The PGA Tour heads to Sea Island, Georgia for the RSM Classic this week. It is the last chance for players to pick up valuable FedExCup points in 2018. This will always be the last chance for a winner to punch their ticket to Maui for the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
Tournament host Davis Love III will be amongst the young talent in the field this week. He can still hold his own and is looking to be the oldest winner on the tour.
Here are the featured pairing for Thursday and Friday:
Brian Harman (139) – The former Georgia Bulldog trio begins with Harman who finished in a tie for fourth here last season. This little lefty packs serious punch.
Russell Henley (140) – In four prior starts at The RSM Classic, Henley has three top-10s and has a serious target on the title. Will revel amongst the pro Georgia crowd.
Hudson Swafford (100) – The final Bulldog of the group is out to turn around a so-so record at the event. Just the one top-25 from five starts has this TOUR winner motivated to atone.
Tee times: Rd. 1 (11:00 a.m.); Rd. 2 (9:50 a.m.)
Webb Simpson (106) – THE PLAYERS Champion has never won The RSM Classic but you get the feeling it is only a matter of time. Was runner-up in 2011, and last year was in the mix through two rounds before having to WD to be with his ailing father.
Zach Johnson (NR) – This cagey veteran is an island resident who would dearly love to make it PGA TOUR win number 13 here. First start this season last week ended early so Johnson wants some valuable points.
Jim Furyk (69) – Has just three starts prior in The RSM Classic but his worst result is a T11. Can plot his way around expertly and Mr. 58 is clearly no stranger to going low.
Tee times: Rd. 1 (11:10 a.m.); Rd. 2 (10:00 a.m.)
Austin Cook (89) – The defending champion is one for one at The RSM Classic and intends to continue his scoring average of 65.25 in the event. Was close to Rookie of the Year honors last year and wants more in 2018-19.
Kevin Kisner (NR) – Opened his season with a missed cut last week in Mexico but the former The RSM Classic winner has two fourth-place finishes at Sea Island, and he feels at home here.
Mackenzie Hughes (148) – Rounds out the group of the last three champions here looking to recapture the form that took him all the way two years ago.
Tee times: Rd. 1 (10:00 a.m.); Rd. 2 (11:00 a.m.)
Cameron Champ (9) – Still basking in his win at the Sanderson Farms Championship, this long hitter is a sight to be seen. With 96 brides or better this season, he is sitting second in the Birdies Fore Love race. J.J. Spaun is his nearest rival in the field this week at 90.
Patton Kizzire (109) – A St. Simons Island pro who, quite frankly, is not happy with record at The RSM Classic. Nothing better than a T45 in his four starts leave him agitated and extremely driven to make a big move.
Davis Love III (166) – The tournament host may be PGA TOUR Champions age but he’s still mixing it up with the young stars. Was once the long-drive king and now will see the new long man on campus close up.
Tee times: Rd. 1 (10:10 a.m.); Rd. 2 (11:10 a.m.)