The 2015 RSM Classic golf tournament on the PGA Tour is taking place this week from November 19-22, 2015, on the Seaside Course at the Sea Island Golf Club located on Saint Simons Island, Georgia. Here is a list of the betting odds for PGA players to win this week at the RSM Classic.
The RSM Classic, which used to be called the McGladrey Classic until this year, has been played annually only since 2010. Davis Love III and Zach Johnson are resident pros at the Sea Island Golf Club. To date, no player has won this tournament more than once. Previous winners are Heath Slocum (2010), Ben Crane (2011), Tommy Gainey (2012), Chris Kirk (2013) and Robert Streb (2014).
The RSM Classic is the seventh PGA event so far in the 2016 season. All FedEx Cup points earned by players in this tournament count towards the 2016 season even though the tournament is being played in 2015. All players with odds of 50 to 1 or less are listed with comments as well as some notables with higher betting odds.
Good luck to all the PGA golfers and especially the bettors this week at the 2015 RSM Classic!
1. Zach Johnson – 10 to 1 odds
Zach Johnson is the very lukewarm favorite in the betting to win the 2015 RSM Classic at odds of 10 to 1. Zach Johnson won the 2015 British Open and he has 12 PGA Tour wins but he’s a tough bet here considering he has yet to play a tournament in the 2016 PGA season. Zach Johnson does live on Saint Simons Island and he’s a resident pro at the Sea Island Golf Club so he knows the course extremely well.
2. Justin Thomas – 14 to 1
Justin Thomas just recorded the first win of his PGA career three weeks ago at the CIMB Classic. He tied for 27th in his last start in the WGC-HSBC Champions two weeks ago. He’s got the talent to win this week but is he ready to come back and win another tournament after his first win a few weeks ago?
3. Matt Kuchar – 16 to 1
Matt Kuchar was the betting favorite last week at the OHL Classic and as predicted here he was a bad choice for favorite. Kuchar ended up shooting -1 under which tied him for 68th place. He might play better this week with that start under his belt but it’s been 19 months now since he’s won a tournament.
4. Kevin Kisner – 18 to 1
Kevin Kisner is still looking for his elusive first win on the PGA Tour but he’s getting close. Kisner was 2nd in his last start two weeks ago at the WGC-HSBC Champions. Kevin Kisner also lost three playoffs in 2015 so he’s probably going to breakthrough and win sooner or later but will it be this week?
T-5. Patrick Rodgers, Graeme McDowell – 25 to 1 odds each
Graeme McDowell just won the OHL Classic last week in a playoff over Jason Bohn and Russell Knox. The field this week at the RSM Classic is abetter than the field McDowell beat last week but he’s obviously in good form and a threat to win again this week. Patrick Rodgers is a talented 23 year old looking for his first win. He’s played in four PGA Tournaments for the 2016 season and he’s been in the top 10 twice and the top 20 in all four events.
7. Russell Henley 28 to 1
Russell Henley has two career PGA Tour wins with his last win coming at the Honda Classic in 2014. Henley has not played since he finished 10th at the Shriners Open last month. He’s relatively low odds this week because he’s from Georgia and he finished tied for fourth here last year.
T-8. Bill Hass, Brandt Snedeker, Patton Kizzire, Robert Streb, Harris English – 33 to 1 odds each
Robert Streb is the defending champion as he won this tournament last year for his only PGA Tour win. Brandt Snedeker has seven PGA Tour wins but he’s not played since he missed the cut last month at the Shriners Open. Bill Haas has six PGA wins but he’s making his seasonal debut. Patton Kizzire has yet to win on tour but he does have a 2nd and 4th this season but he was 58th last week at the OHL Classic. Harris English missed the cut last week.
13. Charles Howell, Chris Kirk – 40 to 1
Charles Howell has won twice in 453 PGA starts and his last win was in 2007. He has earned $29.2 million on tour so he’s likely to make the cut but not win this week. Chris Kirk won this tournament in 2014 and he has four career wins with his last win being at Colonial in May. He’s not played much or well so far this year but he’s capable of winning this.
15. Brendon de Jonge, Jason Kokrak, Johnson Wagner, Brian Harman – 50 to 1
Brendon de Jonge is still win-less on the PGA Tour but he did tie for 2nd here last year. He’s not played well lately though. Jason Kokrak is also looking for his first career win. He tied for 17th last week in Mexico. Johnson Wagner has three career wins with his last win being in 2012. He tied for 8th last week. Brian Harman won the 2014 John Deere Classic for his lone PGA win. He tied for 40th place last week in Mexico.
- Derek Fathauer – 125 to 1 odds
If you believe in hot golfers in form then Derek Fathaeur might be your man this week. Fathauer has never had much success on tour but he did finish a good fourth last week at the OHL Classic in Mexico and he’s 125 to 1 odds to win this week.
- Ben Crane – 150 to 1 odds
Ben Crane is notable here because he won this tournament in 2011. Crane has five wins on the PGA Tour. His last win was at the St. Jude Classic in 2014. Crane played OK at the CIMB Classic a few weeks ago but he missed the cut last week in Mexico.
- Tommy Gainey – 250 to 1 odds
Tommy Gainey is notable because he won this tournament back in 2012. That remains the only PGA Tour win of Gainey’s career to date. In his only start this season, Tommy Gainey finished in 74th place at Sanderson Farms .
- Heath Slocum – 300 to 1 odds
Heath Slocum is notable because he won this tournament back in 2010. That was his last of four wins on tour to date. Slocum missed the cut two weeks at Sanderson Farms in his first start of the new season.