2022 RSM Classic Updated Odds, Predictions & Sleeper Picks: 5 Longshots to Bet, Including Webb Simpson, Luke List & Kevin Kisner

2022 RSM Classic Updated Odds, Predictions & Sleeper Picks: 5 Longshots to Bet, Including Webb Simpson, Luke List & Kevin Kisner article feature image

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The RSM Classic Odds

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Player NameOdds
Brian Harman+2000
Seamus Power+2500
Tom Hoge+2500
Jason Day+2500
Taylor Montgomery+2800
Keith Mitchell+3100
Denny McCarthy+3300
Joel Dahmen+3300
Mackenzie Hughes+3600
Matthew Nesmith+3600
Andrew Putnam+4000
Sahith Theegala+4500
Davis Riley+4500
Patrick Rodgers+4500
Harris English+4500
Matt Kuchar+4500
Justin Rose+4500
Wyndham Clark+5500
Webb Simpson+5500
Alex Smalley+5500
Aaron Rai+5500
Taylor Pendrith+5500
Kevin Kisner+5500
J.J. Spaun+6000
Nick Hardy+6500
Scott Stallings+6500
Brendon Todd+6500
Will Gordon+6500
Lee Hodges+6500
Chris Kirk+7500
Hayden Buckley+8000
Troy Merritt+8000
David Lipsky+8000
Greyson Sigg+8000
Taylor Moore+8500
Dean Burmester+8500
Davis Thompson+9000
J.T. Poston+9000
Trey Mullinax+9000
Sepp Straka+10000
Luke List+10000
Francesco Molinari+10000
Stephan Jaeger+10000
Ben Griffin+10000
Russell Knox+11000
Justin Suh+11000
Adam Schenk+11000
Patton Kizzire+11000
Adam Long+12000
Cameron Champ+12000
Sam Ryder+12000
Justin Lower+12000
Robert Streb+12000
Brandon Wu+14000
S.H. Kim+14000
Robby Shelton+14000
Scott Piercy+14000
Beau Hossler+14000
Danny Willett+14000
Adam Svensson+14000
Christopher Gotterup+16000
Zach Johnson+17500
Austin Cook+17500
Kevin Yu+17500
Ben Taylor+17500
Ryan Armour+17500
Henrik Norlander+18500
Kevin Streelman+18500
Dylan Frittelli+18500
Tyson Alexander+18500
John Huh+20000
Byeong-Hun An+20000
Matthias Schwab+20000
Matt Wallace+20000
Chesson Hadley+20000
Michael Thompson+20000
Carl Yuan+20000
Callum Tarren+20000
David Lingmerth+20000
Joseph Bramlett+20000
Stewart Cink+20000
Cameron Percy+22500
Charley Hoffman+22500
Tyler Duncan+22500
Garrick Higgo+25000
Austin Smotherman+25000
Zecheng Dou+25000
Rory Sabbatini+30000
MJ Daffue+30000
Harry Higgs+30000
Matti Schmid+30000
Brian Stuard+30000
Brian Gay+30000
Nate Lashley+30000
Aaron Baddeley+30000
Akshay Bhatia+30000
Harrison Endycott+32500
Harry Hall+35000
Vincent Norrman+35000
Eric Cole+35000
Andrew Novak+35000
Sam Stevens+35000
Max McGreevy+35000
Sean O'Hair+35000
Paul Haley II+35000
Andrew Landry+35000
Michael Gligic+35000
Jonathan Byrd+35000
Brice Garnett+35000
Vaughn Taylor+40000
Doc Redman+40000
Ben Martin+40000
Peter Malnati+40000
Kelly Kraft+40000
Nick Watney+45000
Kevin Tway+45000
Chad Ramey+45000
Camilo Villegas+45000
Zac Blair+45000
Danny Lee+45000
Hank Lebioda+45000
Cole Hammer+45000
Michael Kim+45000
Sung Kang+45000
Kevin Chappell+45000
Dylan Wu+50000
Richy Werenski+60000
Philip Knowles+60000
Kyle Westmoreland+60000
Nicolas Echavarria+60000
Brent Grant+60000
Scott Harrington+60000
Tano Goya+60000
Kevin Roy+60000
Chris Stroud+60000
Spencer Ralston+60000
Augusto Nunez+60000
Erik Barnes+60000
Trevor Cone+75000
Brandon Matthews+75000
Palmer Jackson+75000
Bill Haas+75000
Jason Dufner+100000
Carson Young+100000
Jim Herman+100000
Brett Drewitt+105000
Trevor Werbylo+125000
Jacob Bridgeman+125000
Martin Trainer+125000
Davis Love III+125000
Bryson Nimmer+125000
Conner Godsey+125000
Anders Albertson+175000
Ryan Brehm+175000
Tim Weinhart+250000

