The final stop of the calendar year is here for the PGA Tour with the RSM Classic wrapping up the 2021 tournament season. Event play will be held in Sea Island, GA at the Sea Island Resort. The tournament is played at two different golf courses, the Plantation and Seaside, with Sunday’s final round on the Seaside track.
Plantation went through a redesign by tournament host Davis Love III and his brother, Mark in 2019. Famed golf course architect Tom Fazio redesigned the Seaside course in 1999. Seaside is a par-70 track that stretches 7,005 yards while the Plantation course plays as par-72 and 7,060 yards.
Scottie Scheffler leads the field after a T2 last week at the Houston Open. Scheffler has posted back-to-back top-5 finishes with a solo fourth the week prior at Mayakoba.
Robert Streb is the defending champion after topping Kevin Kisner in a playoff last year. Cameron Triangle made a Sunday charge with an eight-under round to take home solo third, while Bernd Wiesberger and Andrew Landry finished T4.
The victory was Streb’s second of his career, both coming at this tournament. For Streb to win the tournament for the third time he will have to fend off a talented field that features many players that call Sea Island home.
Scheffler is the favorite at +1000, with former major winner Webb Simpson at +1200 looking for his eighth PGA Tour victory. Australia’s Cameron Smith is fresh off a T15 last week and attempting to pick up his first solo PGA victory since the Sony Open in 2010. Smith and teammate Marc Leishman won the Zurich Classic in June.
South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen (+1600) and Canada’s Corey Conners (+2200) round out the top five. Oosthuizen, the ninth-ranked player in the world, is making just his third start on Tour this fall. Conners is in the field for the first time since early October attempting to nab his second PGA Tour victory.
Other notable players at the top of the board include Harris English and Russell Henley, both at +2500, and five players (Adam Scott, Kevin Kisner, Joaquin Niemann, Alexander Noren, and Talor Gooch) at +3500 odds.
Underdog Betting Picks
Joel Dahmen (+6500) has cashed in on all four starts this fall and posted a Sunday round of 5-under last week to finish T5 in Houston. Dahmen secured his first PGA Tour victory last March and carries the momentum into this week, looking to add another title under his name.
Greyson Sigg missed the cut in Houston but has cashed in on four events to start the 2021-22 season. Sigg is a local resident and at (+8000) is worth a small play given his course knowledge and solid play since securing his card last season.
Our final underdog target is fresh off a second-place finish on the Korn Ferry Tour last season. Chile’s Mito Pereira (+6000) started off the new season with a solo third finish at the Fortinet Championship and has cashed in five of his six events played this fall. Pereira won three times on the Korn Ferry Tour, so the 26-year old knows how to get it done.