RSM Classic Round 3 Best Bets: No Power Outage for Seamus
Pictured: Seamus Power. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)
The RSM Classic took off in a big way on Friday as the leaderboard bunched up at the top with three players tied for the lead. That includes fan favorite Harry Higgs, who shot a 7-under on the more difficult Seaside Course. He tied first round leader Cole Hammer at the top and they were joined by a matching 7-under from Andrew Putnam.
There are three more players one shot back (11-under) through two rounds and 10 players in total within two shots of the lead.
All players will head to the Seaside Course for the rest of the weekend as they play out the final tournament of 2022. There aren’t a lot of proven winners near the top, which could pave the way for someone to come from behind on Saturday. We’ve got a mixed bag of strokes gained data with the two course set up, which makes it tough to rely on the data going into the weekend. Let’s see who stands out as play starts for Round 3 on Saturday.
Seamus Power +2200 (BetMGM)
There aren’t many players who have a better run of golf going right now than Seamus Power. He won at the Bermuda a few weeks back, then followed it up with a T3 at the Mayakoba. Now, he’s just four shots behind going into the weekend at a third coastal track and I expect him to continue climbing up the leaderboard into Sunday.
Power is listed at the same odds as when he started the week and even with a number of players between him and the lead, I really like his opportunity going into the weekend. He missed just four greens in his second round on Friday, matching the number from Round 1. If he can continue to stay steady with his ball striking in Round 3, he will be there to contend on Sunday and we have to like his confidence off of his most recent finishes.
Greyson Sigg +10000 (DraftKings)
The numbers are just a bit too long for the players five shots back going into the weekend. I’m writing up Sigg here, but I think you can take a chance on a number of guys in this range. While there are 18 players between Sigg and the lead, there is just too much golf left for many of these players to be at triple-digit odds. Sigg is a Georgia guy who has shown an ability to handle these types of tracks, but also has a propensity for going low. If he can put one of those low rounds together Saturday, he can get himself in the mix to have a shot at his first career victory on Sunday afternoon.