Power Rankings: See who leads the way at the Sanderson Farms Championship

Power Rankings: Top Contenders at the Sanderson Farms Championship

As the PGA TOUR returns to action with the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Mississippi, golf fans are eager to see who will lead the pack in this event. The Country Club of Jackson will host the tournament for the 10th consecutive year, providing an exciting backdrop for the competition.

Here are the top contenders according to the Power Rankings:

  1. Eric Cole (USA): The clubhouse leader for Rookie of the Year has been in impressive form, cashing in 11 straight starts over the past four months. Cole's performance at Silverado, where he led the field in SG: Tee-to-Green, catapulted him into the spotlight.

  2. Emiliano Grillo (ARG): Grillo advanced to the TOUR Championship and is making his fifth consecutive appearance at CC of Jackson. With a personal-best T5 finish last year and a strong scoring average, he's a formidable contender.

  3. Ludvig Åberg (SWE): Åberg, coming off a Ryder Cup debut, has shown his versatility. He triumphed at the Omega European Masters and could be a strong contender here.

  4. Beau Hossler (USA): At 28 years old, Hossler is entering his prime and has had a strong season. He's recorded three top 20s and two top 30s in his last six starts, including a T10 at this event in 2017.

  5. Nick Hardy (USA): Hardy, a steady performer since his victory at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in April, has a strong track record at CC of Jackson. With a T5 finish in 2022 and solid scoring, he's a contender to watch.

  6. S.H. Kim (KOR): The PGA TOUR rookie put up a solid performance at Silverado, finishing second. He also had a T13 finish at Sanderson Farms last year and excels in putting from 4-8 feet.

  7. Adam Svensson (CAN): Svensson has shown consistency with a T7 at the Wyndham Championship and a T15 at the BMW Championship. His balanced game makes him a threat.

  8. Stephan Jaeger (GER): With 14 consecutive cuts made and strong stats in greens hit and scoring, Jaeger is a steady performer who can contend.

  9. Mark Hubbard (USA): Hubbard returns to avenge his T5 finish at this event last year. His reliable ball-striking sets him up for another strong performance.

  10. Tom Hoge (USA): Hoge recorded a T14 at the BMW PGA Championship and has shown improved form recently. With his third top 20 in two months, he's a player to watch.

  11. Dylan Wu (USA): Wu has been consistently in the mix with multiple top-40 finishes and strong showings on leaderboards. His recent T5 and T14 results indicate his potential.

  12. Nicholas Lindheim (USA): Lindheim has had an impressive comeback year following back injuries, boasting a perfect record in nine starts. His experience at CC of Jackson adds to his appeal.

  13. Keith Mitchell (USA): Mitchell combines distance and accuracy off the tee, making him a dangerous competitor. Despite not having a payday in his previous appearances, his recent form suggests he could contend.

  14. Peter Malnati (USA): Malnati has been a consistent performer at CC of Jackson, with a solo second in 2020 and a strong start in the FedExCup Fall. His putting skills make him a contender.

  15. Kevin Streelman (USA): Streelman, though less frequent in landing punches, feels comfortable in this event, having secured a T4 in 2019 and consistently performing well.

With this strong field of contenders, the Sanderson Farms Championship promises to be an exciting tournament to kick off the PGA TOUR season. The Country Club of Jackson's unique challenges and favorable scoring conditions will create a compelling competition for golf fans to enjoy.