September 30, Beijing time, for a long time, the Sanderson Farm Championship has been a loyal coordinator of the PGA Tour and has been placed in multiple positions on the schedule. But ironically, when the schedule of the PGA Tour has undergone significant adjustments due to the new crown epidemic, the game held by the Jackson Country Club has not been affected.
In fact, this is the second year in a row that the Sanderson Farm Championship has an independent week. Therefore, in addition to many benefits, the champion can also earn 500 FedEx Cup points and qualify for the 2021 Masters.
As of noon on Monday, 64 of the 144 contestants have not won the PGA Tour. Don’t be surprised if one of them wins. Counting from Nick Taylor in November 2014, the Sanderson Farm Championship has produced 6 consecutive first-time winners, becoming the longest-lasting new champion blessed ground. The Barracuda Championship ranked second, making 5 consecutive.
Before his coronation last year, Sebastian Munoz was in very good condition, and recently his condition has also been quite stable. At the end of the 2019-20 season, he participated in the Shanghai Tour Championship for the first time. In fact, at the end of the best season of his career, his record in the playoffs was T18-T8-T7, and it seems that he has a good chance of defending.
Except for the large-scale irrigation and drainage improvement project-the most obvious around the green-Jackson Country Club is basically similar to the participants' memory. The official distance of the course is 7,461 yards, which is 1 yard farther than last year, mainly because of the additional step of the par-five hole on the third hole. The distance is now 591 yards.
The par-72 field had an average of 70.896 last year. This is the second easiest year since the debut in 2014, but it should be pointed out that in every competition, the average stroke is below par.
This week, it seems impossible to set a record low, because the green of the champion Bermuda grass can reach 13 and a half feet, which is 1 foot faster than usual, which can be said to be unusually fast. The weather forecast shows that the whole week is fine, dry and good weather. It may be windy on Friday, but the daily maximum temperature during the day can reach at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
The challenge of par five is not common in a par 72 course, but this is the case at Jackson Country Club. Each season, their difficulty values have entered the top 20 on the PGA Tour, two of which have entered the top ten, including the eighth in 2019, with an average of 4.74 strokes. A total of 36 games were played in the 2019-20 season. In 132 par-five holes, the Jackson Country Club entered the top 50 with 3 difficulty values.
Last year, Sebastian Mullos tied for fifth in par-five scoring, with an average of 4.44, 10 birdies, 5 pars and 1 bogey. Overall, his performance is quite solid. In the process of hitting 270 and 18 under par, he ranked fourth in total driving distance, tied for ninth in par on the green, and then ranked 13th in scoring from the tee to the green. The score is fifth. He defeated Ren Chengjae in the playoff.