Winner’s Circle: Sam Burns Claims Second PGA Title at Sanderson Farms

Sam Burns Wins Sanderson Farms Championship
Sam Burns poses with the trophy after winning during the final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship at Country Club of Jackson on Oct 3, 2021 in Jackson, Mississippi. (Photo by Sam Greenwood via Getty Images)

Sam Burns shot a final-round 3-under 67 to claim a one-shot victory over Nick Watney and Cameron Young at the Sanderson Farms Championship.

The 25-year old Louisiana native finished his final day at the Country Club of Jackson (MS) with two bogeys against seven birdies, highlighted by a hat trick on Nos. 13-15, to reach 22-under par.

For his second career PGA Tour victory, Burns earned $1,260,000 and 500 FedExCup points. He will move to No. 1 on the money list. He also picked up 36 Official World Golf Ranking points and will crack the top 20 (from 25) for the first time in his career.

For co-runner up finishes, Watney and Young each earned $623,000 and 245 FedExCup points. They also secured 18 world-ranking points.


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Sam Burns Pro-File

Sam Burns Wins Sanderson Farms Championship
Sam Burns plays his shot from the 18th tee during the final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship at Country Club of Jackson on Oct 3, 2021 in Jackson, Mississippi. (Photo by Sam Greenwood via Getty Images)

Name: Sam Burns
Nationality: American
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 185 lb
Birthdate: July 23, 1996 (age 25)
Native: Shreveport, Louisiana
Resides: Choudrant, Louisiana
College: LSU
Turned Pro: 2017
PGA Tour Rookie Season: 2018
Best World Ranking: No. 18 (10/3/21)
Equipment:Callaway


Sanderson Farms: Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Sam Burns -22 (-5)
2. Nick Watney -21 (-7)
2. Cameron Young -21 (-4)
4. Henrik Norlander -20 (-8)
4. Hayden Buckley -20 (-6)
4. Andrew Landry -20 (-6)
4. Trey Mullinax -20 (-4)
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Top Check Cashers: Top 5

Pos-Player-(Money)
1. Burns ($1.26m)
2. Watney ($623k)
2. Young ($623k)
4. Norlander ($280k)
4. Buckley ($280k)
4. Landry ($280k)
4. Mullinax ($280k)


Sam Burns’ Winning Stats

Top-line Stats

Driving: 315.2 (17th)
Fairways: 37/56, 67.9% (T8)
Greens: 63/72, 87.5% (T1)
Putts/Per GIR: 1.619 (11th)
Scores: 26 Birdies, 42 Pars, 4 Bogeys


Burns’ Winning Highlights

Sam Burns claimed his second PGA Tour victory at the 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship with rounds of 68-66-65-67 to finish 22-under-par at the Country Club of Jackson (MS).


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Burns’ 2021 PGA Tour Season

Starts: 1
Cuts Made: 1
Wins: 1 (Sanderson Farms)
Earnings: $1,260,00 (T1)
FedExCup Pts: 500 (T1)
World Rank Before/After: 25/18


WITB: Sam Burns

Sam Burns Wins Sanderson Farms Championship WITB
Sam Burns prepares to play his shot on the 16th hole during the final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship at Country Club of Jackson on Oct 3, 2021 in Jackson, Mississippi. (Photo by Sam Greenwood via Getty Images)

Sam Burns plays a full Callaway bag including a Mavrik driver, Apex irons, Mack Daddy wedges, Odyssey putter, and a Chrome ball.

Driver: Mavrik (10.5°)
Metal: Mavrik Sub Zero (15°)
Hybrid: Apex Pro 15 (23°)
Irons: Apex TCB (4-9)
Gap : JAWS MD5 (46°, 50°)
Sand: JAWS MD5 (56˚)
Lob: JAWS MD5 (58˚)
Putter: Odyssey O-Works 7S
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X
Clothing: Adidas


Quotable

Sam Burns Wins Sanderson Farms Championship
Sam Burns putts on the 18th green during the final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship at Country Club of Jackson on Oct 3, 2021 in Jackson, Mississippi. (Photo by Sam Greenwood via Getty Images)
Hasn’t Really Set In

Q. What are the emotions on capturing your second PGA TOUR victory?

SAM BURNS: “Yeah, I think it’s, 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.”


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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