The RSM Classic Matchup Picks

By Betmaker Team

The last official PGA event of the calendar year takes place this week with the RSM Classic at Sea Island Resort in St. Simons Island, Georgia. This week’s field is not that strong, as only five of the world’s top 40 players are in the field. When you see Brian Harman listed as the favorite you know that it is a wide-open event. Other players of note in the field are Webb Simpson, Sepp Straka, Tom Hoge, Kevin Kisner, J.T. Poston, Sahith Theegala and Scott Stallings. I am coming off a 2-2-1 week with the matchups at the Cadence Bank Houston Open. Let’s look at The RSM Classic Matchup picks.


Defending Champion: Talor Gooch


Tournament Notes: This event takes place at Sea Island Resort which has two courses, the Seaside course which is a par 70 and the Plantation course which is a par 72. Five of the last six tournaments have gone into a playoff. The first two rounds will see players playing once on the Seaside Course and once on the Plantation Course. The final two rounds will be played on Seaside. The easier of the two courses is Seaside, and it is one of the easiest par 70 courses on the PGA Tour. The only thing that causes players trouble is the wind and there is a good chance of rain and win for Sunday’s final round.


The RSM Classic Matchups

Brian Harman -125 vs. Jason Day

Taylor Montgomery -125 vs. Joel Dahmen

Hayden Buckley -115 vs. Troy Merritt

Joel Dahmen -130 vs. Will Gordon

Harris English -120 vs. Lee Hodges

Nick Hardy -115 vs. Alex Smalley

Tom Hoge -115 vs. Jason Day

Mackenzie Hughes -120 vs. Davis Riley

Taylor Pendrith -130 vs. Kevin Kisner

Matt Kuchar -120 vs. Taylor Moore

David Lipsky -120 vs. Justin Lower

Keith Mitchell -130 vs. Sahith Theegala

Taylor Montgomery -115 vs. Seamus Power

Trey Mullinax -115 vs. Greyson Sigg

Matthew NeSmith -120 vs. Denny McCarthy

Andrew Putnam -115 vs. J.J. Spaun

Patrick Rodgers -115 vs.           Justin Rose

Webb Simpson -120 vs. Stephan Jaeger

Wyndham Clark -120 vs. Scott Stallings

Brendon Todd -120 vs. Chris Kirk

Tom Hoge -142 vs. Davis Riley

Keith Mitchell -118 vs. Denny McCarthy

Mackenzie Hughes -118 vs. Webb Simpson

Matthew NeSmith -118 vs. Taylor Pendrith

Sahith Theegala -126 vs. Justin Rose

Patrick Rodgers -142 vs. Will Gordon

Andrew Putnam -142 vs. Wyndham Clark

Matt Kuchar -156 vs. Kevin Kisner


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Brian Harman -125 vs. Jason Day


I know that Day is playing better of late, but Harman is the overall favorite to win this event and he comes in playing really well, having finished second at Mayakoba. He has finished in the top 15 in two of his last five tries in this tournament. I’ll take Harman in this matchup.


Alex Smalley -115 vs. Nick Hardy


Smalley has been playing well of late with three top 25 finishes. He tied for 4th in Houston and he tied for 11th in Bermuda. This will be his second appearance in this event. I’ll lay the small price and take Smalley in this matchup.


Patrick Rodgers -142 vs. Will Gordon


Rodgers lost in a playoff in this event in 2018. Not only has he played well in this event, but he comes in to this year’s tournament in solid form. I’ll lay the price and take Rodgers in this matchup.


Denny McCarthy -110 vs. Matthew NeSmith


McCarthy hasn’t played as well as he is capable of lately, but he did finish in a tie for 6th in Bermuda and we know his game fits well in this event. He tied for 8th in 2019 and he tied for 10th last year. I’ll take McCarthy in this matchup.


Mackenzie Hughes -120 vs. Davis Riley


I think Hughes will have a big chance to win this week. He won this event in 2016 for this first PGA Tour win. He won his second PGA event just about six weeks ago at the Sanderson Farms. Hughes also finished second in this event last year. I’ll take Hughes in this matchup against Riley.


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