Sanderson Farms Championship 2018: Key stats for this week's event in Mississippi

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Andy Swales supplies course and current form stats for this week's Sanderson Farms Championship in America's Deep South ...

"Of those teeing-up on Thursday, no one can boast to having more than a single top-10 at Jackson, although a few have managed two or three top-25s during the past four years. One of these is former major winner Lucas Glover whose recent form is not too bad - certainly when compared to his fellow competitors this week."

The PGA Tour heads to the Deep South for the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi.

For a fifth straight year, the tournament takes place at the Country Club of Jackson, which is a flat parkland course situated around 190 miles north of New Orleans.

Opened in 1914, Jackson's championship course underwent an upgrade 10 years ago.

Trees are likely to provide the biggest obstacle this week, while the layout's smaller than average greens will also require some serious attention.

Since the tournament moved to Jackson in 2014, 11 of the 12 pros to have finished either first or second here, have been North American.

Chance for lesser known-names to shine

By PGA Tour standards, this week's field represents one of the weakest of the calendar year.

At this time of year, many of the leading pros opt for a lengthy break in the aftermath of the FedEx Cup Play-Offs, which ended barely one month ago, and which were followed immediately by the Ryder Cup.

And those who do decide to tee-it-up, often compete in the more lucrative and more prestigious events in the Far East.

All of which means this week's event has taken a hit, with just a handful of top-100 ranked golfers travelling to Mississippi.

In many ways, the field will only be marginally stronger than some of the bigger events on the Web.com Tour.

Opportunity Knocks

A quick glance at the entry list will tell you that few golfers stand out and, while this makes finding a winner more difficult than normal, it should also offer richer-than-average pickings for anyone who is able to successfully select the eventual champion.

Defending champ Ryan Armour looks better placed than most having played reasonably well in Asia these past two weeks - although he does face a long trek back from Korea.

Of those teeing-up on Thursday, no one can boast to having more than a single top-10 at Jackson, although a few have managed two or three top-25s during the past four years.

One of these is former major winner Lucas Glover whose recent form is not too bad - certainly when compared to his fellow competitors this week.

He was a runner-up in the Web.com Tour Championship and followed that with a top-20 finish in the season-opening Safeway Open.

The 2009 US Open winner hasn't triumphed for seven years but should be among the front-runners this weekend.

Possible Contenders

As for other likely contenders at Jackson: Kevin Streelman is making just his second appearance in eight weeks but did manage a T-25 at Silverado earlier this month.

Young Aussie Cameron Davis finished the season strongly on the Web.com Tour and could be ready to take that next step up the golfing ladder.

