Burns looking to defend Sanderson Farms title

Sanderson Farms Championship

Site: Jackson, Mississippi.

Course: Country Club of Jackson. Yardage: 7,461. Par: 72.

Prize money: $7.9 million. Winner's share: $1,422,000.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 3:30-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 4-7 p.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Sam Burns.

FedEx Cup leader: Max Homa.

Last tournament: Max Homa won the Fortinet Championship.

Notes: Sam Burns won the first of his three PGA Tour titles last year at the Sanderson Farms. ... Two PGA Tour rookies were in contention last year, Cameron Young and Sahith Theegala. Young went on to five runner-up finishes and is likely to be named rookie of the year. Theegala had two more chances to win and reached the Tour Championship. ... Theegala is in the field. Young is taking the week off after making his Presidents Cup debut. ... Harris English and Keegan Bradley are in the field, giving the tournament three of the top 50 in the world ranking. ... Burns and Christiaan Bezuidenhout are the only two players who competed in the Presidents Cup last week. ... Davis Riley grew up in Mississippi and is one of the bigger attractions. He was a candidate for PGA Tour rookie of the year but narrowly missed out on the Tour Championship.

Next week: Shriners Children's Open.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com/

Updated September 28, 2022