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PGA TOUR Golf Odds: Betting Insights for The RSM Classic on DraftKings Sportsbook

Matt Meiselman gives DraftKings Sportsbook betting insight for this week’s RSM Classic, including the most bet on golfers and other markets.

Following up the 2020 Masters, the 2021 PGA Tour season continues in the state of Georgia on Thursday with the start of the RSM Classic. Most of the best players who played last week are taking the week off, but there are a few notable names who are sticking around. The player in this field who actually performed the best last week is Sungjae Im, and as you’ll see below, he’s an extremely popular bet across the board for the RSM Classic.

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Event Info

  • 156 Players
  • $6.6 million prize
  • Course: Sea Island Golf Club - Seaside Course - Sea Island, Georgia (Par 70)
  • Defending Champion: Tyler Duncan

Outright Winner

Webb Simpson is the odds on favorite to win the RSM Classic, and it’s by a significant margin with a line of +850. Tyrell Hatton (+1600) is the only other golfer at better than 20-to-1, but the two favorites actually aren’t getting that much of the betting handle. Sungjae Im (+2200), as mentioned above, is the most popular golfer this week and it’s easy to see why after he tied for second at The Masters with a score of 15-under par. Im is only marginally in the lead for most handle, however, as Russell Henley (+2500), Tommy Fleetwood (+2500) and several others are all getting a decent share of the handle, too. Overall, there seems to be a wide range of betting in the outright market this week.


First Round Leader

Im is at the top of First Round Leader betting handle as well, but he’s not No. 1 in bet percentage. The golfer with the most bets here is Harold Varner III, who actually tends to be a common first round bet. Varner has played well in first rounds, with an 8-under 63 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and an 8-under 62 at the Wyndham Championship. Varner also had a strong first round all the way back at the Charles Schwab Challenge in June — the first tournament back from the layoff — so perhaps the increased eyes on that event have caused DraftKings bettors to stick with Varner in first rounds ever since.


Top 10

The top 10 market is where Im is really getting a ton of traction. He’s just behind Webb Simpson in bet percentage, but he’s bringing in an overwhelming share of the handle at 40%. Im didn’t merely play well last week, he earned his T-2 with consistent play all week long, and that would seem to bode well for his chances to stay in the hunt at the RSM Classic. Simpson’s top 10 handle share is also significant at 12%, and no one else in the field is actually getting more than 4% for this market besides those two players.

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