2022 Sanderson Farms Championship Updated Odds & Sleeper Picks: 5 Longshots to Bet, Featuring C.T. Pan and Austin Eckroat

2022 Sanderson Farms Championship Updated Odds & Sleeper Picks: 5 Longshots to Bet, Featuring C.T. Pan and Austin Eckroat article feature image

Via Andy Lyons/Getty Images. Pictured: C.T. Pan of Taiwan plays a second shot on the tenth hole during the first round of the FedEx St. Jude Championship at TPC Southwind on August 11, 2022 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Sam Burns+1000
Sahith Theegala+2000
J.T. Poston+2500
Russell Henley+2500
Scott Stallings+2500
Denny McCarthy+2500
Taylor Montgomery+2800
Davis Riley+3000
Keegan Bradley+3500
Trey Mullinax+3500
Emiliano Grillo+4000
Wyndham Clark+4000
Christiaan Bezuidenhout+4000
Sepp Straka+4500
Thomas Detry+4500
Harris English+4500
Seamus Power+4500
Taylor Moore+5500
Chris Kirk+5500
Gary Woodland+5500
Adam Hadwin+5500
Dean Burmester+5500
Justin Suh+6000
Aaron Rai+6000
Brendan Steele+6000
Alex Smalley+6000
Byeong-Hun An+6000
Adam Svensson+7000
Joseph Bramlett+7000
Luke List+7000
Nick Hardy+7500
Justin Lower+8000
Brendon Todd+8000
Andrew Putnam+8000
Patrick Rodgers+8000
Robby Shelton+8000
Davis Thompson+8000
Kevin Streelman+9000
Mark Hubbard+9000
Nick Taylor+9000
Zecheng Dou+9000
Stephan Jaeger+9000
Carl Yuan+9000
Russell Knox+10000
Stewart Cink+10000
Will Gordon+10000
MJ Daffue+11000
Mackenzie Hughes+11000
Dylan Frittelli+11000
Callum Tarren+11000
Zac Blair+12500
Henrik Norlander+12500
S.H. Kim+12500
Lucas Glover+12500
Adam Long+12500
Hayden Buckley+12500
Lee Hodges+12500
Michael Gligic+12500
Martin Laird+12500
Matthew Nesmith+12500
Tyler Duncan+12500
Chez Reavie+12500
Rory Sabbatini+14000
David Lipsky+14000
Greyson Sigg+14000
Paul Haley II+15000
Nicholas Lindheim+15000
Brandon Wu+15000
Nate Lashley+15000
John Huh+15000
Austin Eckroat+15000
Ben Taylor+15000
Matti Schmid+15000
C.T. Pan+15000
Adam Schenk+15000
Peter Malnati+15000
Chesson Hadley+16000
Brian Stuard+16000
Austin Smotherman+16000
Jimmy Walker+16000
Ryan Armour+17500
Vincent Norrman+17500
Michael Kim+17500
Joel Dahmen+17500
Sam Stevens+17500
Scott Piercy+20000
Brice Garnett+20000
Sam Ryder+20000
Matthias Schwab+20000
Austin Cook+22500
Ben Martin+22500
Patton Kizzire+22500
Harry Hall+22500
Vince Whaley+22500
Robert Streb+22500
Ben Silverman+22500
Cole Hammer+22500
Ryan Moore+25000
Kramer Hickok+25000
Augusto Nunez+25000
Alejandro Tosti+25000
Harrison Endycott+27500
Quade Cummins+27500
David Lingmerth+30000
Cody Gribble+30000
Vaughn Taylor+30000
Kevin Roy+30000
Brent Grant+30000
Andrew Landry+30000
Nick Watney+35000
Richy Werenski+35000
Philip Knowles+35000
Kevin Tway+35000
Harry Higgs+35000
Ben Griffin+35000
Kevin Yu+35000
William McGirt+40000
Chris Stroud+40000
Scott Harrington+40000
Chad Ramey+40000
Garrick Higgo+40000
Nico Echavvaria+40000
Erik Barnes+40000
Brandon Matthews+45000
Eric Cole+50000
Jason Dufner+50000
Anders Albertson+50000
Tyson Alexander+50000
Max McGreevy+50000
Jackson Suber+60000
Trevor Cone+60000
Wilson Furr+60000
Jim Herman+60000
Carson Young+60000
Dylan Wu+60000
Tano Goya+60000
Brice Wilkinson+60000
Kyle Westmoreland+75000
Sam Murphy+75000
Ryan Brehm+100000
Trevor Werbylo+100000
Martin Trainer+150000
Joseph Hanko+200000

The players likely don’t love the quick turnaround and short offseason on the PGA TOUR. In fact, recent changes to the schedule in future years prove that.

