PGA Tour DFS: The RSM Classic - DFS Karma
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PGA Tour DFS: The RSM Classic

The PGA Tour’s final Fall Series event swings into Sea Island Resort for The RSM Classic, and it swings into my last of My PGA Tour DFS Core Plays for the season.

The events features two courses, the Plantation (par 72, 7,060 yards) and the Seaside (par 70, 7,005 yards), for the first two rounds. The weekend rounds will be played on the Seaside Course.

The Plantation Course is the easier of the two, but both courses feature Bermuda greens. However, for both courses, it comes down to accuracy and the wind on the Seaside Course, which is a coastal links-style venue.

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Onto My PGA Tour DFS Core Plays for The RSM Classic!

10K & Above

Ludvig Aberg ($10,900)

The rookie continues to play well in the PGA’s Fall Series as he has three Top 13 or better finishes.

His long and accurate play off the tee will be key for his success this week. If he was eligible for the Tour stats, he would rank fourth in distance and 33rd in accuracy.

He ranks in the Top 20 for all four of my course fits this week (greens in regulation, approach from 125-150, birdie or better and par-4 scoring). But it may come down his approach play if he wants to secure his first PGA win. He ranks just below average in SG: approach.

Brian Harman ($10,300), who is part of the Sea Island Mafia, is the only other 10K golfer in my Top 20.

9K & Above

J.T. Poston ($9,300)

Poston only ranks in 4 of my 11 Top 20 stat categories I’m using this week but his consistency across the board makes him a solid play in cash and GPPs.

His stellar approach play and putting will make him a contender for the top of the leaderboard by the weekend.

Corey Conners ($9,900), Russell Henley ($9,700) and Si Woo Kim ($9,100) are also solid plays in the 9K range.

Conners and Henley rank in 3 of my 4 course fits, and both are elite SG: tee to green and SG: approach players. Si Woo’s SG: tee to green, SG: approach and accuracy off the tee makes him a contender, but it usually depends on his erratic putter to make a strong weekend run.

8K & Above

Akshay Bhatia ($8,100) and J.J. Spaun ($8,000)

Bhatia received a nice price drop after being a 10K golfer for the Butterfield Bermuda Championship and his price this week makes him a great play in cash and GPPs.

He ranks in 8 of my 11 Top 20 stat categories and ranks in the Top 20 in this event for my four course fit stats.

Spaun is not going to wow you with his driver or an elite putting. But it’s his all-around consistency in SG: tee to green, SG: approach and accuracy that make him a top play. He also ranks in the Top 20 in 3 of 4 course fits.

Stephen Jaeger ($8,800) is also in my Top 10 but he’s a GPP dart throw in my opinion.

7K & Above

Ryan Moore ($7,100)

Coming off of a T5 at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, Moore has the game to contend again this week.

His elite SG: approach and accuracy gives a leg up despite lack of distance off the tee. He ranks in the Top 20 in two course fit stats: approach from 125-150 and par-4 scoring.

Punt Plays

I’m going back to Kevin Yu ($6,700) and Satoshi Kodaira ($6,600) as my Top 2 punt plays. They are the only 6K golfers who rank in my Top 20 on my spreadsheet. You can add Will Gordon ($6,900) and Ben Martin ($6,800) as two other low-priced sleepers.

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