2020 RSM Classic Betting Preview

Golf Previews

The PGA Tour will be heading just three hours away from its last stop in Augusta, Ga., to the next event for the RSM Classic. This is a tournament known for producing exciting finishes. For example, in eight of the last 10 times this event has occurred, there has been either a playoff or a one-stroke victory.

  • Date: Nov. 19–22, 2020
  • Course: Sea Island Seaside Course
  • Watch: GOLF
  • Purse: $6,600,000

Betting Overview

Looking at the five of the last six champions for this event, they have made the RSM Classic their primary PGA Tour victory. Nonetheless, it is still something to have on your resume. Playing this course requires players to score low to be successful since the average score over the last four years has been around 19-under-par.

Even though there are only two golfers in the top 10 world rankings playing in this event (Webb Simpson and Tyrrell Hatton), there are also some past major champions looking to take the victory. These golfers to watch are Jason Day, Justin Rose, Louis Oosthuizen and Shane Lowry, as they have a solid chance to compete here.

Dunkel Index For This Event

The Dunkel Index is showing these top 10 golfers that could win this event:

  • Webb Simpson -4.311
  • Jason Kokrak -9.227
  • Sebastian Munoz -9.457
  • Sungjae Im -9.722
  • Ian Poulter -10.066
  • Lee Westwood -10.076
  • Louis Oosthuizen -10.238
  • Kevin Kisner -10.986
  • Justin Rose -11.017
  • Tyrrell Hatton -11.194

Top Picks That Could Win

Webb Simpson (-4.311)

Simpson was a runner-up here last year. He also did this back in 2011 and even had a top 10 result in 2013. This week has been somewhat kind to him as he has finished nothing worse than 17th when looking at his last seven events. This includes two top 10 finishes at the Masters and the US Open.

Tyrrell Hatton (-11.194)

There are a lot of European players that will be competing for a victory here. The most compelling one to look out for is Hatton since he has performed the best over the past 12 months.

Even though he missed the cut at the Masters, he should be motivated to get back on track. This course plays in his favor as he is great at driving.

Sung Jae Im (-9.722)

Sung Jae Im comes into this event as one of the more promising bets after a runner-up performance at the Masters. He was able to score 15-under, which should bode well for him here on a course that is a little more lenient on players.

Potential Winner of This Event

Webb Simpson

As many times as Simpson had played well here, he has not won. Last year, he almost claimed victory but lost in a playoff to Tyler Duncan, and in the previous year, he finished in third place. This year could be the one for him to add a win here to his resume.



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