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Horses for Courses: Sanderson Farms Championship

Orignally published on 2021-09-28 17:26:50 by www.pgatour.com

Recent Winners

2020 – Sergio Garcia (-19, 269)

Stuffed it to three feet on the final hole and made the putt to avoid a playoff with 2016 season winner Peter Malnati. … Co-led after 54 holes (-14). … Closed 66-67. … Sat five back after 36 and four back after 18. … Overpowered and dissected Tee-to-Green. … Hit 60 of 72 GIR. … T2 with 22 birdies. … Only player to post all four rounds in the 60s. … ONLY winner outside of the top seven (28th) SG: Putting. … Became first champion at the event who was NOT a first-time winner on TOUR. … Third international winner and second consecutive. … Picked up 11th victory in 368th start at age 40. … Becomes fifth winner of seven to win in his first attempt at CCofJ. … Entered the week MC-MC.

Notables in the field this week:

2015 winner Peter Malnati (2nd) closed with 63, tying the tournament course record and missed the playoff by a shot… JT Poston (3rd) backed up his T11 from 2019 with a share of the 54-hole lead. … Keegan Bradley (T4) led by two after 36 holes thanks to a hot putter. … Henrik Norlander (T4) circled three eagles for the week including two on Sunday when he posted 65. … Cam Davis (T6), who won at Detroit Golf Club earlier this year, matched Malnati’s 63 in Round 3 to also share the 54-hole lead. … Charley Hoffman (T6) was one of four first round leaders to post 64. … Denny McCarthy (T6) circled 22 birdies (T2) to pick up his second top 10 in three years. … Tyler McCumber (T6) went close again after finishing second at Punta Cana the previous week. … Scott Stallings (T6) shot 40 on the back in Round 2. … Brandt Snedeker (T17) was one shot back after 54 holes and circled 22 birdies for the week. … Defending champion Sebastian Munoz (T23) posted 64 in Round 1 before not breaking 70 the rest of the week. … Top 27 players all 10-under or lower. … 62 of 66 players to make the cut finished Even or better. … Cut was 3-under. … 26 bogey-free rounds. … 71.080 scoring average, ranking 31st most difficult of 50 courses played 2020. … The 2020 event followed Corales Punta Cana Club and Resort Championship.

2019 – Sebastian Munoz (-18, 270)

Defeated Sungjae Im with a par on the first playoff hole. … Holed a 15-foot putt on the final hole to force playoff. … 54-hole leader by one after tournament best 63 in Round 3. … Sat five back after 36 holes and was six off the pace after 18. … Only squared THREE bogeys for the week. … First international winner since Nick Taylor in 2014. … First win in his 47th start at age 26. … Sixth consecutive first-time TOUR winner at CCofJ. … Won in his third attempt.

Notables in the field this week:

Sungjae Im (P2) closed with 66 and was the only player to post all four rounds in the 60s. … Carlos Ortiz (T4) played in the final group and was top 10 in both Fairways and GIR. … Kevin Streelman (T4) raced home with 64 for his second top 10 in three years. … Bronson Burgoon (T6) joined Sungjae Im with 24 birdies, most for the week. … Dylan Frittelli (T6) hit the top 10 with two doubles on the card. … JT Poston (T11) shared the first round lead with Tom Hoge (T39) on 64. … Defending champion Cameron Champ did not enter. … Top 27 players all 10-under or lower. … 66 of 68 players to make the cut finished Even or better. … Cut was 3-under. … 31 bogey-free rounds. … 70.787 scoring average, ranking 26st most difficult of 40 courses played 2019-20. … The 2020 edition was the first time played as a stand-alone event on the calendar.

2018 – Cameron Champ (-21, 267 – not entered this week)

Led or co-led after every round. … Birdied five of his last six holes to set the tournament scoring record. … 28 birdies is also a record. … Won by four shots. … Posted 64, co-low round of the week in Round 3 to lead by four. … Posted 12-under on Par-5 holes. … Played the Back 9 in 16-under. … Won on debut. … First win on TOUR in his SECOND event with a TOUR card. … Age 23 is the youngest winner. … T25 in Napa Valley the week before.

Notables in the field this week:

Corey Conners (2nd) made only four bogeys and was top five in both Fairways and GIR. … Sam Burns (T3) closed 66-68 and was T4 GIR. … On Sunday Carlos Ortiz (T3) matched Conners and Champ with the low round of the week, 64. … Denny McCarthy (T7) only needed 104 putts. … Seth Reeves (T7) posted all four rounds at 70 or better. … Adam Schenk (T7) only squared TWO bogeys for the week. … Martin Laird (T7) circled 20 birdies. … Defending champion Ryan Armour (T54) did not break 70. … Top 24 players all 10-under or lower. … 69 of 72 players to make the cut finished Even or better. … Cut was 1-under. … 21 bogey-free rounds. … 71.246 scoring average, ranking 26st most difficult of 49 courses played 2019-20. … The 2019 event was played opposite the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai and played in late October.

Key stat leaders

Top golfers in each statistic on the 2020-2021 PGA TOUR are listed only if they are scheduled to compete this week.

Orignally published on 2021-09-28 17:26:50 by www.pgatour.com

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