5 Longshots to bet, including Webb Simpson and Kevin Kisner

RSM Classic Odds

Odds via DraftKings.

player name Odds
Brian Harman +1800
Jason Day +2200
Seamus Power +2200
Tom Hoge +2200
Taylor Montgomery +2500
Keith Mitchell +2800
Denny McCarthy +3300
Joel Dahmen +3300
Matthew Ne Smith +3300
Andrew Putman +4000
Davis Riley +4000
JJ Spaun +4000
Justin Rose +4000
Mackenzie Hughes +4000
Matt Kuchar +4000
Patrick Rodgers +4000
Sahith Theegala +4000
Wyndham Clark +4000
Aaron Rai +5000
Alex Smalley +5000
English Harris +5000
Kevin Kisner +5000
Nick Hardy +5000
Scott Stallings +5000
Taylor Moore +5000
Taylor Pendrith +5000
webb simpson +5000
Brendon Todd +6000
David Lipsky +6000
Will Gordon +6600
Chris Kirk +6600
Dean Burmester +6600
Hayden Buckley +6600
J.T. Poston +6600
Lee Hodges +6600
Stephan Jäger +6600
Sigg Greyson +8000
List of Luke +8000
Russell Knox +8000
Trey Mullinax +8000
Troy Merrit +8000
Adam Long +10000
Adam Schenk +10000
Ben Griffon +10000
Brandon Wu +10000
Davis Thompson +10000
Francesco Molinari +10000
Lower Justin +10000
Justin Su +10000
Kevin Yu +10000
Ryan Armor +10000
Sam Ryder +10000
Scott Piercy +10000
Sepp Straka +10000
Handsome Hossler +12500
Ben Taylor +12500
Callum Tarren +12500
Champion Cameron +12500
Danny Willette +12500
Henrik Norlander +12500
Jean Huh +12500
Patton Kizzire +12500
Robby Shelton +12500
Robert Streb +12500
SH Kim +12500
Zach Johnson +12500
Adam Svensson +15000
Austin cook +15000
Byeong Hun An +15000
Cameron Percy +15000
Carl Yuan +15000
Charley Hoffman +15000
Chesson Hadley +15000
chris gotterup +15000
Dylan Fritelli +15000
Joseph Bramlett +15000
David Lingmerth +17500
Kevin Strelman +17500
Matt Wallace +17500
Matthias Schwab +17500
ryan moore +17500
Zecheng Dou +17500
Austin Smokerman +20000
Brian Gay +20000
Garrick Higo +20000
Harry Room +20000
Michel Gligic +20000
Michael Thompson +20000
MJ Daffue +20000
Sean O’Hair +20000
Stewart Cink +20000
Tyler Duncan +20000
Tyson Alexander +20000
Aaron Baddeley +25000
Andrew Novak +25000
Brice Garnett +25000
Dylan Wu +25000
Eric Cole +25000
Erik Barnes +25000
Harrison Endycott +25000
Harry Higg +25000
Matti Schmid +25000
Nate Lashley +25000
Rory Sabbatini +25000
Sam Steven +25000
Vincent Norman +25000
Andre Landry +30000
Brian Stuart +30000
Doc Redman +30000
Hank Lebioda +30000
Max McGreevy +30000
Michael Kim +30000
Paul Haley II +30000
Pierre Malnati +30000
Vaughn Taylor +30000
Ben Martin +35000
Chad Ramey +35000
Cole Hammer +35000
Danny Lee +35000
Jonathan Byrd +35000
Kelly Kraft +35000
Kevin Tway +35000
Nick Watney +35000
Philip Knowles +35000
Zac Blair +35000
Akshay Bhatia +35000
Bill Haas +40000
Camilo Villegas +40000
Jim Hermann +40000
Kyle Westmoreland +40000
Nico Echavarria +40000
Scott Harington +40000
spencer ralston +40000
Augusto Nunez +50000
Brent Grant +50000
Carson Young +50000
Chris Stroud +50000
Jason Dufner +50000
Kevin Roy +50000
Jackson Palm +50000
Richy Werensky +50000
Tano Goya +50000
Trevor Cone +50000
Conner Godsey +50000
Brandon Matthew +60000
Jacob Bridgeman +75000
Martin Trainer +75000
Ryan Brehm +75000
Anders Albertson +100000
Davis Love III +100000
Trevor Werbylo +100000
Bryson Nimmer +100000
Brett Drewitt +100000
Tim Weinhart +300000

Until Tuesday morning, the RSM Classic, played in Sea Island, Georgia, this weekend, this week on the PGA TOUR, had a bit of a juice behind. Tony Finau, who has won four times in the past year and a half, was the roster favorite after a win in Houston last week.

Finau withdrew from the tournament through injury, leaving a major gap at the top of the odds sheet.

Depending on which book you’re using, names like Brian Harman, Jason Day and Seamus Power are at the top this week.

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

With none of the best players in the world on the field, the RSM Classic is ripe for the dark horse champion. These five names have the opportunity to do so.

RSM 2022 Classic Picks

Webb Simpson +5000 (BetMGM)

I’m not going to pretend to be an expert in geography. Here’s what I know: Webb Simpson is from Charlotte, NC When the PGA TOUR stops in his corner, he takes advantage of it.

Simpson has made 54 starts on the courses that compromise regular TOUR stops in North Carolina, Caroline from the south and Georgia. In those tournaments, he has 21 top 10s, 34 top 20 finishes and one win.

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

Kevin Kisner +5000 (BetMGM)

Simpson’s Carolina roots might help this week, but Kisner can match or surpass anyone’s claim to that as a hometown advantage. He is from Aiken, South Carolina and spent his college years in the state as a Georgia Bulldog.

His Sea Island comfort was evident in his debut at this event. In 10 career starts at this site, Kisner has five top 10 finishes, including a win at the 2016 RSM Classic.

He only played in one official event this season, not counting his move to the President Cup, but finished T72 at the CJ Cup. We can hope that he is well rested and that he finds his rhythm.

Harris English +5000 (BetMGM)

Our geographic tour ends with fellow Georgia native, UGA graduate and current Sea Island resident, Harris English.

I was monitoring in english for a while as he tries to get back into shape after suffering an injury for several months. In his prime, he was a top 15 player in the world and a Ryder Cupper. After the injury, his stock plummeted.

This fall, it is starting to look alike again. Until now, that has meant making five out of six cuts, but only a top 10. Sooner than later, he will be competing at the top of the leaderboards again, although he will never reach his peak again. Catch it 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 past 12 months, List leads the players in this week’s pack in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green, thanks to the third-best mark off the tee and fifth-best via approach shots.

Why doesn’t his results look like someone hitting the ball so well? Because he ranks 53rd around the greens and 148th in putting, in a field of 155 players.

If he can find cups with his flat stick one of these weeks, he will skyrocket in a ranking. We saw that last year when he won the Farmers at Torrey Pines.

He also did well at Sea Island, with three finishes of T13 or better. Other books seem to weigh this more heavily, with PointsBet and BetMGM offering him at only +8000.

Cole Hammer +50000 (BetMGM)

Every Fall Series event with a lesser field is responsible for a mega upheaval, with rookies and young players vying for their place as the main contenders to secure the unexpected victory.

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

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

Hammer has a great game and will eventually make waves. Why not now?