Daily Fantasy Golf Helper: Sanderson Farms Championship

FanDuel put a big salary on Scottie Scheffler, so is he worth it at the CC of Jackson?

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Let's take a look at some golfers to target this week.

Key Stats

Key Stats for the Sanderson Farms Championship
at CC of Jackson
Strokes Gained: Approach
Driving Distance
Strokes Gained: Putting (Bermuda)
Birdie or Better Rate

We've had a lot of runaway wins here in the past four years (excluding last year's playoff between Sebastian Munoz and Sungjae Im, we had three straight years with a four-stroke winner or larger). Scores go low here, meaning we'll need golfers who can make a lot of birdies. That sounds simple, but some courses don't play quite like CC of Jackson.

Via datagolf, distance is vital for this course, at least in terms of its importance relative to other courses on the PGA Tour. In recent years, the impact of approach play has been less than usual on the PGA Tour, and it's been a bit more of a putting competition. However, over a fuller sample, it's about the same as a usual PGA Tour stop with a slight uptick in putting.

For a more detailed breakdown on the course, check out our course primer from Mike Rodden.

Stats cited below come from FantasyNational and include the past 50 rounds on the PGA Tour, and putting surface splits include the past 100 rounds when possible, unless noted. Ranks are among the field.

High-Salaried Plays

Scottie Scheffler (FanDuel Salary: $12,300 | FanDuel Sportsbook Win Odds: +900) - Scheffler is just the class here in a good -- not great -- field. The biggest question mark is his putter (he's 85th overall over the past 50 rounds and 128th in strokes gained: putting on Bermuda greens over a 52-round sample). But he's the field leader in strokes gained: tee to green and long-term adjusted strokes gained average in my database. He's played this course twice, finishing 45th and 16th.

Sungjae Im ($11,700 | +1600) - Im is a real factor on Bermuda so far in his career (15th in strokes gained: putting over a robust 91-round sample). He is long enough off the tee (44th) to gain on this field, and he ranks 18th in birdies gained. He's coming off a runner-up finish here last year (in a playoff) and has gained 4.5 and 5.7 strokes from approach at the TOUR Championship and the U.S. Open.

Others to Consider:
Sam Burns ($11,200 | +2900) - Can launch it (5th in distance) and putt on Bermuda (3rd).
Doc Redman ($10,800 | +2700) - 3rd in approach and 13th in birdies but more of a fairway finder (16th) than a bomber (89th).
Sebastian Munoz ($10,900 | + 3100) - Munoz is 35th in approach, 36th in birdies gained, and 28th in Bermuda putting.

Mid-Salaried Plays

Carlos Ortiz ($9,600 | +5000) - Ortiz should get some buzz because of his performance at CC of Jackson in the past (two top-four finishes the past two years) but deserves the love because he's good. In 2020, Ortiz was as good as Matthew Wolff, per datagolf's adjusted stroke rating. Plus, Ortiz has the distance (37th) to get an advantage on the field.

Cameron Davis ($9,400 | +6500) - Davis sets up perfectly for a course where he'll need to make birdies (4th in birdie or better rate gained) and hit driver (11th in distance). Now, he's a fine putter overall but does struggle on Bermuda, but we aren't getting anyone perfect at this salary. Davis is a good bet to over-perform.

Others to Consider:
Luke List ($9,800 | +4100) - Is 136th in Bermuda putting but 6th tee to green.
Sergio Garcia ($9,300 | +5500) - Is 112th in Bermuda putting but 3rd tee to green!
Sepp Straka ($9,300 | +5000) - Long-term is that of a strong iron player; has 3 top-20 finishes since July.

Low-Salaried Plays

Talor Gooch ($8,700 | +8000) - Gooch has finished 30th and 14th in two tries at CC of Jackson, gaining 2.7 and 8.2 strokes gained: tee to green in those starts, respectively. Over his past eight events, Gooch has gained at least 4.6 strokes from his approach play three times and putts on Bermuda at about the Tour average.

Adam Schenk ($8,500 | +12000) - Schenk has finished 43rd, 7th, and 36th at CC of Jackson over the past three years and is primed to make another cut. He's 14th in the field in strokes gained: off the tee and 26th in distance. Schenk also ranks 23rd in strokes gained: putting on Bermuda.

Others to Consider:
Cameron Tringale
($8,700 | +8000) - 3rd, DQ, 29th, cut in his past four but 2nd in approach and 16th here last year.
Jhonattan Vegas ($8,400 | +8000) - Cut and 4th here over the past five years; 6th in distance and field-leader off the tee.
Matthew NeSmith ($7,500 | +21000) - Better adjusted stroke average in 2020 than Luke List; 41st last week.