JACKSON, Miss. — Thanks to four birdies over a six-hole stretch on the back nine, Sam Burns shot a 5-under 67 to capture the Sanderson Farms Championship Sunday at the Country Club of Jackson.
It is his second PGA Tour victory this year.
Coming into the final round, Burns was 17-under and sitting in second place. But his five-under-par 67 Sunday was enough for him to finish 22 under overall for the weekend. His round scores were 68, 66, 65, and 67 (266) and he edged Nick Watney and Cameron Young by one stroke.
Previously this year Burns won the Valspar Championship in Innisbrook back in the spring and after Sunday’s win has now moved into the top 20 world rankings for the first time in his career.
“Having those experiences around the lead, I think those were really important for me. I learned a lot,” Burns said. “Having that under my belt today, that experience was definitely helpful; and coming down the stretch, I felt a lot different than I have in the past — not necessarily more confident, but just in a better state of mind.”
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