Sanderson Farms Championship R4

Sam Burns wins second PGA title

Sanderson Farms 2021 R4
September 30 – October 03
Country Club of Jackson, Jackson, Mississippi
$7,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

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Sam Burns closed with a 67 to reach 22-under and win at the Sanderson Farms Championship on Sunday. This second PGA Tour title follows his win at the Valspar Championship in the spring


Sanderson Farms 2021 R4

“It hasn’t really set in yet. Still looking out there at the golf course like kind of trying to figure out what happened. Yeah, just very honored to win here, being so close to home it’s only two and a half hours from where I live now and having friend and family here it’s really cool and a special week and just really excited.”


Sanderson Farms 2021 R4

Burns shot three birdies and a bogey on the front nine to make the turn in 34 and took the lead with birdies at the 11th and 13th before making two more at the 14th and 15th. He found the greeside bunker at 18 and with a two shot lead took a safe bogey for the win.


Sanderson Farms 2021 R4

Nick Watney produced a bogey-free 65, his best finish in over three years, to take a share of second place at 21-under alongside Cameron Young (68).

“I’m working on a lot of things,” said Watney. “I’m back with Butch [Harmon], I love him, and so I’m working on my swing with him. I’m working on my mental game just trying to be really, really honest and authentic with myself.”


Sanderson Farms 2021 R4

Sweden’s Henrik Norlander joins the all-American top-7 in a share of fourth place at 20-under after a bogey-free 64.

“I’m pretty pleased,” said Norlander. “I told myself, try to get to 20-under. I felt like I played really well yesterday and just sort of stalled out in the middle of the back nine. And I made two really bad bogeys on 15 and 16. And I don’t know, I just felt like I’ve been playing really good all week and I made some really good putts today and hit a lot of great iron shots and hit a great putt on the last just went the other way.

“I just had five weeks off and I set a plan, I’m just sort of tired of not really getting all out of my game. I feel like I’m playing pretty well all last year and I ended up finishing 93rd on the FedExCup. So I just put a plan together and really executed at home the last two weeks, a lot of wedges, a lot of putting a lot of short game, areas where I’ve been struggling, and wasn’t expecting to get results right away, but I hit better wedges than I ever have this week, so it’s nice to get sort of some receipt on a good work. So I’m really excited going forward this fall.”


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Sanderson Farms 2021 R4

Hayden Buckley (66) and Trey Mullinax, both bogey-free, as well as Andrew Landry (66) join Norlander in fourth place.

Californian PGA Tour rookie Sahith Theegala who held the 54-hole lead shot three birdies to make the turn in 33 but three bogeys over the next four holes put paid to his chances at the title. He made another birdie at the 14th and parred the final four holes to close with a 71 and finished T8 at 19-under.

“It was a fantastic week,” said Theegala. “I played some really good golf and just a little unfortunate how that sort of that back nine is, but it’s my first one and first time really being in that position, so I’m obviously going to learn a lot and just take so many positives away and even the last few holes there I was proud of myself how I held it in there making a couple pars after I was already kind of out of contention, but overall fantastic week and just want to thank Steve Jent tournament director, he’s putting on a great event and just glad I could come back.


Sanderson Farms 2021 R4

As a result of his finish he won’t have to play in the Monday qualifier for the Shriners Children’s Open in Las Vegas next week.

“Monday qualifiers are never fun, I’ve been down that road, so I’m glad I won’t have to do that next week. It will be nice being close to home too, I can kind of reset a little bit, maybe even go home if necessary. But, yeah, it’s going to be great, I’m probably going to take tomorrow off and kind of reset and I’m excited to get back at it, this makes me hungrier and hungrier.

“I think I’m going to talk with my coach and just look at some stuff, not get too in depth on it because I’m pretty, I think I know what I need to work on and what I need to do moving forward. But again I did so much good stuff this week and just try and build off the really good stuff and keep learning. A lot of it was mental today, it wasn’t even my game at all. So knowing that it’s pretty cool, but, yeah, it will be nice to have a day to kind of reflect over the week because it happened so quick.”

