Sanderson Farms Championship First-Round Leader Tips: Hadwin can hit the ground running

Canada's Adam Hadwin
Canadian Adam Hadwin can cash in on his early tee-time

The PGA Tour returns in Mississippi and Dave Tindall has three each-way picks to be First Round Leader at Jackson Country Club...

"He's had three top 10s since May and all of them were fuelled by fast starts: 66 at the Charles Schwab, 67 at the 3M Open and 64 at the Wyndham Championship."

Back Adam Hadwin E/W @ 81.080/1

Each-way terms: 1/5 odds, 6 places

Weather forecast for Thursday: After those chilly mornings at Whistling Straits, it's a pleasant 72 degrees for the early starters here. Temperatures pick up to the mid-80s in the afternoon while winds may also rise a little for the afternoon wave before dropping again later in their rounds.

Hadwin to start fast

Adam Hadwin's form is rather boom or bust at the moment and, for the time being, he looks a better bet to excel over one round rather than four.

He's had three top 10s since May and all of them were fuelled by fast starts: 66 at the Charles Schwab, 67 at the 3M Open and 64 at the Wyndham Championship.

To prove the point further that this is the right market for him, the Canadian missed the cut at the Fortinet Championship last time but that was due to a Friday 77. In round one he'd opened with a 66!

That meant for the second time in three starts he'd finished the opening lap inside the top two.

Hadwin hasn't played this event since 2015 but on that occasion he kicked off with a 65 to sit fourth after the first round.

There's enough there to make him a FRL punt at 80s.

Moore of the same please

Taylor Moore is one of the Korn Ferry grads in the field this week with big hopes of making his mark at PGA Tour level.

I'm drawn to him in this market given his ability to start fast and shoot incredibly low numbers. He also has a welcome smattering of course form.

The 27-year-old was first-round leader in two Korn Ferry tournaments in recent months (June's Wichita Open and July's TPC Colorado Championship). He opened with 63s both times.

After the second of those he then went out and shot a third-round 60 to win the Memorial Health Championship while a closing 62 gave him a runner-up finish at the Price Cutter Charity Championship one week later.

As a bonus he also teed it up here for the first and only time in 2018 and made the cut. His best round came on day one where he ended Thursday in tied 18th.

Take a punt on Moore at 80s.

Jump in for Jaegar bomb

I went for Stephan Jaeger in my outright preview and am keen to play him in this market too.

The German, who once shot a 58 on the second tier, is in great form after a second place and two fourths in three Korn Ferry starts in August.

He opened the last of those with a 63 to lead the Nationwide Childrens Hospital Championship after 18 holes while, on the main PGA Tour in early August, he was second following day one of the Barracuda Championship.

Jaeger also had a piece of the lead after Thursday's play at another PGA Tour event this year, March's Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship.

He's a proven fast starter and was tied 14th at this course on his penultimate visit. Take him for FRL at the industry-best 95/1.

Tee times: Hadwin 07:05 (10th), Moore 08:44 (10th), Jaeger 13:17 (1st).

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