The Presidents Cup goes to the United States, and now the PGA Tour resumes its stroke play schedule with the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship. The 7,461-yard par 72 layout at The Country Club of Jackson in Mississippi will produce low scores again with each of the last seven winners posting a score of 270 or better (at least 18 under par).
Sanderson Farms Championship Dark Horse Picks 2022
Beyond the leading favorites and top-ranked golfers with the shortest odds to win, there are plenty of other players and dark horses who offer some value as capable contenders.
With longshots in mind, here are three dark horses with greater than 35/1 odds that could make a run at the leaderboard and come away with a high finish or victory on Sunday. Check out the Sanderson Farms Championship odds and prop bets on FanDuel Sportsbook.
1. Seamus Power (+3700)
Seamus Power ranks top-5 in this field during his last 36 rounds in Strokes Gained: Total with Short Game and Around the Green strength. He missed the cut here last year but does have a pair of top-20 finishes in the event. The 35-year-old Irishman possesses one of the better short wedge games in this field on approach shots from 100-125 yards, which will help him make more birdies where low scores are prevalent.
2. Trey Mullinax (+4100)
Mullinax leads this field in Strokes Gained: Total over his last 24 rounds with strength in Ball Striking and especially Tee-to-Green play during the FedEx Cup Playoffs, when he finished 5th and 12th in two events. He also ranks top-10 in this field in Birdies or Better Gained. With a T-4 finish in this event last year, the big-hitting 30-year-old Alabama golfer could find his groove again with the larger, receptive and true Bermuda greens allowing his less-than-accurate tee shots to be less penal on approach shots.
3. Mark Hubbard (+9000)
Hubbard has some success on comp courses to The Country Club of Jackson, and the 33-year-old has the best combined approach play in this field over his last 36 rounds from 100-125 and 150-175 yards. Hubbard finished T-21 in the recent PGA Tour event (Fortinet) after a poor final round, and that's a similar comp course with narrower fairways. His putting was much better as well, and his Tee-to-Green stats and game are also much better since July.