Ian Rutherford, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Bernd Wiesberger
It’s an interesting week in golf as the PGA Tour swing season rolls along with the Sanderson Farms Championship while a bulk of the best golfers in the world are over in Europe for the BMW PGA Championship in Surrey, England. I’ll dive into my betting strategy for both tournaments, starting on this side of the pond.
The Sanderson Farms gets a promotion from its alternate-field status. It had been played opposite of the WGC-China event, but this season the winner gets a spot in the Masters on top of the other perks that go along with a PGA Tour title.
The Country Club of Jackson hosts the event and checks in at around 7,400 yards for a par 72. It’s a pretty easy course for Tour pros and the winner has been at least 16-under par each of the last five years.
Usually, the winner of this birdie-fest is a good ball-striker who gets hot with the putter.