The PGA Tour heads to the Magnolia State
The Sanderson Farms Championship is set for Oct. 1-4 at the Country Club of Jackson in Jackson, Mississippi. That means it's time to pick your optimal DraftKings fantasy golf lineup. Fortunately, our fantasy golf experts are ready to help.
Here's what our best Sanderson Farms Championship lineup looks like in this week's golfer predictions:
Louis Oosthuizen ($10,800)
Fresh off a solo third at the U.S. Open — his fourth top-25 finish in his last five starts — Oostie is playing like a guy who's poised to end his inexplicable career-long win drought on American soil. Yep, the nine-time winner on the European Tour and the 2010 British Open champion is 0-fer stateside, but the sweet-swinging South African has cracked the World Golf Ranking top 20 on the strength of a pretty flawless all-around game; he's third in scoring and third in SG: Total on the young season.
Sebastian Munoz ($9,900)
A fast-rising and underrated player, the 27-year-old Colombian posted back-to-back FedExCup playoff top 10s (counting the Tour Championship, where his 72-hole total ranked T7) and then made the cut at the U.S. Open. Oh, and he's also the defending champion, which makes us wonder why he's as cheap as he is. Take the money and run.
Charley Hoffman ($7,900)
Hoff's recent form has been pretty solid — a T14 at the Corales Puntacana and a T13 at the Northern Trust are among his most recent showings. Finished T23 at the Sanderson Farms a year ago on the strength of a second-round 64. He's overdue to pop unexpectedly onto a leaderboard.
Stewart Cink ($7,600)
Cink won his last time out, going 21-under at the Safeway, so by that metric, he's as hot as anyone in the field. We can envision the seven-time winner and major champion as a Ryder Cup captain some day, but his days as a strictly ceremonial player are a long way off if he keeps hitting 85 percent of his greens in regulation like he did at the Safeway.
Brandt Snedeker ($7,100)
Let's be frank — Sneds has stunk it up lately. Since the reboot, he's missed the cut in six of 10 appearances, with a best showing of T41. He's fallen to 79th in the World Golf Ranking from a peak of fourth. At 39, his best days are likely fading fast in the rearview. But we refuse to believe that that pure putter of his won't put him back in contention one of these weeks, and a low-profile, low-pressure event like the Sanderson Farms is a likely location.
Davis Riley ($6,700)
Riley plies his trade on the Korn Ferry Tour, where he's a two-time winner this season, and he's in the field this week on a sponsor's exemption. He's a native of Mississippi, so the combination of stellar recent form and home cooking could yield a good finish.