picked up any rust. With a little luck he might get me another Top10.

GC's live coverage begins Thursday at 4pm ET. Given the easier course layout and the (let's admit it) weaker field, this week is the closest thing to a breather that players will get until probably late November. Let's see who's the most opportunistic amongst the players!

No comments:

Post a Comment