Steve Palmer’s Sanderson Farms Championship Third Round Preview, Best Bets | Sports News

Vaughn Ridley

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Sepp Straka hides dangerously one stroke off the pace

Vaughn Ridley

where to watch

Sky Sports Main Event and Golf, 9 p.m. Saturday

Best bets

Mackenzie Hughes will win the twoball at 8:10 p.m.
2pts 11-8 bet365

Sepp Straka will win the twoball at 8 p.m.
2 points 20-21 BoyleSports

Brandon Wu will win the 7:20 p.m. twoball
2pts 5-6 BoyleSports

Taylor Montgomery will win 5 p.m. by two bullets
2pts 4-5 bet365

History so far

Sam Burns was the heavy favorite for the Sanderson Farms championship heading into the event, but the Louisiana man can be backed at 20-1 heading into the weekend at the Country Club in Jackson, Mississippi.

Burns, the defending champion, is five under par in two rounds, five shots off the lead with 36 holes to play. Thomas Detry and Mackenzie Hughes are the co-leaders at Dimes.

Detry has been a regular competitor on the DP World Tour, but the 29-year-old Belgian remains a young girl. A strong performance at the Korn Ferry Tour Finals earned him a PGA Tour card for this season.

Detry is the 5-1 favorite, having been available at 45-1 ante-post, while Hughes went from 110-1 to 15-2. Sepp Straka, who made his PGA Tour breakthrough at the Honda Classic in February, is a shot behind.

-10 Thomas Detry, Mackenzie Hughes
-9 Sepp Straka
-8 Mark Hubbard, Garrick Higgo, Scott Stalling
-7 Davis Riley, Nick Hardy, Stephan Jaeger

Best prices
5 T Detry, 15-2 S Straka, M Hughes, 9 S Stallings, 12 D Riley, 16 M Hubbard, 20 S Burns, 22 G Higgo, N Hardy, 30 S Jaeger, 33 E Grillo, 35 D Burmester, 45 bar

Preview of day three

Thomas Detry has finished second on the DP World Tour five times, so it seems unlikely that there will be a mad rush of bettors to take the 5-1 best price on him by converting that share of a PGA Tour lead. .

Detry got off to a great start at Jackson’s Country Club, but he could easily be overwhelmed over the weekend by more seasoned PGA Tour campaigners.

Mackenzie Hughes, who closed with two birdies for a Friday 63, is more attractive at a higher price. Hughes certainly isn’t the most stylish golfer in the world, but he can get results through a mustard short game, and he bravely won a five-man knockout for the 2016 RSM Classic.

There’s no desire for outright additional investment, however, with pre-tournament recommendations Scott Stallings (28-1) and Davis Riley (33-1) both well positioned to create a winning opportunity for sunday.

Stallings swung confidently heading home in the second round, finding his final six greens in regulation time, covering them in two under par to displace two shots from the lead. The three-time PGA Tour champion, who lives in neighboring Tennessee, finished second in the FedEx Cup playoffs in August and looks extremely dangerous in this low-level shootout.

Riley touted Sanderson Farms as his “fifth major,” so hopefully the Mississippi man can stay calm over the weekend and get into the thick of it three strokes behind. The second round was a disappointment – ​​he was just one under par on the four par five and he put three putts from 20 feet on his penultimate hole – but it’s a class act in position to strongly threaten a first PGA Tour title in his home state.

The 9-1 Stallings, 12-1 Riley and 22-1 Nick Hardy are the most attractive odds on offer at this point. Round three two-ball bettors are headed to Hughes, Sepp Straka, Brandon Wu and Taylor Montgomery.

Hughes, a seasoned PGA Tour campaigner, should be more comfortable in the final couple and looks a worthy underdog. The same can be said for Straka, who faces Tour youngster Mark Hubbard in the penultimate game, while Wu and Montgomery are players full of potential.

It’s a lot less straightforward to be excited about the future of their Jackson Saturday opponent – Trevor Cone and Michael Gligic. Wu and Montgomery look much more likely to produce a sizzle on Saturday.

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