Horses for Courses: The RSM Classic

Horses for Courses: The RSM Classic
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Recent Winners and Notables

2019: Tyler Duncan (-19, 263)
Defeated Webb Simpson on second playoff hole to win for the first time on TOUR. … First winner to have three bogey-free rounds. … Closed with 65, best round of Sunday, to force playoff. … 36 hole leader by two after 61. … Made 18 pars in Round 3 to drop to T5. … Won in his third appearance. … Entered the week with one top 25 in six starts in the new season.

Notables: Webb Simpson (P2) was defeated for the second time in a playoff (2011, Ben Crane) here. Led after Round 1 and led the field in birdies with 25. … Sebastian Munoz (3rd) added to his win at Houston and T7 at Greenbrier and was T2 in birdies with 22. … Brendon Todd (4th) set the 54-hole record after 62 in Round but could not win for the third consecutive week on TOUR. … K.H. Lee (T5) made 21 birdies on debut. … Henrik Norlander (T5), vanquished in the five-man playoff of 2017, picked up his second top five in five starts here; made 23 birdies in 2018. … Denny McCarthy (T8) is 24-under in his last seven rounds at this event including 62 in Round 2. … D.J. Trahan (T8) picked up his second top 10 in four tries career and also circled 21 birdies. … T10 was shared by Alex Noren, Brian Stuard, Vaughn Taylor and Will Gordon. … Top 29 players were 10-under or better.

2018: Charles Howell, III (-19, 263)
Defeated Patrick Rodgers in a playoff. … Led after 18, 36 and 54 holes. … Not considered “wire-to-wire” because of playoff. … Second in the field with 25 birdies. … Broke the streak of four consecutive first-time winners. … Oldest winner at 39. … First time converting 54-hole lead on TOUR. … Sea Island resident won in his ninth attempt.

Notables: Patrick Rodgers (P2) set at TOUR record closing 61-62, the two lowest rounds of the week and led the field in birdies with 26. … Webb Simpson (3rd) closed 63-65 to miss the playoff by a shot. … Luke List (T4) also closed 63-65. … The first champion on two courses, Kevin Kisner (T7) picked up his fourth top 10 in five years. … Resident Zach Johnson (T7) backed up his T8 from 2017, his only two top 10 finishes. … Top 45 players were 10-under or better.

2017: Austin Cook (-21, 261)
Won by four on debut for his first TOUR victory in his 14th attempt. … Tied low round of the week with 62 in Round 2. … Led the field in birdies with 23. … Tied 36-hole record and set 54-hole record (-18). … Missed tying Kisner’s tournament record by a shot. … Fourth consecutive first-time winner in the event. … Only squared two bogeys for the week. … T11 in his defense and is 39-under the last three years.

Notables: J.J. Spaun (2nd) shot 62 in Round 3 and circled 21 birdies on the week. … Past champions Kevin Kisner (2015) and Chris Kirk (2013) shared T4 with resident Brian Harman and Andrew Landry. … Kirk set the Plantation record with 63 to lead after Round 1. … Zach Johnson and Vaughn Taylor rounded out the top 10 on T8. … Kevin Streelman (T17) only made one bogey on the week but just 12 birdies. … Top 24 players 10-under or better.

Key stat leaders

Top golfers in each statistic on the 2019-2020 PGA TOUR are listed only if they are scheduled to compete this week. * – Top 10 finish here since 2016

Rounds in the 60s
 1  Sungjae Im
 1  Mark Hubbard
 3  Harris English
 6  *Brian Harman
 9  *Brendon Todd
12 Adam Long
16 Talor Gooch
16 Doc Redman
20 *Kevin Kisner
20 Joel Dahmen
23 Harry Higgs
23 *Patrick Rodgers
23 *Webb Simpson
23 *Henrik Norlander
23 *Sebastian Munoz

1  Corey Conners
 4  Martin Laird
 4  Doc Redman
 6  Jhonattan Vegas
 7  *Webb Simpson
 9  Harold Varner III
10 Emiliano Grillo
11 Chesson Hadley
13 Harris English
15 Adam Schenk
15 *Will Gordon
17 *Lucas Glover (T9, 2016)
17 *Henrik Norlander
20 Aaron Wise
22 Tyrrell Hatton
24 Cameron Davis
26 Kyle Stanley
26 *D.J. Trahan

Birdie-or-Better Percentage
 2  *Webb Simpson
 8  Justin Rose
10 Tyrrell Hatton
11 Kristoffer Ventura
14 *Denny McCarthy
15 Charley Hoffman
17 Wyndham Clark
19 Chesson Hadley
20 Bronson Burgoon
23 Ian Poulter
28 Sungjae Im

Horses for Courses

Source: PGA tour

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