Onto the RSM Classic. One of these events I really like. A golf course where the nudgers have as good a chance as the bombers. You only need to look at past results to realise that’s the case.
Starting with KK. Kevin Kisner. He won the title here in 2015. By 6 shots. Other good finishes at Sea Island include 7th in 2018, 4th in 2017 and 4th in 2014. He loves this place.
Ignore the missed cut at Augusta, he’s admitted his lack of distance from the tee leaves him with no chance on that golf course. Prior to that Kisner had been in fine form. 7 Top 25 finishes in his last 10 events. 3 Top 4 finishes in his last dozen starts. Watch out for Kisner this week.
Doc Redman looks such a good young player. Surely it’s just a matter of time before he gets across the finish line? He led after 54 holes in Bermuda a few weeks ago. Redman has Top 3 finishes in 3 of his last 7 events.
He’s a ball-striking machine. A 73 here in the final round last year saw him tumble down the leaderboard to 23rd. Not bad for his debut appearance.
I couldn’t leave Stewart Cink out. A winner already this season at the Safeway Open. His son who was on the bag that week, playing a bit part in his win, is back this week at Sea Island #justsaying. Cink is hitting greens for fun. 6th on tour at 75.9%.
That helped Cink finish T4 in Bermuda to reward each-way backers. He has experience here at Sea Island with a 10th and 25th place finish in his last 4 visits. Would he be 100/1 if he was 10 years younger? Of course not! Golf Traders are ageist! Fact! This is Cink’s 600th PGA Tour start. That would be some statement if he were to win again.
3 picks from the Top 20 market. 2 of the players I put up in Bermuda as I feel this offers a similar test. It was painful at times watching Ryan Armour hack his way round to a T8 finish in Bermuda. His record here at Sea Island is decent though. A 68.53 scoring average and results of 23-15-37-36 in his last 4 appearances.
Brian Stuard has finished in the Top 25 in 4 of his last 8 appearances at Sea Island including 10th last year. He already has a Top 5 to his name this year at the Safeway Open. Decent odds if you ask me.
Last but not least. DJ Trahan. He’s not actually a DJ. At least I don’t think he is. His record here is excellent. 8th – 4th – MC – 11th in his last 4 appearances, albeit spread over a decade. The 8th place came last year. DJ has spun his way to 4 made cuts in a row including T14 in the Safeway Open.
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