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Brendon de Jonge is looking to snap out of a slump as he takes his talents to Sea Island Golf Club for The RSM Classic.

Cracking the field through a sponsor's invite this week, de Jonge is making his ninth appearance at this event. Highlights include four top 20s with a T4 in 2012 and a T2 in 2015. He's hit a rough patch since then. The Zimbabwean has finished outside the top 50 in 30 of his last 32 PGA TOUR starts. One of those came at the team event (2018 Zurich Classic). He's lost strokes off-the-tee in every start since the beginning of the 2017 calendar year (21 ShotLink starts). Gamers should consider him a long shot to contend this week but there is always that hope that he leans on his course history to find some of his old form.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Nov 14 - 11:26 AM

Martin Trainer was boom-or-bust on the Web.com Tour last season and he's looking for a boom this week at The RSM Classic.

Trainer finished 4th on the Web.com Tour money list last season. You'd expect plenty of strong finishes with that rank but that just wasn't the case. In fact, he finished outside of the top 50 in 17-of-21 starts. On the bright side, his good weeks were really good. That included a win at the Mexico Championship and another win at the Price Cutter Championship. He reached 25-under in the latter, so he's not afraid of going low. If last year is any indication then gamers should consider him a highly volatile fantasy pick with top-10 upside but a very low cut-made probability.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Nov 14 - 11:21 AM

Roger Sloan is looking to end the fall schedule with a bang as he turns his attention toward Sea Island Golf Club for this week's RSM Classic.

The Canadian is having his second go at the PGA TOUR (7-for-20 in his 2015 rookie season). He is 1-for-4 during the fall with a T60 at the Safeway Open being the highlight. Sloan currently ranks outside the top 100 in all four sub-categories of strokes gained. Last year on the Web Tour he was 15-for-24 with four top 10s including a runner-up finish at the Boise Open. With just one career top 25 in 27 PGA TOUR starts, gamers can leave him on the bench for now.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Nov 14 - 11:17 AM

Ben Martin has withdrawn prior to the start of this week's RSM Classic. Stuart Appleby will take his spot in the field.

Martin has been sidelined with a back injury since the Travelers Championship in June. He was inside the top 125 of the FedExCup standings before shutting it down but didn't finish the season there (150th). That means he'll have seven starts on a medical extension in order to keep his full status. Given his commitment this week, it appears he is close to returning but he'll wait until 2019 to start his journey. He will need to pick up 111 FEC Points to meet the terms of his medical. He does already have conditional status secured so that should make his return a little less stressful. Gamers should remove him from all weekly lineups.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Nov 14 - 11:12 AM

Kevin Kisner travels to The RSM Classic in Saint Simons Island, Georgia this week looking for another top-5 finish at this event.

Kisner has had plenty of success at this event, and the South Carolina native who played his college golf at the University of Georgia obviously feels very comfortable at Sea Island Golf Club. He was fourth last season, and won the tournament in Nov. 2015. He was also fourth in Nov. 2014 when the event was called The McGladrey Classic, making the cut in four of the past five stops at the Georgia links.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Nov 14 - 7:01 AM

Johnson Wagner heads to The RSM Classic at Sea Island Golf Club in Georgia looking to show well like he did at the event last season.

Wagner pulled it together for an impressive 17th-place showing, posting an 11-under 271 while making the cut in three of his past four stops at this event. He isn't a big hitter, but he was accurate off the tee and he was solid in Greens In Regulation Percentage last season, and those areas will serve him well. He was also 34th in Strokes Gained: Around-the-Green and seventh in SG: Putting, and that success will be important on the smallish greens at Sea Island.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Nov 14 - 6:57 AM

Kevin Streelman travels to The RSM Classic at Sea Island Golf Club in Saint Simons Island, Georgia looking to snap out of his funk.

Streelman hasn't showed much in the way of consistency, alternating made and missed cuts in each of his first four events of the 2018-19 season so far. A visit to Sea Island could be the elixir to cure his ills, as he was 17th at the event last season with an 11-under 267. He ranked fifth in Greens In Regulation Percentage in 2018, and that will serve him well at Sea Island this weekend. This biggest concern might be his struggles with the putter.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Nov 14 - 6:51 AM

Russell Henley heads down to The RSM Classic at the Sea Island Golf Club on Saint Simons Island, Georgia looking to carry over his momentum from a week ago.

Henley stumbled out of the gate with a pair of missed cuts out west, but he recovered with a made cut and 29th-place finish at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico last weekend. He didn't appear in this event last season, but he was 10th in his most recent appearance at this tournament back in Nov. 2016. Henley was also sixth in Nov. 2015, while finishing fourth at the tournament when it was called The McGladrey Classic back in Nov. 2014. Henley is tremendously comfortable in this seaside event and you'll need plenty of exposure to him this weekend.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Nov 14 - 6:43 AM

Stewart Cink heads to The RSM Classic this weekend at the Sea Island Golf Club at Saint Simons Island, Georgia.