Sanderson Farms 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Sam Burns
-22
68
66
65
67
266
T2
Nick Watney
-21
65
66
71
65
267
T2
Cameron Young
-21
67
65
67
68
267
T4
Henrik Norlander
-20
68
66
70
64
268
T4
Hayden Buckley
-20
67
65
70
66
268
T4
Andrew Landry
-20
68
68
66
66
268
T4
Trey Mullinax
-20
70
66
64
68
268
T8
Si Woo Kim
-19
66
71
66
66
269
T8
Seth Reeves
-19
71
66
63
69
269
T8
Sahith Theegala
-19
64
67
67
71
269
T11
Harold Varner III
-18
65
71
67
67
270
T11
C.T. Pan
-18
68
67
67
68
270
T11
Cameron Tringale
-18
71
66
62
71
270
T14
Tyler Duncan
-17
68
68
69
66
271
T14
Will Zalatoris
-17
70
61
72
68
271
T14
Roger Sloan
-17
66
67
68
70
271
T17
Corey Conners
-16
67
69
66
70
272
T17
Grant Hirschman
-16
70
67
66
69
272
T17
Nate Lashley
-16
70
66
68
68
272
T17
Luke List
-16
69
70
68
65
272
T17
Denny McCarthy
-16
69
65
65
73
272
T17
William McGirt
-16
69
68
68
67
272
T17
Taylor Moore
-16
67
71
66
68
272
T17
Brendan Steele
-16
69
70
66
67
272
T17
Matthew Wolff
-16
68
71
65
68
272
T26
Nick Hardy
-15
70
66
66
71
273
T26
Stephan Jaeger
-15
68
66
69
70
273
T26
Aaron Wise
-15
68
66
67
72
273
T29
Russell Knox
-14
71
66
66
71
274
T29
Adam Long
-14
70
69
68
67
274
T31
Sungjae Im
-13
67
69
70
69
275
T31
Mito Pereira
-13
71
67
70
67
275
T31
Alex Smalley
-13
76
63
67
69
275
T31
Kevin Streelman
-13
68
68
68
71
275
T35
Mackenzie Hughes
-12
72
66
68
70
276
T35
Chris Kirk
-12
70
68
69
69
276
T35
Kyle Reifers
-12
69
68
71
68
276
T35
Davis Thompson
-12
70
69
70
67
276
T39
Paul Barjon
-11
70
66
69
72
277
T39
Dylan Frittelli
-11
69
67
69
72
277
T39
Emiliano Grillo
-11
70
69
66
72
277
T39
Charley Hoffman
-11
69
68
69
71
277
T39
Ryan Moore
-11
71
67
69
70
277
T39
Taylor Pendrith
-11
71
66
71
69
277
T45
Chesson Hadley
-10
69
69
67
73
278
T45
Adam Hadwin
-10
67
71
70
70
278
T45
Lee Hodges
-10
72
67
68
71
278
T45
Kurt Kitayama
-10
66
68
74
70
278
T45
Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra (a)
-10
69
68
74
67
278
T45
Jimmy Walker
-10
70
66
70
72
278
T51
Joel Dahmen
-9
68
70
68
73
279
T51
Peter Malnati
-9
70
67
72
70
279
T51
Andy Ogletree
-9
67
68
77
67
279
T51
Sam Ryder
-9
70
67
74
68
279
T51
Michael Thompson
-9
70
68
71
70
279
T56
Brice Garnett
-8
72
67
71
70
280
T56
Doc Redman
-8
69
70
70
71
280
T58
Joseph Bramlett
-7
70
67
74
70
281
T58
Doug Ghim
-7
68
70
71
72
281
T58
Lucas Glover
-7
67
71
71
72
281
T58
Brandon Hagy
-7
71
66
71
73
281
T58
Andrew Novak
-7
72
67
71
71
281
T63
John Huh
-6
71
67
73
71
282
T63
Chad Ramey
-6
70
69
72
71
282
T65
Sung Kang
-5
68
71
72
72
283
T65
Vincent Whaley
-5
68
71
73
71
283
67
Austin Cook
-4
68
70
73
73
284
68
J.J. Spaun
-1
69
69
78
71
287
The Following Players Failed To Make The Cut ( -5 )
CUT
Sergio Garcia
-4
70
70
140
CUT
Lanto Griffin
-4
68
72
