2020 RSM Classic Picks: Our Favorite Outright Bets at Sea Island
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The RSM Classic may not have the same glitz, glamour and pageantry that the Masters has, but at GolfBet we love all tournaments equally because the money you win on a bet at Sea Island is just as green as the scratch you won at Augusta National.
Oftentimes the tournament right after a major will lack starpower, but that isn’t the case for this week’s trip to the Georgia Coast. Webb Simpson, Tyrrell Hatton, Sungjae Im and Tommy Fleetwood are the tournament favorites, but there are plenty of intriguing names at Sea Island for the RSM Classic.
Here are our four favorite outright bets for the 2020 RSM Classic:
Brian Harman (+4500)
This one should be right up the Sea Island resident’s alley.
Harman has been gradually trending in the right direction, with top-30 results in each of his last four starts. He’s also finished 14th-32nd-4th at this event over the past three years, with 10 of 12 rounds under the course par of 70.
His previous victories came in 2014 and 2017; if that three-year pattern is to continue, this might be his last chance.
Kevin Kisner (+4500)
This has been one of Kisner’s best courses throughout his career. He’s finished inside the top-10 in four of his last six starts at Sea Island, including a win in 2015.
Kisner struggled a little bit last week at Augusta, but he made eight of nine cuts prior to The Masters, including a 14th-place finish at the Zozo where he ranked fourth in the field in Strokes Gained: Approach.
This is a good number for a guy who has shown he’s very comfortable at Sea Island.
Russell Henley (+2500)
Russell Henley has been trending towards a PGA TOUR win and Sea Island is a perfect spot for the Georgia native to get it done.
Henley is extremely comfortable at this course with three consecutives top tens here earlier in his career (2014-2016). Sea Island Golf Club was also the host of the Georgia Bulldogs 2010 SEC Championship victory, in which Henley was the star of the tournament earning his team the conference title.
The 31-year-old also comes in this week fresh after not competing in the Masters and in excellent form. He has four top-10 finishes in his past seven starts including a third and a fourth-place finish in his three most recent outings.
Henley’s impressive recent results have been achieved with strong iron play, having gained strokes on approach in eleven consecutive starts. In his past 24 rounds, Henley ranks first in this field in Strokes Gained: Approach and second in Strokes Gained: Par 4 (400-450), which is the most common par 4 distance we will see at Sea Island, and a statistic that has been important for past winners at the course.
All things considered, I can’t imagine a more ideal scenario for Henley to get his fourth win on TOUR.
Sebastian Munoz (+4500)
Quietly, Sebastian Munoz has been one of the best players in the world going back to the end of last season. He finished in the Top 18 of all three FedEx Cup Playoff events, including 8th place finishes at both the BMW and the TOUR Championship.
More recently he has posted Top-20 finishes in each of his last three events in top-flight fields which culminated in a 19th-place finish last week at the Masters.