The PGA Tour heads to the Sanderson Farms Championship, and here are the staff picks to win this week’s event.
We have a little bit more talent this week at the Sanderson Farms Championship compared to last week’s event.
However, most of the big boys are still taking time off, prepping for the bigger events coming in October.
Let’s take a look at who the staff at Pro Golf Now has picked to win the 2020 Sanderson Farms Championship.
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West Valentine – I’m going with a guy who I expect to be a star in the future on the TOUR – Scottie Scheffler. He’s had some great showings this year, including the PGA Championship. This tournament field will likely produce a winner who is a solid second-tier Tour player – Scheffler fits that profile perfectly.
Kasey Kuhrts – I don’t usually go with the favorite, but I’m going with Scottie this week. Scottie sets up great for this course since I believe it’s a second-shot golf course. Scottie was 43rd last season in GIR, 33rd in strokes gained on approach, and 1st in par 4 efficiency 400-450 yards, which six of the par fours this week will play between 400-450 yards.
Tim Letcher – The PGA Tour Rookie of the Year for 2020 makes his 2020-21 season debut after a bout with COVID-19. Scheffler was hot at the end of the season, and he picks up right where he left off this week.
Doug Hoff – Dating back to 2014, the Sanderson Farms Championship has yielded a first-time
winner on the PGA Tour. A reason for this coincidence is because it was only just recently elevated to regular status on the tour, which translates to a stronger field. Strokes gained putting will be one of the telltale stats at the end of the weekend.
Course history and recent play are always a factor no matter the tournament. Who checks all of these boxes? It’s none other than, Sam Burns. He’s not a household name yet, but you better get used to him because he’s a star on the rise whose elusive first win is right around the corner. Don’t be surprised to see it come this week when he’s raising the coveted rooster trophy on Sunday.
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Hans Geevers – The former Clemson Tiger has two top-three finishes in his last three tournaments on the PGA Tour.
Mike Randleman – In an excerpt from this week’s power rankings…
“The win in Florida was the highlight of four top-fives and three more top-10s in 26 starts last season. Im did so on the strength of a well-rounded game. He ranked between 20th and 92nd and in the positive in all strokes gained categories. Off the tee was his best (.437) and he’s got a good mix of accuracy and length.”
Best of luck to everyone this week!