In its post-Masters lull, the PGA Tour remains within the state of Georgia for the RSM Classic in the town of Sea Island. The event throws in a wrinkle as golfers will play one round at the par 72 Plantation course and three rounds at the par 70 Seaside course. Despite taking place a week after a major, the field is relatively strong compared to past years.
Consider these five players as you build your DFS rosters this week.
Webb Simpson ($11,200 on DraftKings, $12,000 on FanDuel)
Simpson tops the salary list for a reason: his high recent finishes and his course history at the RSM Classic. Simpson has finished 17th or better in every event he’s played since the PGA Championship in August, including a tie for 10th at the Masters last week. Simpson lost a playoff to Tyler Duncan at the RSM Classic last year and notched a second in 2011, and a third in 2018.
Charles Howell III ($8,200 on DK, $9,700 on FD)
Howell also enjoys nice history at the RSM Classic, including finishing 13th or better five times in 10 tries. He won the event in 2018. Howell’s recent form isn’t bad either, as he’s made five cuts in his past six appearances.
Dennis McCarthy ($7,700 on DK, $9,800 on FD)
McCarthy made his last five cuts, but he’s not just scraping by as his finishes on the young 2020-21 season include a fourth at the Bermuda Championship and a sixth at the Sanderson Farms Championship. He tied for eighth at the RSM Classic in 2019.
Austin Cook ($7,500 on DK, $9,600 on FD)
Here’s a name you haven’t heard a lot lately, but Cook has a lot going for him – especially at this price. Not only did he win the RSM Classic in 2018, but his recent form also looks good. Cook finished second at the Shriners Hospital for Charity Open last month, and 24th at the Vivint Houston Open two weeks ago.
James Hahn ($6,900 on DK, $7,800 on FD)
All Hahn has done in his first four starts of the 2020-21 season is crack the top 10 thrice, with finishes of fifth, sixth, and ninth. His 50th at the Vivint Houston Open represented by far his worst start of the season. Although the level of competition here is greater than in the events where he cracked the top 10, Hahn’s a steal at this price.