Having archived the weekend dedicated to the legendary event of the Ryder Cup, the PGA Tour returns for the autumn part of its season, which is fundamental for many players to play their cards for 2024. The Sanderson Farms Championship, now in its 55th edition, will therefore be played over the weekend .
The stage is that of the Country Club of Jackson course, located in Jackson, Mississippi.
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The placement in the calendar, but also the concomitance with the prestigious Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the DP World Tour has inevitably ended up undermining the average quality of the field of this tournament, in which however there will be no shortage of notable players.
The most awaited of all could only be Mackenzie Hughes, winner of the last edition, when he overtook Sepp Straka on the second playoff hole. All eyes are also on his compatriot Adam Svensson, one of the best placed players in the FedEx rankings together with the Argentine Emiliano Grillo and the Americans Tom Hoge, Lee Hodges and Eric Cole.
There will also be Peter Malnati, always at ease in these parts (a victory and a second place), as well as Nick Watney and Cameron Champ. The Country Club of Jackson course is a PAR 72 of 7,461 yards. Packed with doglegs in both directions, the course has historically favored big hitters off the tee, capable of clearing bunkers and sometimes even doglegs themselves with the first shot.
The greens are not very difficult to read and many birdies are possible. The course record is 266 (-22) set by Sam Burns in 2022. The Rules of Golf are a set of standard rules and procedures by which the sport of golf should be played.
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