PGA DFS GPP Breakdown: Sanderson Farms Championship

Top-ranked grinder, STLCardinals84, will break down his top GPP golf targets for the coming week’s tournament, going over his favorite plays at various price ranges. Who better than PGA DFS master, STLCards, to help you on your way.

Sanderson Farms Championship

Welcome to the second “normal” week of the fall swing, Grinders! After a break for last week’s USA victory in the Presidents Cup, we’re back to the regular PGA Tour rotation for the next couple of months.

The resumption of regular play comes to us via the Sanderson Farms Championship. In the past, this tournament had generally been held as a secondary event alongside a WGC event or a major, but the 2020 schedule changes allowed this event to be held as a standalone tournament. This will be the third consecutive year of that treatment, which gives us slightly stronger fields than what you see for a secondary event.

As for this week’s host course, Country Club of Jackson is a moderate length par 72, but it shouldn’t play as a difficult venue. In fact, the winning score has checked in at 18-under par or better in each of the last seven editions of the event — and remember that is with a generally weak field competing every year. Ball striking and birdie opportunities will be the name of the game, and this is another potential birdie fest that could turn into a putting contest. I will be prioritizing golfers who are strong on approach and bring good form into this tournament. Scoring will be the name of the game. With good weather in the forecast, we could see a course record put up this week.

Let’s get to some GPP picks for this second event of the 2022-2023 season!

Sam Burns
DraftKings: $10,700
FanDuel: $12,000
Yahoo: $46

He’s the defending champion. This is an extremely weak field. Burns is clearly the most talented golfer in the tournament. I expect him to be motivated after an underwhelming personal showing at the Presidents Cup. This is a “don’t overthink it” spot for me. Burns ranks 4th in this field in total strokes gained, 8th on approach, and 5th in short game over the last 36 rounds — so the form is there as well. He’s your priority at the top.

Taylor Montgomery
DraftKings: $9,600
FanDuel: $11,100
Yahoo: $35

Montgomery was one of the more heralded players in the new PGA Tour class of 2022-2023 cardholders, and he immediately showed his future potential with a sparkling 3rd place finish at the season opening Fortinet Championship. I am utilizing some caution given that a lot of his work came with the putter, as he led the field in strokes gained putting for the week. However, a hot flat stick is just what you need at the Sanderson Farms, where scoring opportunities will be aplenty. He isn’t overmatched in this field by any means, and he seems poised for a fantastic rookie year. There’s winning upside here.

Keegan Bradley
DraftKings: $9,400
FanDuel: $11,300
Yahoo: $40

Bradley is one of the few higher level PGA Tour players that has played here regularly since this tournament became its own standalone event. Bradley missed the cut last year, but he did finish T4 two years ago. Over the last 36 rounds, he ranks 47th or better in this field in every single strokes gained category, including 14th in tee to green play. The putter has been much improved, and Bradley can compete in birdie fest events if the flat stick is working. He’s an upside GPP target.

Thomas Detry
DraftKings: $8,800
FanDuel: $9,800
Yahoo: $31

Detry does not have a massive PGA Tour sample size, so we do need to be careful about looking too deep into his PGA Tour stats. He has played for much of his career as an above average player on the European Tour. The fact that he has not been a PGA Tour staple is going to help keep ownership down, and that’s a good thing for us. Detry hasn’t missed a cut on the European Tour since May, and his last four starts have resulted in finishes of 10th, 34th, 12th, and 5th. In this weak field, it’s a surprise to me that he is as affordable as he is. Take him as a solid mid-range target in any DFS game format.

Justin Suh
DraftKings: $7,700
FanDuel: $10,100
Yahoo: $32

Everyone was willing to target Suh in his first start after getting his PGA Tour card. He finished with a flourish on the Korn Ferry Tour to end the 2021-2022 season, and that had him as one of the most highly regarded “new” PGA Tour card holders. Of course, he proceeded to miss the cut at the Fortinet Championship. Meanwhile, the other heralded player in the aforementioned Taylor Montgomery played very well. That is going to have everyone flocking to Montgomery and fleeing from Suh this week, but it’s not like one tournament will define their careers. I’m willing to give Suh another shot at much lower ownership this time around.

Byeong Hun An
DraftKings: $7,400
FanDuel: $9,700
Yahoo: $25

If you’re looking for a wild card value option, look no further than Benny An. Remember, there was a time where An was a very successful mid-level player on the PGA Tour. However, he lost his card a couple years ago thanks to his putter simply going ice, ice cold. He became one of the worst putters on Tour, and jokes were made at his expense (which, to his credit, he embraced on social media). In any case, An is a great feel good story and now has his Tour card back. He also turned that into immediate success with a T4 finish at the Fortinet Championship to start the year — where he ranked 5th off the tee, 5th from tee to green, 6th in around the green, and 27th in putting for the week. Those are very respectable numbers, and he could be much more expensive than this before long.

Adam Svensson
DraftKings: $7,400
FanDuel: $9,000
Yahoo: $29

Svensson feels like one of the safer value plays on the board this week. While he has missed the cut in his last two trips to this tournament, Svensson is simply a better golfer these days than he was prior to those previous starts. He has made 11 of 12 cuts since the middle of May, and that includes a very solid six top 25 finishes. Over the last 36 rounds, he ranks 3rd in this field in fantasy scoring and 8th in total strokes gained. I’ll happily play him as one of my favorite values.

Top-ranked grinder, STLCardinals84, will break down his top GPP golf targets for the coming week’s tournament, going over his favorite plays at various price ranges. Who better than PGA DFS master, STLCards, to help you on your way.

Sanderson Farms Championship

Welcome to the second “normal” week of the fall swing, Grinders! After a break for last week’s USA victory in the Presidents Cup, we’re back to the regular PGA Tour rotation for the next couple of months.

The resumption of regular play comes to us via the Sanderson Farms Championship. In the past, this tournament had generally been held as a secondary event alongside a WGC event or a major, but the 2020 schedule changes allowed this event to be held as a standalone tournament. This will be the third consecutive year of that treatment, which gives us slightly stronger fields than what you see for a secondary event.

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