Chesson Hadley takes one shot lead

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October 6, 2023
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Chesson Hadley completed his opening round in the lead at the Sanderson Farms Championship with a bogey-free 8-under 64 marking his 12th straight par-or-better opening round in individual stroke-play events on the PGA Tour.

"I feel like when you shoot one of these rounds, it seems kind of everything is working for you," said the American.

"I put the ball in the fairway quite a bit, which was nice, and that's something you have to do out here with this Bermuda rough and the greens as fast as they are, and when I did put myself in the fairway, I gave myself quite a few opportunities, some very reasonable opportunities to make birdie.

"I played the par-5s great today, putted it well. I mean, I really did, I felt like I was kind of clicking on all cylinders today.

"The kind of key now is to just go rest and let's try and follow it up with another one tomorrow. Let's not feel like we have a letdown day, shoot even par or something like that. Sometimes it's hard to follow up a good round with another good one. Hopefully I'm up to the task. I feel good."

He sits No. 122 in the FedExCup standings as he attempts to finish inside the Top 125 for the fifth time in the last six seasons.

Sweden's Henrik Norlander  equalled his best score of the season, a 65, for a share of second place alongside American Brandon Wu. Both went bogey-free.

Seven players are tied in fourth place at 6-under including Scotland's Russell Knox.

Ludvig Åberg, a member of the winning European Ryder Cup team last week in Italy, carded an opening-round 67 and sits T11.

Defending champion Mackenzie Hughes (T65) opened with a 70 in a bid to join Max Homa (Fortinet Championship), Rory McIlroy (THE CJ CUP) and Scottie Scheffler (WM Phoenix Open) as players to successfully defend a title this season.

The 2023 Sanderson Farms Championship is the second of seven events in the FedExCup Fall, a group of tournaments after the Tour Championship to help finalize eligibility for the 2024 PGA Tour season; as part of the return to a calendar-based schedule in 2024, all seven events will be played twice as part of the 2022-23 season.

Nos. 1-50 in the FedExCup standings through the Tour Championship are locked in their positions while Nos. 51 and beyond carry their FedExCup points into the Fall. Nos. 51-60 through the FedExCup Fall will qualify for two Signature Events in 2024: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and The Genesis Invitational.

Pos.PlayerTo ParR1
1Chesson Hadley-864
T2Henrik Norlander-765
T2Brandon Wu-765
T4Matt NeSmith-666
T4Christiaan Bezuidenhout-666
T4Russell Knox-666
T4Luke List-666
T4Akshay Bhatia-666
T4Peter Malnati-666
T4Carl Yuan-666
T11Davis Thompson-567
T11Zecheng Dou-567
T11Lanto Griffin-567
T11Kevin Kisner-567
T11Cameron Champ-567
T11Wesley Bryan-567
T11Ben Griffin-567
T11Nicholas Lindheim-567
T11Jimmy Walker-567
T11Hank Lebioda-567
T11Sam Ryder-567
T11Harrison Endycott-567
T11Erik van Rooyen-567
T11Adam Svensson-567
T11Ludvig Åberg-567
T11Doc Redman-567
T27Doug Ghim-468
T27Troy Merritt-468
T27Nick Hardy-468
T27Trey Mullinax-468
T27Martin Laird-468
T27Scott Stallings-468
T27Vince Whaley-468
T27Brett White-468
T27C.T. Pan-468
T27Charley Hoffman-468
T27Dylan Wu-468
T27Brandt Snedeker-468
T27Beau Hossler-468
T27Cody Gribble-468
T27Austin Cook-468
T27Peter Kuest-468
T43Kelly Kraft-369
T43Tyler Duncan-369
T43Harry Higgs-369
T43Greg Chalmers-369
T43Ben Taylor-369
T43Mark Hubbard-369
T43Adam Long-369
T43Ted Potter, Jr.-369
T43Chris Stroud-369
T43Ryan Armour-369
T43Brice Garnett-369
T43Joel Dahmen-369
T43Jim Herman-369
T43Lee Hodges-369
T43Alex Noren-369
T43Ryan Palmer-369
T43Ryan Moore-369
T43Tyson Alexander-369
T43Sean O'Hair-369
T43Kevin Yu-369
T43Sam Bennett-369
T43Augusto Núñez-369
T65Kevin Tway-270
T65William McGirt-270
T65Carson Young-270
T65Kramer Hickok-270
T65Nate Lashley-270
T65Cameron Percy-270
T65Richy Werenski-270
T65Robert Streb-270
T65Garrick Higgo-270
T65Mackenzie Hughes-270
T65Brian Stuard-270
T65Kyle Westmoreland-270
T65Chase Parker-270
T65S.Y. Noh-270
T65Ben Martin-270
T65Alex Smalley-270
T65MJ Daffue-270
T65Lucas Herbert-270
T65Chad Ramey-270
T65Andrew Landry-270
T65Austin Smotherman-270
T65David Lipsky-270
T65Ricky Barnes-270
T65Trevor Cone-270
T65Ross Steelman-270
T65Trevor Werbylo-270
T91Paul Haley II-171
T91Hayden Buckley-171
T91Tom Hoge-171
T91Ryan Brehm-171
T91Patton Kizzire-171
T91Kevin Chappell-171
T91Callum Tarren-171
T91Max McGreevy-171
T91Scott Harrington-171
T91Chris Baker-171
T91Harry Hall-171
T91Davis Riley-171
T91Brian Gay-171
T91Jonas Blixt-171
T91Eric Cole-171
T91Tommy Gainey-171
T91Jason Dufner-171
T91Camilo Villegas-171
T91Satoshi Kodaira-171
T91Stephan Jaeger-171
T91Sam Stevens-171
T91Kevin Roy-171
T91Brandon Matthews-171
T114Ben CraneE72
T114Emiliano GrilloE72
T114Robby SheltonE72
T114Will GordonE72
T114Dylan FrittelliE72
T114Scott PiercyE72
T114Michael GligicE72
T114Ford CleggE72
T114Martin TrainerE72
T114D.J. TrahanE72
T114Matthias SchwabE72
T114Ryan GerardE72
T126Zac Blair173
T126S.H. Kim173
T126Justin Lower173
T126Greyson Sigg173
T126Andrew Novak173
T126Nick Watney173
T126Scott Brown173
T126Keith Mitchell173
T126Sung Kang173
T126Matti Schmid173
T136Chez Reavie274
T136Kevin Streelman274
T136Fred Biondi274
T136Tano Goya274
T136Jonathan Byrd274
T136Zack Fischer274
142K.H. Lee375
143Brent Grant779
144Greg Sonnier880
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Sanderson Farms Championship 2023

Date: October 5th - 8th 2023

Location: The Country Club of Jackson, Jackson, Mississippi

Purse: $8,200,000

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