The reasonably consistent Harold Varner can't be too far away from challenging for his first PGA Tour title, while Adam Schenk and Peter Malnati followed a strong end of season on the Web.com Tour with a respectable 72 holes at the Safeway Open. Chase Wright might also be worth a look.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W42 W41 W40 W39 W38 W37 W36 W35 W34 W33 W32 W31
Dylan Frittelli 25 39 9 42 17 31
Sung Jae Im 41 4 43 16 51 1 42 43
Jhonattan Vegas 53 MC 15 MC 59 53
Cameron Davis 17 3 MC 16 3 24 14 MC
Ryan Armour 29 33 51 35 78 8 MC
Sam Burns MC MC Wd 35 MC 3
Kramer Hickok MC 8 MC 1 14 MC MC 36
Chris Kirk MC 41 35 78 11 31
Lucas Glover 17 2 53 MC 17
Sean O`Hair MC 28 MC
Kevin Streelman 25 MC 40 MC MC
Bill Haas 10 45 MC MC
Patrick Rodgers 25 24 37
Harold Varner 14 40 53
Scott Stallings 75 49 28 MC 22
Rory Sabbatini MC 57
Martin Laird 46 73 45 15
Denny McCarthy MC 1 13 9 5 36 36
Wesley Bryan MC MC
Grayson Murray 41 Wd MC
Robert Streb MC 54 MC 36 1 MC 58
Sam Saunders MC* 60 45 7
Richy Werenski 33 MC 53 MC
Chase Wright 10 3 76 MC MC 58
Trey Mullinax MC 56 36 MC
Tom Hoge 63 17 66 MC 20 35
Chris Stroud MC Wd 65 7
Cameron Champ 25 MC 33 16 30 MC 30
Matt Jones MC 2 10 MC 15
Stephan Jaeger MC 8 58 4 MC 70 62
Hudson Swafford 69 66 11
Chad Campbell MC 8 MC 59 MC MC 2
Ben Silverman MC* 3 MC MC 58 MC 11
Aaron Baddeley 4 MC 17 16 24 24 26
Anders Albertson MC 31 2 9 21 MC 11
Martin Trainer 60 Dq 53 MC MC MC 27
Sebastian Munoz MC MC MC MC 35 53 MC
Brian Stuard 52 39 53 31 25 MC MC
Brandon Harkins 74 60 MC 9
David Lingmerth MC 33 MC MC MC MC
Adam Schenk 14 8 2 9 35 MC MC
John Huh MC MC MC
Vaughn Taylor MC* MC MC 9
Ryan Blaum 33 MC 57 Wd
Alex Cejka 56 MC 30
Michael Thompson 17 21 6 MC MC 11 15
Harris English 66 MC 11 50
Nick Taylor 53 MC 8 69
Kyle Jones MC* MC 9 MC MC MC MC 2
Scott Langley MC 61 MC MC 63 MC 17
Talor Gooch 31 33 MC 21 MC 62
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez MC 46 MC MC MC MC MC
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 61 MC 60 MC 32 MC MC 14
Peter Malnati 25 54 17 6 2 24 MC
Julian Etulain 14 MC 77 MC MC 12 MC MC
Robert Garrigus MC 35 66 MC 30 MC MC
JT Poston 46 MC MC
Tom Lovelady MC MC 63 MC MC 50
Andres Romero 54 17 45 59 35 MC 69
Martin Piller MC MC 53 16 MC MC MC
Sangmoon Bae MC 1 6 35 45
Seamus Power MC 34 MC 44
Wyndham Clark 33 MC MC MC 35 MC 43
Brady Schnell MC MC 69 MC MC 34 19 17
Tyler Duncan 69 MC MC
Nicholas Lindheim 8 17 36 14 MC 57
Chris Thompson MC MC MC 36 MC 24 3 4
Roberto Castro 53 49 50
Shawn Stefani MC 31 13 25 4 24
Ben Crane 46 57 33 9 44 MC MC
Jonas Blixt 33 MC MC 36 42
Hunter Mahan 17 33 2 17 MC 23
Brandon Hagy MC MC 4
Adam Long 63 MC MC MC MC 16 4 17
Adam Svensson 41 8 43 63 MC MC MC
Retief Goosen MC 54
Josh Teater MC* 29 MC 47 MC 53 2 62
Alex Prugh 33 24 9 MC 24 4 17
Derek Fathauer Wd MC MC 11
Kevin Dougherty 17 MC 46 65 6 MC MC
Johnson Wagner 25 Wd MC MC 33 26
Joey Garber MC MC 51 MC 42
Sepp Straka 46 3 MC MC 51 16 42 1
Roger Sloan 60 29 2 59 MC MC 14
Wes Roach MC 17 MC 24 10 40 MC
John Chin MC 43 MC MC 2 24
Hank Lebioda MC MC MC MC 51 34 55 MC
Tyrone Van Aswegen 66 MC 33 53 17 MC 37
Curtis Luck MC 8 24 MC 5 6 MC 27
Corey Conners MC MC 33 MC 24 45 MC
Jonathan Byrd MC* MC 24 MC 30 24 44
Nate Lashley 17 MC 66 36 63 10
David Hearn MC* 35 24 47 MC 8 MC
Eric Axley MC MC 53 65 Wd MC MC
Cameron Tringale 46 3 MC 56 MC MC MC
Jim Herman MC MC 71 MC MC
Carlos Ortiz 53 57 43 25 44 53 14 27
Jonathan Randolph MC MC 42 MC MC MC
