RSM Classic: Fantasy Golf power rankings

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RSM Classic: Fantasy Golf power rankings

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RSM Classic: Fantasy Golf power rankings

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The RSM Classic will be the final PGA Tour event of 2019 with FedExCup Points on the line. It’s the final full-field event of the early portion of the 2019-20 Tour season and takes place at Sea Island Golf Club in Glynn County, Georgia.

A select group of golfers will be in The Bahamas in two weeks for Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge. The Presidents Cup and QBE Shootout will then conclude the 2019 calendar year. The 2020 portion of the schedule will begin in Hawaii with the Sentry Tournament of Champions and Sony Open, played in the first two weekends of the new year.

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Fantasy Golf Rankings: Top 30

Here are my top-30 fantasy golf rankings for the 2019 RSM Classic at Sea Island Golf Club.

30. Ryan Armour

Made the cut at Sea Island in each of his last four tries with a top finish of T-15 last year.

29. Peter Uihlein

In the top 10 of the field in both Strokes Gained: Around-the-Green and SG: Scrambling.

28. Bronson Burgoon

Tied for 13th at the Houston Open and followed it with a T-33 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic last week after more than a month off of competitive play.

27. Alex Noren

Has been playing often this fall after slipping to No. 64 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Has one of the top world-wide resumes in the field.

26. Cameron Tringale

Ranks ninth in the field in SG: Approach over everyone’s most recent 50 rounds. Tied for 66th at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in his last event.

25. Patrick Rodgers

Tied for 10th in 2016 and finished as the runner-up last year but missed the cut in 2017.

24. Luke List

Started the season with two straight missed cuts but made three in a row before missing last weekend at the Mayakoba Classic. Tied for fourth here last year.

23. Vaughn Taylor

Tied for second last week for his best result in four straight made cuts. Missed the cut last season but was T-8 in 2017.

22. Mackenzie Hughes

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Hasn’t been in good form this season but he missed the cut the week before his 2016 victory at Sea Island.

21. Rory Sabbatini

Collected finishes of T-33 and T-31 in much stronger fields during the Tour’s swing through Asia last month.

20. J.T. Poston

Three straight made cuts going back to the Zozo Championship. Has a poor history at this event but has just one missed cut since the John Deere Classic in July.

19. Russell Knox

Hasn’t missed a cut since A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier to open the 2019-20 season and ranks second in the field in SG: Approach over everyone’s last 50 rounds.

18. Austin Cook

The 2017 champ followed it up with a T-11 last year but missed the cut last week.

17. Dylan Frittelli

Ranks fourth in the field in SG: Around-the-Green and 15th in SG: Approach.

16. Russell Henley

Has gained 1.07 strokes per round at Sea Island GC over 15 rounds played since 2010, according to Data Golf.

15. Jim Furyk

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Leads this year’s field with 2.10 strokes gained per round since 2010, despite missing the cut last year.

14. Kyle Stanley

The best approach game in the field over everyone’s last 50 rounds. Has been held back by his play around the greens.

13. Brian Stuard

Excels on the approach and around the greens. Needs to avoid trouble.

12. Brendon Todd

Can’t be ignored following back-to-back wins. Made the cut at this venue in each of his last three appearances.

11. Brian Harman

Tied for fourth in 2017 and finished T-32 last year. Ranks fifth in the field in SG: Scrambling.


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10. Sebastian Munoz

This venue has rewarded hot putters in the past if he can recapture his form from his Sanderson Farms Championship win.

9. Zach Johnson

A local resident who picked up his lone top-10 finish of last season at this tournament.

8. Lanto Griffin

The third golfer in the field to have a win already this season. He has been riding a hot putter and is ninth in the field in SG: Scrambling.

7. Billy Horschel

Two top-10 finishes to open the season strong, including a T-8 result last week.

6. Scottie Scheffler

Hasn’t missed a cut in six events since graduating from the Korn Ferry Tour. Has a good all-around game and just needs to get some luck on the putting surfaces.

5. Charles Howell III

Last year’s champ picked up three other top 10s last season and has two already in the 2019-20 campaign.

4. Adam Hadwin

Consistently one of the top putters on Tour and will be making his final preparations for the Presidents Cup.

3. Kevin Kisner

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The 2015 champion has three other top-10 finishes here since 2014. Ranks second in the field in strokes gained at Sea Island among those with 20 rounds played since 2010.

2. Matt Kuchar

Typically a strong early-season performer, he hasn’t finished higher than T-22 at this event since 2014. He’s coming off of a T-14 result in his defense of the Mayakoba last week.

1. Webb Simpson

Finished solo third here last year and enters the week as the betting favorite despite playing just one event this season — where he finished T-7 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

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