The last official PGA Tour event of the season takes place at an iconic and longstanding venue with Sea Island playing host to the RSM Classic.
Veteran Russell Henley has not won here but he has won the Sony Open and the Honda Classic, two key correlation tournaments, and he has finished Top 10 here in three of his last seven at Sea Island so this is a course that suits. He leads the Tour in Driving Accuracy while he ranks 2nd in Proximity and 11th in Par 4 Scoring. Clear pick of the favourites.
There is nobody with the all-round profile Brendon Todd brings to the RSM. He ranks 3rd in Strokes Gained: Around The Green and 6th in Scrambling, so that’s the short game. Ranks Top 14 in the two key putting stats. Ranks 10th in Driving Accuracy and 13th in Proximity. Finished Top 21 at the 2023 Bermuda, the 2023 Sony and the 2022 Charles Schwab, the key correlation tourneys. Finished Top 20 at his last two tournaments. Lots to like.
Montgomery is becoming a bit of a money-guzzler but his outstanding putting always makes him an enticing proposition. Montgomery leads the Tour in Putting Average and ranks 2nd in Strokes Gained: Putting and 5th in Birdie or Better. Also ranks 15th in Strokes Gained: Around The Green. Finished 15th in debut here and was 15th at the Sony this year, a key correlation tournament.
Underrated Japanese pro who won the sister event for this, the RBC Heritage. Hasn’t won in five years but form heading in the right direction with two Top 13 finishes in his last three starts. Ranks 2nd in Driving Accuracy and 10th in Scrambling so has the game to suit. Look at Top 20 for the big play.