JJ Henry MC Wd 43 53 51 MC MC
Fabian Gomez 63 17 9 MC 44 MC MC
Blayne Barber MC MC MC 75 41
Seth Reeves 69 MC 66 4 5 16 4 36
Jim Knous 10 57 24 25 10 4 MC 50
Ricky Barnes 69 MC 58 32 58 70 37
Chad Collins MC* MC MC
Maverick McNealy 63 MC MC MC 51 46
Cody Gribble MC MC MC
Matt Every 21 58 9 MC MC MC
Roberto Diaz MC 17 5 25 24 53 MC
Dylan Meyer 42 MC MC 30 36 44
Doug Ghim MC 8 MC 20 23
Jason Gore MC MC MC
Derek Ernst MC MC MC MC 4 59 Dq
Tim Herron 24 MC MC MC
Billy Hurley 41 44
Max Homa 60 MC 7 6 21 40 19 MC
Stuart Appleby Wd 58 MC MC MC 30
David Berganio MC
Carl Pettersson MC
Kevin Stadler 68 MC
Brendon de Jonge MC 71
Brian Davis MC MC 71
Ryan Vermeer MC
Dicky Pride MC 38 30
John Merrick 46 MC MC MC MC 15
Parker McLachlin 31 MC MC MC MC 53
George McNeill MC MC
Norman Xiong MC MC MC
Hayden Buckley
DJ Trahan 15
Scottie Scheffler MC
Troy Matteson
Heath Slocum 71
Jason Bohn MC MC
Ken Duke MC MC 42
Mark Wilson MC
Player 2017 2016 2015 2014
Dylan Frittelli
Sung Jae Im
Jhonattan Vegas 4
Cameron Davis
Ryan Armour 1 MC MC
Sam Burns 43
Kramer Hickok
Chris Kirk 34 2
Lucas Glover 5 39 22
Sean O`Hair 61
Kevin Streelman 10 18 MC
Bill Haas
Patrick Rodgers 20
Harold Varner 39
Scott Stallings 43 MC 28
Rory Sabbatini 57
Martin Laird MC MC
Denny McCarthy MC
Wesley Bryan
Grayson Murray 8
Robert Streb 8
Sam Saunders MC Wd
Richy Werenski MC 75
Chase Wright
Trey Mullinax Wd 57 73
Tom Hoge MC MC 70 35
Chris Stroud MC
Cameron Champ
Matt Jones MC MC
Stephan Jaeger 51 MC
Hudson Swafford MC
Chad Campbell MC
Ben Silverman 7
Aaron Baddeley 30 4
Anders Albertson
Martin Trainer
Sebastian Munoz 35
Brian Stuard 4 39
Brandon Harkins MC
David Lingmerth
Adam Schenk 43
John Huh MC 39 25
Vaughn Taylor 10 20 20
Ryan Blaum MC 11
Alex Cejka Dq MC
Michael Thompson 20 66
Harris English MC
Nick Taylor 23 20 1
Kyle Jones
Scott Langley MC 61
Talor Gooch 30
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
Peter Malnati 34 68 1
Julian Etulain 57
Robert Garrigus MC 70
JT Poston 53 29
Tom Lovelady 18
Andres Romero 18 20
Martin Piller 43 MC
Sangmoon Bae
Seamus Power 18 29
Wyndham Clark 17
Brady Schnell
Tyler Duncan MC
Nicholas Lindheim 7 23
Chris Thompson
Roberto Castro 4 58
Shawn Stefani 10 MC MC 25
Ben Crane 43 23
Jonas Blixt MC
Hunter Mahan 18
Brandon Hagy 18 14
Adam Long
Adam Svensson
Retief Goosen MC MC
Josh Teater 35
Alex Prugh MC 35
Derek Fathauer 10 50 51
Kevin Dougherty
Johnson Wagner 34 15 MC
Joey Garber
Sepp Straka
Roger Sloan MC
Wes Roach MC
John Chin
Hank Lebioda
Tyrone Van Aswegen 25 54 MC
Curtis Luck
Corey Conners 65
Jonathan Byrd MC 35 39 25
Nate Lashley MC
David Hearn 59 14
Eric Axley 34 57 MC MC
Cameron Tringale 53
Jim Herman 51
Carlos Ortiz
Jonathan Randolph 3 65 MC 73
JJ Henry Wd 42 43
Fabian Gomez 72 14
Blayne Barber MC 42 39 9
Seth Reeves
Jim Knous
Ricky Barnes 10 33
Chad Collins 50 29
Maverick McNealy
Cody Gribble MC 1
Matt Every 53
Roberto Diaz MC
Dylan Meyer
Doug Ghim
Jason Gore MC 61
Derek Ernst 34 MC 20 MC
Tim Herron 53 MC 70 MC
Billy Hurley 25 63
Max Homa MC 43
Stuart Appleby 59 74
David Berganio
Carl Pettersson MC 35 39 51
Kevin Stadler
Brendon de Jonge MC MC
Brian Davis MC 28
Ryan Vermeer
Dicky Pride MC 29 MC MC
John Merrick MC 42 Wd MC
Parker McLachlin MC
George McNeill 43 50
Norman Xiong
Hayden Buckley
DJ Trahan MC MC 10
Scottie Scheffler
Troy Matteson MC MC MC
Heath Slocum MC MC MC 58
Jason Bohn Wd 70 39 2
Ken Duke MC MC
Mark Wilson MC 26 MC 9
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