Until Tuesday morning, The RSM Classic, played in Sea Island, Ga., this weekend, this week on the PGA TOUR, had a little bit of juice behind it. Tony Finau, who has won four times in the last year-and-a-half, was the listed favorite, fresh off a victory in Houston last week.

Finau withdrew from the tournament with an injury, leaving a major void at the top of the odds sheet.

Depending on which book you’re using, it’s names like Brian Harman, Jason Day, and Seamus Power listed on top this week.

For the PGA TOUR’s television ratings this week, that is not a good sign. For those of you looking to find a sleeper winner like me, it’s a welcome sight.

With none of the world’s best players in the field, the RSM Classic is ripe for dark-horse champ. These five names have an opportunity to do so.

2022 RSM Classic Picks

Webb Simpson +5000 (BetMGM)

I’m not going to pretend to be a geography expert. Here’s what I do know: Webb Simpson is from Charlotte, N.C. When the PGA TOUR stops in his general neck of the woods, he takes advantage.

Simpson has made 54 starts at the courses that compromise regular TOUR stops in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. In those tournaments, he has 21 top 10s, 34 finishes in the top 20, and a win.

Put this guy on Bermuda grass in the mid-South and he’s comfortable. Here at Sea Island, he has the best strokes gained per round of anyone in this week’s field that has played at least four rounds at the course, per DataGolf.

Kevin Kisner +5000 (BetMGM)

Simpson’s Carolina roots might help this week, but Kisner can match or trump anyone’s claim to this as a hometown advantage. He’s from right up the road in Aiken, S.C., and spent his college days in state as a Georgia Bulldog.

His comfort at Sea Island has been apparent in his starts at this event. In 10 career starts at this venue, Kisner has five top 10s, including a victory at the 2016 edition of the RSM Classic.

He’s played only one official event this season, not counting his stint on the President’s Cup, but finished T72 at the CJ Cup. We can hope he’s well rested and finds his groove.

Harris English +5000 (BetMGM)

Our geography tour ends with another Georgia native, UGA grad and actual Sea Island resident, Harris English.

I’ve been monitoring English for a while as he tries to regain form after dealing with an injury for several months. At his peak, he was a top-15 player in the world and a Ryder Cupper. After the injury, his stock plummeted.

This fall, he’s starting to look like himself again. So far, that has meant making five of six cuts, but only one top 10. Sooner than later, he’s going to compete at the tops of leaderboards again, even if he never reaches his high-water mark again. Nab him at these odds while you still can.

Luke List +13000 (DraftKings)

I’m a sucker for List as a high variance play, especially against weaker fields. Over the last 12 months, List leads the players in this week’s field in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green, thanks to the third-best mark off the tee and the fifth-best via approach shots.

Why do his results not look like someone hitting the ball that well? Because he ranks 53rd around greens and 148th in putting, in a 155-man field.

If he can find some cups with his flat stick one of these weeks, he’ll rocket up a leaderboard. We saw that last year when he won the Farmers at Torrey Pines.

He’s done well at Sea Island as well, with three finishes of T13 or better. Other books seem to weigh that more highly, with PointsBet and BetMGM offering him at just +8000.

Cole Hammer +50000 (BetMGM)

Every fall series event with a lesser field is liable for a mega-upset, with rookies and young players looking for their footing as the prime candidates to nab the unexpected win.

This week, let’s put the lottery ticket on Hammer, a highly touted 23-year-old out of the University of Texas. Fresh off the Longhorns winning the 2022 NCAA Championship, Hammer turned pro and has been fighting for starts and status.

When he has played, he’s held his own. He had a T7 and a T19 on the Korn Ferry Tour last year and posted his best PGA TOUR finish last week, a T27 in Houston.

Hammer has a big-time game and will make waves eventually. Why not now?

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