The TOUR returns to the states this week and wraps up the fall season with The RSM Classic. The field will be split for the first two days over both the Plantation and Seaside courses with Seaside taking over for the weekend. Tournament host Davis Love III will be in the field as his newly designed Plantation Course at Sea Island GC is unveiled.
We’ll focus on Seaside since three of the four round will be played there. Seaside is a par 70 playing just over 7,000 yards. The Plantation course is a par 72 also just over 7,000 yards. As we typically see, a par 70 course brings our focus to Par Four Scoring Average and the shorter tracks will place a premium on accuracy, both off the tee and approaching the greens.
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***All statistics referenced are as of the end of the 2018-2019 season for both The PGA TOUR and The Korn Ferry Tour.
These statistics are key to success at Sea Island GC…
- Par 4 Scoring Average (Par 4 Sco)
- Strokes Gained: Approach The Green (SGAPG)
- Strokes Gained: Off The Tee (SGT)
- Par 5 Scoring Average (Par 5 Sco)
Horses For The Course
- Webb Simpson ($11,600/$11,800) – Simpson has won at Sea Island twice among his four top-12 finishes and is the fifth all-time leading money winner at the event. Has posted 11 top-25s in his last 14 starts. Ranked no worse than 17th in the four key statistical categories and had one of the best under the radar seasons we’ve ever seen in 2018-2019.
- Charles Howell III ($10,400/$11,400) – The defending champ comes in trending even better than he was last year. His history at Sea Island is stout, making 8 of 9 cuts with five top-15s. Already four top-20s this season and ranked 8th in Par 4 Sco.
- Kevin Kisner ($9,800/$11,000) – Kis can excel on these shorter courses and he has proven such. Recorded his first career title here (2015) and has posted four other top-10s. He is the all-time leading money winner at this event.
Top Tier Picks
- Harris English ($10,000/$11,200) – The local boy is a regular at The RSM with two top-25s. Recent form has been sensational. Finished solo 5th at Mayakoba last week to post his fourth top-10 of the season. He is 7th in scoring average so far this season and is riding his hot play from the Korn Ferry Tour Finals.
- Adam Hadwin ($9,600/$10,100) – The young Canadian got off to a scorching start to the season with a solo 2nd st the Safeway and T2 at The Desert Classic. He has cooled some but likes to be in contention and should thrive against a weaker field on short golf courses.
- Scottie Scheffler ($9,200/$10,800) – The PGA TOUR rookie has proven that course track record means nothing to him. He has made all six cuts this season with two top-10s and two more top-20s. Ranked 1st in Par 5 Sco and 4th in Par 4 Sco on the KFT last year. He seems to quickly becoming a permanent fixture on leader boards.
Other Options: Billy Horschel ($11,000/$11,600), Matt Kuchar ($10,600/$11,500), Alex Noren ($9,300/$10,900)
Mid Tier Picks
- Brian Gay ($8,800/$10,000) – Scorching form for the reborn player. These courses suit him perfectly, hit it straight and make a bunch of putts. Perfect 6 for 6 so far this season posting two top-10s among his four top-25s. Averaging a strong 93.5 FPPG in DraftKings.
- Russell Henley ($8,500/$9,800) – Devastating eight shot penalty for violating the TOUR’s one ball rule took Russ from contention all the way to an MC. Nevermind that, his game is rounding into form and is a proven winner. The run of Georgia Bulldogs could continue this week. Henley has gone 10th-6th-4th in his last three trips to Sea Island.
- Vaughn Taylor ($8,200/$10,100) – Solid T2 last week at Mayakoba. These courses set up great for a shorter, straighter player. Taylor is an elite ball striker that putted very well last week. No reason we won’t see more of the same. Ranked 23rd last season in Par 4 Sco.
Other Options: Dylan Frittelli ($8,700/$10,500), Denny McCarthy ($8,600/$10,000), Jim Furyk ($8,100/$10,200)
Value Tier Picks
- Adam Long ($7,800/$9,500) – If he makes the cut he makes some noise. Nice T2 last week at Mayakoba. He is 6-6 in made cuts this season. Nine of his 17 career made cuts have turned into top-25s.
- Chris Kirk ($7,600/$9,400) – Kirk made is well publicized return from his battle with alcoholism last week and finished T-33 at Mayakoba. He seems freed up on his redemption tour and his record at Sea Island is excellent with a win and a pair of T4s.
- Luke List ($6,900/$8,700) – Showing some signs of life starting the season with a T13 at Shriner’s. Finished T4 at The RSM last year missing the playoff by two shots after a 63-65 weekend. Great combo of power and finesse which is a great fit here.
Other Options: Joel Dahmen ($7,600/$9,700), XinJun Zhang ($7,300/$9,500), Patrick Rodgers ($7,000/$8,600)
These aren’t just value picks, these are guys that could make a run and finish high on the leader board.
- Zach Johnson ($9,000/$10,300)
- Lanto Griffin ($8,000/$7,400)
- Brian Harman ($7,900/$9,900)
- Kyle Stanley ($7,200/$8,700)
The Golf Geek’s Picks
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