Sanderson Farms Championship – Fantasy Golfanac

Course Details

Country Club of Jackson in Jackson, Mississippi
7,421 yards – Par 72 – Bermuda Greens
Course Architect: Dick Wilson (1962) ; Resign by John Fought (2008)

Stimp: 12 to 12.5 feet .. Faster than Average Green Speeds
Strength of Field Rating: ~35 OWGR … Weak Field Strength
Fairways Hit (Field Average): ~56% … Harder-than-Average Fairways to Hit
Greens in Regulation (Field Average): ~71% … Easy Greens to Hit
Driving Distance (Field Average): ~277 yards … Less-than-Driver Course

Tournament Angles

#1 Long Courses
#2 Bermuda Greens
#3 Par 72 Courses
#4 Easy Courses
#5 Weak Field Events
#6 Less-than-Driver Course

Previous Winners

2016: Peter Malnati -18 over William McGirt and David Toms -17
2015: Nick Taylor -16 over Jason Bohn, Boo Weekley -14

54-Hole Leaders

2016: Patton Kizzire, David Toms -14
2015: John Rollins -14

36-Hole Leaders

2016: Roberto Castro -15
2015: John Rollins, David Toms -10

Important Interview Quotes

Q. All things considered, the weather conditions and everything else, you’ve had a good time, you enjoyed the Sanderson Farms?
Yeah, I really like this golf course. Being wet wasn’t the greatest thing in the world for me. Patton was hitting it 30 and 40 yards by me all the time. I look forward to coming back next year when it’s a little bit firmer and having another good week. -2015

Q. And you said they’re good speed. What does that mean?
Well, they’re not fast enough that you’re going to have to worry too much about your speed. Sometimes we get firm and fast greens, and you know, they become troublesome, you know, where you leave it. But the greens are — and the greens don’t have a ton of slope from one way or the other. So if you get it inside 20 feet, you feel like you’re going to have a chance to make it and be aggressive with it. That’s what I mean, if they’re not too fast, you can be aggressive. -2015

Q. Finished T-2nd here last year. This is the first year we played Country Club of Jackson. What was it about the course that fit your eye and that you liked?
It’s kind of tree lined. It’s kind of traditional. You look at all the other golf courses that’s before they started Tiger-proofing it and making it silly golf instead of actually golf. It’s a golf course that you can actually go out and tee it up, and you don’t have to hit driver on every hole. You can actually work the ball a little bit around the golf course and makes it fun to play it. -2015

Q. You’ve played a lot of golf in this part of the country. Do you like this place?
Yeah, I do. I played here as a junior golfer. I played here as a college golfer. I haven’t obviously played this redo of the golf course. I was anxious to get here and see what it was all about, and I think there’s some nice changes, and obviously the Bermuda greens add something to the golf course where you have to really pick your spots. It’s been good so far for me. -2014

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