The RSM Classic Market Report: Bettors Look for Value in a Field with No Stars
Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images. Pictured: Tom Hoge.
The PGA TOUR stops at St. Simons Island, Georgia this week for The RSM Classic.
There’s already plenty of controversy surrounding this event before they even tee off. This PGA TOUR event has no player in the top 25 of the Official World Golf Rankings after Tony Finau withdrew on Tuesday after winning last week’s Cadence Bank Houston Open.
Across the pond, the DP World Tour is having its Tour Championship in Dubai. Seven of the world’s top 25 are in the field for that event. The catch? The RSM Classic actually has more world ranking points up for grabs to the winner thanks to a much larger field of golfers.
Nevertheless, there is still talent playing in The RSM Classic, and the bets are still rolling in.
The favorite this week is Brian Harman at +1800 on BetMGM. Harman is ranked No. 26 in the world.
He is getting some action at BetMGM with 3.7% of the public bets and 1.9% of the total handle.
The biggest liability for BetMGM this week is Tom Hoge. His odds have moved from +3000 to +2200 after receiving 7.8% of the tickets and 9.5% of the money at BetMGM.
Jason Day is also receiving some significant action this week. He’s getting 4.9% of the bets and accounts for 6.4% of the handle at BetMGM. Day’s odds have gone from +2500 to +2200 to win The RSM Classic.
The second biggest liability for BetMGM is Matthew NeSmith. His odds have taken a massive jump from +5000 to +3300. NeSmith is receiving 4.0% of the tickets and accounts for 7.5% of the handle.
The third-biggest liability is one of the hottest golfer’s on the planet, Seamus Power. Power is getting 4.9% of the bets and 7.3% of the handle.
There’s value all across the board during a week with no big names in the field.