Chez Reavie comes to the Country Club of Jackson for the first time this week. It doesn’t matter as he’s still one of the top players in the field.
The 38 year old enters the Sanderson Farms Championship with eight made cuts in 10 starts since June. He hung tough against an elite field to take T-6th at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and was T-3rd a few weeks back at the Safeway Open.
Reavie also placed top 25 in both events at Muirfield Village.
Reavie is ultra consistent despite being one of the shorter hitters on the PGA Tour. The former Arizona State Sun Devil ranked 180th last season in driving distance (284.4 yards) but made up for it ranking seventh in accuracy (69.73%).
Reavie is very accurate when playing from the fairway with a 29’9” proximity to rank 37th. From 150-175 yards, he was 21st (24’11”). Add in that he was 35th in strokes gained around the green (.237) and you can see how he’s kept his card for a decade-plus.
He went 11 years in between his first PGA Tour win at the 2008 RBC Canadian Open and his second last year at the Travelers Championship.
I envision this current drought to be a lot shorter. It might even end this week in Mississippi.
The two weeks off since the U.S. Open should have him fresher than much of the field that flew up to Jackson from the Dominican Republic.