PGA TOUR Golf Bets: 2023 Sanderson Farms Championship Final Thoughts, Betting Card

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Written By John Haslbauer | Last Updated
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PGA TOUR golf bets return after the Ryder Cup with the 2023 FedExCup Fall series this Thursday in Jackson, Mississippi, for the Sanderson Farms Championship. Ludvig Aberg, Emiliano Grillo, and Eric Cole are the favorites this week, as John Haslbauer provides his favorite Sanderson Farms Championship picks among all the golf odds offered this week. Below, you’ll find the best sports betting odds available on each player.

The PGA TOUR is back after a brief pivot to match play in last week’s Ryder Cup. The FedExCup Fall series continues on to Jackson, Mississippi, for the 2023 Sanderson Farms Championship at the CC of Jackson this Thursday.

As we’ll become more accustomed to throughout this new fall series, this tournament lacks the depth we’re traditionally used to seeing in the heart of the PGA TOUR season, giving it a wide-open feel for the field at large without the presence of an imposing favorite. We should expect this event to reward those with plus-distance off the tee and who excel in easy scoring conditions, particularly on Bermuda greens. Ahead, we’ll breeze through all the bets I’ve placed for the 2023 Sanderson Farms Championship.

Click on any of the Sanderson Farms Championship odds below for the best available prices across sportsbooks in your state.


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Eric Cole

My Bet: +2200
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Cole, the No. 1 overall player in my model this week, also passes the eye test, looking the part of the most consistent golfer over the past 36 rounds in this field. He’s No. 3 in total strokes gained in this field over that span and picked up his sophomore season where he left off, with an impressive T4 showing at the Fortinet Championship.

Always consistent from fairway to green, CC of Jackson’s generous fairways and negligible rough should mitigate Cole’s usual struggles off the tee.

Alex Smalley

My Bet: +4500
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My featured spotlight player of the week, this seems to be an ideal buy-low spot on Smalley, whose inconsistent putting has masked what was otherwise a top-tier 2022-2023 season from tee to green. Over the last 36 rounds, Smalley ranks No. 1 in SG: APP and No. 2 in SG: TOT (Easy Scoring Conditions), SG: Ball Striking, and SG: T2G.

With a neutral putter, Smalley has the upside to win a tournament on the merit of his ball striking, which he most recently put on display in his T2 finish at the John Deere Classic four starts ago.

Doug Ghim

My Bet: +5000
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Doug Ghim has gradually returned to the top-tier ball-striking form that initially put him on the map in his rookie season on TOUR. With a steadily improving putter, Ghim has climbed to the No. 1 spot in total strokes gained over his last 36 rounds, inherently an excellent value for this price.

Ranking No. 1 in SG: T2G, SG: Ball Striking, and Par-4: 400-450 Scoring, the numbers all point towards Ghim stepping up for a breakout Fall.

Mark Hubbard

My Bet: +6500
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CC of Jackson should, in theory, reward the longest hitters, but Hubbard has done enough to prove he can overcome that liability in his game in this event. He finished T5 at the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship, second in the field in SG: APP for the week.

I trust Hubbard to lean on the strengths of his irons and putting when scoring conditions are at their easiest, and he’s begun the new season on a high note with a T17 finish at the Fortinet Championship two weeks ago.

Dylan Wu

My Bet: +7000
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I was thrilled to see Dylan Wu drift this far down the odds board after rating out as my model’s No. 3 overall player. Like the rest of the players I’m backing this week, Wu is a bona fide birdie maker, capable of catching fire in easy scoring conditions. He ranks No. 1 in SG: Putting over the last 36 rounds and is top-15 in both Birdies or Better Gained and SG: TOT (Easy Scoring Conditions).

Greyson Sigg

My Bet: +10000
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Finding value in these weak fields is difficult beyond 100-1 odds, but Sigg stands out as mispriced. Ranking top-10 in SG: T2G over his last 36 rounds, Sigg has quietly strung together three top-25 finishes over his last six starts. He’s proven to like the course too, finishing T9 at the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship.


Alex Smalley

My Bet: +5500
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Smalley’s elite ball-striking and above-average driving distance should continue to lend itself to amble birdie opportunities on CC of Jackson’s easy course layout. He may not have the spike-putting ceiling of others in the field, but he won’t need to convert every birdie putt to finish as first-round leader.

Dylan Wu

My Bet: +7000
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Sometimes, you only need a hot putter to post the low round of the day, and Wu has left no doubt of that upside, having gained over 22 strokes on the green over his last three starts. He’s one of just five players this week to rank above-average in Driving Distance, Birdies or Better Gained, Par-5 Scoring, and SG: P, the ideal makeup of a first-round leader candidate at this event.

Will Gordon

My Bet: +9000
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In the simplest terms, players who can bomb away off the tee and convert birdie putts in bunches are best positioned to rack up the most birdies this week. That is what Gordon does best, even if the recent putting numbers don’t show it, so with a little extra time to practice in the off-season, this course should set up well for Gordon.

Sam Bennett

My Bet: +9000
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The amateur standout from 2022, there’s still plenty of mystery behind how consistently Bennett will play on the PGA TOUR in his first full rookie season. From what we’ve seen so far, he’s a dynamic driver who can get streaky on the greens, so while I’m apprehensive about backing Bennett in the full tournament, I’ll hedge my exposure for a ceiling first-round showing.

Justin Lower

My Bet: +10000
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Always a threat to go low one round at a time, Lower has become a consistent value FRL bet for me of late. He was the solo first-round leader at the 2022 Fortinet Championship – a strong comp to CC of Jackson – and flashed spike-scoring potential recently with a T8 finish four starts ago at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.


Top-20 Finish: Dylan Wu

My Bet: +260
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Dylan Wu appears to be the most under-valued player in the field relative to my model, so I’ll also continue to double down my exposure in the prop market. A hot putter has carried him to two top-20 finishes over his last three starts, but recent Sanderson Farms championships like Mackenzie and Sam Burns have proven this is a putting contest layout where putting skill is rewarded.

Top-20 Finish: Greyson Sigg

My Bet: +320
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After Wu, Greyson Sigg stands out as the next most miss-priced player on the board relative to my model. He’ll enter this tournament in better form now than last year before his T9 finish. He continues to demonstrate consistent iron play with five starts of multiple strokes gained on approach over his previous seven events.


That’ll do it for this week’s PGA TOUR golf bets. Best of luck this week with your own Sanderson Farms bets, and see you next Monday for the Shriners Children’s Open preview! For more, follow TheLines on Twitter.


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