Hello Playmakers! PGA DFS Golf is back with PGA Tour’s The RSM Classic at Sea Island Resort this week! DPA Staff, Colin Lynch, here and excited to bring you my breakdown of this event!
The tournament features a 152 player field consisting mostly of PGA & EURO tour regulars. These players will tee off against one another starting Thursday 9:30am EDT at Sea Island Resort, located in Saint Simons Island, Georgia. The event will feature a dual course rotation where golfers will play the Seaside Course and the Plantation Course for the first two rounds. The final two rounds of play will conclude on the Seaside Course, this main course will play as a par 70 that stretches just over 7,000 yards and features Bermuda grass. The top 65 and tied make the cut for the weekend after the completion of 36 holes.
Top Tier Targets
Webb Simpson ($11,200)
Webb is coming off a 10th place finish last week at The Masters and he is hands down the best golfer in the field. The 6th ranked golfer in the world is in tremendous form posting Top 20 finishes in seven straight starts on tour (10th, 17th, 13th, 8th, 12th, 6th, 3rd). Simpson ranks top five in the field in total strokes gained, strokes gained tee to green, and birdies gained. He’s an elite golfer that hits a lot of fairways, makes a ton of birdies, and posseses one of the best short games in the world. Webb has great course history at this event making the cut 3/3 and finishing in the Top 5 each of the last two years (3rd, 2nd).
Russell Henley ($10,100)
Henley enters The RSM Classic riding a streak of Top 30 finishes in each of his last seven starts on tour (29th, 4th, 3rd, 27th, 25th, 8th, 9th). Russell ranks first in the field in strokes gained approach, strokes gained tee to green, and strokes gained total. He has quietly gained strokes on approach in eleven straight events on tour. Henley is in elite form right now and is also in the midst of playing the best golf of his career, I like him to continue his hot stretch this week in Georgia.
Sebastian Munoz ($9,000)
Seabass has been in incredible form as of late, highlighted by ten consecutive made cuts, and a Top 20 finish in his first ever Masters appearance. Munoz has posted eight Top 30 finishes in his last nine starts on tour (19th, 14th, 9th, 27th, 23rd, 59th, 8th, 8th, 18th). He’s a golfer that can gain strokes in all facets of his game. Munoz made the cut at last years RSM Classic and shot up the leaderboard to a 3rd place finish.
Middle Tier Targets
Brian Harman ($8,500)
Mr. Consistency, Brian Harman, has made the cut in eleven straight events on tour. Harman has gone nine consecutive events with finishes inside the Top 40 (24th, 26th, 28th, 13th, 37th, 38th, 12th, 11th, 27th). He’s a well rounded golfer that hits a lot of fairways, is good with his irons, and makes a lot of birdies. Brian is 3/3 making the cut here in each of the last three years, highlighted by two Top 15 finishes (14th, 32th, 4th). Harman has gained strokes on approach in five straight events, and he is without a doubt, one of the safest options on the board.
Doc Redman ($8,000)
Doc is an elite young golfer that is one of the better ball strikers in the field. Redman ranks Top 10 in the field in strokes gained off the tee, strokes gained approach, and birdies or better gained. Doc peppers fairways, hits a lot of greens, and remains one the most consistent tee to green players on tour. Redman also ranks Top 5 in the field in strokes gained ball striking and his pricing is far too cheap at only $8,000. Redman made his debut at The RSM Classic last year and he did not disappoint, posting a Top 25 finish (23rd).
Denny McCarthy ($7,700)
Denny is a birdie maker that ranks 2nd in the field in strokes gained putting (Bermuda) and 3rd in the field in birdies or better gained (last 24 rounds). McCarthy makes for a great course fit evident by his Top 10 finish at this event last year. Denny has quietly made eleven cuts in his last twelve starts on tour. He has been in solid form as of late and posted a Top 5 finish and Top 10 finish last month respectively (4th, 6th).
Harold Varner ($7,400)
Varner is another great ball striker who ranks Top 10 in the field in strokes gained tee to green, strokes gained around the green, and DraftKings scoring. He is one of the better value plays on the board and if he can make the cut, there is a good chance he posts a top 30 finish. Varner has three Top 15 finishes in his last six events (15th, 110th, 13th, 29th, 71st, 7th). He has played this event twice and has made the cut each in appearance, highlighted by a Top 25 finish last year.
J.T. Poston ($7,300)
J.T. is a Bermuda specialist that is coming off a missed cut at his first Masters appearance. Poston is a great scrambler who has been playing some really solid golf as of late. Before his missed cut at the Masters, J.T. had four consecutive made cuts on tour, highlighted by three Top 27 finishes in that span (20th, 51st, 27th, 3rd). He’s a golfer I love to target on Bermuda tracks and he should fly under the radar. Poston posted a Top 15 finish at this event last year (14th).
Russell Knox ($7,200)
Knox finally seems to be rounding into form, he has back to back Top 20 finishes on tour (15th, 16th) and has quietly gained strokes on approach in six of his last seven events. He’s a golfer that plays his best on shorter bermuda tracks and he is another guy that seems to be flying under the radar this week. Knox is a great “wind” player that is 2/2 in made cuts at this event, highlighted by a Top 20 finish last year.
Tyrrell Hatton ($10,400)
Matthew Fitzpatrick ($9,900)
Kevin Kisner ($8,600)
Justin Rose ($8,400)
Ian Poulter ($8,300)
Matthew NeSmith ($7,000)
James Hahn ($6,900)
Adam Schenk ($6,800)
David Hearn ($6,600)
Davis Thompson ($6,300)
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