Sanderson Farms Championship: What to know for TOUR's trip to Mississippi

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Following a thrilling week in Charlotte for the Presidents Cup, the TOUR season returns to official tournament play with the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Mississippi.

This week's TOUR stop features a purse of $7.9 million, and the winner will receive 500 FedEx Cup points.

The event marks the second official tournament of the 2022-23 TOUR season. Max Homa is the one and only winner so far this campaign after defeating Danny Willett at the Fortinet Championship two weeks ago in California.

When: Sept. 29 - Oct. 2
Where: Jackson, Mississippi

How to watch

Thursday 3:30-6:30 p.m. Golf Channel
Friday 3:30-6:30 p.m. Golf Channel
Saturday 4-7 p.m. Golf Channel
Sunday 4-7 p.m. Golf Channel

Last year's result

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Sam Burns grabbed his second career PGA TOUR title and first of the season with a one-stroke victory over Nick Watney and Cameron Young in last year's Sanderson Farms Championship.

Burns, then 25, shot all four rounds under par to finish with a 22-under 266. The result was the lowest score at the tournament since 2014, the year it moved to the Country Club of Jackson. The event was Burns' first of the 2021-22 season.

Burns won two more events later in the campaign - the Valspar Championship and Charles Schwab Challenge.

Hayden Buckley, Andrew Landry, Trey Mullinax, and Henrik Norlander finished two strokes back in a tie for fourth at the 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship.

Recent winners

2022: Sam Burns (-22) over Nick Watney, Cameron Young
2021: Sergio Garcia (-19) over Peter Malnati
2020: Sebastian Munoz (-18) in a playoff over Sungjae Im
2019: Cameron Champ (-21) over Corey Conners
2018: Ryan Armour (-19) over Chesson Hadley
2017: Cody Gribble (-20) over Chris Kirk, Luke List, Greg Owen
2016: Peter Malnati (-18) over William McGirt, David Toms
2015: Nick Taylor (-16) over Jason Bohn, Boo Weekley
2013: Woody Austin (-20) in a playoff over Cameron Beckman, Daniel Summerhays

The field

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The Sanderson Farms Championship is in the unlucky position of being scheduled right after the Presidents Cup, which sees 12 of the best American men's players go head-to-head against 12 of the best International golfers (excluding Europe).

Of those 24 Presidents Cup players, South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout and defending champion Burns are the only two golfers teeing it up this week in Mississippi. Joining Burns in the field are four of the event's past eight winners - Ryan Armour, Cody Gribble, Peter Malnati, and Nick Taylor.

Following world No. 12 Burns, Sepp Straka is the next top-ranked player in the field at No. 36. Seamus Power (40), Harris English (45), and Keegan Bradley (48) are the only other golfers inside the top 50 teeing it up this week.

Notable groups (all times ET)

Group: J.T. Poston, Sepp Straka, Joel Dahmen
Thursday - 8:33 a.m. (No. 10 tee)
Friday - 1:28 p.m.

Group: Seamus Power, Harris English, Gary Woodland
Thursday - 8:44 a.m. (No. 10 tee)
Friday - 1:39 p.m.

Group: Sam Burns, Chad Ramey, Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Thursday - 1:28 p.m. (No. 1 tee)
Friday - 8:33 a.m.

Group: Trey Mullinax, Luke List, Sahith Theegala
Thursday - 1:39 p.m. (No. 1 tee)
Friday - 8:44 a.m.

The course

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The Sanderson Farms Championship again heads to the Country Club of Jackson, where it's been played every year since the 2014-15 season.

The course is a 7,461-yard par 72, and its history goes back to 1914. John Fought redesigned the course in 2008.

Burns set the tournament's 72-hole record at the Country Club of Jackson last year. Roberto Castro established the 18-hole record during the first round in 2015 by shooting a 62.

Betting corner

Sam Burns +1000
Sahith Theegala +1800
Denny McCarthy +2500
J.T. Poston +2500
Russell Henley +2500
Taylor Montgomery +2500
Davis Riley +3000
Scott Stallings +3000
Trey Mullinax +3300
Christiaan Bezuidenhout +3500
Emiliano Grillo +3500
Keegan Bradley +4000
Seamus Power +4000
Wyndham Clark +4000

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