The PGA Tour’s final stop of 2021 takes place in Sea Island, GA, with the RSM Classic at the Sea Island Resort. The event is played at both the Seaside and Plantation courses, giving players two different looks throughout the weekend. Famed golf course architect Tom Fazio redesigned the Seaside course in 1999, while Davis Love III and his brother Mark redesigned the Plantation course two years ago.
Robert Streb returns to defend his title, the second of his career and second at Sea Island. If Streb wants to hoist his third RSM title, he’ll have to take on a solid field as players try to grab important FedEx points before the holiday pause. Each of the last six winners at Sea Island is slated to tee it up on Thursday.
Last week, Jason Kokrak picked up his third victory in nearly a year, beating Scottie Scheffler and Kevin Tway by two strokes. Kokrak shot a five-under on the final day of play, including four straight birdies on the back nine to charge into the lead.
Players who call Sea Island home include Harris English, Patton Kizzire, J.T. Poston, Keith Mitchell, Hudson Swafford, and Greyson Sigg. There will be five former major-championship winners in this week’s field, Adam Scott, Jimmy Walker, Jason Day, Louis Oosthuizen, and Webb Simpson.
Betting Odds for the RSM Classic
Scottie Scheffler, fresh off a T2 at the Houston Open, leads the field as the favorite to win his first PGA Tour event with the odds of +1000. Scheffler now has back-to-back top-5 finishes over the last two weeks.
Webb Simpson, making his first start in nearly a month, is next at +1200. This fall, Simpson has played in three events, cutting in two of them, including his most recent start at the CJ Cup, where he finished T14. Simpson lost in a playoff at this tournament in 2019.
Australia’s Cameron Smith (+1400) and South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen (+1600) are next in line on the leaderboard, with Russell Henley and Corey Conners rounding out the top players at +2200.
RSM Classic Favorite Picks
Smith has played just two times on the Tour since the start of the new season and finished T9 and T15 in those starts. Smith has cashed in on all eight of his last events on the PGA, with four top-10 finished during that run.
Henley is another name that continues to pop up on the front page of the leaderboard on Sunday but hasn’t been able to capture his fourth PGA Tour victory. A T7, last week at the Houston Open, tells us the form is there for the 32-year old to garb his fourth victory and first since 2017.
Another favorite of ours is Harris English (+2500). Harris withdrew from the CJ Cup and missed the cut in his other appearance this fall at the Shiners. The 32-year old won twice last season and had a good showing here last year with a T6, shooting a final round 62 (8-under).