Another first-time PGA Tour winner could be in the cards in Jackson, Miss. this week when the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship tees off. The tournament, long known as the Magnolia Classic, moved to the Country Club of Jackson in 2014, and six of eight winners there were first-time PGA Tour champions. They include Sebastian Munoz (2019) Ryan Armour (2017), Cody Gribble (2016), Peter Malnati (2015) and Nick Taylor (2014). All will be part of the field teeing off Thursday, with Cameron Champ (2018) the only one taking the week off. Sam Burns, who went 22 under par last year, also is scheduled to tee off this week. Burns' victory sparked a season that included three PGA Tour victories and a fifth-place FedEx Cup ranking entering the Tour Championship (he finished 24th). Top PGA Tour rookies Davis Riley and Sahith Theegala aim for their first tour wins this week as part of the Sanderson Farms 2022 field. It also features several 2021-22 PGA Tour winners, including Keegan Bradley, J.T. Poston and Sepp Straka.              

Burns is the 11-1 favorite in the latest Sanderson Farms Championship odds, followed by Theegala (20-1). Taylor Montgomery (25-1), Russell Henley (28-1) and Denny McCarthy (28-1) also are among the favorites in the Sanderson Farms 2022 field. Riley, Poston and Scott Stalling are all listed at 30-1, followed by Bradley (35-1), while Straka is a 60-1 long shot. Before making any 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship picks, be sure you check out the PGA Tour predictions and best bets from golf insider Patrick McDonald.

After spending time at FanSided and NBC Sports EDGE, McDonald joined CBS Sports as a golf writer in the spring of 2022. Now covering the sport from a broader perspective, McDonald still likes to dip his toes into the betting pools on a weekly basis on the PGA Tour.

He takes a measured approach to his outright selections and finished the 2021-22 season up 42 units on those plays, having hit Cameron Smith (22-1) at the Tournament of Champions, Hudson Swafford (250-1) at The American Express, Joaquin Niemann (70-1) at the Genesis Invitational and Justin Thomas (66-1) live at the PGA Championship.

Now, McDonald has studied the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship field and is locking in his best bets, top sleepers and favorites to avoid. You can head to SportsLine now to see all of his 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship picks and predictions.

Top 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship expert picks

Shockingly, McDonald is fading the favorite, expecting Burns to struggle after an emotional week at Quail Hollow in his first Presidents Cup. He went 0-3-2 in Team USA's victory, and while that isn't a terrible debut, McDonald says "a letdown is inevitable." Burns entered the Tour Championship fifth in the FedEx Cup standings before finishing 24th. That's because the putter that was his secret weapon started failing him. He finished in the top 20 twice in his last seven events.

On the other hand, players like Trey Mullinax should have success on a course with some tough holes. The longer hitters can thrive in Jackson, and the former Alabama All-American looked strong at the Fortinet, despite missing the cut as his usually reliable putter faltered. McDonald expects Mullinax to start displaying the ability he showed at the end of last season, when he won the Barbasol in July and finished 12th or higher in three of his final five tournaments. See who else to pick here.

How to make 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship golf picks

Before this week's PGA Tour event in Jackson, McDonald has locked in his best bets for the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship. They include several major longshots to win who are priced at more than 50-1. You can only see all of the expert's picks at SportsLine.

So which 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship picks should you target? Where does all the betting value lie for Sanderson Farms Championship 2022? Check out the odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Patrick McDonald's top prop picks for Sanderson Farms Championship 2022, all from the expert who ended last season up 42 units on outright plays.

2022 Sanderson Farms Championship odds, field, top contenders

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Sam Burns 11-1
J.T. Poston 16-1
Denny McCarthy 18-1
Sahith Theegala 20-1
Russell Henley 22-1
Sebastian Munoz 25-1
Christian Bezuidenhout 28-1
Scott Stallings 30-1
Taylor Montgomery 35-1
Keegan Bradley 35-1
Emiliano Grillo 40-1
Thomas Detry 40-1
Davis Riley 40-1
Seamus Power 40-1
Taylor Moore 45-1
Chris Kirk 45-1
Andrew Putnam 45-1
Harris English 50-1
Sepp Straka 50-1
Adam Hadwin 50-1
Trey Mullinax 50-1
Gary Woodland 60-1
Alex Smalley 60-1
Dean Burmester 65-1
Brendan Steele 65-1
Wyndham Clark 65-1
Aaron Rai 65-1
Nick Taylor 80-1
Stephen Jaeger 80-1
Mark Hubbard 80-1
Byeong-Hun An 80-1
Brendon Todd 80-1
Kevin Streelman 80-1
Justin Lower 80-1
Adam Svensson 80-1
Justin Suh 80-1
Adam Long 80-1
Russell Knox 80-1
Robby Shelton 100-1
Patrick Rodgers 100-1
Nick Hardy 100-1
David Lipsky 100-1
Chez Reavie 100-1
Stewart Cink 100-1
C.T. Pan 100-1
Adam Schenk 100-1
Henrik Norlander 100-1
Hayden Buckley 130-1
Peter Malnati 130-1
Paul Haney 130-1
Greyson Sigg 130-1
Davis Thompson 130-1
Michael Thompson 130-1
Michael Gligic 130-1
Carl Yuan 130-1
Martin Laird 130-1
Matthew NeSmith 130-1
Mackenzie Hughes 130-1
Chesson Hadley 130-1
Luke List 130-1
Callum Tarren 130-1
M.J. Daffue 130-1
Lee Hodges 130-1
Brandon Wu 130-1
Ben Taylor 130-1
Austin Smotherman 130-1
Zecheng Dou 130-1
Zac Blair 130-1
Will Gordon 130-1
Tyler Duncan 130-1
John Huh 130-1
Rory Sabbatini 130-1
Nick Lindheim 150-1
Dylan Frittelli 150-1
Nate Lashley 150-1
Brian Stuard 150-1
Seong-Hyeon Kim 150-1
Austin Eckroat 150-1
Vince Whaley 150-1
Joseph Bramlett 150-1
Robert Streb 200-1
Philip Knowles 200-1