Just days after winning Team USA’s Presidents Cup, Sam Burns modestly celebrated at home.
“Being able to go home and just relax and just go wander around the grocery store and buy a few things my wife needs and no one told me anything or anything was really nice,” Burns said Wednesday in front of his Sanderson. Defending the farm champion title.
“Yesterday I went to Chick-Fil-A by myself and sat in the cafeteria at Chick-Fil-A,” he added. “That was great. I just like to go back to the small town and just hang out and no one cares – I mean, they care. They obviously care and support me, but they don’t care. that I play on the PGA Tour. I guess they like me because of who I am.”
Three days before Team USA’s 17.5-12.5 win at Quayle Hollow, Burns, who played every session and posted a 0-3-2 record in his debut Presidents’ Cup, said the experience “still hasn’t been struck me.”
Full playing time at the Sanderson Farms Championship
In 2021, the 26-year-old Louisiana native took his first PGA Tour win but narrowly missed out on the US Ryder Cup team. However, a week after the Ryder Cup, Burns won the Sanderson Farms championship, pushing him into a career year while using the Ryder Cup snub as motivation.
“I think last year one of my biggest goals was to be on this[Ryder Cup]team,” he said. “Of course, it was a shame not to be on the team. [into] Last year I knew I really wanted to be on the Presidents’ Cup team and it was a good experience. That was incredible.
“Now my goal is to try and get into the next Ryder Cup team.”
A successful defense of his CC of Jackson title would be a step in the right direction towards that goal.
And if world No. 12 is part of next year’s US Ryder Cup victory in Italy, Chick-Fil-A’s celebratory dish at home will be even tastier.