50/151.00 Davis Riley was R1 leader here in 2022
50/151.00 Kevin Streelman keeps starting fast
125/1126.00 Ryan Gerard looks tempting at the odds
Weather forecast for Thursday
It's a hot day in Mississippi with temperatures starting off around 70 degrees and moving into the 90s by midday. Winds are constant at 9-10mph throughout the day so there doesn't appear any obvious draw bias.
Davis Riley hasn't played competitively since mid-August but it's far from unusual to see a returning golfer come out fast on day one before some potential rust kicks in as the week goes on.
Riley's outright results don't look great since he won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans pairs event alongside Nick Hardy, an event in which they held the first-round lead.
But go through his round scores since then and there are plenty of low ones. Take the Travelers Championship for example where he shot 63-74-64 over his final three rounds.
He followed that by closing with a 65 at the Rocket Mortgage Classic and then came over to the UK to open with a 63 and lie second after day one of the Scottish Open.
Then we have this event - one very close to his heart as a Mississippi local - where he fired an opening 66 last year to take a piece of the 18-hole lead.
Riley, who tees off at 12.30pm local, can hopefully feel inspired again and hit the ground running.
Kevin Streelman has a strong body of work at the Country Club of Jackson, past visits producing finishes of 4th, 10th and 18th before another top 25 last year.
He's also been the first-round leader here thanks to a 63 on day one in 2016.
The 44-year-old was runner-up at the 3M Open just three starts ago but the main thing that jumps off the page when viewing his results is the number of fast starts.
He opened with a 64 to sit second after the opening lap of the 3M Open and a 66 also put him second following day one of the Wells Fargo.
Streelman, a morning starter at 8.06am, was also in the top 10 after 18 holes in both the Travelers Championship and the Fortinet a couple of weeks ago.
For an outsider, I'll try Ryan Gerard at a huge price.
The 24-year-old from North Carolina is making his debut but should enjoy this test given his ability to rip up par 5s (he was 20th in Par 5 Scoring last season).
His record in 2023 is patchy but just four starts ago the American made the top five in the Barracuda Championship.
In terms of quick starts, he was third after day one of the Barracuda, fifth following Thursday's play at the Canadian Open and leader of the Korn Ferry Tour's Panama Championship earlier this year.
He heads off in the final group of the day from No.1 at 1.56pm.