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Golf Glance: Munoz defends maiden PGA Tour title

Field Level Media
30 Sep 2020, 05:40 GMT+10

Field Level Media's Golf Glance provides weekly news and storylines from each of the major North American golf tours.

PGA TOUR

LAST TOURNAMENT: Corales Puntacana Resort Club Championship (Hudson Swafford)

THIS WEEK: Sanderson Farms Championship, Oct. 1-4

Country Club of Jackson, Jackson, Miss. (Par 72, 7,461 yards)

Purse: $6.6 million (Winner: $1.188,000)

Defending Champion: Sebastian Munoz

FedEx Cup leader: Bryson DeChambeau

TV: Thursday-Sunday, 4-7 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)

NOTES: Scottie Scheffler is in the field for the first time since being withdrawn from the U.S. Open due to a positive COVID-19 test. ... Other players highlighting the field include Zach Johnson, Henrik Stenson and Sergio Garcia. Stenson missed the cut in his only previous event start in 2010 at the Annandale Golf Club, while Garcia is seeking his first Tour victory since the 2017 Masters. ... Munoz captured his first PGA Tour victory last year in a playoff over Sungjae Im and seeks to become the first repeat champion of the event. ... Stenson (2013) is one of three former FedEx Cup champions in the field along with Bill Haas (2011) and Brandt Snedeker (2012). ... Will Zalatoris leads the Korn Ferry Tour points list and needs 103 FedEx Cup points to earn Special Temporary Membership for the remainder of the season. ... The CC of Jackson plays host to the event for the seventh time. The last six winners of the Sanderson Farms Championship have been first-time winners on Tour. ... Isaiah Jackson is in the field as the reigning Mississippi Amateur champion. ... Stewart Cink is competing for the first time since winning the Safeway Open three weeks ago.

BEST BETS: Scheffler (1100 at DraftKings) posted the second-lowest score in the field in his most recent start at the Tour Championship to go along with T4 finishes at the PGA Championship and The Northern Trust. ... Im (1300) is the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 24. He finished runner-up last year and the 2018-19 Rookie of the Year is coming off a T22 at the U.S. Open. ... Zalatoris (2100) is coming off consecutive top-10 finishes at the U.S. Open and at Corales, and has 13 consecutive top-20 finishes across the KFT and PGA Tour. ... Johnson (2500) is coming off a T8 at the U.S. Open and finished T14 in Jackson last year. ... Munoz (2800) has extensive experience at the CC of Jackson, where he has shot par or better in 10 of 12 rounds. ... Ben An (3500) finished solo third last year and has four other top-10 finishes since. ... Swafford (10000) offers long odds despite being the only player to post four rounds in the 60s last week.

NEXT WEEK: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

LPGA Tour

LAST TOURNAMENT: Cambia Portland Classic (Georgia Hall)

THIS WEEK: ShopRite LPGA Classic, Oct. 1-4

Bay Course at Seaview, Galloway, N.J. (Par 71, 6,190 yards)

Purse: $1.3 million

Defending Champion: Lexi Thompson

Race to the CME Globe leader: Danielle Kang

TV: Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)

NOTES: The event was held from 1986-2006 and returned to the schedule in 2010. ... As part of the LPGA Tour's revamped schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event was expanded from 54 to 72 holes featuring a 120-player field. ... No. 2 Nelly Korda, No. 4 Brooke Henderson and No. 10 Thompson highlight the field. Also in the field are Sophia Popov and Mirim Lee, the winners of the first two majors of 2020. ... Next week's KPMG Women's Championship will be held a short drive away at the Aronimink Golf Club outside of Philadelphia.

NEXT WEEK: KPMG Women's PGA Championship

Champions Tour

LAST TOURNAMENT: PURE Insurance Championship (Jim Furyk)

THIS WEEK: OFF.

NEXT TOURNAMENT: SAS Championship, Cary, N.C., Oct. 9-11

--Field Level Media

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