Sunday, September 27, 2020
After two weeks off, Ted Potter will make his next PGA Tour start in the $6.6 million Sanderson Farms Championship beginning Thursday at the Country Club of Jackson in Jackson, Mississippi.
Ted played in the event last season and withdrew after posting a 1-over-par 73 in the first round. His last season of Tour eligibility after winning the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in 2018 extends into 2020-2021, so Ted will have to rev it up in order not to lose his exemption for 2021-2022.
Defending champ in the Sanderson is Sebastian Munoz, who won in a playoff and took home a cool $1,188,000. He'll be facing another field devoid of many of the marquee names, and the biggest 'stars' are Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Brandt Snedeker, Keegan Bradley, Zach Johnson, J. B. Holmes, K. J. Choi, Stewart Cink and Charl Schwartzel.
Two Gators are entered - Brian Gay and Camilo Villegas. Matt Every, whose status has steadily diminished since he won back-to-back Arnold Palmer Invitationals at Bay Hill, is the third alternate. Lefty Hank Lebioda, who doesn't miss many opportunities to play when he is eligible, is the lone Seminole in the field.
Adam Long leads the $4 million Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship heading into today's finale. Long is 17 under par after shooting 8-under 64 yesterday, and he holds a two-stroke edge over Hudson Swafford, three over Mackenzie Hughes, and four over Xinjun Zhang. It's an unusual circumstance that the first four on the leader board are all alone in their positions, without ties.
Lebioda is tied for 61st at 3 under, and Every missed the cut at 8 over. Also missing the cut, which came at 3 under, were such as Jhonattan Vegas, Charles Howell III and Graeme McDowell.
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