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2020-2021 RSM Classic Picks – PGA Betting Preview

2020-2021 RSM Classic Picks – PGA Betting Preview

What a great weekend it was in Augusta as Dustin Johnson claimed his first green jacket and his 2nd major championship at The Masters! 

Many of the top golfers in the world will be opting to take the week off after The Masters, but the PGA Tour rolls on regardless as we head to Sea Island in Georgia for the annual RSM Classic. 

RSM Classic Betting Picks

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The Field

Although many players have opted for the week off, the field is still pretty good considering we are just one week removed from The Masters. The No.6 ranked player in the world, Webb Simpson will be back for revenge after losing in a playoff in both the 2011 and 2019 editions of the tournament.

Simpson is the only player inside the top 10 who will be competing this week, however, some big names in the likes of Tyrrell Hatton, Sung-Jae Im, Harris English, Tommy Fleetwood, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Jason Day, Louis Oosthuizen and Justin Rose will all be in the field. 

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The Course

The Plantation Course at Sea Island Resort has been one of the hosts for the RSM Classic since the the 2010 season. The course is in rotation with the Seaside Course, both at the resort located on Saint Simons Island in Georgia. 

At just over 7,000 yards as a Par 70, the Plantation Course isn’t particularly challenging off the tee for professional golfers, however, with water in play on a large portion of holes, accuracy both off the tee and on approach will be key. 

Scoring ability in general will be key at the Plantation Course, as a score in the high teens or low twenties under par usually gets the job done. 

PGA Tour power rankings

Power Rankings

1 – Webb Simpson (+900)

No.1 in the rankings this week has to be Simpson. he is the highest ranked player in the field and is coming off a solid week at The Masters where he finished T10. Despite not having a win, Simpson has been dominant at Sea Island, racking up four Top 10 finishes in his last seven starts there. 

2 - Kevin Kisner (+3400)

Can’t believe the value of Kisner this week. Sure he is coming off a pretty average performance at The Masters, missing the cut, but he is right at home at Sea Island and has racked up four top 10 finishes including a win in his last six starts in the RSM Classic. 

3 - Louis Oosthuizen (+3100)

Oosthuizen was great at The Masters, finishing T23 and ranking fourth overall in greens in regulation. That will serve him better at Sea Island, where putting should be easier, and he’s coming up against a much easier field. Finished T4 in his only RSM appearance this decade. 

4 – Sung-jae Im (+2000)

Is a premier scorer on the PGA Tour and knows how to go on big birdie runs. Finished 2nd at The Masters and is in some great form at the moment, not having missed a cut in his last nine tournaments. 

5 - Tommy Fleetwood (+2200)

Probably the most talented player in this field but the Englishman has no experience at Sea Island. Fleetwood is still hunting his first PGA Tour win and despite having no prior experience at the course, he’ll see this as a great opportunity against a lighter field than he’s used to. Finished T19 at The Masters.

Best Bet

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Dark Horses

Vaughn Taylor (+2200 at Pointsbet)
Kevin Chappell  (+1800 at Pointsbet)
Chris Kirk (+1300 at Pointsbet)
Patton Kizzire (+900 at Pointsbet)

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