Sanderson Farms Championship R1

PGA Tour rookie Sahith Theegala takes opening lead

Sanderson Farms 2021 R1
September 30 – October 03
Country Club of Jackson, Jackson, Mississippi
$7,000,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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PGA Tour rookie Sahith Theegala, who only a few weeks ago was fighting for his Tour card at the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, finished his opening round at the Sanderson Farms Championship with a bogey-free 64 to take the lead in Mississippi.


Sanderson Farms 2021 R1

“Just drove it really well. I was really working it well. I got my slider back, I was hitting a pretty good cut, probably 25 to 30 yard cut out there and this course kind of allows it because the trees around the tee box aren’t that close to the tees, so I was just working my ball flight in there and just felt really comfortable all day. Being in the fairway helps so much.

“I got a new driver after I missed the first cut at Korn Ferry finals, went to Ping, did a little bit of work there and they set me up with a new driver. It’s a longer driver. I’m like, if I’m going to hit it off line, I might as well hit it a little bit further and funny enough I’m hitting it way straighter. So that helped a little bit, seeing something new. Still getting comfortable with the driver, only had it a month now. But yeah it’s been really nice to see some of the work paying off and being in more fairways.” 


Sanderson Farms 2021 R1

Nick Watney and Harold Varner III are tied for second place at 7-under with Roger Sloan, Si Woo Kim and a bogey-free Kurt Kitayama one shot further behind in fourth place.

Sanderson Farms 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Sahith Theegala *
-8
64
T2
Nick Watney *
-7
65
T2
Harold Varner III *
-7
65
T4
Si Woo Kim
-6
66
T4
Kurt Kitayama *
-6
66
T4
Roger Sloan *
-6
66
T7
Adam Hadwin *
-5
67
T7
Patton Kizzire
-5
67
T7
Sungjae Im *
-5
67
T7
Corey Conners *
-5
67
T7
Lucas Glover
-5
67
T7
Taylor Moore *
-5
67
T7
Andy Ogletree *
-5
67
T7
Gary Woodland
-5
67
T7
Hayden Buckley
-5
67
T7
Cameron Young *
-5
67
T17
Stephan Jaeger
-4
68
T17
Lanto Griffin
-4
68
T17
Sung Kang
-4
68
T17
Doug Ghim *
-4
68
T17
Aaron Wise
-4
68
T17
Austin Cook
-4
68
T17
Vincent Whaley
-4
68
T17
Sam Burns *
-4
68
T17
Kevin Streelman *
-4
68
T17
Joel Dahmen *
-4
68
T17
Matthew Wolff *
-4
68
T17
Tyler Duncan
-4
68
T17
Andrew Landry
-4
68
T17
C.T. Pan
-4
68
T17
Henrik Norlander *
-4
68
T32
Doc Redman
-3
69
T32
Luke List
-3
69
T32
J.T. Poston
-3
69
T32
Martin Laird *
-3
69
T32
Denny McCarthy
-3
69
T32
William McGirt
-3
69
T32
Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra (a)
-3
69
T32
Lucas Herbert *
-3
69
T32
Brendan Steele
-3
69
T32
Rory Sabbatini *
-3
69
T32
Anirban Lahiri
-3
69
T32
J.J. Spaun
-3
69
T32
Dylan Frittelli *
-3
69
T32
Brandt Snedeker
-3
69
T32
Chesson Hadley
-3
69
T32
Brandon Wu *
-3
69
T32
Kyle Reifers *
-3
69
T32
Charley Hoffman *
-3
69
T50
Sergio Garcia
-2
70
T50
Peter Malnati
-2
70
T50
Will Zalatoris
-2
70
T50
Chris Kirk *
-2
70
T50
Paul Barjon
-2
70
T50
Ben Kohles *
-2
70
T50
Nick Hardy *
-2
70
T50
Joseph Bramlett
-2
70
T50
Nate Lashley
-2
70
T50
Jimmy Walker *
-2
70
T50
Adam Long *
-2
70
T50
Quade Cummins *
-2
70
T50
Brian Stuard *
-2
70
T50
Grant Hirschman
-2
70
T50
Dylan Wu
-2
70
T50
Trey Mullinax
-2
70
T50
Chad Ramey *
-2
70
T50
Michael Thompson
-2
70
T50
Sam Ryder
-2
70
T50
Emiliano Grillo *
-2
70
T50
Davis Thompson *
-2
70
T71
John Huh *
-1
71
T71
Patrick Rodgers *
-1
71
T71
Chez Reavie
-1
71
T71
Robert Streb
-1
71
T71
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
-1
71
T71
Matthias Schwab
-1
71
T71
Wyndham Clark *
-1
71
T71
Carlos Ortiz *
-1
71
T71
Brandon Hagy
-1
71
T71
John Augenstein
-1
71
T71
Davis Riley *
-1
71
T71
Callum Tarren
-1
71
T71
Seth Reeves *
-1
71
T71
Camilo Villegas *
-1
71
T71
Scott Stallings
-1
71
T71
Kramer Hickok
-1
71
T71
Russell Knox
-1
71
T71
Brian Gay *
-1
71
T71
Martin Trainer
-1
71
T71
Hudson Swafford *
-1
71
T71
Kevin Chappell *
-1
71
T71
Mito Pereira
-1
71
T71
Dawie van der Walt *
-1
71
T71
Ryan Moore *
-1
71
T71
Cohen Trolio (a)
-1
71
T71
David Lipsky *
-1
71
T71
Taylor Pendrith *
-1
71
T71
Tyler McCumber *
-1
71
T71
Cameron Tringale *
-1
71
T71
Sebastián Muñoz
-1
71
T101
Ryan Armour
E
72
T101
Lee Hodges *
E
72
T101
Max McGreevy
E
72
T101
Bo Van Pelt
E
72
T101
Keegan Bradley *
E
72
T101
Andrew Novak
E
72
T101
Curtis Thompson *
E
72
T101
Scott Gutschewski
E
72
T101
Brice Garnett
E
72
T101
Matt Wallace *
E
72
T101
Adam Schenk
E
72
T101
Bill Haas *
E
72
T101
Seamus Power *
E
72
T101
K.H. Lee *
E
72
T101
Brendon Todd
E
72
T101
Cam Davis *
E
72
T101
Mackenzie Hughes *
E
72
T101
Seung-Yul Noh
E
72
T119
Keith Mitchell
+1
73
T119
Zach Johnson *
+1
73
T119
Tom Hoge *
+1
73
T119
Bronson Burgoon *
+1
73
T119
Aaron Rai *
+1
T119
Jared Wolfe
+1
73
T119
Michael Gligic *
+1
73
T119
Sepp Straka *
+1
73
T127
Greg Sonnier
+2
74
T127
Adam Svensson
+2
74
T127
Matthew NeSmith *
+2
74
T127
Kevin Tway *
+2
74
T127
Nick Taylor
+2
74
T127
Joshua Creel
+2
74
T133
Brett Drewitt *
+3
75
T133
Scott Piercy
+3
75
T133
Jonas Blixt
+3
75
T133
Andrew Putnam *
+3
75
T133
Cody Gribble
+3
75
T138
Alex Smalley
+4
76
T138
Kelly Kraft
+4
76
T138
Sam Saunders *
+4
76
T138
David Skinns
+4
76
142
Greyson Sigg
+5
77
143
Richy Werenski *
+8
80
144
Kevin Stadler *
+11
83
* Player started on the back nine
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