Yet it’s hard for the betting world to complain. We’re just a few short weeks beyond the crowning of 2022 FedEx Cup champion Rory McIlroy and are already marching on the chase for the 2023 playoffs.

That leads us to the Sanderson Farms Championship, which showcases an intriguing field. Defending champ Sam Burns is the headliner, though there are plenty of rookies and players seeking their first victory on TOUR eager to tee it up in Mississippi this weekend.

Among that group, these five names jump out as sleepers with a chance to make some noise.

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Byeong Hun An +8000 (DraftKings)

When we’re fishing for sleepers, sometimes all it takes is a few data points to make a name pop off the board. For Byeong Hun An this week, that’s the case.

He’s coming off a top-five finish in his season debut at the Fortinet Championship, where he overcame negative Strokes Gained: Approach to finish T4. An also has a top five at this venue under his belt, earning a solo third-place finish at the Country Club of Jackson back at the 2020 Sanderson Farms Championship.

Momentum and an encouraging track record at the venue? Sign me up at this price.

Henrik Norlander +13000 (DraftKings)

Norlander had a dreadful showing on the PGA TOUR last season. Over 15 starts from January to July, he made just two cuts and never finished in the top 50. In the calendar year of 2022, he hasn’t finished higher than T30 on the PGA TOUR, which forced him to head back to the Korn Ferry Tour Finals to secure his card.

He snatched his card back by making all three cuts and peaking with a T6 at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals.

He now returns to a venue where he has seen his most recent PGA TOUR success. Norlander’s last top 10 on the PGA TOUR came at this event last season, when he tied for fourth. It was his second straight top-five finish at this event after finishing T4 in the fall of 2020 as well.

This week will either break his streak of success in Mississippi or confirm that Norlander is a horse for the course to be counted on year after year at this venue.

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C.T. Pan +15000 (Parx)

C.T. Pan also seems to fit the “horse for the course” mold, having finished in the top 12 at this event in each of the last two years. Pan’s last seven rounds at the Country Club of Jackson have been in the 60s, gaining more than 2.0 strokes on the field in six of those seven outings.

Pan hasn’t won on TOUR since April of 2019, yet he’s put himself into position to contend when he has played well, turning in five top-20 finishes in each of the last two seasons. After a career downturn in 2020, Pan has battled back to re-establish himself as a PGA TOUR regular, and he's fully capable of nabbing a win against the right field.

Austin Eckroat +15000 (DraftKings)

Expectations were high for Eckroat after his stellar career at collegiate golf powerhouse Oklahoma State. In four years as a Cowboy, Eckroat was a four-time All-American, helping Oklahoma State win the 2018 NCAA Championship.

He turned pro in 2021 and worked his way to the Korn Ferry Tour last season, where he held his own. In 16 starts, Eckroat posted 10 finishes of T25 or better, including a solo second at the Korn Ferry Tour Championship that earned him a ticket to the PGA TOUR.

At just 23-years-old, he is one of the younger rookies entering the fray this season, yet expectations should remain high for a player this talented. His first weekend climbing the leaderboard on the PGA TOUR is coming sooner, rather than later. He’s a name to watch throughout the fall series, especially if books are going to offer his outrights at odds this high.

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Brandon Matthews +40000 (DraftKings)

PGA TOUR rookies, especially those who have scratched and clawed their way up from lesser tours, rarely have a skill that makes them stand out among their new peers.

But Brandon Matthews is an exception.

From day one of his rookie season, Matthews will be among the longest hitting players on the PGA TOUR. Last season, playing on the Korn Ferry Tour, he earned headlines for driving a green more than 420 yards away.

That kind of length off the tee offers a leg up, yet it doesn’t always translate to getting the ball in the hole. In fact, Matthews often plays without driver in his bag, depending on the course. His ability to play at high club head speeds throughout his bag, however, makes him a factor, especially when eyeing outrights. At the right venues, Matthews has a chance to bomb and gouge his way, along with a hot putter, to the top of leaderboards.

The Country Club of Jackson could be a place where he excels. Last year, per numbers from DataGolf, over 33 percent of approach shots into greens at this venue came from 100 to 150 yards away, well above the average TOUR event.

Matthews has a leg up on the competition because of his increased chances to reach that distance in the fairway with less than driver or to have a shorter approach shot if he chooses the driver. Last year, Sam Burns led the field in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee and won the Sanderson. Matthews could follow that playbook, making him worth a lottery ticket.

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