The RSM Classic 2019: Watch golf online 2019 RSM Classic expert picks: The Sea Island local our panel says you shouldn’t be overlooking. All good things must come to an end—even our ridiculous run of picking winners on the RSM Classic 2019 Live PGA Tour. The wraparound season has been very profitable for our betting panel, the leading collection of handicappers in golf, and anyone tailing us.
Here’s a quick look at just how successful our panel has been: Collectively, picking outright winners (our experts make one pick to win, and one longshot to win), our panel is up 250 units through nine weeks (that’s the equivalent of being up $2,500 on $10 bets). The success runs deeper: The panel is also up 3.17 units on all top-10 and matchup bets combined. So just like the fall season has been a resounding success, including an Asian Swing in which Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas all won tournaments, Golf Digest’s betting panel is sorry to see it coming to an end.
There’s still one more week for our expert panel to make you some money, which is what we’re set to do. The panel this week includes a caddie offering insight from the range and putting green at the RSM Classic; two of the most respected experts in the daily-fantasy community, Pat Mayo of DraftKings and Brandon Gdula of FanDuel; picks from Jason Sobel, a senior writer at The Action Network, which is becoming the leader in sports betting and handicapping analysis, and it’s growing its presence in golf;
Lee Alldrick of FanShare Sports, which tracks DFS ownership and sentiment; and Columbia University senior lecturer and Ph.D. Lou Riccio, who uses predictive analysis and modeling to forecast winners in golf.Anonymous Caddie Picker of the Week: Matt Kuchar (18-1) — The Sea Island resident is coming off a red hot 62 to close out last week in Mexico.
This tournament ticks all the boxes for a Kuch setup: coastal course, Bermuda greens/fairways and some wind in the forecast. Plus, the relief of getting through with the Mayakoba week will surely free him up to play some good golf. Pat Mayo, DraftKings/Fantasy National analyst: Russell Henley (50-1) — Henley is in an excellent position to rebound at the RSM as long as he remembers which balls he’s supposed to play.
Henley was cruising last week at Mayakoba before being assessed so many penalty strokes for playing the wrong ball he ended up missing the cut. Previous to that, Henley has made seven cuts in a row, and sports three top-10 finishes in Sea Island in his past four starts. Brandon Gdula, FanDuel/numberFire editor: Adam Hadwin (28-1) — Simpson deserves to be the favorite, but Hadwin offers better value at his longer win odds.
Hadwin hasn’t had great success at Sea Island, but that doesn’t always matter for this venue’s eventual winner. Hadwin is an accurate driver and owns good ball-striking numbers, all while rating out as a strong Bermuda putter.
Dr. Lou Riccio, Columbia University: Kevin Kisner (22-1) — Two shorter venues where accuracy off the tee and putting is key?
The RSM Classic shouts Kevin Kisner’s name. The stats make him the second most likely player to win in my model (Webb Simpson is No. 1, but his 8-1 odds are too low to suggest him), and being a past champion here with some success earlier in the year, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Kiz end the year lifting a second trophy.