The RSM Classic DFS Course Preview for DraftKings and FanDuel
The Masters was nothing short of spectacular and I couldn’t be happier to see Dustin Johnson wearing a green jacket. This week, we head three hours south of Augusta for The RSM Classic. The good news is that plenty of Masters competitors will hit the road from Augusta to Sea Island for The RSM Classic, which only means we will have a full field. Anyway, let’s get to it – The RSM Classic DFS Course Preview for DraftKings and FanDuel.
One thing to consider is that this event is played on two courses. Plantation is a par 72 course and Seaside is a par 70. Between Thursday and Friday, each golfer will be playing each course one time. In other words, 3 rounds will be played at Seaside no matter what. Moving forward – This week we will have a full field of 152 players, including defending champion Tyler Duncan. Tyler will need to defend his title with the likes of Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker, and Henrik Stenson. In other news, we will have Shotlink Data for this tournament as it’s been confirmed via Shotlink’s site that they will be out for this event. So let’s get ready for some showdown content.
Sea Island Resort (Seaside) is a par 70, 7,000-yard course played on Bermuda Grass. The course has two par 5’s measuring less than 570 yards and has a birdie success rate of 24-52% with a very small percentage of 4% eagles. This course isn’t overly difficult as the most difficult holes are 3, 4, and 14 with less than 19% of bogeys and more than 65% success rate with pars.
Fairways are quite wide with very few trees and driving distance is not the key here. Rather, we will be looking for golfers that are precise with their driving accuracy. With that being said, putting well here is crucial since there’s not much worry with distance. The rough will be about 2″ and we’ll have 47 sand bunkers to deal with on top of 13 water holes in play.
- Strokes Gained: Ball Striking
- Strokes Gained: Putting
- Strokes Gained: Approach
- P4: 400-450
- Birdie or Better Percentage
- Webb Simpson ($11200) – Yes, he’s the highest priced golfer here, but it’s difficult to not play him. The last years he’s played here, he finished 2nd and 3rd. He is also ranked 3rd in strokes gained; gained 1.95 strokes. Webb also gains 0.25 strokes on Bermuda and per the Rise or Fall Study Hub – in the last 5 events he’s gained 3.6 strokes T2G, 1.9 ARG, and 1.3 OTT.
- Russell Henley ($10100) – Bermuda expert Russell Henley gains nearly 0.4 strokes on this surface and per the Rise or Fall Study Hub – Henley has gained 6.1 strokes T2G, 4.4 on APP, and 1.5 ARG. He also leads the field on Approach as he’s gained 1.28 strokes per round on Bentgrass in 18 rounds.
- Harris English ($9700) – Although Harris doesn’t have the best history here, missing the cut 3 out 5 times played. However, in the last 6 tournaments, he’s placed 28th, 10th, 4th, 12th, 40th, and 2nd. And has gained 2.8 strokes T2G, 2.2 ARG, and half a stroke OTT in the last 5 events.
- Sebastian Munoz ($9,000) – Munoz has played here three times and last year was his best year; finished in 3rd place. Munoz, in the 8 rounds he’s played here, has gained 0.62 strokes and has also gained 0.23 strokes on Bermuda greens. Lastly, paneling over the Rise or Fall Study Hub – Munoz hasn’t missed a cut since the PGA Championship (August 2020).
Dark Horse Play
- James Hahn ($6900) – Per the Rise or Fall Study Hub – Hahn leads the field in Driving Accuracy and is also ranked 6th in Birdie or Better. Hahn in the last 4 events has placed 50th at Houston Open, 5th at Shriners, 6th at Corales, and 9th at Safeway.