The 2021 tournament schedule comes to a conclusion on the PGA Tour when the RSM Classic tees of this weekend. The tournament is the last chance for players to grab valuable FedEx Cup points before the schedule ramps up again in January.
Many of the top names in golf won’t be seeing action this weekend, so the field is filled with players whose performance can make a huge impact on keeping their Tour card. A handful of pros playing this week call the area home, so those pros will have a leg-up on course familiarity.
Date: Nov 18-21
Course: Sea Island Resort (Plantation & Seaside courses)
Watch on: Golf Channel
With a field without most of the stars, the tournament opens up for any player to put together a solid week and change their career trajectory. Robert Streb (+7000) is the defending champion and has won this event twice; and will be in the field looking for a repeat.
Looking at the top golfers in the field this week, there are five major championship winners and a few that have pieced together excellent fall seasons so far and carry momentum into the year’s final event.
Head-to-Head Matchup to Watch
Harris English (+2500) and Kevin Kisner (+3500) both had success here last season. Kisner lost in a playoff to Streb while local resident English finished at T6 after a Sunday round of 8-under.
The two pros picked up victories last season, with English capturing a pair (Sentry Tournament of Champions and Travelers Championship) and Kisner winning the Wyndham Championship.
Top Ten Golfers For This Event
The following top-10 golfers are:
1 – Scottie Scheffler (+1000)
2 – Webb Simpson (+1200)
3 – Cameron Smith (+1400)
4 – Louis Oosthuizen (+1600)
5 – Corey Conners (+2200)
6 – Harris English (+2500)
7 – Russell Henley (+2500)
8 – Adam Scott (+3500)
9 – Kevin Kisner (+3500) (+1600)
10 – Joaquin Nieman (+3500)
*The odds are subject to change.
Golfers That Could Win
Scottie Scheffler (+1000) comes into the final event of the season, riding back-to-back top-5 finishes over the last two weeks. It’s not a question of if, but a question of when the 25-year old will grab his first PGA Tour victory, and it might just be this week.
Cameron Smith (+1400) makes a great pick because of his consistent play over the last half-year. Smith has a T9, and T15 finish in his two events played this fall and collected eight top-10s the previous season.
Jhonattan Vegas (+6500) is a name outside the favorites that have a chance to collect his fourth PGA Tour victory. Vegas was in contention in Houston before a Sunday round of 5-over knocked him outside the top-25. A trio of second-place finishes last season tells us he’s right there.
Potential Winning Pick
Kevin Kisner (+3500) has had success at this event and a win under his belt this year. Kisner is a bit of a dark horse, but at this value, he is worth the chance given his history at this event.
He won this event in 2015 and has finishes of T4, T7, and runner-up since then.