The Sanderson Farms Championship is set for Sept. 30-Oct. 3 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:
Will Zalatoris ($10,800)
The reigning PGA Tour Rookie of the Year launched his first full-fledged season of Tour membership with a T11 at the Fortinet, continuing a remarkable run of play that has seen him post 15 top-25 finishes in the last year, including eight top 10s, three of them at majors. Zalatoris does everything phenomenally well (9th in SG: Tee-to-Green, 7th in SG: Approach the Green in 2021-22) with the exception of putting (122nd in SG: Putting). Once the putts start dropping with a little more frequency, the sky's the limit. The Sanderson Farms typically produces first-time Tour winners; Zalatoris is still looking for that first win.
Sergio Garcia ($10,500)
After spending the Ryder Cup weekend forming an unbeatable partnership with Jon Rahm (3-0) and sharing the Nicklaus-Jacklin Award for sportsmanship with Dustin Johnson, Sergio heads South to defend his Sanderson Farms crown. It once appeared that Garcia's 2017 Masters title signaled his transition into disinterest and semi-retirement, but there's life in the aging Spaniard yet, as indicated by his feisty performance at Whistling Straits. Last year, Garcia shot four rounds of 68 or better to fend off a hard-charging Peter Malnati by a stroke for his 11th PGA Tour title.
Zach Johnson ($7,500)
ZJ was one of Steve Stricker's vice captains at the Ryder Cup, and we expect the positive vibes engendered by the American's curb-stomping of the Euros to extend to Johnson's return to action. The 45-year-old Johnson's game has deteriorated somewhat, but the guy can still roll the rock (5th in SG: Putting in 2020-21), which is a great equalizer and gives him a puncher's chance every time out.
Scott Stallings ($7,700)
Going low is the name of the game at the CC of Jackson, and Stallings has gone pretty low here in the past, making four straight cuts and finishing T6 here last year at 14-under. He opened the 2021-22 season with a solid T6 at the Fortinet, finishing 13-under and ranking 6th in the field in SG: Putting.
Brandt Snedeker ($7,200)
Last season was a struggle for Sneds, but there were some highlights — seven top-25 finishes, including a T17 at the Sanderson. The sleepy Southern vibes in Jackson provide a low-pressure setting as Snedeker attempts to reignite his career at age 40. And don't forget — the guy is still deadly with the putter.
Andy Ogletree ($6,200)
The Mississippi native and 2019 U.S. Amateur champion returned from a lengthy rehab following hip surgery to post a win on the GPro Tour (a circuit for aspiring pros). He was the low amateur at the 2020 Masters (T34). He could provide a feel-good story for the locals this week.