RSM Classic Betting Preview

The PGA pros make the short 200 mile drive from Augusta and The Masters to Sea Island for the RSM Classic. I provide a tournament preview at TheLines, where I chip in strokes gained data and information you can bet on.

Our ‘Fairway Fade’ of Bryson DeChambeau worked out well as I outlined in my article and update in Forbes. DeChambeau was the most popular pick, but not in Fairway’s Foursome or Forecast.

RSM ClassicI bet on McIlRoy (T5) over DeChambeau (T34), and after betting on Dustin Johnson (winner) over DeChambeau), I tried to bet another $500 on the BetMGM App. That didn’t go through, so I reduced to $260. That was not accepted either, and the screen shot shows a max allowed bet of $130 which was made.

More updates and details will be provided, but I outlined some of my Masters bets and projections in a separate preview that included market report data. We had Johnson as one of the favorites to win, the winning score ‘under’ winner and had best odds on Cameron Smith (175/1) to win in his runner-up finish that paid 14/1 for top-10 finish.


This week, Webb Simpson (+850) is the favorite at DraftKings followed by Tyrrell Hatton (+1600), Sungjae Im (+2200) and Tommy Fleetwood (+2500). As I noted at TheLines, this year’s RSM Classic drew its best field ever with 17 top 50 players in the world golf rankings taking advantage of the schedule location and gem links layout at the Seaside course.


  • Course: Sea Island Resort (Seaside Course)
  • Location: St. Simons Island, GA
  • Date: Nov. 19-22, 2020
  • Par: 70 / Yardage 7,005
  • Purse: $6.6 Million / Winner $1.1 Million
  • Fairways/Rough: Bermudagrass,Platinum paspalum / Bermudagrass
  • Greens: Bermudagrass (TifEagle)
  • TV: Golf Channel
  • Twitter: @TheRSMClassic

The Seaside Course is a hidden gem that plays firm and fast and has the oldest TifEagle greens on tour (21 years). It’s a Scottish links course, near the Atlantic with ocean views. The course meanders through marshlands and lakes with water or marshes coming in play on most of the holes.

Expect winds of 12-20 MPH daily and wind is always in play near the sea.

Read more about the course and event at TheLines with odds and added information you can bet on.

Fairway’s Foursome Favorites: Fleetwood, Henley, Z. Johnson,  Munoz

Fairway’s Foursome Longshots: Hughes, Kizzire, NeSmith, Reavie

Mulligan: S. Brown

Check back prior to the tournament for any tournament match-ups as we work through our own schedule, game and time to add selections and bets of interest.

Wednesday evening added Tournament Match-up: Shane Lowry (-105) over Jason Day (BetMGM)

Author: FairwayJay is a leading national sports betting analyst, writer, handicapper and sports betting insider providing insight and information you can bet on for nearly two decades from Las Vegas. He chips in additional sports betting coverage and reporting on industry news and events for leading media and sports betting sites and companies. Follow him on Twitter: @FairwayJay