RSM Classic Golf Betting Tips 2021

Who is the GM Tipster backing to win on Sea Island this week?

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Harris English 2pts each way at 28/1 with Bet365 (opens in new tab) I’m hoping the class of Harris English will win the day in his first tournament since a back injury. He’s taken five weeks off since pulling out during the final round at the CJ  Cup in October. The Sea Island resident, now a Ryder Cup player, tied for sixth 12 months ago and will be raring to go after such a long break.

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Kevin Kisner 2pts each way at 35/1 with Bet365 (opens in new tab) Kisner won this with a record 22-under score in 2015 and went down only in a playoff last year after catching  Robert Streb with a closing 63. He was also fourth in 2017. There are not many courses where he has the game to challenge but these two fit his eye and it is only a couple of months back since he took top honours at the Wyndham.

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Cam Smith 1pt each way at 18/1 with Bet365 (opens in new tab) Smith began the new campaign with a solid T9 in the CJ Cup after going 2-T34-T17 in the FedEx Cup Playoffs. A great scrambler, he is due another win, having finished second twice (including at the 2020 Masters) since his Sony Open triumph.

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Robert Streb 0.5pts each way at 75/1 with Bet365 (opens in new tab) Streb has only won twice on the PGA Tour in a journeyman 12-year career, both of them on Sea Island. The 34-year-old Oklahoman has had great warm-ups with top-tens in his two most recent outings and another big showing is expected in this title defence.

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Scottie Scheffler 1pt win at 14/1 with Bet365 (opens in new tab) Ryder Cup star Scottie Scheffler, runner-up to Jason Kokrak in Houston on Sunday, is favourite to go one better this week. The exciting American is surely a multiple PGA Tour winner in waiting.

RSM Classic Golf Betting Tips 2021

Ryder Cup star Scottie Scheffler, runner-up to Jason Kokrak in Houston on Sunday, is favourite to go one better when the PGA Tour rolls on to Sea Island, Georgia for the RSM Classic.

I’m not over-keen on backing short-priced non-winners but it’s a fact that five of the 11 winners over-on the Seaside course at the St Simon’s Island resort have been first-timers.

Two courses are used for this tournament with the Plantation (7060 yards, par 72) sharing the load with the Seaside (7005 yards, par 70) for the first two rounds and the oceanside, links-style Seaside goes solo for the last 36.

Scheffler has had a number of chances in the past and with his super-solid game will continue to do so for many years to come but when going out last on Sunday nursing a one-stroke lead, his defence of that advantage was a little shaky.

The RSM rarely goes to big hitters and usually sees hot putters like Kevin Kisner, Webb Simpson and Mackenzie Hughes in the mix.

Kisner won this with a record 22-under score in 2015 and went down only in a playoff last year after catching  Robert Streb with a closing 63.

He was also fourth in 2017.

There are not many courses where he has the game to challenge but these two fit his eye and it is only a couple of months back since he took top honours at the Wyndham.

Streb has only won twice in a journeyman 12-year career, both of them on Sea Island.

The 34-year-old Oklahoman has had great warm-ups with top-tens in his two most recent outings and another big showing is expected in this title defence.

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Webb Simpson, twice beaten in RSM playoffs, is hoping it will be third time lucky but recent form is nothing special. But neither is this field.

Cases can be made for Brian Harman, Corey Conners, Joel Dahmen, Joaquin Niemann, Chris Kirk, Cam Smith and several others in a wide-open contest but I’m hoping the class of Harris English will win the day in his first tournament since a back injury.

He’s taken five weeks off since pulling out during the final round at the CJ Cup in October.

The Sea Island resident, now a Ryder Cup player, tied for sixth 12 months ago and will be raring to go after such a long break.

As this double 2021 winner bagged the Tournament of Champions in January after a break, the signs are he goes well fresh.

Aussie stars Adam Scott, Smith and Jason Day come into the conversation as do South African aces Louis Oosthuizen, Dylan Frittelli and Brandon Grace.

Europe’s best chance lies between Justin Rose, Alex Noren, Seamus Power and Lee Westwood. But no Brit has ever won there.

Smith began the new campaign with a solid T9 in the CJ Cup after going 2-T34-T17 in the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

A great scrambler, he is due a win. 

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Jeremy Chapman
GM Tipster

Celebrating my 52nd year tipping and writing about golf. Tipped more than 800 winners (and more than 8000 losers!). First big winner Lee Trevino at 8-1, 1972 Open at Muirfield. Biggest win £40 each-way Ernie Els at 80-1 and 50-1, 2012 Open. Most memorable: Giving the 1-2-3 at 33-1, 50-1, 33-1 out of 4 tips from a field of 180 in 2006 Pebble Beach Pro-Am. According to one bookmaker “Undoubtedly one of the greatest tipping performances of all time”. And, of course, putting up a 150/1 winner with Stewart Cink in my very first column for Golf Monthly. Lowest handicap 9 Present handicap 35.6. Publications tipped for: Sporting Life, Racing Post, Racing&Football Outlook, Golf World, Golf Weekly, Golf Monthly, Fitzdares Times. Check our Jeremy's latest tips at our Golf Betting tips home page