Cink is making his first appearance in a few weeks after the cut in his first two events at the CIMB Classic and THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES, including a 13th-place finish in Malaysia. He showed well at this event last season, posting a 25th-place finish with 9-under 273, and that followed up a 10th-place finish at the course in Nov. 2016. He has made the cut in four straight appearances at this event since it was the The McGladrey Classic. Cink seems to be comfortable at this event and he is a solid mid-tier DFS option this weekend.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Nov 14 - 6:38 AM

Sam Burns kicks off the 2018-19 PGATOUR season at The RSM Classic at Saint Simons Island, Georgia.

Burns is a bomber off the tee and that will serve him well in Georgia, and his lack of accuracy from the tee box shouldn't be a major deterrent with rather wide fairways. He's not a tremendous scrambler, and that might be a problem with some rather smallish greens at this event. Rust might also be a factor, as Burns hasn't played in an event since the Albertsons Boise Open on the Web.com Tour in mid-September.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Nov 14 - 6:30 AM

Rory McIlroy hasn't won a European Tour event since his home Irish Open in May 2016; he'll look to end that drought with victory in this week's season-ending DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai.

It's hardly been a poor campaign for the Northern Irishman as he'll peg it up on the Earth Course ranked 6th on the Race to Dubai after three second places and three further top sixes in his 12 starts. But a win has eluded him and he's shown a distinct lack of spark in his last two events, with T54 in the WGC-HSBC Champions and T21 in the Nedbank Golf Challenge. He was a combined 9-over in those events and didn't shoot lower than 71. The good news for McIlroy this week is that he has an outstanding record at this event and in the United Arab Emirates as a whole. The 29-year-old won here in 2012 and 2015 and has finished no worse than T11 on this track in eight appearances. Looking at his full record in the UAE, he's played 29 times and has strikes rates of 13.8% win, 62.1% top five and 79.3% top ten. If Rory can't do it here, perhaps we really should be concerned.
Nov 14 - 5:55 AM

Adrian Otaegui's reward for his best season in professional golf is a second start at this week's DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

Only the top 60 available players make it to the European Tour's closing event and the Spaniard has done it with plenty to spare. He sits 25th on this year's Race to Dubai after an excellent campaign highlighted by a win (Belgian Knockout in May), a second (April's China Open) and a T3 (Turkish Airlines Open two weeks ago). He's also added T10s in Denmark and Qatar. The latter is interesting as it followed T12 in the Oman Open showing that Otaegui can perform well in the Middle East. Also T22 in the Dubai Desert Classic earlier this year, the 25-year-old had to settle for T42 on his Earth Course debut last year when shooting 71-69-70-73. He looks a more realistic contender this time.
Nov 14 - 5:36 AM

Jordan Smith heads to this week's DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates ranked 44th on the Race to Dubai.

The Englishman has struggled at times to back up his excellent 2017 rookie season (24th RTD) but has found some consistency over the last few months with just one finish outside the top 32 in his last seven starts. That run includes tied third at the British Masters, T10 at the KLM Open and T21 at last week's Nedbank Golf Challenge where he recovered well after an opening 79. Smith played this event for the first time last year and, again, overcame a slow start to shoot 75-67-71-66 and finish T25. Also on his resume is a victory in the Challenge Tour's Ras Al Khaimah Golf Challenge in 2016 which, like this week, took place in the United Arab Emirates so he has some sneaky desert form.
Nov 14 - 5:21 AM

Dean Burmester took tied fourth on his debut at last year's DP World Tour Championship in Dubai and he'll get another crack this year after securing his return with T11 in last week's Nedbank Golf Challenge.

That solid performance on home soil took the South African from 63rd to 56th on the Race to Dubai and earned him a place in the top 60. After finishing just two shots behind winner Jon Rahm in 2017, Burmester's power game clearly works well on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates where he carded 70-68-65-68 12 months ago and he definitely has sleeper potential this week. He was also T7 in the 2017 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship to show his liking for desert golf while last week's T11 could have been even better but for dropping four shots in his final six holes.
Nov 14 - 5:13 AM

Lee Slattery had a hot weekend the last time he contested the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai and he'll bid for more success on his return this week.

The Englishman has made it to the European Tour's final event just twice previously, settling for T54 on debut in 2012 but recovering from an opening 76 to post 68-65 over the final 36 holes in 2015 to take T17. He scraped into the 60-man field ranked 59th this year but a big week could see Slattery improve upon his best Race to Dubai finish of 45th three years ago. It's been a fairly typical season in terms of cashing (15 times in 26 starts) but he did have a big pay-day when taking solo third at June's Italian Open, a Rolex Series event. Also T10 at the Nordea Masters and T4 at the Czech Open in back-to-back weeks in August, the 40-year-old has gone a little off the boil since then, making the top 40 just once in seven starts. His recent record in the United Arab Emirates is also modest.
Nov 14 - 5:04 AM



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