Our Favorite Outright Bets at the 2020 Sanderson Farms Championship
Will Zalatoris is the favorite to win the Bermuda Championship. Credit: Jamie Squire, Getty Images.
The PGA TOUR’s swing season is, pardon the pun, in full swing.
The fields during the fall portion of the 2020/21 season may not feature the same amount of starpower that we see at the marquee events, but ask any avid golf bettor about the autumn tournaments and they’ll tell you that there’s some serious value to be had at tournaments like the Sanderson Farms Championship.
With very few elite players teeing it up, this tournament should be wide open. Here are our favorite outright bets at the 2020 Sanderson Farms Championship:
Doc Redman +3300 ($10 bet wins $330)
Though he might not be as low-priced as we’d like, Redman is developing into a world-class ball-striker before our very eyes, currently ranking second in strokes gained on approach shots after ranking 11th during the recently completed season. He’s been knocking on the door recently, too, with a pair of third-place finishes in his last three starts.
There should be some correlation between this course and Sedgefield CC, host of the Wyndham Championship, where Redman claimed the first of those two T-3 results, so don’t be surprised to see him up there again.
Brian Harman +3500
Harman has been in a good run of form over the past couple months, notching a couple of top-15 finishes in two FedEx Cup events.
It’s tough to trust many of the names at the top of the board in this field, so I don’t mind dipping a little further down the board and taking a chance with a guy like Harman on a course that should fit his eye and is played on his preferred putting surface.
Will Zalatoris +2100
We’ve gotten two looks at Will Zalatoris recently and he has not disappointed. The Korn Ferry standout followed up a sixth-place finish at the U.S. Open with an eighth-place finish at the Corales Championship.
Finishing eighth at Corales may seem like a disappointment for the tournament-favorite, but it was the way he did it that left me impressed. Zalatoris needed a top-10 to qualify for this week’s event, and he knew it going into Sunday, where he fired a bogey-free 7-under 65 to climb into 8th.
I love that Zalatoris truly has something to play for as he seeks status on TOUR, and now we get a little better odds at an event that rewards his strength, top notch iron play.
I’m in on Zalatoris for his breakthrough this week.
Sam Burns +2700
Bermuda Burns baby!
Since the restart, Sam Burns has been one of the better golfers on TOUR and seems to be due for a win. He was a popular play last week but I laid off because I didn’t love the course fit. Historically, Burns is a much better player on bermudagrass gaining 1.943 Strokes Gained: Bermuda compared to 0.654 Strokes Gained: Total.
His 7th-place finish at the Safeway a few weeks ago was encouraging; and at Corales he shot a 66 on Sunday which will give him some forward momentum. Burns also has some good course history with a third-place finish here in 2018. He had a great showing despite losing 2.1 strokes putting, which is something I don’t anticipate happening again.
This week I am targeting golfer’s who can bomb it off the tee and catch a hot putter. No one in this field fits that description better than the NCAA Division I Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year (2016-2017). Country Club of Jackson is the perfect track for Sam Burns to get his first career PGA TOUR victory.