140
CUT
Scott Gutschewski
-4
72
68
140
CUT
Ben Kohles
-4
70
70
140
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
-4
69
71
140
CUT
Martin Laird
-4
69
71
140
CUT
Max McGreevy
-4
72
68
140
CUT
Davis Riley
-4
71
69
140
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
-4
71
69
140
CUT
Adam Schenk
-4
72
68
140
CUT
Matthias Schwab
-4
71
69
140
CUT
Brian Stuard
-4
70
70
140
CUT
Hudson Swafford
-4
71
69
140
CUT
Gary Woodland
-4
67
73
140
CUT
Brandon Wu
-4
69
71
140
CUT
Dylan Wu
-4
70
70
140
CUT
Dawie van der Walt
-4
71
69
140
CUT
Keegan Bradley
-3
72
69
141
CUT
Joshua Creel
-3
74
67
141
CUT
Quade Cummins
-3
70
71
141
CUT
Bill Haas
-3
72
69
141
CUT
Tyler McCumber
-3
71
70
141
CUT
J.T. Poston
-3
69
72
141
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
-3
69
72
141
CUT
Curtis Thompson
-3
72
69
141
CUT
Jared Wolfe
-3
73
68
141
CUT
Kramer Hickok
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Tom Hoge
-2
73
69
142
CUT
K.H. Lee
-2
72
70
142
CUT
Carlos Ortiz
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Seamus Power
-2
72
70
142
CUT
Brandt Snedeker
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Brendon Todd
-2
72
70
142
CUT
Ryan Armour
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Kevin Chappell
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Lucas Herbert
-1
69
74
143
CUT
Zach Johnson
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Sebastián Muñoz
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Chez Reavie
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Scott Stallings
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Adam Svensson
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
E
71
73
144
CUT
Wyndham Clark
E
71
73
144
CUT
Brian Gay
E
71
73
144
CUT
David Lipsky
E
71
73
144
CUT
Keith Mitchell
E
73
71
144
CUT
Seung-Yul Noh
E
72
72
144
CUT
Aaron Rai
E
73
71
144
CUT
Sepp Straka
E
73
71
144
CUT
Nick Taylor
E
74
70
144
CUT
Camilo Villegas
E
71
73
144
CUT
John Augenstein
+1
71
74
145
CUT
Michael Gligic
+1
73
72
145
CUT
Patton Kizzire
+1
67
78
145
CUT
Robert Streb
+1
71
74
145
CUT
Bo Van Pelt
+1
72
73
145
CUT
Cam Davis
+2
72
74
146
CUT
Scott Piercy
+2
75
71
146
CUT
Greg Sonnier
+2
74
72
146
CUT
Callum Tarren
+2
71
75
146
CUT
Martin Trainer
+2
71
75
146
CUT
Cohen Trolio (a)
+2
71
75
146
CUT
Kevin Tway
+2
74
72
146
CUT
Matt Wallace
+2
72
74
146
CUT
Jonas Blixt
+3
75
72
147
CUT
Brett Drewitt
+3
75
72
147
CUT
Cody Gribble
+3
75
72
147
CUT
Greyson Sigg
+3
77
70
147
CUT
Matthew NeSmith
+4
74
74
148
CUT
Andrew Putnam
+4
75
73
148
CUT
David Skinns
+4
76
72
148
CUT
Kelly Kraft
+6
76
74
150
CUT
Sam Saunders
+9
76
77
153
CUT
Richy Werenski
+10
80
74
154
CUT
Kevin Stadler
+17
83
78
161
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