The PGA Tour’s final event of their fall swing is set for this week at the Sea Island Seaside Course in Georgia. The RSM Classic will be the final event before it heads into its break, which sees only one invitational event between now and the start of the 2022 calendar year.
Here’s a look at the top 15 odds to win the event, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.
Odds to Win the RSM Classic
- Scottie Scheffler +1200
- Webb Simpson +1200
- Cameron Smith +1600
- Corey Conners +2500
- Louis Oosthuizen +2500
- Harris English +2500
- Russell Henley +2800
- Joaquin Niemann +3300
- Alex Noren +3500
- Adam Scott +4000
- Kevin Kisner +4000
- Talor Gooch +4000
- Justin Rose +5000
- Keegan Bradley +5500
- Mito Pereira +5500
How to Handicap the Sea Island Seaside Course
The RSM Classic is one of the few events that is hosted on two separate courses. With that being said, three of the four rounds will be played on the Seaside Course so that’s the one we should focus on.
The event can be a bit of a crapshoot due to its overall low difficulty. Fairways are wider and greens are larger than the average PGA Tour courses, which means the short game will play a larger role in determining the winner. Nobody should have much issue giving themselves birdie opportunities, so whoever has the hottest putter, may end up in the winner’s circle.
The course is also fairly short, which will leave a lot of wedges and short irons when golfers are approaching the greens. Short but accurate golfers will be the ones you want to target this week.
Key Stats for the RSM Classic
- Ball Striking
- Strokes gained: approach-the-green
- Approach proximity 125-150 yards out
- Strokes gained: around-the-green
- Strokes gained: putting
RSM Classic Predictions and Picks
Corey Conners +2500
It’s been a while since I’ve bet on my fellow Canadian, but this seems like the perfect event to do just that. Conners is the definition of a “ball striker”, and he’s consistently among the top names on leaderboards in almost every event he competes in, despite only recording one career win on the PGA Tour.
He’s competed in the RSM Classic three times in his career, and he’s received better results with each showing. He finished 37th in 2018, 23rd in 2019, and then finished in 10th place here last year. This is a great spot for him to capture his second career victory.
Russell Henley +2800
Henley has been one of the best golfers on Tour in the early part of the new season. He’s made the cut in all four events he’s competed in, and finished T7 at last week’s Houston Open. Most importantly, he ranks first on the Tour in strokes gained: approach-the-green so far this season.
He’s also historically done well at the RSM Classic, with three top 10 finishes in seven starts at the tournament.
Chez Reavie +11000
Of course I need to toss a long shot into the mix, especially with my longshot last week, Jhonnatan Vegas, being T2 heading into the final round. Of course he fell apart on Sunday, but at least the dream was alive.
Reavie has had a great season so far with his irons, ranking ninth on the Tour in strokes gained: approach the green. His biggest downfall has been his driving, but with the fairways at the Seaside course being wide and easy to hit, this could be the week that he can allow his irons to lead him to low scores. He’s worth a sprinkle at 110/1.